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Ultimate Guide to British Food


Ultimate Guide to British Food

By sophiebk 30 Jul 2019

British cuisine is the ultimate comfort food. From the classic Sunday dinner to Liverpool's very own Scouse, there is something for everyone. However, it is no secret that these delicacies are a bit weird (but also wonderful). In fact, their names are a bit odd and usually give nothing away, in terms of ingredients, taste and appearance. So we compiled a list of traditional British food and what you can expect from it:

1. Sunday Roast

This is a British classic. Roasted beef or chicken, typically served with lots of vegetables, roasted potatoes and a Yorkshire pudding. For those of you that have no idea what a Yorkshire pudding is, it's the battered cup-shaped thing next to the beef.

2. Bacon Buttie

Simple, yet effective. This one is pretty self-explanatory - crispy bacon in white bread and your choice of red or brown sauce.

3. Fish and Chips

Fish and chips are an all-year round British classic. Battered cod, chunky chips and a heavy dose of salt and vinegar are the best to spend summer days at the beach. Throw in a can of dandelion and burdock for extra flavour.

4. Sausage Rolls, Cornish Pasties and Pork Pies

It's safe to say Brits love anything involving meat. So if pastry is your thing, try your hand at various meats wrapped in it. If you are a vegetarian, try out the cheese and onion choices or a vegan sausage roll from Greggs.

5. Full English Breakfast

Sausages, bacon, baked beans, black pudding, eggs, tomatoes and much more. Also known as a 'fry up' or a 'brekkie' in Liverpool and whilst it's very filling, it can be delicious and just what the doctor ordered.

6. Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs are a perfect picnic snack in the summer months. A hard boiled egg encased in sausage meat. They are not as strange as they sound.

7. Scones with cream and jam

You may have overheard the great British debate over how to pronounce 'scones' before. A classic example of the North/South UK divide. Either way, scones make a great dessert and are often served with strawberry jam and cream filling. The Queen loves them too.

8. Scouse

Scouse is a type of lamb or beef stew. The word comes from "lobscouse" a stew commonly eaten by sailors throughout northern Europe, which became popular in seaports - explaining why it is so famous in Liverpool! This is a must for rainy winter nights - the ultimate comfort food.

Let's start eating!