by Brenda W. Clough
Britain and the United States are divided by more than their common tongue. The Atlantic Ocean, pooh — a mere pond. What really divides us is our food. There are so many examples of this, that we have to have a blog series about it!
First up: muffins. I was born in Washington DC, and when I eat English muffins they are made by Thomas and are available at grocery stores everywhere. They look like this:
You take these out of the packet and split them, ideally with a fork and not a knife. Into the toaster, and then butter, possibly marmalade or jam. These are almost always eaten at breakfast, very occasionally as a snack. Only very recently, at high-end farm markets, have we been offered artisanal English muffins — l will take a photograph of mine.
I am absolutely certain that this is not how it is done on the other side of the ocean, and I call upon my British counterpart to explain how they do it over there.