The features of English cuisine
English cuisine includes, traditions, styles and recipes associated with England;
It has distinctive attributes of its own;
It also shares much with wider British cuisine;
There was a large importation of ingredients and ideas from North America, China and India during the time of the British Empire and a result of post war immigration.
In the early modern period the food of England was historically characterized by its simplicity and a high quality of natural produce;
Traditional meals have ancient origin such as bread and cheese, roasted and stewed meat, boiled vegetables, and broths, and freshwater and saltwater fish;
The 14th century English cookbook contains recipes for these dishes;
Modern English Cuisine
Fish and chips were recently number one urban food eaten from newspaper with salt and vinegar;
Pies and sausages with mashed potatoes, onion and gravy are very popular;
Now all these dishes are matched in popularity by curries from India and stir fries based on Chinese and Thai cooking;
Italian and French cuisine are also widely adopted;
The innovation of fast food from the United States is absorbed.
A “Full Breakfast”
A “full breakfast” is eaten the whole of the Britain ;
The names change depending on where it is served;
The origin of the breakfast is believed to originate in rural England as a meal to carry a worker through a long morning;
The “full breakfast” is traditionally served at breakfast time;
But it is served at lunchtime everywhere in hotels and at the restaurants.
At the restaurant
Waiter: Hello! Can I help you?
Mr. A: Well, could we have famous full English breakfast?
Mrs. A: Dear, it’s lunch time.
Waiter: The full breakfast is served at lunchtime everywhere in hotels and at the restaurants.
Mr. A: Fine. Bacon and eggs and… What do you recommend?
Waiter: Bacon and eggs, but they are accompanied by sausages, grilled tomato, mushrooms, tea, toasts and marmalade.
At the restaurant
Mr. A: Is this breakfast served all over Britain?
Waiter: Yes, but each country has its own accompaniments.
Mr. A: What kind?
Waiter: A full English breakfast may have black pudding, baked beans and fried bread. A full Irish – white pudding and soda bread, Welsh –loverbread.
Mr. A: Let’s start with bacon and eggs and then…
Mrs. A: And tea with toast and marmalade.
.The traditional English dinner for Sunday is known as Sunday Roast;
It’s time for families to get together and share a good meal;
Roast beef is number one but pork and lamb work well too;
Yorkshire puddings, roasted potatoes and vegetable are served with the main course;
A delicious gravy is made of the pan juice, red wine , meat or vegetable stock and butter is added to the roast.
What is tea for the British
Tea is the national drink of the British;
Britain imports about 20% of all the world’s tea;
It was introduced in Britain in 1657 by Catharine King Charles’s wife;
The English custom of afternoon tea goes back to the late 18th century;
The British drink more than any other nation – about 4 kilos a head or 1,650 cups of tea a year;
Most popular is black tea.