If you are to ever take some time to try and figure out where the British food that you enjoy originated from, you may be surprised by what you actually find out. Quite simply put, the food from this region is basically a cultural melting pot from travelers worldwide.
Every influence from the Vikings to the Romans and Greeks made their mark on the cuisine that the British enjoy today. Specialty dishes and spices have been introduced to England over centuries and each country that has left something behind for others to enjoy.
While the origin of the foods of England is not necessarily important, the idea that so many were willing to shape the foods and the lifestyle of those living there is. Some of the foods were brought by aggressors, other foods by those looking to make trade partners. Whatever the reason for the food ending up there British food of today is a vast and mixed bag of flavors.