British Cuisine

English cuisine, like all British, is considered quite conservative. Part of this is true: the English do not like to experiment with food, like the French or Italians, but the taste of traditional English food is known throughout the world. Great Britain gave the world community fish and chips, mashed potatoes, small sandwiches, Yorkshire pudding, etc.

On the Tin Islands, as the British have long been called, they always liked simple but useful food. On the tables of the British before the import of potatoes from America was a lot of fish, which is not surprising for a country surrounded by the sea. The Romans accustomed the British to fresh vegetables and fruits: apples, asparagus, cucumbers, courgettes, etc. And the Vikings brought here rye bread. Since the 16th century (after the discovery of the New World), more familiar products have appeared in Britain: potatoes, tea, tomatoes and condiments.

The turning point for English culinary specialists was the colonization

of India and China, from which a wave of amazing and unfamiliar spices (cinnamon, curry), and new recipes arrived. This traditional English dish, like the chicken tikka masala, is created on the basis of the Indian recipe. But such borrowing is not enough, and England can be proud of the ancient culinary history: in the XIV century, the court chef Richard II wrote a cookbook, where fresh recipes were used in the lungs for the performance of recipes.

Now in England there are many more different products and spices, but the British trust trusted dishes. For breakfast, serve mainly scrambled eggs and bacon, omelet or oatmeal.

British lunch – light snacks, usually a variety of sandwiches: with fish, ham, cheese or chicken. Season with all the Englishmen favorite mustard and mayonnaise. Englishmen like sauces cooked on vegetable and meat broths. For dinner in England served vegetable soups, purees, especially popular tomato. The second course for dinner is beef steaks with fried potatoes or mashed potatoes.

It is impossible not to say about the tradition of drinking millions of Englishmen’s favorite tea at five o’clock, and the most popular desserts for tea are sweet puddings, muffins and pies with fruit filling. Another unshakeable tradition is a Sunday lunch, which serves roast turkey, beef or chicken with vegetables, and for dessert – Yorkshire pudding.

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British Cuisine