Typically British Food

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Typically British Food

As you know, we have a Spanish girl coming to stay with us for a week in June.

My plan is to eat out at every available opportunity so that the poor girl is spared my (lack of) culinary skills, but I would like to try and make sure that she has some typical British food whilst she is here.

What would you say are typical British dishes?  A Sunday roast and sausage and mash is the best I can come with.  And a friend said that her son's French exchange couldn't quite believe the full English fry up for breakfast.  Any other ideas?

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Fish and chips is a must! and definitely the others you have said, roast beef and yorkshire pud, sausage and mash, fry up!

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steak and kidney pudding - if you can't make that then dumplings - rarely found outside our country.

Yorkshire pudding.

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How could I have forgotten fish and chips?!!  What a numpty I am today!!

No way could I make a steak and kidney pudding, but I'm sure I could buy one.  Didn't realise that dumplings were unique to this country too.

Thank you, ladies.  Just what I wanted. I will be sorted for the week at this rate.

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Chicken Tikka Marsala. (about as Indian as Big Ben)

Do bear in mind it will be June and may be hot... and you are unlikely to want heavy, stodgy, 'winter warmer' kinds of foods.

Barbecues are a bit British. Ok, more australian, but us brits do seem t like our burned burgers and underdone sausages...

Scones/ cream tea

potato cakes

Porridge

Leek and potato soup

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A cream tea!  Yes!!!  Brilliant idea.

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Eating out at every possible opportunity eh?  Do you fancy a Lancashire exchange ahem, 'student'?

Great ideas so far, I was going to suggest the tikka masala but EB beat me to it!  

What about shepherds/cottage pie?   Not very summaey I know though.  

Cucmber sandwiches?

ursh x

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Haggis, neeps and tatties

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different breads- soda bread etc.

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We are going to London, I think, on one of the weekend days.  Not 100% sure, because I don't as yet know what the Spanish girls will be doing during the week when DD is in school but if they are going up to London on a couple of the days, it is a bit of a waste of time us doing that too.  However, if we do go, I will look into afternoon tea at the Ritz.  It's one of the touristy things I have never done and, although the people I know who've been have said that it is a bit of a disapointment,  I think it would be a very English thing to do!

Haggis, neeps and tatties?!  Come on, I have trouble boiling an egg!! I don't even know what neeps are, although I've heard the word.  Would guess at turnip?

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And I have never heard of a Surrey/Lancashire exchange before!!

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