How English? You may be surprised...
Whisky - Champagne - Lasagne - Haggis - Vindaloo - Balti Curry - Scotch Eggs - Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce - Knickerbocker Glory - Mars Bar - Potato Crisps - Sherry - Black Forest Gateau - Buck's Fizz - Curry Sauce - Snails - Beef Wellington - Tournedos Rossini - Fish and Chips - British Wine - Meat-and-two-veg
... and how old? You may be even more surprised...
Brown Windsor Soup - 1956 - Toast Soldiers - 1966 - Cumberland Pie - 1990? - Mushy Peas - 1973 - Bakewell Tart - 1960's - Cream Teas - 1964 - Ploughman's Lunch - 1394, or 1957 - Bakewell Tart
.... and just stuff with funny names...
Garbage, Pandewaff, Wigan Slappy, Smoking Bishop, Yrchins, Omnibus Pudding, Lasagne, Bastard Gravy, Nadger's Pie, Scouse, Dumpsie Dearie, Marmite, Dairylea, Bath Olivers, Cornflake Cakes, Twiglets, Water-gruel, Whitley Goose, Witherslacks, Wow-wow sauce, Tyssan, Beef Growler, Ben-Joltram, Bryndons, Bubble and Squeak, Suffolk Swimmers, Tuff-Taffity Cream, Groaty Dick, Fast, Entrayle, Stone Cream, Eringo, Eton Mess, Exeter Dick, Lumber Pie, Fackle, Faggots, Fairy Butter, Farsure, Farts, Fash, Fidget Pie, Figgie Hobbin, Figgie-dowdie, Black-Eyed Susan, Ugley Duckling, Wet Nelly, Plum Jerkum, Mucky Mouth Pie, Loblolly, Lamb's Tail Pie, Dunmow Flitch, Brighton Buttons, Bull's Eyes, Moggies, Wallfish, Stingo, Stiffkey Blue, Rumpy, Fag Pie, Spotted Dick, Lardy Cake, Kickshaws, Knotty-Tommy, Kooroo, Piggin Bottoms
... and here's some English alternatives...
Madeleines: Cockle Cakes
Clafoutis: Duffield Batter Pudding
Coquilles Saint-Jacques: Exeter Scalloped Oysters
Stollen: Yule Bread
Grissini: Northumberland Twists
Consome: Transparent Soup
Yoghurt: Wig or Clabber
Crème Brulee: Cambridge Cream
Burgers: Minced Collops
Confit du canard: Pickled Goose
Pierogi, Tortellini, Ravioli, Jiaozi: Tartlettes
Croissant: Guildford Manchets
Bagels: Derbyshire Bread
Paella: Meat Rice or Sturmye
... and the Foods of England myth list.
The Puritans never banned Mince Pies
Sir Loin of Beef wasn't knighted by a king
Abernethy biscuits don't originate in Scotland
Sally Lunn wasn't a real person
Mr Lea and Mr Perrin did not invent Worcester Sauce
Fornum and Mason's did not invent Scotch Eggs
nor did Robinson's invent Barley Water
or McV's the Digestive Biscuit
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