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Final: England vs. Poland

It is once again time to eliminate a contestant from the qualifying stages of The World Cup of Food and to promote another.  This week’s cuisines, English and Polish, were, as usual, difficult to separate into a winner and loser, but that is exactly what we must do.

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English Cuisine — Fish and Chips

English cuisine is, by reputation, one of the worst in the world.  Bland boiled meats, pies made from parts gathered off the slaughterhouse floor (Chris has had a steak and kidney pie; the idea of a second is a non-starter), and canned vegetables are what a lot of the outside world when it imagines a typical, say, Liverpool dinner.  The reputation is an artifact of industrial revolution mass production of food and wartime shortages of the twentieth century; England is in dire need of a culinary re-branding.

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