What do you think of as typical British food? Roast beef? Fish and chips? Tea and cakes? Or maybe there's more to British food than that? Check out this video to find out about what people in the UK are eating these days.

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What do you think about British food?

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ALESIA 26 March, 2016 - 13:56

I've never tasted English food, so I don't know how it tastes..I would like to eat some typical Englsh dishes one day.. but now, I keep prefering Italian food, such as pizza and pasta...

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Laurelinde 21 February, 2016 - 12:09

As I understood, modern British cuisin contains food from different coutries.Of course, the British still have their original dishes, but they (the dishes) should have changed a lot under the influence of cooking traditions of the UK settlers. As for me, I'm interested in tastying pure British food. Famous British pudding, for example. (Yes, I'm quite a sweet tooth ^^)

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Jenifer1998 10 August, 2015 - 14:40

I never tasted Britain food.On the video, it seem fantastic, yummy and good but my older sister often says it terrible, it has all fish and chips, she don't want to taste it anymore but she has to because..... she is in british! :D

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Mataco 30 June, 2015 - 03:33

Hello. I think British food looks very delicious and has got many different types of food. But I prefer argentina food, especially meat. I really like it.

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StefyDeb 29 June, 2015 - 04:31

I think British food is VERY DELICIOUS AND GREAT!! I need taste all this food!!! I am from Argentina, our traditional dish are the grill meat, locro and empanadas!!

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Jonathan - Coor... 13 October, 2015 - 08:49

Hi Brenda15 and HipsterPizza! You might already know this, but the word 'rich' when you are talking about food has quite a specific meaning in English. It doesn't exactly mean tasty or delicious, and it's not about how much it costs either. Rich food is food that is heavy, filling and calorific, and it is usually quite unhealthy and contains lots of fat or sugar. Here are some examples of rich food:

  • double chocolate cake
  • cheese fondue
  • cheesecake
  • blue cheese

Do you like any of these rich foods?

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Lavender 13 October, 2015 - 10:23

Thanks for that explanation. At first I thought "rich" meant expensive!
Rich food seems tasty, but that's not my thing, too heavy for me to digest. I'm Asian.

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Jonathan - Coor... 16 October, 2015 - 09:14

Hi Lavender. I know what you mean. These days I don't often have rich food but the exception is at Christmas, when we have things like Christmas pudding and mince pies which are very rich indeed. :)
Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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SoldierAndWar 23 June, 2015 - 02:07

I like it! I thinks British food is delicius and interesting, because there are food all over the word. But prefer Argentina i think is more healthy. Mi favorite food is pizza!

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ProdigyS2 22 June, 2015 - 23:59

I think British food is very interesting I wanna eat British food, but I prefer Mediterranean's food nice video I really enjoy it :D

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SmileBC 17 June, 2015 - 00:35

I think that Britain food is fantastic because there are a large variety of food!! But I'm not sure that I like all this kind of food! I'm from Argentina and I prefer pizza and hamburgers!

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nefesh97 16 June, 2015 - 05:31

Hello, I think that British food es very interesting but I doesn't like it. I prefer agenttina food, I think that it is unhealthy but delicious. I eat pizza every week. I love it!

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cecii_97 16 June, 2015 - 04:22

Hi everybody! I'm from Argentina.
In my opinion british food look very delicious!
I think this video is very interesting. I like watch food videos!
Thanks!

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reloj 16 June, 2015 - 03:01

i think food British is very very good and strange. but in Argentina there are a lot of food much more interesting...

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