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  • There's some British food with some really weird names.

  • And we're gonna eat some of it.

  • (Barry and Jamie) Let's talk about that!

  • ♪ (theme music) ♪ (Good Mythical Morning)

  • Good Mythical Morning.

  • Welcome to a very special episode of the show

  • with special guest, Barry and Jamie from Sorted Food!

  • - So special. - Thank you very much.

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  • (Jamie) It's a great thing. Everybody has to eat.

  • But you don't have to be British.

  • But you guys have special knowledge.

  • - Do we?

  • Well, we think you have special knowledge

  • - just because of your accents. - Yeah, it helps.

  • It does make you sound cleverer if you are British, instantly.

  • But I don't think you can say that. No, we can say that.

  • Oh no, we can, 'cause we're British.

  • - Oh, right. - (Jamie laughs)

  • You may be complete idiots,

  • but we all think that you're geniuses,

  • and you should roll with that.

  • - Well, I know that you guys are-- - What do you mean by "think"?

  • You guys are good with food. We do know that.

  • - Yes. - You're food geniuses, at least.

  • - Uh-huh. - And I'm good at tasting food.

  • What we've heard is that there's a lot of British foods

  • - with weird names. - There are.

  • So what we've asked them to do is to bring some of these foods

  • - and teach us what they actually are. - But the game is,

  • you guys are gonna tell us about a food.

  • You're gonna just say what it is and describe it,

  • and then we have to guess if it's real or fake.

  • - Okay. - Easy.

  • My understanding is that you have

  • both the real and the fake versions for us to taste and see.

  • That's we do.

  • I think it's gonna be a little bit tricky. Should we get started?

  • Well, we should. But first, let's say what's at stake,

  • - because the loser-- - We're going against each other.

  • It's Rhett versus Link, and the loser has to eat

  • - an entire spoonful of Marmite. - (man gags)

  • Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to play...

  • (Rhett) Is That Really a British Food?

  • Or Did Some British Dudes Just Make It Up? Game!

  • - Food one!

  • - Let's start, okay.

  • This one's-- I think this is really obvious.

  • It is quite an obvious one.

  • It's bubble and squeak.

  • - Have you heard of bubble and squeak? - Bubble and squeak.

  • Bubble and squeak-- that's what they called us in high school.

  • - (Barry and Jamie laugh) - This is just simply, it's a--

  • I'm trying to figure out which one I would want to be.

  • - (laughter) - I'm very hard-pressed.

  • - Am I bubble or squeak? - I don't know.

  • This is something you usually have on a Monday,

  • purely because over the weekend you've had your roast dinner.

  • - That sounds fake. - (Barry laughs)

  • You've had your roast dinner,

  • and you've had your full English breakfast.

  • And you basically take all the leftovers from those two,

  • merge them in one, and you create bubble and squeak.

  • So bubble and squeak is basically mashed potato,

  • cabbage or Brussels sprouts,

  • some bacons, some onions, and some garlic,

  • mashed together into a little kind of patties.

  • A leftover loaf.

  • Where's the bubble and the squeak come at?

  • - Well... -Well, we'll tell you that

  • - once you work it out. - Nowhere, if they made it up.

  • - So we'll give our answers in unison? - Okay. We're good to go?

  • Okay. Is it real or is it fake? In three, two, one.

  • (Rhett and Link) Real.

  • Oh, we agreed.

  • So only thing that's up for grabs is learning something.

  • - Okay. - You still think it's real?

  • Well, it definitely looks like what you described.

  • - (Jamie laughs) Leftovers. - That...

  • - is real! - Yeah, it's real! Yeah, it's real!

  • It's basically like a baked potato in the shape of a burger.

  • I made it this morning, and I'm not gonna lie.

  • I'm a bit proud of these.

  • - Well, you've said that-- - Boy, that tastes good.

  • - Bubble and squeak. - They're done really well.

  • But it's not bubbling or squeaking.

  • No, so the bubble and squeak is basically--

  • it's apparently the noise the cabbage makes

  • while it's in the pan. It squeaks.

  • - You wash your cooking there. - I wasn't there for that.

  • And the noise you make a couple hours later?

  • -Mm-hmm. -Okay.

  • (Rhett) Okay, that's real.

  • Second up. Now, I'm pretty sure

  • you've actually heard of this one, because it is so popular.

  • - Toad in the hole. - (Rhett chuckles) That's tricky.

  • - (Rhett laughs) - I see what's happening.

  • Okay. Toad in the hole.

  • So this is a dish which we have in England

  • where we take sausages and we put them in a pudding.

  • But that pudding has to come from Yorkshire, okay?

  • Like chocolate pudding?

  • It's a pudding, and it has to come from Yorkshire.

  • - So it has to be a Yorkshire pudding. - That's a place.

  • And we put the sausages within the pudding.

  • And then we usually serve that with maybe some mashed potatoes,

  • some gravy, and some veg.

  • I see the theme here-- mashed potatoes.

  • So the toad is the sausage, and it makes a hole in the pudding?

  • - It's a toad in the hole. - Okay.

  • Is it real? In three, two, one...

  • - (Rhett) Real. - (Link) Yes.

  • - Okay. - Okay.

  • So we've made some here for you. This is what they look like.

  • - These are little miniature ones. - Oh, so it's like a...

  • It's basically a pancake batter.

  • - You made this. - This is real?

  • - We made this. - That is real.

  • This is real, yeah!

  • (Rhett) You know why we're so good at this?

  • Because we share a lineage. My people are from where you're from.

  • I also got it right.

  • - I said we're so good at it. - Oh yeah.

  • Who are your people? Do we know them?

  • - It's a small country. - The Scottish?

  • - (Barry laughs) - Dude, that's my water.

  • - They are still our people. -Just.

  • - Just. (laughs) - Only just.

  • - They don't want to be, really. - So we're two for two.

  • - Two for two. - We're blindly guessing,

  • but we're doing a good job at it and we're tied.

  • - Okay. - That, too, tasted very good.

  • - Yeah. - Oh, good.

  • - I like how you guys think- - I made that one.

  • - Thinking about moving. - Mm-hmm.

  • Okay, so this one is a bat on a sticky wicket.

  • (Rhett and crew laughing)

  • - Yeah, right. - (laughter)

  • Oh, come on. This one, we a nice--

  • It's kind of a street food in the UK.

  • - Mm-hmm. - We're not very well known...

  • - Sure it is. - ...for our street food.

  • But we're big fans of cricket, hence the "sticky wicket."

  • - Oh yeah. - Yep. You know cricket?

  • No. Well, I know that it's a sport,

  • but I don't know what a wicket is.

  • It's basically as boring as baseball.

  • - Right. - Got it.

  • They don't have gloves, though. That makes it more interesting.

  • Their bat is called a wicket?

  • No, the wicket is what you have to hit with the ball.

  • - That's behind the bat. - Behind the bat.

  • - Huh? - Basically, a bat on a sticky wicket--

  • Okay, so you made this one up. Even the word "wicket" is made up.

  • - (Barry and Jamie laugh) - No, I've heard that before.

  • So it's basically a chicken on a stick

  • with this really kind of coat curry glaze on it.

  • Obviously, the UK is well-known for its curries as well.

  • - Yep. - So it's a combination of those two.

  • But it's not a bat.

  • It's not a bat, as you all know.

  • - But... - It's on a stick.

  • It looks like a bat from wicket.

  • - Oh. - All right, let's guess.

  • I thought the meat was supposed to be like a bat meat.

  • - No. - Let's guess.

  • - Okay. - That'd be silly.

  • In three, two, one...

  • Fake!

  • I was gonna say "fake," but then I heard you say it, so...

  • - Oh, okay. - I'm going with real.

  • -Oh. Split. -So we've made some for you here.

  • - What do you think? - There we go.

  • Oh, is this real?

  • This is something you got from Target or something.

  • - This is fake. - No, it's fake. It's definitely fake.

  • - (laughter) - It's really definitely fake.

  • It does look like a bat on a stick, though.

  • - It's barbecue on some chicken tenders. - Yeah.

  • - (crew laughing) - Don't...

  • - Why are you laughing? - (crew member) You can eat it.

  • - How did you prepare this? - (crew member) It's okay.

  • - Badly. - Oh.

  • - We didn't make it at all. - (Jamie laughs)

  • You got them to throw together this nastiness.

  • I put that in my mouth, and the look of the crew was like, "No!"

  • But I do feel like I need to clear something up,

  • because cricket is real and wickets are real.

  • And sticky wicket is when you're in a difficult circumstance.

  • - You're stuck on a wicket. - Yeah, you're on a sticky wicket.

  • In a sticky wicket.

  • Well, Link's in a sticky wicket, 'cause he's down one.

  • - (others) Ooh. - Ha!

  • - Bring it on, boys. - Okay, so number four:

  • - squidgy fiddlesticks. Okay? - Oh, mmm.

  • So this is one of my nan's favorites,

  • 'cause it originated in World War II.

  • You know, there was rationing. It was hard times.

  • So people were trying to club together

  • and find the kind of foods that they could make for themselves.

  • And so it's made up of chips--

  • or, you'd probably call them French fries.

  • - Yeah, we would. - You would.

  • So it's made up of chips covered in a mincemeat.

  • You can use different meats, I suppose.

  • - You can choose other meats. - Yep, and then a brown--

  • -Which was hard to get back then, as well.

  • Brown sauce. So it's just using very few ingredients

  • because of the rationing and because of trying to find--

  • Quite a backstory to this one.

  • Seems like you're compensating for something.

  • - Squidgy fiddlesticks. - Squidgy fiddlesticks.

  • - All right. I'm ready. - So is it real or fake?

  • In three, two, one.

  • - (Rhett) Fake. - (Link) Real.

  • Ooh, time for me to tie it up.

  • - Okay. - And here it is.

  • - That looks good, guys. - Squidgy fiddlesticks.

  • - Is that dogfood in the middle? - (Barry snickers)

  • You didn't make this, did you? You got these hacks to make it.

  • - This is not real. - This is fake.

  • - Yeah-ha! - (Barry and Jamie laugh)

  • The bloodlines, man! This is about the bloodlines.

  • You must not be from the islands.

  • Come here. I don't know if you call them the islands.

  • I think you call them the isles.

  • Don't be giving him high-fives. You're supposed to be impartial.

  • - Oh, we are completely impartial. - Yeah, completely.

  • - I hope that you like marmites. - They can't eat that, can they?

  • (crew member) Oh, sure. Take a big bite.

  • Take a giant bite of that.

  • - Did you say you put cat food in it? - No.

  • - (crew member) It might be cat food. - That's cat food.

  • - That's cat food. - (slight laughter)

  • You'll eat that in Good Mythical More.

  • - (Jamie laughs) - Gotta get those views. Guys, sorted it up.

  • - So you'll take it really badly. - (Rhett laughs) Yeah.

  • Come on, you can turn this around.

  • Just in case you didn't want to know. Thanks, Dan.

  • - Thanks for the reminder. - I've gotten them all right.

  • So the next one-- now, I'm gonna be honest--

  • I hadn't heard of this before.

  • This is a singing hinny.

  • - Okay? - Mm-hmm. Yeah. Sure.