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705 Food in England

Phil talks about the food he misses from back home in England.

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can't get

My favorite fruit is raspberry, which you can't get in Japan.

If you 'can't get' something, it means that it is not available or you can't find buy it anywhere.

Notice the following:

  1. I can't get the copy of the book I need anywhere. 
  2. You can't get real jams anymore.

loads of

We have loads of raspberries for free.

When you have 'loads of' something, it means that you have so much that you have more than you need or can handle.

Notice the following:

  1. I have loads of different shirts at home, you can borrow as many you need.
  2. There is loads of food in the cupboards.

filling

You take the blackberries or raspberries, and it's the filling and a pie crust over it.

The 'filling' is the food that is put in the center of a pie or other type of food.

Notice the following:

  1. I like to use fruit fillings when I make a pie.
  2. There are lots of different sandwich fillings in the cafe.

cosmopolitan mix

British food basically is just a cosmopolitan mix of foreign stuff.

When there is a 'cosmopolitan mix' of something, it means that there is a good variety.

Notice the following:

1. I like to live in cities, as there is a cosmopolitan mix of shops and cafes.
2. I have a great cosmopolitan mix of friends.

diced vegetables

You have it with cheese or with meat, and you put it on, it's like diced vegetables, but really thinly chopped.

'Diced vegetables' refers to vegetables which are cut up into very small pieces.

Notice the following:

  1. Make sure that you use diced vegetables in the sauce.
  2. I am not very good at preparing diced vegetables.

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