Some people criticize English food. They say it's
unimaginable, boring, tasteless, it's chips with everything
and totally overcooked vegetables.
The basic ingredients, when fresh, are so full of flavour
that British haven't had to invent sauces to disguise their
natural taste. What can compare with fresh pees or new
potatoes just boiled and served with butter? Why drown spring
lamb in wine or cream and spices, when with just one or two
herbs it is absolutely delicious?
If you ask foreigners to name some typically English dishes,
they will probably say "Fish and chips" then stop. It is
disappointing, but true that, there is no tradition in England
of eating in restaurants, because the food doesn't lend itself
to such preparation. English cooking is found at home. So it
is difficult to find a good English restaurant with a reasonable
In most cities in Britain you'll find Indian, Chinese, French
and Italian restaurants. In London you'll also find Indonesian,
Mexican, Greek... Cynics will say that this is because
English have no "cuisine" themselves, but this is not quite
1. What do foreigners say wnen they criticize English
2. Do English people use a lot of sauces?
3. From a foreigner's point of view, what are typically
4. Do all English eat in restaurants?
5. What kind of restaurants can you find in Britain?
6. Is it the true that English have no cuisine?