Retro Foods Comfort British During Recession

Retro Foods Comfort British During Recession

Nostalgia for food and other comfort items have become increasingly popular in Britain, particularly during the recession. The troubled economy combined with terrorist threats and assorted wars have left the British longing for a sense of calm and familiarity. According to the Daily Mail, the Continue reading

Could Haggis Really Be English?

Could Haggis Really Be English?

**WARNING** Alarming haggis photo ahead! For centuries, haggis has been Scotland's claim to fame. But, new findings report that this classic Scottish dish may actually be English - ah - gasp! Departed Scots are most certainly rolling in their graves at the mere thought of this. It's not enough that Continue reading

British Dining Out On The Decline

British Dining Out On The Decline

I guess I'm not the only one who's trying the restaurant diet these days. If you are headed to England anytime soon, you may find it easier to get a seat at a posh restaurant or even a local pub.  The Times online reports that the British are opting to go old school by spending more time and money Continue reading

Breakfast Around the World

Breakfast Around the World

Bonjour everyone! Hope you started your day off with a great breakfast. I sure did and I'm ready to take on the day! Just take a look at what I ate: In addition to my new fav - yummy Greek yogurt -  I had a few cups of hot English Breakfast tea (one of my favorites!). After enjoying my breakfast, Continue reading

Tea Tastes Better in Your Favorite Cup

Tea Tastes Better in Your Favorite Cup

I have collected tea cups and tea pots for years. Now, I adore all of my tea china, but there are one or two tea cups and pots that really stand out as favorites. Each time I make tea in my favorite pot - a simple 4-cup cedar green pot - or sip from my favorite cup - a bright pink cup with gold Continue reading

The British Curry Experience

The British Curry Experience

Like the British, I love a good curry. And, while in London, I witnessed and even experienced first-hand, the British curry craze. This left me with a respect for and curiosity about this saucy cuisine.  Like a Starbucks on Every Corner In London, Indian restaurants touting their "famous curries" Continue reading

It's Mardi Gras…Bring on the Pancake Races!

It's Mardi Gras…Bring on the Pancake Races!

Ahh, Mardi Gras...a time of extravagance, gluttony, and pancakes? Yes, pancakes. You may think that pancakes seem a little bland for Mardi Gras, compared with the Polish Paczki or New Orleans King Cake, but for our British neighbors across the pond, pancakes and even pancake races are major elements Continue reading

How to Make a Perfect Cup of British Tea

How to Make a Perfect Cup of British Tea

Like coffee in the United States, tea in Britain is a staple in nearly every household. According to the United Kingdom Tea Council, the British drink 165 million cups of tea per day or 60.2 billion cups of tea per year. Although most of these people will drink a cuppa (tea) out of habit or because Continue reading

For Good Sleep, Count Cheese Instead of Sheep

For Good Sleep, Count Cheese Instead of Sheep

Whenever I travel to Britain, I am amazed an how many types of cheese I see in stores, restaurants, and on hotel menus. Britain actually produces more than 700 varieties of cheese - no telling how many kinds I've sampled. For a cheese lover like me, traveling to Britain is truly cheese heaven. I can Continue reading