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THE CHIP BUTTY: EVERY PUB’S BEST MATE

If you’ve ever been to a British pub and haven’t heard of a chip butty, we would be shocked. Due to its carb-on-carb nature, a chip butty has become known as a proper sandwich for those who have had a little bit too much to drink. However, once you get […]

YOU’VE GOT TO LOVE FRIDAY FRYDAY!

There’s nothing nicer than a fish supper any day of the week, although traditionally fish and chips are the “dish of the day” on Fridays, especially Good Friday. But just where did this tradition start?

Many explanations exist. Friday is named after the Old Norse goddess Freya, whose symbol was a […]

COMFORTING FOOD THAT IS SWEETER THAN SPRINGTIME

This year, the winter winds appear to be taking a little longer than usual to let the spring sunshine in. Thus nourishing, filling comfort food is still very much on the menu.

Many areas of Britain have their very own spring specials, ranging from slow-cooked leg of lamb and the fruity […]

FISH AND CHIP SHOPS HAVE A LONG AND DELICIOUS HISTORY

There are many reasons why the combination of fish and chips is so popular in the UK … let us count the ways! Some are historical, some are financial and some are just plain practical.

The historical reasons are tied up with the old Roman Catholic tradition of not eating meat […]

CELEBRATE THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED ARRIVAL OF THE LITTLE PRINCE

What a week! News about the infant son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had everyone in Delaware and beyond more enthralled with our British culture. Clients new and old, even royal ones, have stopped by to celebrate with us the arrival of His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander […]

ALL WRAPPED UP – HOW THE SANDWICH CAME TO BE

We bet you didn’t know that John Montagu, better known as the 4th Earl of Sandwich, was credited with having created one of the most popular snacks and convenient meals available in the world today!

If you feel like trying a new twist on one of the world’s favorite snacks, then […]

TEA, SYMPATHY AND, ER, SMALL BEER?

Tea was originally so expensive only the rich could enjoy it. It wasn’t until the middle of the 18th century that it became cheap enough for ordinary people to drink. Now, it’s a ritual several times a day in offices, homes, meeting places, and even many British pubs.

Tea hasn’t always […]

COME OUT OF YOUR SHELL

Although fish and chips are still the most popular takeaway dish in the UK, shellfish have grown in popularity. Warm-water prawns are now the fifth most popular seafood option in the UK, with cold-water prawns in sixth place, making them the most popular shellfish overall. Mussels, crabsticks, crab and scallops […]

WOULD YOU LIKE A BISCUIT WITH YOUR WHITE COFFEE?

The differences in the spoken language can sometimes make British English seem like a completely different and foreign language. It’s hard not to stumble upon some differences, especially when it comes to something as simple and everyday as food. For instance, did you know that an entrée in England is […]

Chippies: The heart and soul of British culture

In the UK you’re never more than 70 miles from the sea. In most British towns you’re rarely more than five minutes from your nearest fish and chip shop. In many market towns, with just a few thousand inhabitants, you’ll easily find a handful of fish and chip shops within […]