British Food Doesn't Suck

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

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.

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