This morning, with a graceful bow to Her Majesty the Queen, I had an authentic English breakfast.
What you see before you is a crumpet (yep, I wasn’t exactly sure what they looked like either, so don’t feel bad,) topped with “Traditional Cotswold Honey.” The Cotswolds refers to an area outside Oxford known for its lush green countryside, rolling hills and quaint English farms. It’s the area of rural England you’re most likely to see in calendars and postcards. In other words, the bees that made this honey are very healthy, happy, English bees.
Next let me draw your attention the tea pot and the tea cup, containing what’s so appropriately called “English Breakfast Tea.” It doesn’t get much more authentic than that.
So if anyone ever accuses me of not making an effort to assimilate into British culture, I will show them this above picture and tell them — in my best English accent — to “shove off.”