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Usually the British people take a large breakfast before they go to work as they don’t get time to take mid day meal with all the family members. They spent their time of midday meal with their workmates as well as with their school mates. Usually people use to take their lunch in between12.30 pm to 1.30 pm. In evening they finish their work at 5.30pm and try to reach their home in one hour. Everyone tries to take their dinner or evening meal in between 6.30pm and 8 pm.
Usually on Sundays people in Britain gets the opportunity to enjoy the company of their family members. On Sunday they enjoy the best British foods. For Britain people, the Sunday lunch is the best meal of the weak for the entire family. Usually on Sundays, most of the people use to take typical British foods like Yorkshire pudding and roast beef.
Everyone in Britain is aware of the term “Breakfast’’ which is described as the first meal of the day. But there are some other terms like “dinner, tea, lunch, elevenses, high tea, supper, brunch”, about these terms different people have different concepts. Among these words there is a lot of confusion among the peoples. People of Britain take different types of British foods in different time. At each and every time different food items are having different importance.
Usually British breakfasts are much larger than in comparison to some other countries. Most of the Britain people like to have a fried breakfast, which includes eggs, fried becon along with fried bread, or they are also interested in taking fried tomatoes or even black pudding. But most of the people just like to eat marmalade and toast along with coffee or tea as they are not interested in eating too heavy in early morning. Among most of the Britain people cereals are also important and the most common breakfast is cornflakes. These cornflakes are made from different grains like wheat, corn, oats etc. Most of the people of Scotland are interested in eating boiled oats as well as “porridge” as it is heavy and also keeps you warm in winter.
Most of the British family offer a “packed lunch” to eat during the midday meal. In most of the schools and in factories there are canteens where the people use to eat mid day lunch but the most common thing among the Britain people is the packed lunch. Usually this packed lunch includes a packet of crisps, some sandwiches, a can of drink like coca-cola and an apple. Usually plastic containers are used to hold these contents. Britain people take this plastic container along with the content while going to work or school. The contents may vary from day to day.
Even the Britain people wants to eat the meal of different other countries. It is said that even the British don’t like to eat much of the British food. They can take spaghetti or curry. But the most common British food which is taken for dinner is “meat and two veg”. It consists of a piece of meat along with two different kinds of boiled vegetables. British have the weakness to eat potatoes. They eat lots of potatoes. Entire recipe is covered with gravy, which is a sauce, and it is made from the juice of the cooked meat.
Some of the important British Foods
Bangers and Mash
It is a mashed potato along with different sausages.
It is a batter which is made with eggs, milk, flour and then cooked in the oven. Usually this Yorkshire pudding is often eaten for Sunday lunch with roast beef.
These are the cooked beans which are usually cooked in a tomato sauce. They are usually available in cans and are normally eaten with toast. It is a popular British food as it is liked by most of the Britain people.
A Ploughman’s Lunch
It is the most popular British food which people usually go to “pub” to take their mid day meal. Usually this meal consists of a bread roll along with a pickled onion and a piece of cheese. British cheeses are very good in taste and the most famous quality is Cheddar. Usually the cheeses are named after the place which they belong like Cheshire, Red Leicester etc. Stiton is a very nice British blue cheese but it may be little bit expensive.
A pie is a different kind of food which is surrounded by pastry. Usually this British food is baked in an oven. This British food can be savoury or it may be sweet. Some of the typical examples of pie are “apple pie” or “steak and kidney pie” and some others. You can have variation in the taste of different pie.
Bread and Butter
Usually when the British wants to eat bread they cover it with margarine or butter. In Britain it is very common to have bread and butter in the breakfast.
There are various kinds of bread in Britain. You can ask to a baker for different kinds of bread and you just have to choose them. British breads are very tasty and they are in great demand by the British people. Though each and every kind of bread is good in Britain but the most popular bread is sliced white bread. Each of the type of bread is different in taste and people buy them as per their taste. All the breads are sold in plastic packets.
The Fish and Chip Shop
While visiting Britain, you must go for Fish and a Chip shop. In this shop fried potatoes which are known as chips are cooked. These chips are usually accompanied by pies, fish, mushy peas, etc. few days back these chips were wrapped in the news paper but now these chips are wrapped in white paper. Usually the shop keeper of this shop asked the customers of their choice whether they want vinegar or salt to be sprinkled over the chips or not. Take these things as per your choice. Entire British foods are delicious. People eat them as per their taste and choice.
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