« Food in Britain » by the 4e1
1. The breakfast
The traditional English breakfast is called the “full English” and sometimes referred to as “the full English fry-up.
A typical British breakfast is composed of eggs, bacon, sausages, toasted bread, mushrooms, baked beans, sometimes there is black pudding (called potatoes cake) .
The breakfast is between 7.00pm and 9.00pm. Even though not many people will eat this for breakfast today, it is always served in hotels and guest houses around Britain.
(Mohammed and Victor)
2. Lunch and tea/dinner:
The British eat like in France: in England, lunch is between 12 o’clock and 2 o’clock. Tea is at 4 pm and dinner or « high tea » is at 7.00 pm.
( Chloé and Célia )
3. Traditional dishes:
Roast beef and Yorkshire Pudding: This is traditional Sunday lunch, which is a family affair.
Yorkshire Pudding: Made from flour, eggs and milk, it’s a sort of batter baked in the oven and usually moistened with gravy.
Fish and chips: Fish deep fried in flour batter with chips dressed in malt vinegar. This is England traditional take-away food.
Ploughman’s Lunch: This dish is served in pubs. It consists of a piece of cheese, a bit of pickle and pickled onion, and a chunk of bread.
Toad-in-the-Hole: Similar to Yorkshire Pudding, but with sausages placed in the batter before cooking.
( Samantha and Camille)
The typical British desserts are:
– pudding : the most famous and well-known home-made puddings are apple crumbles, bread and butter pudding, spotted dick (with dried fruit) and trifle.
– The crumble : apple and plum or apple and blackberry, served hot or cold with cream, custard or ice-cream.
– English crumpets : a tasty muffin that goes great with tea.
– Mince pies : pastry shells filled with mince meat, and sometimes brandy or rhum. They are traditionnaly eaten at Christmas time.
The traditionnal dessert sauce is custard. The recipes are simple, passed on from generation to generation.
English food is different from food in France. Their breakfast is bigger.(egg,potatoes,sausages,baked bean,bacon)
Their desserts are very sweet.
Food is very different in England from food in France.
In the morning, they eat a lot (bacon, eggs etc…) whereas in France, we eat cereals and milk.
They eat cheese after dessert, with crackers.
I would like to taste all this food.