Do “strong flavors” equal “spicy”? There is a history of mocking British food as bland, and I myself have engaged in it, but I have come to see that’s neither fair nor productive.
I know people that only use generic hot sauce as a flavoring, on almost everything. Which ironically seems kind of dull to me.
I know, and agree, but if someone wants to eat bland food, why should I mock them? I myself prefer Vietnamese and Thai food above almost everything else, but my mother was raised on kind of bland food (and her parents were from Eastern Europe-- stuffed cabbage, blini, pierogies, these are not super spicy, and most of the kielbasa I had growing up was just salty above all other flavors.) I myself like having something bland once in a while just as a change of pace, those British “digestive” cookies for example.