Most people in the UK rush to work in the morning. This means they don’t have time to make the traditional English breakfast of eggs, bacon and sausages. They may have one a weekends though. During the week, they choose a breakfast of cereal or toast with tea, coffee of fruit juice. Lunch is a simple meal. Many children at school and adults at work bring a packed lunch’ from home. This is a sandwich, a packet of crisps, a piece of fruit and a drink. Dinner is a meal for the whole family. Spaghetti bolognese and shepherd’s pie, are favourites. Many British order takeaways as well! Indian, Chinese food and pizzas are all very popular.
On Sundays, the British get together for a traditional Sunday roast. This is roast beef or lamb with potatoes, vegetables and gravy.
But . . . is there anything for dessert? Homemade puddings like bread and butter pudding, apple pie and truffle are all delicious British desserts. Without them no meal us complete!
British food has traditionally been based on beef, lamb, pork, chicken and fish and generally served with potatoes and one other vegetable. The most common and typical foods eaten in Britain include the sandwich, fish and chips, pies, trifle and roasts dinners. The staple foods of Britain are meat, fish, potatoes, flour, butter and eggs.
As main meat dishes British people often have Roast Beef, Cottage Pie, Bangers and Mash, Yorkshire Pudding, Fish and Chips, Bubble and Squeak, Black Pudding, Bacon Roly-Poly and many others.There are three main meals a day: breakfast, between 7 and 9; lunch, between 12 and 1.30 p.m. and dinner, the main meal eaten anytime between 6.30 and 8 p.m. The dinner is also called supper or tea.The British generally pay a lot of attention to good table manners.