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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.