Foreign people criticize English food Foreign people criticize English food. Its unimaginative, they say. Its boring, its tasteless, its chips with everything and totally overcooked vegetables. These visitors have experienced English cooking in Wimpy Bars and MacDonalds Hamburger restaurants. But If you ask foreigners to name some typical English dishes, they will probably say Fish and chips and stop. It is disappointed, but true, that there is no tradition in England of eating in restaurants, because their food doesnt lend itself to such preparation. English cooking is found in the home, where it is possible to time the dishes to perfection. Their basic ingredients, when fresh, are so full of flavour that they havent had to invent sauces and complex recipes to disguise their natural taste. But Cynics will say that British have no cuisine themselves. We as other foreigners dont know much about British food. Our questionnaire proved it. But we cant learn English without learning traditions and customs in which food is one of the essential things.
Mealtimes There can be three main meals a day: There can be three main meals a day: Breakfast - between 7:00 and 9:00, Breakfast - between 7:00 and 9:00, Lunch - between 12:00 and 1:30 p.m. Lunch - between 12:00 and 1:30 p.m. Dinner (sometimes called Supper) - The main meal. Eaten anytime between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. (Evening meal) Dinner (sometimes called Supper) - The main meal. Eaten anytime between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. (Evening meal)
What is a typical English Breakfast? Most people around the world seem to think a typical English breakfast consists of eggs, bacon, sausages, fried bread, mushrooms and baked beans all washed down with a cup of coffee. Nowadays, however, a typical English breakfast is more likely to be a bowl of cereals, a slice of toast, orange juice and a cup of coffee. In the winter many people will eat "porridge" or boiled oats.
The Traditional English Breakfast The traditional English breakfast consists of eggs, bacon, sausages, fried bread, baked beans and mushrooms. Even though not many people will eat this for breakfast today, it is always served in hotels and guest houses around Britain. The traditional English breakfast consists of eggs, bacon, sausages, fried bread, baked beans and mushrooms. Even though not many people will eat this for breakfast today, it is always served in hotels and guest houses around Britain. The traditional English breakfast is called the 'Full English' and sometimes referred to as 'The Full English Fry-up'. The traditional English breakfast is called the 'Full English' and sometimes referred to as 'The Full English Fry-up'.
Lunch Lunch If you go to Britain to study English and you stay with a family you will almost certainly be given a "packed lunch" to eat for your midday meal. Some factories and schools have canteens where you can eat but the packed lunch is the most common thing to eat. A packed lunch normally consists of some sandwiches, a packet of crisps, an apple and a can of something to drink, for example, coca-cola. The contents are kept in a plastic container and you take it with you when you go to school or work. The quality of the packed lunch can vary from terrible to very good, it all depends on who makes it.
Dinner Things are changing and most British people eat meals from many different countries for example spaghetti or curry. In fact you could even say that the British don't eat much British food. However the most typical thing to eat for dinner is "meat and two vegs". This consists of a piece of meat accompanied by two different boiled vegetables. This is covered with "gravy" which is a sauce made with the juice that was obtained when the meat was cooked. One of the vegetables is almost always potatoes. The British eat a lot of potatoes. Things are changing and most British people eat meals from many different countries for example spaghetti or curry. In fact you could even say that the British don't eat much British food. However the most typical thing to eat for dinner is "meat and two vegs". This consists of a piece of meat accompanied by two different boiled vegetables. This is covered with "gravy" which is a sauce made with the juice that was obtained when the meat was cooked. One of the vegetables is almost always potatoes. The British eat a lot of potatoes.
English Puddings and Desserts. Р.1 English Puddings and Desserts. Р.1 What is a Pudding ? A pudding is the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used informally). In Britain, they also use the words 'dessert, 'sweet'' and 'afters.
English Puddings and Desserts. Р.2 English Puddings and Desserts. Р.2 There are hundreds of variations of sweet puddings in England but each pudding begins with the same basic ingredients of milk, sugar, eggs, flour and butter. Many of the puddings involve fresh fruit such as raspberries or strawberries, custard, cream, and cakes. Bread and butter pudding is old English favourite
Favourite Children Food Although many foreigners find British food disgusting, British teenagers in the survey enjoy eating bacon sandwiches, baked beans, cheddar cheese and curry (well, its not British but it is one of Britains most popular foods). Also, we know its a British stereotype but many British teenagers still like drinking a nice cup of tea in the morning. The Victoria Sponge - Named after Queen Victoria
Festival Food. Mothering Sunday Mothering SundayMothering Sunday Simnel cake
What food was invented in England 1762: The sandwich was invented in England. There is town named Sandwich in the south of England. John Montagu, the Earl of Sandwich invented a small meal that could be eaten with one hand while he continued his nonstop gambling.
Festival Food. Good Friday Good Friday Good Friday Hot cross buns Fish
Festival Food. Shrove Tuesday Shrove TuesdayShrove TuesdayPancakes
Festival Food. Easter Day Easter Day Easter Day Chocolate Eggs Roast Lamb Chicken
Festival Food. Harvest Harvest Special bread, made to look like sheaves of wheat
Traditional Drinks in England Tea Tea Coffee Coffee Bitter Bitter Wine Wine
Questionnaire 1. What food is the most popular in Great Britain? (Sandwiches, fish and chips, curry, cereal, fry-up) 2. How many times a day do British people eat? (3 times) 3. What are the mealtimes called? (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) 4. What do British people eat for breakfast? (Fry-on, cereal, tea) 5. What is the most common lunch in Britain? (a "packed lunch" which normally consists of some sandwiches, a packet of crisps, an apple and a can of something to drink, for example, coca-cola). 6. What is the most popular drink? (Tea, coffee) 7. Whats British childrens favourite food? (bacon sandwiches, baked beans, curry, cakes, sorbets, cheeses, ice cream) 8. What is the traditional Christmas food? (Christmas pudding, mince pies, turkey, stuffing)
Pelmeni are a Russian national dish, consisting of a filling that is wrapped in thin unleavened dough. The dough is made from flour and water, sometimes adding a small portion of eggs. The filling can be minced meat (pork, lamb, beef, or any other kinds of meat), fish, and mushrooms. Various spices, such as black pepper and onions, are mixed into the filling.
Кулебя́ка (Кулебяк) пирог с начинкой, традиционное русское блюдо, получившее широкое распространение в мире. Традиционная кулебяка делается из дрожжевого теста, раскатанного в прямоугольник толщиной 1 см; в центр выкладывается фарш, часто из нескольких различных пластов, заворачивается, тщательно слепливается. Свёрнутая кулебяка выкладывается швом вниз на намазанный жиром противень и оставляется на определённое время, чтобы тесто «подошло».
Solyanka is a thick, spicy and sour soup in Russia. All of them contain pickled cucumbers with brine, and often cabbage, salty mushrooms, smetana and dill.
Shchi is a soup with cabbage as the primary ingredient. It is very popular in Russia. Usually smetana is added into shchi before serving.
A pancake is a thin, flat cake prepared from a batter and cooked on a hot griddle or frying pan. Pancakes can be eaten at different times of the day depending on local tradition.
Студень (холодец) блюдо из сгустившегося до желеобразной массы от охлаждения мясного бульона с кусочками мяса. Студень не является разновидностью заливного, так как желеобразная консистенция заливных блюд является следствием использования желеобразующих веществ, таких, как желатин, а студень является самостоятельным блюдом, не требующим добавок.
В России предпочитают некрепкий чёрный чай. к чаю подают выпечку или сласти таким образом, чай заменяет десерт к чаю может добавляться сахар, лимон (чай с лимоном известен на Западе как «русский чай»), мёд, варенье. Иногда чай пьют с молоком или сливками. Традиционно в России воду для чая кипятили в самоваре остроумном и экономичном устройстве, способном долго сохранять воду горячей, а также подогревать заварочный чайник, но в настоящее время самовары очень редки, чаще используются обычные либо электрические чайники, иногда для торжественных случаев пользуются электрическими самоварами, которые, впрочем, кроме внешнего вида ничем не отличаются от электрочайника.
Kvass or kvas sometimes translated into English as bread drink. It is made from black or rye bread. It is popular in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland and other Eastern and Central European countries. Kvass is also used for preparing a summer cold soup, okroshka.