Forgive me! This was before my blogging days and I didn’t think to take pictures of my food.
- Fish and Chips – Of course you can’t go to England without ordering their fish and chips. What? Are you mad? Health nuts, just take a chill pill and try some fish and chips, or as we call them in the United States, breaded fish and french fries.
- Market – Stop at one of the markets and try out some local grub. Then get what you want to eat at these locations
- Tea – Stop at a traditional English teahouse and sample some real English tea. Note that it’s best to have tea in the afternoon. Hence the name “afternoon tea.”
- Pint – Stop and have a pint (beer) at a local pub.
- Kipper – Feeling daring try a kipper, a whole herring that has been cut from tail to head, gutted, salted or pickled, and cold smoked. This is a meal often eaten for breakfast. Now I cannot vouch for the taste of this because I’m not that daring, but if you want an authentic English breakfast you may want to consider trying this.
- Treacle Tart – A traditional English dessert. An open pastry case containing a thick filling made of golden syrup (also known as treacle), breadcrumbs or almonds, and lemon juice or lemon zest. The tart is often served with a scoop of clotted cream, ordinary cream, ice cream, or custard. I was lucky enough to try Harry Potter’s favorite dessert and now I know why it was his favorite because it was yummy in my tummy.
- Mushy peas – These were not as bad as I thought they were going to be, considering I don’t like peas. Mushy peas are dried marrowfat peas that have been soaked overnight in water with bicarbonate soda/baking soda then rinsed in fresh water and simmered with a little sugar and salt until they form a green lumpy soup. They are often served with fish and chips.