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Episode 38 – British Bites: A tasty Introduction to some of Britain’s most iconic foods 

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In episode 38 of the UK Travel Planning Podcast, we have a chat with fellow expat Karen from all about British foods. This includes everything from customs and language around food to types of places to eat out, how to save money on your food budget and we hopefully inspire you to add some new foods to your list of things to try. 

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Episode 38 – Show Notes

British Bites: A tasty Introduction to some of Britain’s most iconic foods 

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Sunday roasts and carveries
  • Typical British hot puddings
  • Fish and chips with scraps (bad for you but oh-so-tasty!)
  • What’s included in a fried ‘Full English’ or ‘Full Scottish’ breakfast
  • How to order food in a pub
  • Whether you need to book a table in advance
  • Favourite take aways in the UK
  • Bakery snack food like sausage rolls, Scotch eggs, cheese straws, pork pies and Cornish Pasties
  • Marmite versus Vegemite (Marmite rules!)
  • London delicacies like jellied eels and pie and mash with liquor
  • Ordering tea and coffee in the UK
  • Dealing with food allergies
  • Meal deals to save you money
  • Chain restaurants in the UK
  • Different words for the humble bread roll in various locations around the UK

Places mentioned in this episode include

  • Upton Fish and Chip Shop in rural Lincolnshire – a unique, coal-fired fish and chip shop that only opens twice a week (be prepared to wait as there is usually a long line, and as you’re waiting outside be sure to wrap up warm in winter!)
  • The Cornish Bakery – found at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth and various locations around the UK (and highly recommended by Karen’s husband who is an expert pasty-eater!)

⭐️ A PDF transcript of this episode is available to download here

Related podcast episodes

  • Episode #37 6 week family adventure from Australia to the UK with Karen (this episode features even more discussions about food from Karen’s recent UK trip!)

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