National cuisine of England

National dishes of Great Britain

Some travelers still consider the national cuisine of Great Britain to be too monotonous and conservative. Believe me, this country is able to please gourmets not only with oatmeal, but also with quite exotic delicacies. Depending on the region, the national dishes of Great Britain will be different.

The only rule that is observed throughout the country is the time of the meal. Breakfast here is served from 7:00 to 8:00, lunch from 13:00 to 14:00. At 17:00 the famous English tea begins, and at 19:00 you can please your stomach with the rich and nourishing dinner. This meal schedule is followed not only by all local residents, but also by the majority of catering establishments.

British cuisine

When you come to Great Britain, your trip will be incomplete if you don’t try at least a few of the following dishes:

Yorkshire pudding is traditionally served as a side dish to meat or baked chicken. The recipe for this dish cannot be called complicated. It can also be prepared at home.
Lamb with mint sauce – a traditional Welsh dish
When you come to Scotland, you must order oatmeal with spiced meat for breakfast. This dish will reliably satisfy your hunger till the dinner.
In England the most famous and frequently ordered dish is steak.
You won’t leave Northern Ireland until you’ve had a taste of the amazing trout.

Traditional Food

It is customary to serve a variety of sauces to main dishes in Britain. Purely English sauces include bread sauce, apple sauce, and redcurrant sauce. As for desserts, by world standards they are the culinary art’s top achievement. Just look at the apple pie or caramel pudding, as well as wonderful Christmas cakes with almonds and raisins.

The main drink of Britain is the traditional tea. There is almost a ritual attitude to this drink, because all the locals at 17:00 forget about all the affairs and drink tea. As for alcoholic beverages, the leading positions are occupied by beer, Scotch, Irish liquor, English cider, gin and ale.


SUNDAY ROAST

SUNDAY ROAST
SUNDAY ROAST

On Sundays it is considered a tradition to cook, or better yet, to go to the pub and eat Sunday Roast. It is a very tasty and tender meat, baked in the oven with potatoes and vegetables. It is also served with Yorkshire pudding, which is made with batter.

The gravy is called gravy, which is served separately and poured into a plate. It is very tasty and hearty, if you are in London be sure to try this wonderful dish.

FISH AND FRIES

FISH AND FRIES
FISH AND FRIES

Fish and chips are a very unhealthy but favorite food of the English. Cod in batter with fries. But more often you will see huge slices of potatoes rather than thin potato sticks. You can get fish-and-chips in an English pub or a bar-restaurant with a British twist.

Shepherd’s pie and Cottage pie

Shepherd’s pie and Cottage pie
Shepherd’s pie and Cottage pie

Shepherd’s pie and Cottage pie are made similarly and differ only in the type of meat. Cottage pie is made with ground beef and Shepherd’s pie is made with ground lamb.

I adore these pies and make them very often for my English husband. I generally love those dishes that you can throw in the oven and forget about. It doesn’t take long to prepare. You can also cook without tomato paste (my personal preference).

English breakfast

English breakfast
English breakfast

The English breakfast is delicious, but it is too filling and calorie-dense. I don’t recommend it for breakfast every day.
In the picture there is no warm beans in tomato sauce, which is a favorite food of the English (because it’s cheap). An English breakfast must include toasted pork sausages and toast. Toaster is used here every day.

I only eat English breakfast when I am at a hotel. You can eat it at home, but you have to have several pans and at least four hands.

Afternoon tea

Afternoon tea
Afternoon tea

Afternoon tea is very popular in England. Hotels or some restaurants offer this ceremony. They bring you tea, sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, as well as various cakes and cookies.

In England, tea is always and everywhere. An office worker drinks about ten cups of tea a day. I really like to drink tea, so it was no problem to fit into my work team. Black tea is always drunk with milk.

By the way, scones are considered a traditional British pastry. They are very tender and delicious. I even eat them without cream and jam.

Cornish Pasty

Cornish Pasty
Cornish Pasty

Cornish Pasty is named after the county of Cornwall, which covers the southwest coast of England. Cornish pasty is a baked pie with a filling. The filling can be vegetable or meat and is usually baked with puff pastry. This pie is famous because it used to be eaten by local miners who mined tin.

I want to make this pie in the near future, but I tell you right away that this dish is contraindicated to dieters and dietitians. And all English cooking in general. The English love all things meat/sausage and bread.

Toad in the Hole

Toad in the Hole
Toad in the Hole

Another floury dish. Sausages baked in dough. It looks very appetizing. I’ve never tried this dish, and neither has Cornish Pie. But while I want to try the pie, I’m not sure about the toad in the Hole. Then after it in the gym will have to burn off the fat for two hours.

In general, people in England now eat everything in a row, because Italian, French, Chinese and Japanese cuisines have already been introduced here. An English light dinner on an ordinary day is chicken and steamed vegetables.

Mince Pie

Mince Pie
Mince Pie

Mince Pies are filled with fruit stuffing and made with shortbread dough. These mini pies begin to be served in October and last until the end of Christmas. Of course, special fans can buy them at the supermarket at any time.

Santa Claus, or as he is called in England, Father Christmas, just loves mince pies. That’s why English children always leave him a few mins paisa to make him happy and get him good presents.

I didn’t like them – too sweet and luscious. But the English love them and go crazy for them, so I’ll hold my opinion.

Banoffee pie

Banoffee pie
Banoffee pie

Banoffee pie comes from a fusion of the words banana and toffee (caramel). It is a very sweet caramel-banana cake. I’ve never tried to make it, since I’m not very good with baked goods – only store-bought.

The base of the cake, like the cheesecake, is made of cookies. And the final layer is whipped cream and chocolate chips.

Leave a comment if you’re familiar with British food and please share your impressions 🙂

Britain’s sweetest national dishes

Of the sweet national foods in Britain, two national dishes can be distinguished – these are: Banoffee pie and
Mince Pie.
Banoffee pie

What drinks are popular in Britain

1. Tea
2. Whiskey
3. Elle
4. Gin and tonic
5. Cider
6. Squash
7. Pimm’s Now Pimm’s is a summer cocktail, a croissant, an alcoholic beverage with fruit is drunk in the warm season everywhere in the UK
Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions

How old is it legal to drink alcohol in the UK?

It is known that in the UK, children under the age of 18 cannot legally buy alcohol or buy alcohol for someone underage.
What exactly does the law say?
At the legal level, it sounds like this:
1. It is illegal to sell alcoholic beverages to anyone under the age of 18;
2. It is illegal for anyone to buy alcohol for a teenager under the age of 18;
3. It is legal to buy beer, wine or cider for a child between the ages of 16 and 18 at licensed establishments;
4. a child between the ages of 5 and 16 is allowed to consume alcohol at home or in other private settings.

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