English cuisine may not be as popular as the other cuisines offered by its European neighbors, but it’s still a delicious mix of dishes that is hearty and reflect the country’s long tradition and rich culture.
Eastern and continental Europe has been a major influence on the development of English cuisine, and this is quite evident in the way dishes are prepared. The strong emphasis on meat and fish as the main proteins is also nod to this European heritage.
The cuisine of England has adapted not only to the climate of the country, but also the influence of the other countries it has touched in its long history. You can see this in the use of many spices that originate from North America (particularly chillies) and curry from India. [Read more…]