Foreign people criticize English food Foreign people criticize English food. вЂ�ItвЂ™s unimaginative,вЂ™ they say. вЂ�ItвЂ™s boring, itвЂ™s tasteless, itвЂ™s chips with everything and totally overcooked vegetablesвЂ™. These visitors have experienced English cooking in Wimpy Bars and MacDonaldвЂ™s Hamburger restaurants. If you ask foreigners to name some typical English dishes, they will probably say вЂ�Fish and chipsвЂ™ and stop. It is disappointed, but true, that there is no tradition in England of eating in restaurants, because their food doesnвЂ™t lend itself to such preparation. English cooking is found in the home, where it is possible to time the dishes to perfection. Their basic ingredients, when fresh, are so full of flavour that they havenвЂ™t had to invent sauces and complex recipes to disguise their natural taste. But Cynics will say that British have no вЂ�cuisineвЂ™ themselves . We as other foreigners donвЂ™t know much about British food. Our questionnaire proved it. But we canвЂ™t learn English without learning traditions and customs in which food is one of the essential things. Mealtimes вЂў There can be three main meals a day: вЂў Breakfast - between 7:00 and 9:00, вЂў Lunch - between 12:00 and 1:30 p.m. вЂў Dinner (sometimes called Supper) - The main meal. Eaten anytime between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. (Evening meal) What is a typical English Breakfast? Most people around the world seem to think a typical English breakfast consists of eggs, bacon, sausages, fried bread, mushrooms and baked beans all washed down with a cup of coffee. Nowadays, however, a typical English breakfast is more likely to be a bowl of cereals, a slice of toast, orange juice and a cup of coffee. In the winter many people will eat "porridge" or boiled oats. The Traditional English Breakfast вЂў The traditional English breakfast вЂў consists of eggs, bacon, sausages, fried bread, baked beans and mushrooms. Even though not many people will eat this for breakfast today, it is always served in hotels and guest houses around Britain. The traditional English breakfast is called the 'Full English' and sometimes referred to as 'The Full English Fry-up'. Lunch If you go to Britain to study English and you stay with a family you will almost certainly be given a "packed lunch" to eat for your midday meal. Some factories and schools have canteens where you can eat but the packed lunch is the most common thing to eat. A packed lunch normally consists of some sandwiches, a packet of crisps, an apple and a can of something to drink, for example, coca-cola. The contents are kept in a plastic container and you take it with you when you go to school or work. The quality of the packed lunch can vary from terrible to very good, it all depends on who makes it. Dinner Things are changing and most British people eat meals from many different countries for example spaghetti or curry. In fact you could even say that the British don't eat much British food. However the most typical thing to eat for dinner is "meat and two vegs". This consists of a piece of meat accompanied by two different boiled vegetables. This is covered with "gravy" which is a sauce made with the juice that was obtained when the meat was cooked. One of the vegetables is almost always potatoes. The British eat a lot of potatoes. English Puddings and Desserts. Р .1 What is a Pudding ? A pudding is the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used informally). In Britain, they also use the words 'dessert, 'sweet'' and 'aftersвЂ�. English Puddings and Desserts. Р .2 There are hundreds of variations of sweet puddings in England but each pudding begins with the same basic ingredients of milk, sugar, eggs, flour and butter. Many of the puddings involve fresh fruit such as raspberries or strawberries, custard, cream, and cakes. Bread and butter pudding is old English favourite Favourite Children Food Although many foreigners find British food disgusting, British teenagers in the survey enjoy eating bacon sandwiches, baked beans, cheddar cheese and curry (well, itвЂ™s not British but it is one of BritainвЂ™s most popular foods). Also, we know itвЂ™s a British stereotype but many British teenagers still like drinking a nice cup of tea in the morning. The Victoria Sponge - Named after Queen Victoria Festival Food. Mothering Sunday Simnel cake What food was вЂњinventedвЂќ in England 1762: The sandwich was invented in England. There is town named Sandwich in the south of England. John Montagu, the Earl of Sandwich invented a small meal that could be eaten with one hand while he continued his nonstop gambling. Festival Food. Good Friday Hot cross buns Fish Festival Food. Shrove Tuesday Pancakes Festival Food. Easter Day Chocolate Eggs Roast Lamb Chicken Festival Food. Harvest Special bread, made to look like sheaves of wheat Traditional Drinks in England пѓј Tea пѓј Coffee пѓј Bitter пѓј Wine Questionnaire 1. What food is the most popular in Great Britain? (Sandwiches, fish and chips, curry, cereal, fry-up) 2. How many times a day do British people eat? (3 times) 3. What are the mealtimes called? (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) 4. What do British people eat for breakfast? (Fry-on, cereal, tea) 5. What is the most common lunch in Britain? (a "packed lunch" which normally consists of some sandwiches, a packet of crisps, an apple and a can of something to drink, for example, coca-cola). 6. What is the most popular drink? (Tea, coffee) 7. WhatвЂ™s British childrenвЂ™s favourite food? (bacon sandwiches, baked beans, curry, cakes, sorbets, cheeses, ice cream) 8. What is the traditional Christmas food? (Christmas pudding, mince pies, turkey, stuffing) Pelmeni are a Russian national dish, consisting of a filling that is wrapped in thin unleavened dough. The dough is made from flour and water, sometimes adding a small portion of eggs. The filling can be minced meat (pork, lamb, beef, or any other kinds of meat), fish, and mushrooms. Various spices, such as black pepper and onions, are mixed into the filling. РљСѓР»РµР±СЏМЃ РєР° (РљСѓР»РµР±СЏРє) вЂ” РїРёСЂРѕРі СЃ РЅР°С‡РёРЅРєРѕР№, С‚СЂР°РґРёС†РёРѕРЅРЅРѕРµ СЂСѓСЃСЃРєРѕРµ Р±Р»СЋРґРѕ, РїРѕР»СѓС‡РёРІС€РµРµ С€РёСЂРѕРєРѕРµ СЂР°СЃРїСЂРѕСЃС‚СЂР°РЅРµРЅРёРµ РІ РјРёСЂРµ. РўСЂР°РґРёС†РёРѕРЅРЅР°СЏ РєСѓР»РµР±СЏРєР° РґРµР»Р°РµС‚СЃСЏ РёР· РґСЂРѕР¶Р¶РµРІРѕРіРѕ С‚РµСЃС‚Р°, СЂР°СЃРєР°С‚Р°РЅРЅРѕРіРѕ РІ РїСЂСЏРјРѕСѓРіРѕР»СЊРЅРёРє С‚РѕР»С‰РёРЅРѕР№ 1 СЃРј; РІ С†РµРЅС‚СЂ РІС‹РєР»Р°РґС‹РІР°РµС‚СЃСЏ С„Р°СЂС€, С‡Р°СЃС‚Рѕ РёР· РЅРµСЃРєРѕР»СЊРєРёС… СЂР°Р·Р»РёС‡РЅС‹С… РїР»Р°СЃС‚РѕРІ, Р·Р°РІРѕСЂР°С‡РёРІР°РµС‚СЃСЏ, С‚С‰Р°С‚РµР»СЊРЅРѕ СЃР»РµРїР»РёРІР°РµС‚СЃСЏ. РЎРІС‘СЂРЅСѓС‚Р°СЏ РєСѓР»РµР±СЏРєР° РІС‹РєР»Р°РґС‹РІР°РµС‚СЃСЏ С€РІРѕРј РІРЅРёР· РЅР° РЅР°РјР°Р·Р°РЅРЅС‹Р№ Р¶РёСЂРѕРј РїСЂРѕС‚РёРІРµРЅСЊ Рё РѕСЃС‚Р°РІР»СЏРµС‚СЃСЏ РЅР° РѕРїСЂРµРґРµР»С‘РЅРЅРѕРµ РІСЂРµРјСЏ, С‡С‚РѕР±С‹ С‚РµСЃС‚Рѕ В«РїРѕРґРѕС€Р»РѕВ». Solyanka is a thick, spicy and sour soup in Russia. All of them contain pickled cucumbers with brine, and often cabbage, salty mushrooms, smetana and dill. Shchi is a soup with cabbage as the primary ingredient. It is very popular in Russia. Usually smetana is added into shchi before serving. A pancake is a thin, flat cake prepared from a batter and cooked on a hot griddle or frying pan. Pancakes can be eaten at different times of the day depending on local tradition. РЎС‚СѓРґРµРЅСЊ (С…РѕР»РѕРґРµС†) вЂ” Р±Р»СЋРґРѕ РёР· СЃРіСѓСЃС‚РёРІС€РµРіРѕСЃСЏ РґРѕ Р¶РµР»РµРѕР±СЂР°Р·РЅРѕР№ РјР°СЃСЃС‹ РѕС‚ РѕС…Р»Р°Р¶РґРµРЅРёСЏ РјСЏСЃРЅРѕРіРѕ Р±СѓР»СЊРѕРЅР° СЃ РєСѓСЃРѕС‡РєР°РјРё РјСЏСЃР°. РЎС‚СѓРґРµРЅСЊ РЅРµ СЏРІР»СЏРµС‚СЃСЏ СЂР°Р·РЅРѕРІРёРґРЅРѕСЃС‚СЊСЋ Р·Р°Р»РёРІРЅРѕРіРѕ, С‚Р°Рє РєР°Рє Р¶РµР»РµРѕР±СЂР°Р·РЅР°СЏ РєРѕРЅСЃРёСЃС‚РµРЅС†РёСЏ Р·Р°Р»РёРІРЅС‹С… Р±Р»СЋРґ СЏРІР»СЏРµС‚СЃСЏ СЃР»РµРґСЃС‚РІРёРµРј РёСЃРїРѕР»СЊР·РѕРІР°РЅРёСЏ Р¶РµР»РµРѕР±СЂР°Р·СѓСЋС‰РёС… РІРµС‰РµСЃС‚РІ, С‚Р°РєРёС…, РєР°Рє Р¶РµР»Р°С‚РёРЅ, Р° СЃС‚СѓРґРµРЅСЊ СЏРІР»СЏРµС‚СЃСЏ СЃР°РјРѕСЃС‚РѕСЏС‚РµР»СЊРЅС‹Рј Р±Р»СЋРґРѕРј, РЅРµ С‚СЂРµР±СѓСЋС‰РёРј РґРѕР±Р°РІРѕРє. Р’ Р РѕСЃСЃРёРё РїСЂРµРґРїРѕС‡РёС‚Р°СЋС‚ РЅРµРєСЂРµРїРєРёР№ С‡С‘СЂРЅС‹Р№ С‡Р°Р№. Рє С‡Р°СЋ РїРѕРґР°СЋС‚ РІС‹РїРµС‡РєСѓ РёР»Рё СЃР»Р°СЃС‚Рё вЂ” С‚Р°РєРёРј РѕР±СЂР°Р·РѕРј, С‡Р°Р№ Р·Р°РјРµРЅСЏРµС‚ РґРµСЃРµСЂС‚ Рє С‡Р°СЋ РјРѕР¶РµС‚ РґРѕР±Р°РІР»СЏС‚СЊСЃСЏ СЃР°С…Р°СЂ, Р»РёРјРѕРЅ (С‡Р°Р№ СЃ Р»РёРјРѕРЅРѕРј РёР·РІРµСЃС‚РµРЅ РЅР° Р—Р°РїР°РґРµ РєР°Рє В«СЂСѓСЃСЃРєРёР№ С‡Р°Р№В»), РјС‘Рґ, РІР°СЂРµРЅСЊРµ. Р�РЅРѕРіРґР° С‡Р°Р№ РїСЊСЋС‚ СЃ РјРѕР»РѕРєРѕРј РёР»Рё СЃР»РёРІРєР°РјРё. РўСЂР°РґРёС†РёРѕРЅРЅРѕ РІ Р РѕСЃСЃРёРё РІРѕРґСѓ РґР»СЏ С‡Р°СЏ РєРёРїСЏС‚РёР»Рё РІ СЃР°РјРѕРІР°СЂРµ вЂ” РѕСЃС‚СЂРѕСѓРјРЅРѕРј Рё СЌРєРѕРЅРѕРјРёС‡РЅРѕРј СѓСЃС‚СЂРѕР№СЃС‚РІРµ, СЃРїРѕСЃРѕР±РЅРѕРј РґРѕР»РіРѕ СЃРѕС…СЂР°РЅСЏС‚СЊ РІРѕРґСѓ РіРѕСЂСЏС‡РµР№, Р° С‚Р°РєР¶Рµ РїРѕРґРѕРіСЂРµРІР°С‚СЊ Р·Р°РІР°СЂРѕС‡РЅС‹Р№ С‡Р°Р№РЅРёРє, РЅРѕ РІ РЅР°СЃС‚РѕСЏС‰РµРµ РІСЂРµРјСЏ СЃР°РјРѕРІР°СЂС‹ РѕС‡РµРЅСЊ СЂРµРґРєРё, С‡Р°С‰Рµ РёСЃРїРѕР»СЊР·СѓСЋС‚СЃСЏ РѕР±С‹С‡РЅС‹Рµ Р»РёР±Рѕ СЌР»РµРєС‚СЂРёС‡РµСЃРєРёРµ С‡Р°Р№РЅРёРєРё, РёРЅРѕРіРґР° РґР»СЏ С‚РѕСЂР¶РµСЃС‚РІРµРЅРЅС‹С… СЃР»СѓС‡Р°РµРІ РїРѕР»СЊР·СѓСЋС‚СЃСЏ СЌР»РµРєС‚СЂРёС‡РµСЃРєРёРјРё СЃР°РјРѕРІР°СЂР°РјРё, РєРѕС‚РѕСЂС‹Рµ, РІРїСЂРѕС‡РµРј, РєСЂРѕРјРµ РІРЅРµС€РЅРµРіРѕ РІРёРґР° РЅРёС‡РµРј РЅРµ РѕС‚Р»РёС‡Р°СЋС‚СЃСЏ РѕС‚ СЌР»РµРєС‚СЂРѕС‡Р°Р№РЅРёРєР°. Kvass or kvas sometimes translated into English as bread drink. It is made from black or rye bread. It is popular in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland and other Eastern and Central European countries. Kvass is also used for preparing a summer cold soup, okroshka.