British Food

WATCH: 9 British Dishes Everyone Should Try

British food has a longstanding global reputation for being inedible sludge, boiled beyond recognition and leeched of anything approximating flavor. But this reputation could not be less deserved, and it’s high time that this ...

5 British Soft Drinks That Americans Should Try

I know, you can’t imagine there could even be five flavors of soda that are not currently available on the shelves of every American store. And yet there are, and some of them are massively popular too.

Easter Is Coming: Let’s Make a Simnel Cake

We know that Anglophilia is a competitive sport—to be honest it is in the U.K. too—so why not have a bash at making a cake that is traditional to the British Isles, but not so ubiquitous that everyone has heard of it?

How Do You Like THESE Apples? 10 Of Britain’s Best

Warning: this has been written by someone who, until a couple of hours ago, thought there were four basic sorts of apples – green, red, pie and sauce. Apparently there are over 7,500, so some of the terminology may be a little off ...

Canada Bans Marmite, Irn Bru and Ovaltine

Before we get into this, let’s just put to one side the idea that any banning of these most British of foodstuffs is to do with how they taste, OK? That snarky behaviour will not be welcomed, partly because it is bad manners, but ...

WATCH: ‘August: Osage County’ Stars Juliette Lewis, Julianne Nicholson on British Food

This is mince pie season, and that provides the opportunity for all those Americans who are down on British food to vent their distaste. To their devotees these small fruit-based mincemeat sweet pies are a wondrous British delicacy but ...

Five Recipes From Victorian England

I don’t know how you’re planning to celebrate the return of Copper to BBCAMERICA, on Sunday June 23 (10pm/9c), but I’m thinking of having an all-day Victorian pig-out. Who’s with me?

Haggis: Banned In The U.S.A.

Note: It might be an idea not to read this particular story if you’re having breakfast. Or lunch, for that matter.

Let’s Make Some Hot Cross Buns For Easter

Depending on which calendar you happen to follow, today could very well be Good Friday. And if it is, you may be considering a hot cross bun right now. And if you are, you are in good company.

The Brit List: Five British Desserts With Disgusting Names

Let’s start with the classic, the one everyone knows:

1: Spotted Dick