WHAT DO BRITISH PEOPLE EAT?
British people have their biggest meal in the middle of the day, and some have it in the evening. Most people today have a small mid-day meal, usually a sandwich and perhaps some crisps and some fruit.
They have three main meals a day:
They eat it between 7:00 and 9:00
They eat it between 12:00 and 1:30 p.m.
Sometimes it’s called supper. This is generally the main meal, they eat it anytime between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m.
On Sundays the main meal of the day is often eaten at midday instead of in the evening. This meal usually is a Roast Dinner consisting of a roast meat, Yorkshire pudding and two kinds of vegetables.
WHAT’S A TYPICAL ENGLISH BREAKFAST?
Most people think that a typical English breakfast consists of eggs, bacon, sausages, fried bread, mushrooms and baked beans. Even though not many people eat this for breakfast today, it is always served in hotels and guest houses around Britain.
Nowadays a typical English breakfast is more likely to be a bowl of cereals, a slice of toast, orange juice and a cup of coffee. Many people – especially children – in England eat a bowl of cereal. In the winter many people eat “porridge” or boiled oats.
WHAT IS A TYPICAL ENGLISH LUNCH?
Children at school and adults at work generally have a ‘packed lunch’.Packed lunch typically consists of a sandwich, a packet of crisps, a piece of fruit and a drink.
WHAT IS A TYPICAL ENGLISH DINNER?
The evening meal is usually called ‘dinner’ or ‘supper’. A typical British meal for dinner is meat and two different kinds of vegetables. One of the two vegetables is almost always potatoes. They generally put hot brown gravy on the meat. This traditional meal is rarely eaten nowadays. A recent survey found that most people in Britain eat curry, rice or pasta for dinner.
THE SUNDAY ROAST DINNER
Sunday lunch time is a typical time to eat the traditional Sunday Roast. Traditionally it consists of roast meat, two different kinds of vegetables and potatoes with a Yorkshire pudding. Yorkshire pudding is a food made from flour, eggs, and milk, baked and eaten with meat in Britain.
meal – étkezés
mid-day – napközbeni
crisps – rágcsa, ropogtatnivaló, chips
at midday – délben
instead of – valami helyett
consisting of – áll valamiből
even though – habár, ennek ellenére
nowadays – manapság
a bowl of – egy tál …
porridge – zabkása
boiled oats – főtt zab
brown gravy – barna szósz
recent survey – közelmúltbeli felmérés