Top 10 Quintessential English Foods
As reported in the United Kingdom’s Times OnLine, these are the ten most English dishes, according to author Simon Majumdar, who’s traveling the UK to research a book on Eating for Britain. (Click on the links to see his favorite places to buy each.)
1- Melton Mowbray Pork Pie (made with just pork, salt, pepper, flour, water and lard).
2- Fish and Chips (with vinegar on the chips, of course)
3- Black Pudding (yeah, the rumors are true: it’s made with blood)
4- Kippers (a cold-smoked herring)
5- Parkin (treacle* and ginger cake)
6- Cornish Pasty
7- Potted Shrimps (cooked in butter and spiced with mace and nutmeg)
8- Grouse (a game bird)
9- Treacle* Sponge Pudding
10- Cheddar Cheese
*According to Wikipedia, treacle is the generic name for any syrup made during the refining of sugar cane.