Eat like a …British
Eat like a …British
It is known that traveling is an exceptional and worthy experience to get to know different cultures.
One of the most significant things that tell you a lot about any country is traditional food and eating habits. I
n this series, we will take you on a journey around the world. You will become a citizen of each country, eat like a resident, and try traditional dishes.
Today we are taking a trip to the United Kingdom to eat like a British.
Let us start with the names of the meals.
In the south, meals carry their internationally known names: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner. While in the north, it is a little bit different.
"Dinner" stands for lunch, and "Teatime" stands for dinner.
So how does an English day go? You have to start your day early, Brits usually take their first meal of the day between 7:00 to 9:00 am.
The traditional breakfast is called "Full English" and consists of eggs, bacon, sausages, fried beans, mushrooms, and baked beans with a decent cup of coffee.
Nowadays, most people eat a much simpler meal.
It consists of a bowl of cereals, a slice of toast, orange juice, and coffee. Now you are good to go.
You get a quick lunch at work or school, Lunch is not the main meal of the day. It is just a quick snack. Lunch is usually grabbed around 12:00 to 1:30 pm.
Most of the time, lunch consists of a sandwich, crisps (potato chips), fruit, and a drink. There are several options you can pick in sandwiches.
These are tuna and mayonnaise, chicken and bacon, ham and pickles, or steak and onions. All of this is packed in a plastic container.
Here comes the main meal Dinner is the main meal that the family gathers around and is eaten between 6:30 and 8:00.
The traditional meal consists of meat with hot gravy poured on and 2 types of vegetables.
You can choose between potatoes, carrots, peas, and cabbages.
Nowadays this dinner is most eaten only on Sundays.
Dinner is also called "tea time" or "tea" in the north.
Speaking of tea, it is the most popular drink in the United Kingdom.
It is not true that tea is served at 4 o'clock.
Brits enjoy drinking tea all day and night. Enjoy your British day and tell us how did it go?
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