Tag Archives: British Food

10 Desserts That Brits Miss When They Leave the U.K.

Trifle. (Photo: Fotolia)

Every British expat living in the U.S. has a constant yearning for some culinary pleasure they left back home.

10 British Flavors Americans Will Never Widely Appreciate

Marmite: an acquired taste. (Photo: Newscast Limited via AP Images)

Always remember, dear reader, that one foodie’s weird is another foodie’s wonderful.

A Matter of Taste: An Expat on Differences Between British and American Palates

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Sometime during the early 1990s, a new and exciting breakfast product appeared on the shelves of British supermarkets. I was aware of Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts thanks to American television shows, and when I saw boxes of them stacked into a ...

7 British Food Habits Americans Will Never Understand


While the U.K. has undoubtedly embraced American food tastes and trends, with the introduction of TGIF and the like, the reciprocity has been a little slow.

10 American Substitutes for British Grocery Staples

Brits are used to HP Sauce, but A1 can be a more than decent stand-in. (Better than slathering on ketchup.) (Photo via Mr. Breakfast)

So, you’re craving various foodstuffs from home but can’t track them down in the U.S. or bring yourself to pay five times what the product is worth in international shipping.

5 British Food Items You Won’t Find in Major U.S. Grocery Stores

You can make them yourself, but you most likely won't find prepared sausage rolls in your local American grocery store. (Photo via JamieOliver.com)

If you ask any British expat what he or she misses most about their homeland, the majority will eventually—after perhaps citing their friends and family—list that very important element of day-to-day living: food.

Kid Food: What to Prepare When American Children Get the ‘Munchies’

The American variation of cheese on toast is popular with the younger set. (Photo via The Saucy Librarian)

Although we all try to feed our children wholesome, nutritious food (yada, yada), most of us have a handy list of go-to, kid-friendly meals that we can rustle up when pressed for time. Brits typically fall back on beans on toast, cheese ...

Food Memories: What Do You Miss From Britain?

Award-winning bacon sarnie. (Photo via The Register)

For many British expats, there’s nothing like food to get us waxing lyrical about our childhoods or weeping softly into our expensive, imported favorite tea from home.  Just the mention of a Battenburg or Garibaldi brings fond ...

10 Items You Should Stock Up on When You Visit Britain

Is your fridge properly stocked with brown sauce? (Photo: AP/Sang Tan)

Sure, expats can order the stuff we miss on the Internet, or even find it on sale in the U.S. But my local supermarket prices its British imports at twice to three times what I’d pay back home.

Food and Drink: 10 Things That Taste Different in the U.S.

American "buddur" just doesn't have the dense creaminess of the British variety (seen above). (Photo via BBC Food Blog)

From bread and butter to bangers and beer, so much American produce tastes nothing like the goods back home in Blighty.