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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JoEditor 3 May, 2013 - 13:40

Hi Hanna, 
It's true that many British people drink lots of cups of tea during the day. To answer your question, black pudding is a type of black sausage made with blood. I think most people would only have a cooked breakfast at the weekend. I think toast or cereals is more popular on a normal school day.  
Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team) 

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Hanna 3 May, 2013 - 13:51

Hello Jo,
Thanks for your answer. Here, in Ukraine, we eat black pudding too, but it has another name(Krovjanka).

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greengreendays 3 May, 2013 - 05:51

Looking nice!
I'm studying about food in the UK
So this video was good for me
I will try to cook some foods which I saw in the video

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Jenny blaer 2 May, 2013 - 13:53

Through this vedio, I can feel that Britain is a multicultural country once more.
I want to try full English breakfast and fish and chips.

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Natalija 20 April, 2013 - 22:29

Hi, mgguegun;)
I like French kitchen too, and it's one of the best. I like French croissants, la cafe au lait-white coffee and laduree macarons, of course;). Have you ever tried some food from Balcan countries?
Greetings;).

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mgueguen 15 April, 2013 - 17:00

I'm french and I think France has the best meals of the world ;p Like 20sep_fm
, a glass of milk is enough for my breakfast , but I would like to taste a full british breakfast !! It looks delicious ! I'm sorry if you don't understand my comment , my English is so bad =0 Thank for this video !

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Jonathan - Coor... 21 April, 2013 - 08:03

Hi mgueguen! I'd definitely recommend you try a full English breakfast if you get the chance. It's especially good on a cold morning. It warms you up. And don't worry about your English, you did very well :-)
Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Natalija 2 April, 2013 - 19:26

I don't like English food, it's too heavy for my taste. And I don't eat eggs and bacon. My favourite breakfast are some cereals with milk and fruits. It's healthy and gives you energy.

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RehinaParker 12 July, 2013 - 11:58

hello lekjana i like potatos too they are delicious :).... but now i am in italy and itaIian food looks tasty to

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megisiana 11 February, 2013 - 19:10

it looks so delicious ........and what a shame i have never tried Britain food but i would love and ******Jonathan potatoes is my favorite food too.............

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JoEditor 11 January, 2013 - 16:16

Wow! It's great to hear about the food from your countries - reading your comments is making me hungry! :)

Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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etleva hoxha 9 January, 2013 - 17:07

I think that are very delicious ... Each country has a special cooking and this is what makes us try all kinds of food .. The video was very useful because it helps to have as much knowledge about the dishes and it is a plus that in addition to that we learn in our language they can learn and in English and this has been done only with your help. Thank for everything you have done for this site and for us to teach us how to practice the English language ... You are the best ...!!!!
from Albania

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Jonathan - Coor... 10 January, 2013 - 04:21

Hi! It's great to read your comments. I'm very happy you find this site useful. :-D Thank you so much for your encouragement and we'll keep on working to try and make this site even better. Please keep visiting us! We have lots more exciting things for you to read, watch and do coming soon ...

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etleva hoxha 9 January, 2013 - 15:53

I think that are very delicious and worth trying them but each country has a different way to cook from another country and this is the reason that it forces you to try all .. It was a very nice video and you're doingan excellent job for this site and helping us to learn the cultures and traditions of other countries, and in particular for the UK .. you are the best,,!!!,
From Albania

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ellen 16 December, 2012 - 18:09

İn my country Azerbaijan most popular main course in Azerbaijan is plov (made rice).The popular soft drinks are sharbats. They are made of sugar, lemon, saffron, seeds of mint and other fruit. I think British food breakfast is a cooked meal of bacon, egsgs and sausages.What do you think about Azerbaijan food?
Write answer...................... I wait...................

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Jonathan - Coor... 10 January, 2013 - 04:32

Hi ellen! I like rice very much, so I think I'd like plov. But what I'd most like to try is sharbat. It sounds very refreshing. Is it sweet? 

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Edona49 31 October, 2012 - 13:27

Thank you for this gr8 video.
Everything looks delicious especially the hollandaise sauce.The main reason that I would like to taste British food is that it includes lots of flavors!

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20sep_fm 28 October, 2012 - 09:00

I'm surprised with Brtish food breakfst. It's very heavy meal for breakfast I think. A glass of milk or a glass of orange is enough for me for breakfast. In my country, Indonesia especially Jakarta, meals for breakfast many choice. They are nasi uduk ( rice which boiled with coconut milk), lontong sayur ( rice with vegetable), etc... But I rarely to eat them.

Well, that's all from me. But I would like to taste British food breakfast.

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rona 16 August, 2013 - 18:09

20sep_fm
i agree with you ...really Brtish food is veary heavy meal for breakfast
in my country(syria) we eat for breakfast( Poached eggs,piece of cheese,cup of milk or orange)that`s my breakfast

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RachelF 12 October, 2013 - 12:35

Hi rona,

I agree too! The 'full English breakfast' is a very heavy meal. I am from England and I almost never eat that for breakfast! I normally have cereal with fruit juice or toast with jam or marmalade. The breakfast in your country sounds really tasty too. 

Rachel

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Ashfaq Munir 4 October, 2012 - 07:31

Well it was intresting video.I would like to eat british food because i have never taste.Oriental foods are very delicious ever..

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