I am tasting licorice for the first time as I type this. Not the long, black tentacle like sweets they sell at the corner shop but the actual plant from which it comes. My very English art partner brought me some when I told him (much to his shock) that I had never tried the aforementioned sweet before.
Other English things I grew up reading about
- ham sandwhiches as consumed by the famous five
- earl grey tea as consumed by ladies and other well to do dowagers
- scones, clotted cream and jam
- haggis a Scottish er delicacy of stuffed animal parts
- Guiness beer
As a strict vegetarian I've restricted myself to the tea and scones and now licorice. Which is very much like the stick Rajini used in Yejaman to clean his teeth in that song with Meena.
So I leave you now to perfect my Rajni impersonation and hum the song in my head. If only I could remember the words.
Ah yes - Alam pol...