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  1. 1. • 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 cornice 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.
  2. 2. • Breakfast - between 7:00 and 9:00, • Lunch - between 12:00 and 1:30 p.m. • Dinner (sometimes called Supper) - The main meal. Eaten anytime between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. (Evening meal) • Tea - anywhere from 5:30 at night to 6:30 p.m.
  3. 3. Traditional Food What is typical English food? Roast Beef Yorkshire Pudding Toad-in-the-Hole Roast Meats Fish and Chips Ploughman's Lunch Cottage Pie Shepherd's Pie Gammon Steak with egg Lancashire Hotpot Bubble and Squeak English Breakfast Bangers and Mash Black Pudding Bacon Roly-Poly Cumberland Sausage Pie and Mash with parsley liquor
  4. 4. Yorkshire pudding, made from flour, eggs and milk, is a sort of batter baked in the oven and usually moistened with gravy. The traditional way to eat a Yorkshire pudding is to have a large, flat one filled with gravy and vegetables as a starter of the meal. Then when the meal is over, any unused puddings should be served with jam or ice-cream as a dessert. Toad-in-the-Hole (sausages covered in batter and roasted.) Similar to Yorkshire Pudding but with sausages placed in the batter before cooking. Roast Meats ( cooked in the oven for about two hours) Typical meats for roasting are joints of beef, pork, lamb or a whole chicken. More rarely duck, goose, gammon, turkey or game are eaten. Roast Gammon Sunday roast
  5. 5. Fish and chips Fish (cod, haddock, plaice) deep fried in flour batter with chips (fried potatoes) dressed in malt vinegar. This is England's traditional take-away food or as US would say "to go". Fish and chips are not normally home cooked but bought at a fish and chip shop ("chippie" ) to eat on premises or as a "take away" Cottage Pie Made with minced beef and vegetables topped with mashed potato. English breakfast text taken from and copyright of Eggs, bacon, sausages, fried bread, mushrooms, baked beans A Full English Breakfast
  6. 6. Pie and Mash with parsley liquor The traditional pie and mash doesn't come without its famous sauce known as liquor which is a curious shade of green and definitely non-alcoholic. The liquor tastes much nicer than it looks (it's bright green!). Jellied eels are also an East End delicacy often sold with pie and mash Bangers and Mash (mashed potatoes and sausages). Cornish Pastie with chips, baked beans and salad Bangers are sausages in England. (The reason sausages were nicknamed bangers is that during wartime rationing they were so filled with water they often exploded when they were fried.) Favourite Children Meals Three favourite meals with children are fish fingers and chips, pizza and baked beans on toast.
  7. 7. Puddings / Desserts What food do you eat for pudding?(desserts) What cakes and biscuits do you eat?
  8. 8. Drinks What do you drink in the UK? (Tea) Traditional Drinks in Britain Learn about Christmas in England from the children who live in Britain Christmas traditions why do what we do at chrsitmas time
  9. 9. Tea Britain is a tea-drinking nation. Every day we drink 165 million cups of the stuff and each year around 144 thousand tons of tea are imported. Tea in Britain is traditionally brewed in a warmed china teapot, adding one spoonful of tea per person and one for the pot. Most Britons like their tea strong and dark, but with a lot of milk. Tea Words and phrases Tea break, High tea, tea time, tea party, tea towel and many more terms have derived from the tradition of drinking tea. Tea breaks are when tea and biscuits are served. The traditional time for tea breaks are at 11:00 am (Eleven see) and 4 pm in the afternoon. If something is not quite to your taste, it’s probably 'not your cup of tea'. e.g. Windsurfing is not my cup of tea. 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"
  10. 10. Wine Britain's wine industry is growing from strength to strength and we now have over 300 wine producers. A growing number of British vineyards are now producing sparkling white wine as well as full bodied red wine. There are over 100 vineyard in Kent. Shrove Tuesday Pancakes Mothering Sunday Simnel cake Mulled ale In Lancashire the tradition was to accompany the simnel cake with ale which was heated by having a red-hot poker plunged into it. Foods and Festivals
  11. 11. Good Friday Fish Good Friday Hot cross buns Easter Day Roast Lamb Easter Day Chicken Lamb is considered to be the traditional meat for Easter due to its religious connections. Many different religions throughout the ages have ritually sacrificed lambs in honour of their respective gods. Chicken has long been a modern favourite for Easter Sunday dinner mainly due to the baby (spring) chicken being associated with birth and new life. Chicken is also less expensive than lamb these days, which helps to explain its popularity.
  12. 12. May Day Maids of Honour cakes (recipe) Small round puff pastry cheesecakes sometimes flavoured with almonds and rose water. Harvest Special bread, made to look like sheaves of wheat. Halloween Toffee Apples All Souls Day Soul Cake Bonfire night Hot soup Parkin Cake A traditional sticky cake containing a mix of oatmeal, ginger, treacle and syrup. Bonfire night Jacket potatoes etc. cooked in foil in the fire. Christmas Day Turkey, vegetables, stuffing, bread sauce, cranberry sauce and gravy.