England is the largest and most populous constituent country United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Occupies two thirds of the island of Great Britain and bordered on the north west Scotland and Wales. The territory is surrounded by the North Sea, Irish Sea, Atlantic Ocean and the Channel.
The English weather is very changeable, and can go from a cold rain to a glorious sunny day in just a couple of hours, so it's a good idea to always carry a coat and a waterproof jacket. The normal ratio indicates that it rains one day in three, which often occur despite long dry periods. The temperature fluctuates between a high of 30 ° C in summer and a minimum of -5 ° C in winter.
British food has traditionally been based on beef, lamb, pork, chicken and fish and generally served with potatoes and one other vegetable. The most common and typical foods eaten in Britain include the sandwich, fish and chips, pies like the cornish pasty, trifle and roasts dinners. Some of our main dishes have strange names like Bubble & Squeak and Toad-in-the-Hole.
The staple foods of Britain are meat, fish, potatoes, flour, butter and eggs. Many of our dishes are based on these foods.
Christmas dinner There is one day a year where it is absolutely impossible to diet: Christmas Day. Crispy roasted potatoes or delicious baked turkey stuffed with herbs, stuffed pies, sherry, Stilton cheese, chocolate ... Mmm, do not you make your mouth water just thinking about it? Although there are hundreds of alternatives, the turkey is still the favorite main dish for Christmas dinner. In Tudor times, turkeys for Christmas dinner were bred and fattened in Norfolk and from there took them alive and walking to London just in time for Christmas dinner. And before long before the Tudor period, wealthy families held their banquets with swan, boar and even peacock. Besides the turkey, a Christmas dinner of good must include Brussels sprouts (or "roasties" as they call the English), cranberry sauce, a stuffed richo nuts, mini sausages wrapped in bacon and lots of sauce warm flesh. They are also essential the Christmas Crackers. For dessert we have a rich, fruity Christmas pudding, which is almost mandatory flambé with brandy (to ward off evil spirits).
The British working population did not have Afternoon Tea. They had a meal about midday, and a meal after work, between five and seven o'clock. This meal was called 'high tea' or just 'tea'.
Traditionally eaten early evening, High tea was a substantial meal that combined delicious sweet foods, such as scones, cakes, buns or tea breads, with tempting savouries, such as cheese on toast, toasted crumpets, cold meats and pickles or poached eggs on toast. This meal is now often replaced with a supper due to people eating their main meal in the evenings rather than at midday.
Fish and chips : This dish is nothing more than battered and fried hake and chips fried seasoned with salt and vinegar (the latter is optional).
Roast beef : beef grilled The quintessential accompaniment to this dish is the horseradish sauce and / or the delicious mustard (mustard) and furthermore, steamed vegetables or steamed vegetables to finish filling the plate.
Cranberry : delicious fruit cakes covered with a layer of crunchy crumbs (crumbles)
Fish and chips Roast beef Apple pie Pork pie The British sausages