British cuisine has suffered from a very poor reputation. It’s been seen as cheap, tasteless stodge.
While it is true that British food tends to be simple and based on traditional, uncomplicated and inexpensive ingredients at its best it is hearty, comforting and delicious. Here’s the guide to the best of British cooking.
Compared to French haute cuisine, traditional British food might seem plain and basic. But if you’re sitting in a toasty British pub on a cold Winter’s morning tucking into a thick, juicy joint of beef with a big Yorkshire pudding and perfectly crisp roast potatoes, you won’t care what the food critics are saying.
British cuisine may contain strange names such as ‘bubble and squeak’, ‘spotted dick’ and ‘mushy peas’, and it may feel strange to be eating a dish called Yorkshire pudding with your main course, but British cooking has plenty of personality, taste and substance to create a memorable dining experience.