Well it's not bad. When people talk about "English food" they are often referring to the poor man food. In britain as a whole (nevermind England) you had the poor working class "cuisine" and the upper class. Things like full English/Scottish breakfasts, fish and chips, haggis, cornish pasties, bread and butter pudding, steak and kidney pie all come from the poor people, the working class who needed cheap food that was packed with calories. It's very plain (seeing as the British isles aren't really known for their spices and other things that make dishes more lively) but that doesn't mean the food is bad.
You can get English cuisine... and it's bloody expensive, and it's just as good as French cuisine (it bloody well should be for the price they charge).
Compare typical British food to our neighbouring countries... we actually have more variation especially now that we have many different people from the commonwealth contributing. My mum's from an Austrian and Hungarian background, I can't knock the food there... but you can't beat good old British food. German's have their sauerkraut, the French have their garlic frog legs, the Italians have their pasta (which actually was influenced by the Chinese)... we have anything we can stick in a fat fryer. Including Mars bars.
edit: Only people in rural areas drink warm beer (but they drink it in a certain way)... lol we have some of the best ale in Europe.
Bread and butter pudding (posh or poor version) is fucking beautiful
· 9 years ago