Articles Tagged 'Food'

Comedian Al Murray and his British bangers (Pic: Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)

10 Great British Bangers for Hot Dog Day

Before we really get stuck in, it might help to have a brief look at the language around sausages in Britain, and how they’ve been used in certain recipes. For example, the term bangers—when used to describe sausages and not albums by Miley Cyrus—came from the habit certain cheaper sausages had of exploding in the […]

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What is the Difference Between French Fries and British Chips?

Language is fiddly, particularly around food. One man’s eggplant is another man’s aubergine, and that same man’s courgette is the first man’s zucchini, even if both men are using their vegetables to make a dish that they freely agree is called ratatouille. It’s even more confusing to try to work out which food is which […]

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5 British Breakfasts From History

For all that the great British fry-up is the king of all breakfasts (shut up, granola; back away, scrambled eggs; don’t test us, waffles, you will lose), it was not the only choice available to peckish Brits down the years. Not while there were kidneys to devil and kippers to smoke, at any rate. Mind […]

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WATCH: ‘Doctor Who’s Jenna Coleman Dishes on Her Ideal Christmas Meal

Doctor Who‘s Jenna Coleman deems herself a “traditionalist” when it comes to sitting down for Christmas dinner. Coleman can’t go without turkey and all the trimmings, but there’s one American dish she’s particularly interested in — we’ll give you a hint: it’s topped with marshmallows. You can find out what makes it to Coleman’s plate in […]

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7 American Snacks Brits Should Learn to Appreciate

Unfortunately for expats, you can’t very easily get your hands on a packet of pickled onion flavor Monster Munch in the United States. But there is no shortage of other weird and wonderful American snacks from which Brits can choose. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches Behold an American icon! The peanut butter and jelly (jam) […]

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10 Southern U.S. Dishes Every Brit Should Try

If you’ve come to America hoping to get lethally fat on deliciousness, head to that strip of states along the bottom and start munching. Because down there, the food is, quite literally, to die for. Not sure what to order? Start with these superb Southern staples. Fried green tomatoes Who’d have thought a dish featuring […]

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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 places for U.K. treats and supplies: 1. Myers of Keswick Located in the “Little Britain” of NYC—a tiny oasis located on 634 Hudson St. […]

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How to British Up Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Although we don’t grow up with Thanksgiving, Brits in the U.S. are often charged with the task of “doing” Thanksgiving dinner anyway. It’s stressful enough for Americans, but, for Brits, it’s compounded by strange food and the inevitable American in the wings intent on explaining how Thanksgiving is “usually done.” (Cause for the first family […]

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WATCH: First Cereal Cafe Opens in East London

Shoreditch, London was first to see the opening of a Cat Cafe, and that venture is now being followed up with a … wait for it, wait for it … a cafe that serves only cereal. Indeed, cereal can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and even between meals. Possibly that came to mind when […]

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