Hey guys! Welcome to our ENGLISH BITES – The simplest, easiest and best way to practice your listening – the only one that is 100% created, executed and delivered from me to you – This is Erika Belmonte speaking and I’ll be more than pleased to be here with you guys three times a week and I’m pretty sure we’ll have a great time together – because more than learning and improving your English, I also want you to have some fun through a very exclusive content.
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Hmmm today we’re gonna talk about FOOD, one of my favorite topics EVER! I love cooking, I love buying groceries, I love eating, I love going out to have breakfast, lunch or dinner (ok, who doesn’t? haha) and one more curiosity about me: I’m not picky at all with food in general. There are a few things that I can’t stand (tripe, for instance, blood sausages…) I’m not really into seafood but I can eat… But those two ones I’ve just mentioned, no way… Even if I’m starving.
By the way guys, do you know how to say the names of the dishes or ingredients you guys hate or can’t stand? Is it important ok? Like, the only spice I’m not really into is cilantro so every time I look for something to eat in a menu and I see that ingredient, I ask them not to add it into my dish.
Ok, but our Bite today is all about yummy food and not the opposite. Actually, that was just an introduction LOL. I’d like to share with you all some really delicious options you can find very easily in the USA when you decide to go out and have some breakfast. Let’s go:
- HASH BROWNS – If you follow me on Instagram and watch my Stories, I bet you know what I am talking about because I always order that. Hash browns are basically potatoes. Yep, potatoes, just potatoes but they are shredded, cooked and then grilled. I’ll add a picture in the transcription so you can understand better what I am talking about if you have never heard or eaten that before. It’s simply potato but it’s different and yummy. Yeah, you can try that at home if you wish cause it’s simple to make.
- PANCAKE – That’s the most common and ordered dish in America. Americans love, are crazy in love, insane about pancakes. And just be careful because PANCAKES are not PANQUECAS, I mean OUR BRAZILIAN PANQUECAS ok? It’s a different recipe, it’s thicker and the flavor is obviously different. We should call our panquecas as “CREPE” in English and be careful with the pronunciation alright? /creip/ … Not /criip/ or /crép/ – specially /crap/ – guys, crap is the same as shit… If you order a chocolate /crép/ – you’re ordering something pretty nasty haha so CREPE /creip/ ok?
As I was telling you, the PANCAKES here are very very common in the USA. There’s even a famous diner called IHOP – International House of Pancakes. They are told to have the best pancakes ever (I’ve been there once but I had eggs and bacon kkk). The classic pancakes are often eaten for breakfast with butter and syrup (pure maple if Canadian, of course). The secret weapon to its signature thick and fluffy texture: baking powder. Mixed into the batter with eggs, buttermilk, sugar, and flour, baking powder allows the pancakes to rise into circular beds of heaven, according to them. If you haven’t tried this one either, you should and have your own opinion.
- And the last one SKILLETS – I bet that’s gonna be a new one to most of you. It was for me before coming to the US. Let me try to explain: of course, the recipe may vary but a skillet is like a frying pan where you prepare you whole breakfast in one single place. You can start adding some crispy shredded hash browns and then add peppers, some bacon and finish it with two or three eggs and melty cheese. It’s kind of messy but it’s delicious. I’ve had that only once but that’s too much for me. I’ll leave a picture of that in the transcription as well ok?
Did you feel like trying any of these options? Have you had any of them before? Here is a great topic to practice your English: reading, writing or even speaking. I was thinking about bringing a recipe to you guys, something yummy and let’s say American. What do you think? Lemme know alright?
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