As it stands today, the United Kingdom consists of the countries of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Though each country has its own unique dishes and specialties, the region as a whole is well known for its seafood traditions and extensive farmland. The UK’s agrarian history has shaped many culinary traditions, from the crafting of homemade cheeses to savory beef dishes like shepherd’s pie. The sea surrounding the island has been equally important, with cod and halibut serving as major sources of protein, and salt mined from the sea flavoring everything from chips to chowder.
What dishes can I make with UK imports?
One of the simplest ways to bring the UK to the US— Have a cup of British tea and crackers crackers spread with marmite, a savory yeast spread, and an array of Welsh cheeses. As a main course, create a batch of the famous fish and chips using simple ingredients of cod, flour, and salt. Serve with malt vinegar and feel like a true Londoner: All you’ll be missing is the greasy newspaper wrapping.