Traditional British Cuisine

Hi! I’m Liza and I’d like to share with you what I’ve learnt about British cuisine.

British cuisine is one of the most conservative in the world. However, it is much more diverse and interesting than we are used to thinking about it. The national cuisine of Britain has been formed over many centuries, starting from time of BC, when the islands were inhabited by local Celtic peoples.

Let’s find out more about British dishes.

Bangers and Mash

Also known as sausages and mash, this traditional dish consists of sausages and mashed potato, and is often accompanied with peas and gravy. This dish can usually be found on a menu in most pubs across the country, or can be made very easily at home.

Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips is one of the most popular traditional dishes. This dish consists of battered and deep fried fish, served with chips. Most UK restaurants and traditional British pub menus have Fish and Chips available daily.

Toad In The Hole

Toad in the hole or sausage toad is a traditional English dish consisting of sausages in Yorkshire pudding batter, usually served with onion sauce and vegetables.

Irish Stew

Irish stew is a national dish of Irish cuisine. It is traditional and one of the most popular in the country. The classic stew consists of lamb, potatoes, onions, as well as parsley and cumin.

Yorkshire Pudding

A common English side dish, it is a versatile food that can be served in numerous ways depending on its ingredients, size and other  components of the meal.

Lancashire Hotpot

This famous lamb stew topped with sliced potatoes should be on the menu at every British pub.

Ploughman’s Lunch

This simple British food consists of chunky bread, cheese, and pickles. It dates back to the  days when rural laborers lived on a simple diet of bread, cheese, leeks, and onions. Nowadays, the ploughman’s lunch is enjoyed with additional items; these might include ham, hard-boiled eggs, green salad, fruit, and perhaps a British beer.

Welsh rarebit or Welsh rabbit

Welsh rarebit, also called Welsh rabbit, a traditional British dish consisting of toasted bread topped with a savory  cheese sauce that typically includes such ingredients as beer or ale, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and paprika.

 Eton Mess

Eton mess is a traditional English dessert consisting of a mixture of strawberries, meringue, and whipped cream. First mentioned in print in 1893, it is commonly believed to originate from Eton College and is served at the annual cricket match against the pupils of Harrow School.

Victoria Sponge Cake

The cake’s name should really be The Royal Victoria Sponge, as its name harks back to Queen Victoria herself, who was said to enjoy a slice of the delicious cake with her traditional English afternoon tea.

Here is my presentation about British cuisine.