Food is one of the most important aspects of the culture and history in Britain. We, at Cacao Catering & Events, enjoy promoting these traditional and popular British foods because apart from loving them ourselves, we also love to serve them at events and include them in our menus if and when we possibly can. Here are our top 6 favorite British foods:
Think of a pig in a blanket. Just that a beef wellington is a steak fillet which is “blanketed” in a patê and rolled in pastry. It is very popular dish in pubs and restaurants and while the name Wellington may sound British, the beef wellington is believed to originally be a spin off dish from the French filet de bœuf en croûte (fillet of beef in pastry).
When someone says Fish & Chips, we almost always think of a British pub with a football game on and pitchers of beer being served around. This is absolutely true and is one reason why the dish is so popular. It is affordable but is also a hearty meal to enjoy with friends and family. It is known that the closer you are to the ocean, the better the fish & chips dish would be.
Although the Shepherd’s pie originated in Scotland, it is very popular dish all around the United Kingdom and is served during almost any meal during the day. It is also a well known “grandma’s Sunday lunch” dish for the old-school. Minced lamb is the original choice of meat used in the dish but most families also choose beef – tends to raise a few eyebrows (don’t worry, we always use minced lamb).
Steak & Kidney pies are the epitome of all pies. While any sort of pie is popular in Britain, steak & kidney is a very well known dish which is the go-to dish during the harsh cold of winter. Brought into popularity by restaurants and homes in Manchester and York in the North of England, steak & kidney pie is also one of those “grandma’s favorites”.
The Cornish pasty, obviously from Cornwall, is a favorite among children and workers since its an easy treat to transport and serve. The Cornish pasty is widely known among countries that have had British colonialism and to date serve the Cornish pasty for tea – sometimes called Spinach Cornish Pasty.
One of the most important, if no the most, meals is the Sunday roast dinner. Generally served after the Sunday church service, this is a full on family event. We enjoy catering to Sunday roasts as its a fun-filled affair and is still an important part of British life with around one-fifth of British people sitting down to a roast every week.