CONTENTS 1. TYPICAL ENGLISH FOOD 2. TRADITIONAL DISHES 3. DESSERTS 4. DRINKS 5. MEAL TIMES 6. INTERNET LINKS
TYPICAL ENGLISH FOOD English dishes are usually based on chicken, pork, beef, lamb, fish, potatoes, vegetables, butter and eggs. Typically English dishes include sandwiches, fish and chips, curry and pies.
TRADITIONAL DISHES -Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding constitute a typical Sunday lunch. -Fish and chips is the typical take-away meal. -Ploughman's Lunch is served in Pubs. It consists of a piece of cheese, a bit of pickle and pickled onion, and a chunk of bread. -Shepherds' Pie: minced lamb and vegetables topped with mashed potato. -Bubble & Squeak: it is made from cold vegetables. -Black Pudding: similar to a black sausage, it is made from pig's blood and fat. -Steak and Kidney pie: chopped beef, kidneys, onions, mushrooms and beef stock covered with a pastry crust and baked until crisp and brown. -English breakfast: eggs, bacon, sausages, fried bread, mushrooms, baked beans.
DESSERTS -Spotted Dick: it contains dried fruit (usually currants), commonly served with either custard or butter and brown sugar. -Trifle: made with layers of sponge cake altternate with custard, jam or fruit and Whipped Cream. -Apple Crumble: often served with thick cream, ice cream or custard. -Bread and butter pudding: old English favourite. -Treacle pudding: a steamed pudding with a syrup topping. -Jelly and Ice Cream: a favourite party food for children. -Custard: a thick, rich, sweet mixture made from egg yolks, sugar, milk or cream, and sometimes other flavorings. -Cakes and pastries of various types. siguiente
DRINKS TEA Britain is a tea-drinking nation. Every day they drink 165 million cups of tea. Most Britons like their tea strong and dark, but with a lot of milk. COFFEE Coffee is now as popular in Britain as tea is. People either drink it with milk or have it black and either have freshly- made coffee or instant coffee. BITTER Britain is also well known for its ale which tends to be dark in appearance and heavier than lager. It is known as "bitter" and is served in pubs. WINE Britain's wine industry is growing more and more. There are over 100 vineyards in Kent.
MEAL TIMES • Breakfast: between 7:00 and 9:00 -> Typically, a bowl of cereals, a slice of toast, orange juice and a cup of coffee. The traditional English breakfast consists of eggs, bacon, sausages, fried bread, baked beans and mushrooms and it is served in hotels. • Lunch: between 12:00 and 1:30 p.m. -> Usually a 'packed lunch' consisting of a sandwich, a packet of crisps, a piece of fruit and a drink. • Dinner (sometimes called Supper): the main meal*. Eaten anytime between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. (Evening meal) -> Typically, meat and two veg. *On Sundays the main meal of the day is often eaten at midday instead of in the evening.
INTERNET LINKS You can find more information about English food on: -http://www.woodlands-junior. kent.sch.uk/customs/food.html -http://www.travelsignposts.com/England2/traditional-English-food-specialities.php -http://britishfood.about.com/od/introtobritishfood/a/ England.htm -http://www.iexplore.com/dmap/England/Dining
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