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NI1 - Traditional British Food

  1. 1. Traditional British Food Nivel Intermedio I © Sergio Viñals
  2. 2. <ul><li>British food has traditionally been based on beef, lamb, pork, chicken and fish and generally served with potatoes and one other vegetable. </li></ul><ul><li>The most common and typical foods eaten in Britain include the sandwich , fish and chips , pies (e.g. Cornish pasty), trifle and roast dinners. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the British main dishes have strange names like Bubble & Squeak and Toad-in-the-Hole . </li></ul><ul><li>The staple foods in Britain are meat, fish, potatoes, flour, butter and eggs. Many of their dishes are based on these foods. </li></ul>
  3. 3. MEALS <ul><li>Some people have their biggest meal in the middle of the day, and some have it in the evening , but most people today have a small mid-day meal (usually sandwiches) and, perhaps, some crisps and some fruit. </li></ul>
  4. 4. MEAL TIMES <ul><li>The English have three main meals a day: </li></ul><ul><li>Breakfast - between 7:00 and 9:00, </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch - between 12:00 and 1:30 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Dinner (sometimes called Supper ) </li></ul><ul><li>The main meal. Eaten anytime between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. (Evening meal) </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Traditionally (and still for some people) the meals are called: </li></ul><ul><li>Breakfast - between 7:00 and 9:00, </li></ul><ul><li>Dinner (The main meal) - between 12:00 and 1:30 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Tea - anywhere from 5:30 at night to 6:30 p.m. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Traditional English Breakfast <ul><li>The traditional English breakfast consists of eggs, bacon, sausages, fried bread, baked beans and mushrooms. Even though not many people will eat this for breakfast today, it is always served in hotels and guest houses around Britain. </li></ul>
  7. 8. BUT…
  8. 9. <ul><li>Nowadays, a typical English breakfast is more likely to be a bowl of cereal , a slice of toast , orange juice and a cup of coffee . </li></ul><ul><li>In the winter, many people will eat &quot;porridge&quot; or boiled oats. </li></ul>
  9. 10. LUNCH <ul><li>Many children at school, and adults at work, will have a 'packed lunch '. </li></ul><ul><li>It typically consists of a sandwich, a packet of crisps, a piece of fruit and a drink. The 'packed lunch' is kept in a plastic container. </li></ul>
  10. 12. DINNER <ul><li>A typical British meal for dinner is meat and &quot;two veg&quot;. They put hot brown gravy , (traditionally made from the juices of the roast meat), on the meat and usually the vegetables. One of the vegetables is almost always potatoes. </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetables grown in England, like potatoes, carrots, peas, cabbages and onions, are very popular. </li></ul>
  11. 13. BUT…
  12. 14. <ul><li>A recent survey found that most people in Britain eat curry ! Rice or pasta are now favoured as the 'British Dinner'. </li></ul>
  13. 15. The Sunday Roast Dinner <ul><li>Sunday lunch time is a typical time to eat the traditional Sunday Roast. Traditionally it consists of roast meat , (cooked in the oven for about two hours), two different kinds of vegetables and potatoes with a Yorkshire pudding. The most common meats are beef, lamb or pork; chicken is also popular. </li></ul>
  14. 17. English Puddings and Desserts   <ul><li>A pudding is the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used informally). In Britain, they also use the words 'dessert, 'sweet'' and 'afters'. </li></ul><ul><li>There are hundreds of variations of sweet puddings in England, but each pudding begins with the same basic ingredients of milk, sugar, eggs, flour and butter. Many of the puddings involve fresh fruit such as raspberries or strawberries, custard, cream, and cakes. </li></ul>
  15. 18. Trifle <ul><li>Made with layers of sponge cake alternate with custard, jam or fruit and Whipped Cream. Sometimes alcohol-soaked sponge cake is used. </li></ul>
  16. 19. Traditional Drinks in England <ul><li>TEA </li></ul><ul><li>Britain is a tea -drinking nation. Every day the British drink 165 million cups of tea. </li></ul>
  17. 20. British Cheese <ul><li>Cheese is enjoyed by over 98% of British households. Cheddar is a clear favourite. It is a hard cheese with a strong, nutty taste. </li></ul>
  18. 21. Pies <ul><li>Pies are very popular in England. Pies are a baked dish consisting of a filling , such as chopped meat or fruit enclosed in or covered with pastry (a mixture of flour and butter). </li></ul>
  19. 22. Pork Pie Cornish Pasty
  20. 23. QUESTION 1: <ul><li>British food is traditionally based on beef, lamb, pork, chicken and fish and generally served with… </li></ul>
  21. 24. <ul><li>Usually potatoes and one other vegetable </li></ul>
  22. 25. QUESTION 2: <ul><li>Breakfast, lunch and dinner are TRADITIONALLY known as.. </li></ul>
  23. 26. <ul><li>Breakfast, dinner and tea </li></ul>
  24. 27. QUESTION 3: <ul><li>What does a traditionally English breakfast consist of? </li></ul>
  25. 28. <ul><li>Eggs, bacon, sausages, fried bread, baked beans and mushrooms. </li></ul>
  26. 29. QUESTION 4: <ul><li>What does the Sunday Roast Dinner consist of? </li></ul>
  27. 30. <ul><li>Roast meat , two different kinds of vegetables and potatoes with a Yorkshire pudding. </li></ul>
  28. 31. QUESTION 5 : <ul><li>What is the commonest English cheese? </li></ul>
  29. 32. <ul><li>CHEDDAR cheese. </li></ul>
  30. 33. <ul><li>THE END </li></ul><ul><li>© Sergio Viñals Lucas </li></ul>