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Palate Travels-Exploring the best English Cuisine- African in a new land.

As a palate explorer and adventurer, I love to experience different cultures through food.

As an African immigrant living in the Uk, one of the things that expedited my integration process is the food. Contrary to what many people think, British food is not just fish and chips.

A few of the meals I have experienced and ultimately learnt to cook while living here are Bubble and squeak(Fried potato and cabbage), Toad in the hole(Sausages baked in a rich batter), Bangers and mash (Sausages and Mash), numerous delicious desserts and so many more.

I find English meals very fascinating because they are prepared with minimal seasoning, but you ultimately get to enjoy the authentic taste of the ingredients used. I have learnt to appreciate natural flavours from herbs since moving to the Uk.

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The British are also very keen about their tea or coffee, so if you are in an office environment, you would be offered a ‘Cuppa’ lots of times, you would adapt pretty soon, if you are not too keen on tea, like many Africans, you can still try to be part of the tradition by offering to make a round of tea for colleagues, just as a sign of respect for the culture. Respecting another Culture does not in any way invalidate your own identity.

Here are a few meals to try when you visit the Uk

  • Fish and chips
  • Bubble and Squeak
  • Crepes
  • Toad in the hole
  • Traditional English Breakfast
  • Mash and Bangers
  • Roast dinner
  • Scotch Eggs
  • Pasty

There are so many more meals to choose from, but these are my personal favourites.


Steak and chips

Fish and chips

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Above is a video of a beautiful Hotel in the Uk, enjoy watching.

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