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.

This video is part of our Word on the Street series. Word on the Street is an exciting new English Language teaching programme co-produced by the BBC and the British Council.

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What do you think about British food?

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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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Sole13 16 June, 2015 - 02:59

I think that in food in Britain are excitante and interesting but i prefer food in Argentina.

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Mauricio2000 16 June, 2015 - 02:42

I think British food is is very good, interesting and strange for people Argentina

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sbc1997 16 June, 2015 - 02:34

I think British food is brilliant and interesting, especially because there are food from all over the world

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MarianaR 16 June, 2015 - 02:19

The food is fantastic. I live in Argentina, my country has got a food delicious..... My favorit food is pizza and crips, my favorit drink is juice... I hate eating mushrooms!!!

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NachoVega17 15 June, 2015 - 22:41

I am from Argentina . I think british food is very good and it has a very different types of food.

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Malena17 15 June, 2015 - 21:57

I like it! I think that it is very delicious. Mainly because it've a lot of types of food

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Leober98 11 June, 2015 - 03:28

I´m from Argentina.

I think British food is good and interesting.

I like the foreing food. :D

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classisisternal 18 February, 2015 - 16:29

Belarusian cuisine is considered to be one of the most diverse cuisines in Europe.Traditional dishes of this country mainly consist of vegetables, meats and breads.One of the most delicious Belarusian soups is called “khaladnik”. It’s a cold type of borscht, which is mainly eaten in summer. This beetroot soup is eaten with sour cream. Potato is the main ingredient of many dishes. It is known as the second bread of Belarusians. Perhaps, everyone has heard of “draniki”.This is a pancakes made of patatoes.Meat is also widely used in Belarusian .Slightly smoked salty pork with onions and garlic is also popular. Traditional desserts,far beyond are sweet pancakes with cottage cheese.

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NileRiver 19 January, 2015 - 07:37

i am from Türkish and i think Turkish foods are the most delicious foods. it has a very different types of food . i advice everyone

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learningengbr 21 November, 2014 - 21:29

Very delicious!! I'm From Brazil, here have different types of foods, in North, In Bahia for example have "Acarajé", in Maranhão have "Tapioca", In Goiás have "Arroz com pequi". Thanks!!

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toxicvenom2000 16 November, 2014 - 10:40

I think that food in Britain is one of the best in the world because it has a lot of different food from different countries. My favourite food is pizza or carbonara

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jagalskarfotboll 8 October, 2014 - 19:09

I have never tested before so I do not know if it is good or not but I think the flavored is bad because I heard many times that the British food is awful.

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legend 1 October, 2014 - 16:56

British food reflects different cultures from all over the world. British people enjoy tasting a huge range of flavors. In London you can find Greek Italian Spanish Chinese even Persian cuisine. Lately you can find restaurants where chefs reinventing classic British dishes. We live in a globalized society something that effects all countries' cuisine

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Jenny_Greece 27 September, 2014 - 09:11

Wow, this video made me hungry. Well, in my country, we follow the Mediterranean diet. It's very healthy and delicious at the same time. You should try it. And I'm really impressed of that food market, it's really interesting.

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