English Foods You Must Try While in England
5. Fish & Chips
You have to try Fish & Chips somewhere in England. I had my first Fish & Chips in Lynmouth.
I've never lived close to fresh seafood and therefore, have never developed a taste for it. Long John Silver's is as close as I get to Fish & Chips in my part of Texas.
Fish & Chips in England is much more flavorful and tender.
4. Scones & Clotted Cream
I had reservations about trying anything that sounded like coagulated blood. But, I tried clotted cream with scones. It was very nice.
Scones are very much like our biscuits but a little more bland than our biscuits. The clotted cream was very much like a cross between cream cheese and a thick whipped topping.
We bought them at Tesco's and just had them as a snack in the hotel room.
Hob Nobs are an oatmeal cookie covered in chocolate. They come in a tube like a Pringle's can.
For some reason, we don't seem too big on Oatmeal cookies in the U.S. I love oatmeal cookies.
2. Stilton Blue Cheese
A wonderfully flavorable cheese unlike any cheese I had ever tasted. I had my first Stilton Cheeseburger in Lyme Regis.
Stilton is made exclusively in the three counties in England (Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire) from local milk. There are only six dairies licensed to produce this cheese and carries the status of a “protected designation origin” by the European Commission.
It is known as the "King Of Cheeses" in Britain.
1. Cornish Pasty
Not just any Cornish Pasty will do. You have to have one from Cornwall. I had my first at Padstow, a very picturesque seaside town in Cornwall.
The Cornish Pasty originated in Cornwall when the wives of miners found a way to "pack a lunch" for their husbands by putting an entire meal into a pocket of pastry. The crimped edge served as a way to seal in the juices and flavors and also gave the dirty hands of the miner something to hold onto to eat it. One end was filled with fruit while the other end had meat, potatoes and turnips.
I have attempted to make my own version and have the flavors correct, but have not yet perfected the dough. I'll keep trying.
Padstow Harbor, Cornwall England
- The Chough Bakery, Padstow, England
- Cornish Pasty.History and origins of Cornish Pasties
The Cornish Pasty its origins and history. Why Cornish Pasties are famous throughout the world.
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