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British food menu planning

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hello.. has anyone here familiar with british cuisine? please help me to make at least 1 week easy menu (British food) consist of breakfast, lunch and dinner. there's a lot of british recipes online, but each recipe have no category (Dinner or lunch) if this dish is good for lunch or dinner, I would appreciate any help, thanks
post #2 of 11
I'm not sure what you're asking.

A thought: this isn't a homework assigment, is it? :cool:
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
No sir, I'm a cook in a international container vessel, but my experience is more on Indian cuisine, I'm just want to learn about british cuisine, because maybe in my next assignment will be in a British officer manned vessel. thanks
post #4 of 11
Well, I'm Scots - but there are other British people on here, too - from England, Wales and Northern Ireland (the other constituent countries that make up the UK).

British food is very cosmopolitan. Indian food is our second cuisine nowadays.

I'm not going to type out sample menus for 7 days..! Have a look at the Delia Smith site - she is a British TV cook who takes things back to basics and builds from there!

ETA: I'm not male: Ishbel is the Scots Gaelic form of Isobel!
post #5 of 11
The only way to eat british cuisine is to have a full english breakfast 3 times a day:lol: j/k Brits

Breakfast -Full English Breakfast: fried sausages, fried eggs, fried bacon, fried mushrooms, baked beans, fried tomatoes, fried black pudding.
Lunch - jellied eels? ;) pie floater
Afternoon: Devonshire tea
Dinner - roast beef with yorkshire pud; fish and chips; chicken tikka masala

This is all said "tongue in cheek". Someone will want to hit me :smiles:

P.S. eric - you really don't want to annoy a Scott :lol:
 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

post #6 of 11
Those disgusting 'pie floaters' aren't British, DC - they are the invention of the convicts who were forcibly sent to your shores, surely?!

Devonshire tea is another antipodean term - we would call it a cream tea or scones with jam and cream!

Jellied eels are eaten by cockernees (as many foreigners call those Londoners born within sound of Bow bells!) - and nowhere else.

Now - how about
Mince n tatties
Ecclefechan tart
Deep fried Mars bars..:lol:
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hello, DC Sunshine, Yes, I don't want annoying Scott, It's only happen she was very accomodating, and sorry for my broken english, :lol:
post #8 of 11
Eric - no need to apologise. :) It's the only language I am any good at, and would struggle elsewhere.

Ishbel - now look here, pies & mushy peas ARE British. I saw it on the telly so it must be true, not an invention of our disenfranchised antecendants. (Crims on boats - and I don't mean red boats :) ).

And what are these things whereof thou speaketh? I know mince and tatties, and, well, deep fried Mars Bars; I'd rather not know about. The others are a mystery.
 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

post #9 of 11
Haaaaa - it is soooo easy to confuse a colonial, intit?! :peace:

Those strange scars around your ankles? Should I perhaps not enquire as to the origins? :lol:
post #10 of 11
I'm not British or from the UK, but my first thought is you ask people from different parts of GB and you'll get different answers. Even different people in the same city. I'm sure there are some things a lot more common (I'm meaning more familiar, not lesser) than others.

In India, a person from one area might disagree on everything that someone from another area says. I know that because I grew up there. But my surname is Scottish, so I suggest haggis with marmalade. Serve plenty of Scotch whisky before you serve that :peace:

Now I'll try to appear sane. I've never had to make a meal for a crowd, much less a crowd whose cuisine I'm not familiar with. Looks like your Hindustani khanna expertise is a definite plus from what Ishbel says :thumb: Just cut back on the mirch since some are not used to so much.
post #11 of 11
Hi Eric,

My husband was a British officer 2nd engineer on the container ships a few years ago. One thing I know, is that they dont want british food all the time. They are used to international cuisine when they're at home, and enjoy the food at ports when they go deep sea.

A great favourite is chicken satay with nasi goreng. They also like a hot curry sometimes.
I would certainly look into roast dinners and perfecting the yorkshire pudding for sundays.

Ishbels suggestion of buying a Delia Smith book is great advice. She is a very good teacher. You'll learn easily some important basics, like making pastry, sauces, desserts etc.Many Brits have learned to cook with her simple instruction. If you cant find her books, check her out online

I'll be speaking to my husband tomorrow night and I'll ask him for more info about whats on the menus.
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