Cultured Palate: International Dishes from England
Although Britain has a history of bland and unappetizing food, chefs in England have recently brought back some authentic recipes and are giving them a modern spin for a whole new take on traditional British cooking.
Gone are the days of dry, grey roasts, and gooey mashed potatoes. The next generation of chefs have banished flavorless food and are busy scouring the countryside for the newest ingredients to incorporate into their cuisine. If you’re traveling through England this year, take a look at this list for some traditional dishes you have to try while you’re there.
The Full English Breakfast
A traditional pub favorite, the full English breakfast has long been a favored choice of British citizens all over the world. While each chef has their own take on the full English, the building blocks have remained the same for decades.
It all starts with eggs – usually two or three runny-yolked and fried. Then, a few slices of either back or regular bacon are added to the plate, along with sausages, beans, and a fried tomato. Instead of toast, the full English comes with a slice of bread fried in bacon drippings. Other optional additions include kippers, black pudding, mushrooms, and potatoes.