After refusing to eat black pudding prepared by her British mother in law, an American woman was accused as being ‘xenophobic.
The 28-year-old woman took to Reddit to ask if she had been an ‘a*****e’ to turn down the black pudding, which was made from an 100-year-old family recipe and served as part of a Full English breakfast.
Black pudding is made from pork or beef blood, with pork fat or beef suet, and a cereal, usually oatmeal, oat groats or barley groats.
The woman took to Reddit to ask if she had been an ‘a*****e’ to turn down the black pudding, which was made from an 100-year-old family recipe and served as part of a Full English
The majority of users supported the woman who called the rest of her mother in-law’s food ‘bland’. They also agreed that it was unfair of her mother-in law
The large majority of users supported the woman who described the rest her mother-in law’s food as bland. They agreed that it was unfair of her to make her feel guilty.
British users shared their opinions to say that they had never tried black pudding despite being British.
The woman, who described herself Indian-American, stated that she was vegetarian up until the time she met her husband three year ago. After he had reconnected with his biological dad, who is British and lives in the UK with his family, they made the trip to England.
She continued: “The first time we were invited to join them at breakfast at their family home and his dad’s wife prepared all sorts of traditional delicacies.
Despite the bland food, I was able to finish most of them as I truly appreciated her hard work and didn’t want her to feel bad.
“But, when it came time to try their family favourite, I absolutely “noped out” of it. I did not want black pudding. I know that black pudding has blood in it, but I didn’t want to eat it. I refused. It’s just too gross for me [sic].
Commenters quickly criticized the stepmother-in law as pushy, and many agreed that they would not eat black pudding.
“My step MIL” [mother-in-law]I tried very hard to convince myself to try it. It was an apparently 100-year-old family recipe, passed down through generations.
“When I refused, my step MIL was really offended at me and accused me being xenophobic.”
Writing in support of the woman, one user posted: ‘Blood pudding is great (and I think meat eaters should give it a wee go), but it’s hardly unusual for people to be weirded out by it, as you say!
“Every country that has it makes fun of other people not liking them, MIL is looking for to be offended.”
Another tried to calm her down by saying, “Wow, that’s absurd, there’s a large portion of British people who won’t eat black pudding. So someone who has just been eating a small amount of meat, there’s now a way they can be affected, family recipe or otherwise. It is not something I can eat, and it took me a while to try it.
Reddit users were more offended that she called British food boring than that she didn’t want black pudding.
A third commented on the fact many UK residents refuse to try it. “Plenty of Brits won’t eat blood pudding (aka Black Pudding), and the family knows it well.” My family cannot stand it. I love the stuff. It’s also rare to find a “family” recipe outside of a line or butchers. This is because it’s not something one can make in a modern home.
However other commenters were simply outraged that the US woman had labelled British food as bland.
One wrote: “You are correct on everything except for the last sentence.” British food isn’t bland.
Another insisted that she had encountered bad cooking, saying: ‘ Your partner never had a good Sunday dinner and I’m sad for him. Crispy crackling, herby/boozy sauce, homemade stuffing and roast vegetables.
“This was evidently a fry up though and in mine opinion highly overrated.”