Classic English cuisine conjures up images of warm, hearty stews, shepherd’s pies, and fish and chips served in front of a roaring fire at the local pub. England’s grassy countryside and agrarian origins have inspired many of the country’s culinary traditions, with homemade cheeses, meat pies, and root vegetables at the heart of many dishes. The sea surrounding the island has been equally important, with cod and halibut being a major source of protein. England’s history as an empire has also had an impact on their cuisine, and traditionally Asian ingredients such as tea leaves as well as dishes such as curry have become closely interwoven with the nation’s culinary history.
What English dishes can I make?
One of the simplest ways to incorporate a little Britain? Sit down every day with an afternoon cup of tea! To this day the teatime tradition continues in England, from the gilded halls of Buckingham Palace to ordinary homes where a mug and biscuits offers a midday respite. At lunch or dinner, fish and chips is a beloved favorite. Make a batch at home using Icelandic cod, flour, and sea salt. Other classic dishes include shepherd's pie, a mix of mashed potatoes, ground beef, and peas, and beef wellington, which is baked in a pastry crust and covered with gravy.
Where can I buy English food?
Supermarket Italy ships items from across the pond right to your doorstep in the USA! From Twinings English Tea and Maldon Sea Salt to countryside cheeses and breakfast biscuits, we offer a wide selection of English products perfect for tea time or anytime.