Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Typical Traditional English Food and Drinks

Each year, the UK and mainly London welcome a lot of foreign students, just like you, coming here to improve their English. Such an experience not only provides you with the opportunity of learning English but also enable you to discover another culture. And one of the best and delicious ways of discovering a foreign culture is to share some traditional dishes.

A Sunday with a familyLiving in a host family can be a good solution for you to discover what a traditional Sunday lunch is in England. It consists of Roast Beef (served with two different kinds of vegetables and potatoes) and Yorkshire pudding. It is often eaten at midday.

During the rest of the week, your typical breakfast is likely to be a bowl of cereals, a slice of toast, orange juice and a cup of coffee. But if you choose to book a bedroom in a hotel in England, you will probably be provided with a traditional English breakfast (eggs, bacon, sausages, fried bread, baked beans and mushrooms).

Wherever you are making your journey in England, you can always spend time for lunch with your friends. Between two English courses or excursions with your group, and unless you have taken with you a ‘packed lunch’ (which traditionally consists of a sandwich, a packet of crisps, a piece of fruit and a drink), try the English traditional take-away food, globally known as ‘fish and chips’.

Tea breaksOne of the traditional specificities of England is being a tea-drinking nation. More than a habit, it’s a ritual at 11 am and 4 pm… even if it has evolved with the English way of life, in particular with the working hours. Wherever you go in London, Eastbourne, Salisbury or anywhere else in England, you will find a warm and cosy tearoom to have a rest savoring biscuits after your English course. Don’t worry if tea… is not your cup of tea, as coffee is nowadays as popular in England as tea is.

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