FoodReference.com Logo

Food Trivia & Food Facts Section

An eclectic collection of information about various foods and beverages,
plants and animals from around the world

Home       Food Articles       Food Trivia & Facts       Today in Food History       Recipes       Cooking Tips       Food Videos       Food Quotes       Who's Who       Food Trivia Quizzes       Crosswords       Food Poems       Cookbooks       Food Posters       Recipe Contests       Culinary Schools       Gourmet Tours       Food Festivals

You are here > Home

 

 

FOOD TRIVIA and FOOD FACTS

BRAINS to BUTTON       Brains as Food       Branding       Bratwurst       Brawn       Brazil       Brazil Nuts       Bread       Bread and Butter       Breadfruit       Bread Pudding       Breakfast       Breakfast Cereals       Breakfast of Champions       Bring Home the Bacon       British Cooking      Broad Bean       Broccoli       Broccoli & Cholesterol       Broccoli Rabe       Broiler-Fryer       Brown Trout       Brownies       Brussels Sprouts       Bubble and Squeak       Buckwheat       Buffalo, American       Bulgur       Burger King       Burgoo       Butter       Butter Beans       Buttercrunch      Butterfinger       Butterfinger Potato       Butterfly       Buttermilk       Butterscotch Beans       Button Mushroom

 

 

 

FOOD VIDEO SECTION
Recipe Videos, Food Safety,
Food Science, Food Festivals, Vintage Commercials, etc.

See also: American FoodQuotes on French Cuisine

BRITISH FOOD & COOKING

Those who make light of and disparage the value of the British contribution to cooking would do well to remember Dover sole, York ham, Finnan haddock, smoked Scottish salmon, Stilton, Cheddar, Caerphilly and numerous other cheeses, Dundee marmalade, Earl Grey tea, Worcestershire sauce, chutneys, Cumberland sauce, Mulligatawny, trifles and fools, numerous puddings, Cornish Pasties, Hot Cross Buns, Chelsea Buns, crumpets, scones, cock-a-leekie, and don't forget single malt whisky, and British ales and stouts. Imagine a world without them!!!!!

There are over 9,000 Indian restaurants in Great Britain. (2009)

For those who poke fun at "English cuisine", imagine the perfect cup of tea accompanied by scones, with clotted cream and strawberry jam, a juicy slice of beef with a dollop of strong horseradish, or the perfect piece of Scottish smoked salmon, and you just may find your mouth watering at the thought of what the British have brought to the table.

Yorkshire pudding is a British specialty.  A batter, similar to that used for popovers, is poured into a shallow pan containing the fat from cooked roast beef, and cooked in the oven. Originally, the batter was placed in a pan beneath the roast to catch the drippings while it cooked.

Stargazy pie. This is a fish pie of Cornish origin. It is made with the fishes' heads sticking out of the crust all round the rim, and presumably takes its name from their appearance of gazing skywards. In her Observer Guide to British Cookery (1984) Jane Grigson notes that 'it is a specialty of Mousehole where they make it on 23 December every year, Tom Bawcock's Eve, in memory of the fisherman who saved the town from a hungry Christmas one stormy winter.'

Hot Pot is a British stew (originating in the mid 19th century) of mutton or beef layered with vegetables and finally potatoes, and cooked in a deep covered pot on the stove or in the oven. One of the more famous varieties is Lancashire Hot Pot, with mutton, lamb kidneys, onions, potatoes (and sometimes oysters). Frequently served with red cabbage.

One of the earliest references we have to British 'chips' (French Fries in the U.S.) is in Charles Dicken's 'Tale of Two Cities' (1859): "husky chips of potatoes, fried with some reluctant drops of oil."

Archaeological evidence indicates that Britons were milking cows at least 6,000 years ago.
 

 

Please feel free to link to any pages of FoodReference.com from your website.

For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: james@foodreference.com
All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2014 James T. Ehler and www.FoodReference.com unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved.

You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.

Please take the time to request permission.

 

 

 

 

 

Also see: Food Articles  and Cooking Tips

 

Culinary Schools
& Cooking Classes

From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training - Over 1,000 schools & classes listed for all 50 States, Online & Worldwide