Thursday, March 11, 2010

What is British food?

Earlier this week, I was invited to the Observer offices along with two fellow bloggers (Chris and Helen) to talk with Jay Rayner about what we thought "British" food was. We all had some interesting thoughts on the subject and the 5 minute film above was the product of our chats.

I wasn't really happy with my typical British 3 course meal and with a bit more thought, I would opt for the following:

Starter: Potted rabbit, toast and chutney
Main: Belly Pork, tonnes of crackling, apple sauce and mash
Dessert: Pear and apple crumble, tonnes of custard.

What do you reckon British food is and what would your ideal British 3 course meal be?


Kavey said...

Love it! Well done you all!

Anonymous said...

Did you ask Jay Rayner why he hates Wong Kei so much?

Hungry Female said...

1. A Scotch Egg with a Soft Boiled Centre
2. Hmm you may be right, Roast Pork with perfect crackling is pretty hard to top. But I had pork for my starter - so I'll be a girl and say Roast Beef, Crunchy Roast Potatoes, Gravy, Yorkshire Puddings
3. Sticky Toffee Pudding

Am very envious you met Jay Rayner!

Londonerr said...

If I had foreigners over and wanted to impress them with our finest dishes, I'd make:-

starter: Rye Bay scallops and kale
main: Steak and kidney pie, mash, and peas
pudding: Trifle with berries