UK cuisine

The influence of Chinese cuisine and Indian cuisine has received certain changes that can be noticed not only in the preparation of the dishes but also in the ingredients.


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  • 1 History
  • 2 Influences of other foreigners
  • 3 Other Products
  • 4 Influence of other kitchens
  • 5 Ingredients
  • 6 Meats
  • 7 Fish
  • 8 cheeses
  • 9 Desserts
  • 10 Sources


From the United Kingdom it has played a key role in Anglo-Saxon cuisine . When they invaded the Romans, they introduced foods that would soon become essential in many British dishes: cherries, nettles, cabbages and peas, as well as new cultivation techniques that improved the quality of cereal crops. The Saxons contributed other agricultural techniques in addition to a wide variety of herbs that were used in stews. The Vikings contributed their techniques for drying and smoking fish and meat.

Influences of other foreigners

The Normans brought their wines and meats and during The Crusades, British soldiers discovered citrus fruits. Although saffron arrived in England centuries before, from the hand of the Phoenicians, it was during the years of British colonization in Asia and Africa when spices and foods native to countries such as India , Pakistan, Hong Kong began to enter English cuisine Kong, sugar from the Caribbean , tea from India , coffee, cocoa and potatoes from the Americas

traditional dishes have very old roots, such as the production of bread and cheese , roast meats, fish from the waters of the sea or rivers, all of them mixed with chilies from North America, spices and curries from the India and Bangladesh, fried foods based on Chinese and Thai cuisine.

Other products

Breads and doughs of wheat or oats, dairy products, nuts and berries, bushmeat, veal, lamb and pork, poultry, fish, jams, jellies and fruit tarts , meat pies , roasts , stews and stews … all these foods are typical of English cuisine throughout the last centuries.

Influence of other kitchens

The French cuisine and Italian cuisine considered in the past as something foreign and admired today to the point of being copied. Kitchen Britain has been one of the earliest and most fervent to adopt and incorporate into his philosophy daily the fast food (fast food) from the United States and it shows to the stroll through the streets of any large English city.


Traditional English cuisine is not considered a kitchen with a use of spices as a food condiment. On the other hand, today’s cuisine is, due to the influence of Indian gastronomies. Vegetables are scarce in this gastronomy and are generally used cooked. Cereals (oats) or legumes are often found accompanying foods such as meat, fish or peas.


There are dishes with various meat products. Some of the most typical are gravy roasts , in which pork and beef are usually eaten abundantly. Another typical preparation in some areas is Parmo.


Fish are usually consumed in coastal areas. In this way, in Scotland you can eat salmon in any of its varieties. In Wales there are fish dishes such as Sewin or salmon trout. There are fish based ready meals like Jellied eels.


There are several English cheeses that have obtained recognition and protection through the DOP system.

  • Beacon Fell traditional cheese
  • Lancashire cheese
  • Bonchester cheese
  • Buxton Blue Cheese
  • Dorset Blue cheese
  • Dovedale cheese
  • Cheddar cheese


There are abundant examples of desserts in English cuisine such as Apple Pie, which is a hot apple pie , banana muffins with cinnamon , Summer Puding berries with cream, or Custard. Cornish pasties, Crumbles … also belong to the British pastry.


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