British Traditional Foods

Eating in Britain

 The staple foods of Britain are meat, fish,

potatoes, flour, butter and eggs. Many of British dishes are based on these foods.

 These three platefuls of food were served up in a pub. baked beans and salad Chicken Salad . I would say that they are enormous portions and not what a typical British person would eat in one sitting: Steak and Kidney Pie with chips and salad Cornish Pastie with chips.

 Shepherd's Pie and Cottage Pie are very similar. Shepherd's Pie is made from lamb whereas Cottage Pie uses beef. . Cottage Pie (made with minced beef and vegetables topped with mashed potato.

Pubs have traditional names which date back over 600 years. The King's Arms. The White Swan. People talk. Albans. The Red Lion and The White Horse. There are over 60.000 in England and Wales. There is usually a sign outside the pub showing the pub's name with a picture. Pubs are an important part of British life. eat. People often refer to the pub by its name when giving directions: Turn left at the Rose and Crown. 5. Some typical names are The Chequers. Herts. .000 pubs in the UK (53.600 in Northern Ireland). meet their friends and relax there. Public Houses (Pubs) The word pub is short for public house. The Crown. drink. is located in a building that dates back to the eleventh century. Fighting Cocks in St.200 in Scotland and 1. One of the oldest pubs.

Lunch break is from 12. School lunches are priced at £1.m. and children may have a school meal or bring a packed lunch. but most children pay for theirs. children can usually choose between a hot or cold dinner provided by the school or a packed lunch taken from home.15 p.60 .   In British schools. Some children are entitled to a free school dinner.15 at noon to 1.

 Pasta twirls  Mince beef  Lasagna .

Tea . the meals are called: Breakfast . Dinner (The main meal) . and for some people still.between 12:00 and 1:30 p. (Evening meal) Traditionally. Dinner (sometimes called Supper) .m. eaten anytime between 6:30 and 8:00 p.usually sandwiches. .m.anywhere from 5:30 at night to 6:30 p. Lunch .between 7:00 and 9:00.m.between 12:00 and 1:30 p. but most people today have a small mid-day meal . British have three main meals a day: Breakfast .The main meal. and perhaps some crisps and some fruit.MEALS and MEAL TIMES          Some people have their biggest meal in the middle of the day and some have it in the evening.between 7:00 and 9:00.m.

sausages. The Traditional English Breakfast without the fried bread. The traditional English breakfast consists of eggs. fried bread. however. especially children. Many people. it is always served in hotels and guest houses around Britain. sausages. Nowadays. baked beans and mushrooms. oats etc. fried bread.BREAKFAST Most people around the world seem to think a typical English breakfast consists of eggs. orange juice and a cup of coffee. a typical English breakfast is more likely to be a bowl of cereals. They are made with different grains such as corn. in England eat a bowl of cereal. In winter many people eat "porridge" or boiled oats. wheat. bacon. a slice of toast. mushrooms and baked beans all washed down with a cup of coffee. bacon.     . The traditional English breakfast is called the Full English and sometimes referred to as The Full English Fry-up. Even though not many people eat this for breakfast today.

This typically consists of a sandwich.  Sandwiches are also known as a butty or sarnie in some parts of the UK. a packet of crisps.LUNCH  What is a typical English lunch? Many children at school and adults at work will have a 'packed lunch'. a piece of fruit and a drink. . The 'packed lunch' is kept in a plastic container.

a recent survey found that most people in Britain eat curry! Rice or pasta are now favoured as the 'British Dinner'. This traditional meal is rarely eaten nowadays. We put hot brown gravy. What is a traditional English Dinner? A typical British meal for dinner is meat and "two veg". .DINNER    The evening meal is usually called 'tea'. One of the vegetables is almost always potatoes. 'dinner' or 'supper'. traditionally made from the juices of the roast meat (but more often today from a packet!) on the meat and usually the vegetables.

so as not to crack the porcelain. Pour the water away Put one teaspoon of tea-leaves per person. but with a lot of milk. the milk was poured into the cup first. Years ago. and one extra tea-spoon. adding one spoonful of tea per person and one for the pot. Pour boiling water onto the tea.TEA           Tea in Britain is traditionally brewed in a warmed China teapot. into the pot. The traditional way of making tea is: Boil some fresh cold water. Serve . Leave for a few minutes. (use an electric kettle to boil water) Put some hot water into the teapot to make it warm. Most Britons like their tea strong and dark.

AFTERNOON TEA     AFTERNOON TEA (The traditional 4 o'clock tea) This is a small meal. Traditionally it consists of Tea (or coffee) served with either of the following: Freshly baked scones served with cream and jam (Known as a cream tea) Afternoon tea sandwiches . Assorted pastries .thinly sliced cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off. not a drink.

and a meal after work. between five and seven o'clock. such as scones. (Today. such as cheese on toast. cold meats and pickles or poached eggs on toast. cakes. toasted crumpets. This meal is now often replaced with a supper due to people eating their main meal in the evenings rather than at midday. They had a meal about midday. .) Traditionally eaten early evening. This meal was called 'high tea' or just 'tea'. most people refer to the evening meal as dinner or supper.HIGH TEA    HIGH TEA (The traditional 6 o'clock tea) The British working population did not have Afternoon Tea. with tempting savouries. buns or tea breads. High tea was a substantial meal that combined delicious sweet foods.

they are offering to pour out the tea from the teapot. Tea breaks are when tea and biscuits are served. If something is not quite to your taste. If someone says 'let me be mother' or 'shall I be mother'.Did you know?      If someone asks you if you would like a cuppa. tea towel and many more terms have derived from the tradition of drinking tea. tea time. High tea. tea party. they are asking if you would like a cup of tea. it’s probably not your cup of tea. Tea Words and phrases Tea break. The traditional time for tea breaks are at 11:00 am (Elevensee) and 4 pm in the afternoon. .

served with mashed turnip). .Traditional Foods of Scotland and Wales Scotland  Scotland is famous for its game and salmon. the national dish is haggis and neeps (innards and offal chopped up with spices and cooked in a sheep's stomach. Glasgow is the home of the deep-fried Mars bar.

 Bara Brith .A rich cake  Welsh Rarebit .Wales Traditional Welsh foods include:  Laverbread . Laverbread is often served rolled with fine Welsh oatmeal into little cakes and fried into crisp patties with eggs.It's basically boiled seaweed (Laver is a kind of edible seaweed).melted cheese on toast. . bacon and cockles for a traditional Welsh breakfast.

Italian.Take away food in England  Take-away meals are very popular and most towns have a selection of Indian.  Fish and chips is the classic English take-away food and is the traditional national food of England. Chinese and Greek Restaurants. It became popular in the 1860's when railways began to bring fresh fish straight from the east coast to the cities over night. .

plaice) deep fried in flour batter with chips (fried potatoes) dressed in malt vinegar. 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" . haddock. This is England's traditional take-away food or as US would say "to go". Fish (cod.

the fish and chips are covered with salt and malt vinegar and. using your fingers. . eaten straight out of the newspaper which they were wrapped in. Traditionally. In the north of England. fish and chips is often served with "mushy peas" (mashed processed peas). haddock. Now-adays small wooden forks are provided and the fish and chips are wrapped in more hygienic paper.  The fish (cod. plaice) is deep fried in flour batter and is eaten with chips.

We have a town named Sandwich in the south of England.What food was "invented" or discovered in England?  1762: The sandwich was invented in England. the Earl of Sandwich invented a small meal that could be eaten with one hand while he continued his nonstop gambling. John Montagu. .

slightly salty flavour. 1902: Marmite was invented in England. Marmite is dark brown-coloured savoury spread made from the yeast that is a byproduct of the brewing industry. It has a very strong. It is definitely a love-it-or-hate-it type of food. .

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