Typical British food has its influence throughout the world
By: Rex Inego | Oct 25, 2011 10:28 AM
British homes are places you get real British food, served with all the tradition and grandeur of it. Even fancy restaurants cannot give you the real British food as they serve world cuisine and not just British food. Soups or stews, or hot dishes to fight cold, common people can take you to the taste of traditional British food than all the restaurants put together.
Since 1800’s British mid tea has been popular with its flaky desserts and delicious pastries. British people enjoy the range of luscious little finger foods along with a pot of hot tea. The small cafes along the streets of London still serve the British tea along with the popular delicacies. Puddings also hold an important place in British food. British food begins and ends with sweet puddings. Yorkshire pudding, one of their popular puddings was enjoyed by peasants and royalty. Small eateries still serve puddings throughout the country.
British people always accepted food of other regions, with modifications to them, so that it suits their life-style. Foreigners brought in food ideas and British immediately accepted them. Some of the seafood items, though available plenty on their shores, were not used by them till travellers of Mediterranean region came to England.
Today, wherever we go we can feel the influence of British food. Most of the countries have accepted something of British food and incorporated it in to their food style. Dishes like Shepherd's pie and carry away foods like fish and crispy chips have made British food ideas familiar to people of other countries.
English people always made heavy and warm foods for cold and wet nights. They shared this with the rest of the world, who accepted the custom with open hands. The English preference for thick gravies, mashed potatoes, sausages and puddings are loved by all and served around the world. Seafood dishes and game bird recipes of British also are trekking out of England to other regional areas.
Dishes eaten and created today, whether in England or some other country have its roots to the food eaten generations back. Some have remained the same and some others have transformed in looks and taste. Total alterations of dishes or simple changes in cooking styles, bring forth new dishes. Several different things like not having items required to make a dish, or the requirement for changes in cooking technique calls for introduction of fresh methods, on already existing dishes.