The Guardian mothership in London has produced a piece this week about how to make the perfect nachos. The end result, as you can see in the picture above, looks pretty delicious, and not unlike nachos you might find at an American restaurant.
Well, mostly. First, there’s the strange issue of putting radishes on nachos, but I’m willing to let that slide because I’m familiar with the “let’s put a vegetable on it and pretend that makes it healthier” style of cooking. In fact, I’m pretty sure we invented that one over here in America.
There is a matter of greater concern, though. “I’ve decided not to use Doritos,” writes Felicity Cloake. Which … means … so … using Doritos was an option you even considered? What? Surely this is some weird English humour thing that flies over my head?
No, there it is again, in the very first reader comment: “Just microwave a massive bowl of cool original Doritos with a 2:1 cheese to chip ratio.”
This blog is often about finding humour in cultural misunderstandings. But England, let me be perfectly clear: there is nothing funny about pretending Doritos have any place in your nachos.
Advantage: it’s obvious, right? US.
(Photo: Felicity Cloake/The Guardian)