British Food

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …