British Food

10 Places to Stock Up on British Goods in NYC

If you’re an expat desperate for the taste of MacClean’s Traditional Toothpaste or an Anglophile with regular cravings for Cadbury chocolate (you know, the real stuff), look no further—we’ve found ten foolproof ...

A Brief Guide to British Cheeses

Before we start, we should mention the scale of the undertaking. There are over 700 different cheeses made in the U.K.

Why are ‘Biscuits’ Different in Britain?

When considering the differing terminology for common things between Britain and the U.S., it’s often a case of finding out who called their thing the thing they call it first, and declaring them the winner.

WATCH: Why Do the British Have Separate Hot and Cold Taps?

When you grow up expecting things to be a certain way and find out they are not a universal constant, it can be quite bewildering, and when that bewilderment is applied to plumbing, things often get unpleasant.

5 Scottish Dishes Every American Should Try

On September 18, the Scottish people vote on whether they wish to be formally independent from the United Kingdom. And it’s a referendum that has stirred up strong feelings on either side of the debate.

Welsh Rarebit Day: What Exactly is a ‘Rarebit’?

By rights, every day should be Welsh rarebit day. Hot bread plus hot cheese is an eternally winning combination: a conclusion that is apparently shared by every short order chef in every diner everywhere (providing they can throw a bit ...

5 Words Anglophiles Should Really Use More Often

Lancaster University and Cambridge University Press are currently surveying the way the English language is changing as it leaves the mouths of British people, for the Spoken British National Corpus 2014. It’s a way of keeping ...

Junk Food Day: 5 Salty British Snacks Every American Should Try

Often the most exciting thing about a trip to another country isn’t the scenery or culturally enriching buildings, but a trip to the supermarket to find out what the locals enjoy eating when they’re watching TV.

Fill Your Holes: It’s National Doughnut Day!

So today is the day everyone gets together to celebrate that little ring of happiness that makes the mid-morning bearable. The doughnut, or donut, or d’n’t has been a firm fixture of faces since the mid-1800s, having been ...

Mint Julep Day: Five Foods the British Only Consume Once a Year

It’s a little uncomfortable out here on this limb, making assumptions about the tastes and dietary habits of two whole nations. But we all know that some foodstuffs—whether they are commemorative dishes or special ...