Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman

It’s not often I’m ashamed of my country of birth, but today is one of those days. I find myself horrified at the latest news coming out of the UK and I’m not sure I’ll ever see my people the same way.

An online delivery service called Foodhub ran a survey among 2000 citizens of my once-proud nation, the results of which have made me question everything I thought I knew. The topic of said survey was the most important ingredient known to mankind: cheese.

Now, I’ve always thought of the Brits as pretty snobbish about cheese. We have every right to be: we produce approximately 750 different kind...