What do people eat in the UK? Do these exercises and learn words for some common foods in Britain.

September 8, 2022 8:47 PM
The majority of the world's major cities now have establishments that serve classic British cuisine. International hotels typically include a full English breakfast with bread, eggs, bacon, and sausage in addition to fried tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans, and black pudding, a type of British blood sausage.

The majority of large hotels also provide one or two British meals for supper. But look for a place with a name like The Royal Oak, The Rose and Thistle, or The King's Tavern if you want to try British cuisine while improving your English. These establishments take their cues from British pubs and provide a lot of the same alcoholic beverages and food as pubs all throughout the British Isles do.

Foods from all throughout the British Isles are included in British cuisine, and like the meals stated above, these dishes in various ways represent the past. England exploited Irish farmland, food, and livestock after invading Ireland in the 17th century to feed their forces. Due to their extreme poverty as a result, the potato—one of the cheapest commodities at the time—became the staple diet of the Irish. Even today, a lot of the most well-known Irish dishes are potato-based, such as shepherd's pie, which is made of mashed potatoes on top of a mixture of minced meat and diced vegetables. Other well-known Irish dishes include Irish stew, which is a straightforward dish of potatoes, mutton, carrots, and onions.


pasty or Cornish pasty (noun): a baked food made by folding pastry around a savoury vegetable filling with or without meat - I can make vegetarian pasties if you like.

pub (also "tavern") (noun): a place that serves alcoholic drinks and food typical of the British Isles - Everyone goes to the pub for a drink after work.

roast vegetables (noun): vegetables baked in a pan, often served with roast meat - The roast vegetables were perfect as usual.

shepherd's pie (noun): a baked dish of minced lamb or mutton covered with a layer of mashed potato - You haven't tried shepherd's pie yet, have you?

stale (adjective): no longer fresh, esp. of bread, cakes, pastries, etc. - I'll throw this stale bread out unless it's for bread and butter pudding.

steak and kidney pie (noun): a pie filled with diced beef, kidney, fried onions and gravy - One of Britain's most famous foods is steak and kidney pie.

Sunday roast (also "roast dinner") (noun): roast meat and vegetables with gravy, often with other dishes like Yorkshire pudding - Please join us for our traditional Sunday roast.

Welsh rarebit (original name "Welsh rabbit") (noun): a savoury dish of toasted bread and cheese sauce - For some Welsh rarebit recipes you also need mustard and Worcestershire sauce.


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