Because of the World Cup final, the dinning hall at the college decided to attempt to make dishes from the final two teams. They made paella and a Spanish dessert called Pan de Calatrava, that’s Spain right? So they were doing pretty well, but then they made ratatouille…. French, so…… weird, then there was a steak with a piece of Swiss cheese….. so, Swiss?….. weird. And then the same old roasted potatoes and salad we always get, English I guess? So out of all this weird combination of dishes, they had two from Spain, good start, and then a bunch of dishes from countries long ago eliminated from the tournament, and nothing Dutch at all. Sounds like a World Cup theme fail to me. By the way, all the food was terrible.
Special message to any of the Oriel College cooks that might stumble upon my blog: stop trying to make dishes that you have no idea how to make! Make me some English food, you’re good at doing that!