We’re going to talk about English food customs. It’s a really important thing of the culture of England. They have breakfast, lunch, sunday roast, dinner, Traditional desserts, afternoon tea, high tea, Fish and chips and special dinner at the holidays.
Englishmen often have little knowledge of a light breakfast, they are just used to begin with a heavy breakfast. English breakfast is one of the things that are so recognizable of the British culture.
An traditional English breakfast often consists: bacon, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, toast with butter, baked beans and potatoes.
Nowadays the people don’t eat the traditional breakfast I just describe; today a typical English breakfast is more likely to be a slice of toast, orange juice and a cup of coffee.
The breakfast is usually not eaten every day, but especially at the weekend. Many eateries serve it all day, and hotels, bed and breakfasts and hostels serve it every morning, often as a “traditional dish”. In other parts of the British Isles they know variants, for example are designated as Welsh breakfast or Ulster fry.
Usually is breakfast between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m.
Lunch is just like the breakfast warm. Most of the time, they eat a fast served snack. Usually is lunch between 12:00 and 1:30 p.m.
A typical thing to eat at lunch in England are: fish and chips. It’s fish deep fried in flour batter with chips
Also sandwiches: The sandwich is double slices of bread often bevel cut, with different Types of fillings between the slices of bread.
Dinner is the main meal of the day in England. A typical English dinner is not that different from our dinner. It’s also the evening meal of the day. Dinner is most of the time eaten anytime between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m.
Except for Sunday, because then they have instead the Sunday roast. Dinner is eaten so late because of the high tea they’re also holding.
Prior, the English dinner contented most of the time: meat and two vegetables. But things in England have changed. Now it contains usually: curry, rice or pasta.
Only on Sunday is the “Sunday roast”. You have Sunday roast in the midday instead of having dinner in the evening.
A typical Sunday roast usually consists of: potatoes with a yorkshire pudding, roast meat and two different kinds of vegetables. Almost always are the vegetables potatoes.
The holidays is why in many countries to consider additional extract with food, also in England. There are a number of holidays where English eat traditionally a particular meal. So they eat hot cross buns at good friday, that are round Easter buns are often decorated with a cross.
By mid-Lent (a Catholic feast day in the mid-Lent) eat people in England a traditional Simnel Cake. The Simnel Cake is a fruit cake. The cake is decorated with 11 marzipan balls that the 12 apostles (11, because Judas who betrayed Christ is not counted). That cake is covered with a layer o marzipan.
At Christmas is often served Christmas pudding in England. This pudding is often four or five weeks before Christmas ready. Everyone stirs in the family including a time in the pan in which the person makes a wish.