Otázka: Traditional British food
British food sometimes has a bad reputation abroad, but food in the UK is far from being bland. London is a great place for fine dining and many celebrity chefs, such as Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay are British. Though immigration and globalization have changed British tastes somewhat over the years, there are quite a few classic British dishes (and meals) that remain at the top of the list.
A wholesome and classic British meal, Shepherd’s Pie originated in Scotland and the North of England and is primarily made from minced lamb and potatoes. Many families will make this dish using beef, but then it should actually be referred to as Cottage Pie, as shepherds only herd sheep.
Beef Wellington is a fillet of steak coated in patê and then rolled in pastry.
Fish and Chips
Perhaps nothing is more synonymous with British food than fish and chips. The fish is usually cod or haddock, although pollack, plaice (also called dab, a member of the flounder family), and even tilapia can be substituted.
Chicken Tikka Masala
It is usually made with yogurt marinated chicken, skewered and chargrilled for incredible bbq flavours.
Steak and Kidney Pie
Steak and kidney pie is a savoury pie that is filled principally with a mixture of diced beef, diced kidney (often of beef, lamb, or pork), fried onion, and brown gravy.
The perfect treat on a summer’s day, Eton Mess is a dessert made with meringue, a variety of berries, and cream.
Afternoon tea is a rare treat that is generally taken at around 3-4pm. Afternoon Tea is a meal composed of sandwiches (usually cut delicately into ‚fingers‘), scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries and cakes.
In addition to a strong cup of tea, you might be offered a light snack such as bread and butter, cookies, or tea sandwiches. Another variation on English tea is the „cream tea,“ which is usually served in the West Country (Devon and Cornwall). Cream tea includes jam and clotted cream served with scones.
Crumpets are the perfect afternoon tea treat served warm with jam or butter. Round muffins with a distinctive texture, they are soft and crumbly.
A pastry stuffed full of meat and vegetables. A classic Cornish pasty includes beef, onion, and potato along with a turnip-like vegetable called a swede.
A Full Breakfast
Also known as a ‘fry-up,’ a full breakfast is made up of eggs, bacon, sausages, beans, toast, tomatoes, and sometimes black pudding (blood sausage).
A traditional hot meal consisting of roast meat, usually with potatoes, vegetables and other trimmings. If you’re invited to Sunday dinner, you can expect to be served roasted meat (often lamb), along with roasted potatoes and/or Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, gravy, and vegetables such as parsnips, Brussels sprouts, peas, carrots, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, or leeks. In addition to the traditional gravy, some families also serve cheese sauce for the veggies.
British tomato salad
This simple salad, made with thinly-sliced red onions, fresh herbs, and a drizzle of oil and vinegar, lets juicy summer tomatoes shine. And Yorkshire sheep´s cheese.
Barnsley lamb chop
A Barnsley chop is a cross-section taken from right across the lamb’s loin. This produces a double-sided chop with a bone in the middle and a little fillet underneath. Since its cut across the saddle, it’s sometimes referred to as a saddle chop. Served with mint hollandaise sauce.
Yorkshire pudding is often part of the traditional roast dinner and is nothing like an American pudding. In fact, Yorkshire pudding is very much like a giant popover. It’s traditionally made from the drippings of a roast of mutton, which are captured as the meat cooks.
Packaged biscuits that have been around since 1927 have a sponge-cake base with an orange marmalade filling and chocolate icing. There are rectangular-shaped copycats, but true Jaffa cakes are round and sold in blue-and-yellow packaging.
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