We often have a first non positive impression on English food. We all remember the bright green peas on our school trip! I’m going to show you that despite the preconceived ideas we can eat well in London!
Fish and chips
Here is the great classic of British cuisine! Originally it was a fast food dish. Things have changed a lot since fish and chips is no longer considered a popular dish. Special attention is paid to the choice of fish (cabillot, place, haddock), the quality of the oil and the cooking process. It is most often accompanied by peas and chips.
The Poppies and Rock & Sole Plaice restaurants are renowned for the quality of their fish and chips.
The fishcake is a mixture of fish and potato, covered with breadcrumbs and cooked in oil. They come in the form of balls.
The roast lamb and mint sauce
The roast lamb is a roast lamb accompanied by potatoes, small vegetables and a mint sauce! Although surprising, it goes very well together.
Roast gamin is a roast ham that is eaten hot, accompanied by mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
Steak and kidney pie
Is a savoury pie with a puff pastry that is filled with beef, kidneys, onions and a thick brown sauce.
This dish, which resembles a stew, is mainly eaten in winter. Stew is made with lamb or beef and is accompanied by carrots, turnips and parsnips. The seasoning may vary depending on the region.
Cheshire, often called Chester in French, is the oldest English cheese. This cow’s milk cheese, with its dense and crumbly texture, comes in three varieties: white Cheshire, red (which owes its colouring to amatto, a tropical fruit) and blue, with its natural mould, which is rarer and much appreciated.
The wise derby
The great originality of this cow’s milk cheese lies in the presence of sage leaves which green its paste.
Only made in the counties of Leicester, Nottingham and Derby, Silton is a cow’s milk cheese with a creamy texture. There is the rarer but easily recognisable blue and white Silton, with blueberry or cranberry berries in the paste.
The apple pie
The apple pie is an apple pie baked in their juices underneath the dough.
The Christmas pudding
“Pudding” means dessert, but when it comes to Christmas Pudding, it’s a kind of fruit cake with ginger or prunes. It is eaten hot and most often with custard.
This typically English dessert is a fruit juice mixed with gelatine that has the consistency of a flan. Jelly is very popular with young English people. It can be made very easily at home and can also be found in supermarkets.
Scones are butter rolls, served hot with fresh cream and jam. Cut them in half and spread them, it’s a de-li-ce !