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The great big British food revival

Credit: Image taken from my website
This is a classic British cottage pie topped with mustard mash

The perception that us Brits live off greasy fish and chips and sausages is fading, British food is some of the best in the world, so I'm doing my bit to put British food back on the map!

In the past few years a British food renaissance has been quietly gathering pace, thanks in part to celebrity TV chefs championing our amazing array of produce, but also to the populous getting inspired to get cooking again. Food is never going to be like it was 50 years ago, back then people worked fewer hours and had more family time, and in most households the husband or wife would be at home looking after the house and children. Now of course with the economy the way it is we are all working harder and longer and for less money, so it is understandable that people opt for the easiest option, which sadly most of the time is fast food, something that should be enjoyed rarely is often the staple of many peoples diets.

But as I said, people are taking an interest in food again, with supermarkets supplying more and more exciting new ingredients, food festivals and markets popping up all over the place, and of course people have become more discerning customers, asking where a butchers meat comes from, where a stall holder has obtained his vegetables, even restaurants disclose to customers where they get their produce because it matters to them.

I have always had a passion for food, It is the one thing that comforts me when I'm feeling melancholic, and it excites me. I'm not going to say everyone should jump on the culinary bandwagon because some people are just not interested and it's pointless trying to win them over, and that's fine, not everyone is interested in cooking. But for those that are, it would be a joy to see you cooking something classically British, I am guessing most of the readers here are American right? Well give something a go, have a look on my website (link is in my profile) and cook a recipe, and hey the same goes to me, I would love any recipes you might have so send them to me via the website too.

About the Writer

I am a foodie, a haphazard culinary procrastinator, wild with enthusiasm for all things gastronomy, bereft of any self control. A cook, giver of recipes, absorber of knowledge. Always hungry.
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By patleslie91 on August 15, 2012 at 05:43 pm

have you tried using '00' grade flour? it's aawesome for pizza (know it's not British like but it just shows that we're getting better ingredients all the time!)

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By thebritishmenu on August 16, 2012 at 06:03 am

Oh yes I have used 00 flour a few times, I can't always get it but when I do, It makes wonderful bread and pasta.

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