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How much do you know about British food?


Evening meals are usually bigger than lunches however on a Sunday this is often not the case. A traditional roast is common in Britain when the meal is shared with families. Typical Sunday roasts normally consist of a roast meat (beef, chicken, lamb etc), roast potatoes, different vegetables and a Yorkshire pudding. Common vegetables are parsnips, sprouts, peas and carrots. An additional key component is a gravy which is often made from the juices of the roast meat.

Possibly the most famous meal from the UK is Fish and Chips. The fish is usually a white fish such as cod or haddock. The fish is covered in a batter which is usually flour and water but sometimes beer or milk. This is then fried in oil until the fish is cooked and the outside is crispy and golden-brown. The chips are also deep fried as well. The meal is very often accompanied by mushy peas, curry sauce or just simply salt and vinegar.

Another meal that is also not very healthy is the traditional full English breakfast. The infamous full English can be found in most cafes and pubs in Britain and is considered by many to be a great hangover cure. The key components of this breakfast are sausages, bacon, black pudding, baked beans, fried mushroom, fried tomatoes, toast and egg. The egg can be cooked in different ways such as fried, boiled, poached or scrambled. It is almost compulsory that the full English is accompanied with a cup of tea.

The Cornish Pasty is a famous savoury pastry that originated in Cornwall in the South East of England. It is made by putting an uncooked filling, usually meat and vegetables, on one half of a flat shortcrust pastry circle, then followed by folding the pastry in half to wrap the filling in a semicircle. This is then baked in the oven.

Which British food have you tried?

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