British Food Doesn't Suck

The British food scene has much more to offer than bangers, mash and various combinations of the two.
By: Mike Singer

Do you worry about those poor pole vaulters and butterfly swimmers at the Olympics being forced to eat bland pub food after weeks of intense competition? Worry not; the British food scene has much more to offer than bangers, mash and various combinations of the two. Tonight at 8pm ET on Cooking Channel, Chef Ross Burden (winner on BBC's MasterChef) hosts the special Tasting England. He'll travel from London to a small town called Devlin to Yorkshire to find out what's on people's plates in the U.K. For starters, local and organic cooking has been the standard for many Brits long before those terms became vogue in the U.S.A. (we mean centuries before). Even many of the classics—like fish and chips — are rebounding with fresh and modern preparations.

You can experience the distinctive fare for yourself with some of our favorite classic British recipes after the jump.

Hop the double-decker bus of British food culture when Tasting England airs tonight at 8pm ET.

Keep Reading

On TV

Carnival Eats

10am | 9c

Carnival Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Carnival Eats

11am | 10c

Carnival Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12pm | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1pm | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Man Fire Food

3:30pm | 2:30c

Man Fire Food

4:30pm | 3:30c

Man Fire Food

5:30pm | 4:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c

Man Fire Food

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Man Fire Food

8pm | 7c

Man Fire Food

8:30pm | 7:30c

Man Fire Food

9:30pm | 8:30c

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

12am | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30am | 11:30c

Man Fire Food

1am | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30am | 12:30c

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c
What's Hot
What's Hot

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

New Episodes Sundays 8|7c

Pick a Side!

The Snackdown

In our new animated series, we debate the most-pressing food matters of our time, like is cereal a soup?

So Much Pretty Food Here