British Traditional Foods

  Woodlands Junior School is in the south-east corner of England

Please note: As our students live in England, many of he foods we mention in this section of our website refer mainly to traditional foods in England. England does not mean the same as Britain.

Food and Festivals in Britain

You may already have several ideas about typical British food, but did you know that the most popular dish in England at the moment is… curry!

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 like the cornish pasty, trifleand roasts dinners. Some of our main dishes have strange names like Bubble & Squeak and Toad-in-the-Hole.

The staple foods of Britain are meat, fish, potatoes, flour, butter and eggs. Many of our dishes are based on these foods.

Traditional Food What is typical English food? ( Food) What is ‘bangers and mash’ or ‘black pudding’? What is ‘spotted Dick’? What is a Ploughman's Lunch ?   Which pudding is typically British and it is not sweet? 
Puddings / Desserts What food do you eat for pudding?(desserts) What cakes and biscuits do you eat? 
Meals When do you eat your meals ? (Meal Times) What is the difference between supper, dinner and tea? What are your meals called? What would you eat for a typical English breakfast?   What is the difference between a typical breakfast and a traditional breakfast? 
Afternoon Tea and High Tea What do you eat and drink during 
Afternoon Tea ? What does High Tea consist of? What is the difference between a High Tea and an Afternoon Tea? 
Drinks What do you drink in the UK? (Tea) What is the national drink of England? 
Cheeses What cheeses do you eat in the UK? 
Pies What pies do you eat in Britain and what are pies? 
Eating Etiquette What are the rules for Eating in the UK?(Manners) 
National Foods What are the traditional foods of Wales and Scotland? What is the National Food of England ? (National Food) What Take-Away (Take Out) food do you have? What is Fish and Chips? (Fish and Chips) 
Foods and Festivals What special foods do you eat during your festivals? 
Foods discovered in England What food was "invented" or discovered in England?(History) 
Eating out in Britain What Take-Away (Take Out) food do you have? Where can you eat in Britain apart from at home and in a restaurant ? 
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