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Britain’s favourite foods: A surprising history of what’s on your plate

In the age of clean eating, fad diets and an allegedly revelatory new superfood being championed each week, many of us often forgo some simple yet wonderful culinary delights. 748 more words

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Ice Cream

If pizza is the king of comfort food then ice cream is the Emperor of desserts, for what else can you have as a dessert on its own at any time with no justification? 705 more words

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Chicken Tikka Masala

To the non-Brit, claiming a Curry from the sub-continent to be one of the our national dishes might seem absurd.  Although then foreign secretary Robin Cook designated it just that in 2001. 646 more words

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Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips is as British as well, fish and chips. A culinary masterpiece rivalled only by the full English and roast dinner in the British culinary cannon. 596 more words

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The Full English

Three words that to Britons invoke not only salivation and a beloved breakfast but, notions of Britishness just as nuanced and highly debated as its ingredients. 709 more words

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The Hamburger

Like the chip, really in this case the french fry the hamburger has become synonymous with the USA . Not only its cuisine but, the nation’s ability to export its culture whether it be food, or films to every corner of the world. 633 more words

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Pizza

More than any other food I’ve talked about, pizza is perhaps the most loved. A hamburger may beat it on price and convenience but it cannot hold a candle to the passion this decorated flatbread invokes across the western-world. 786 more words

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