Thursday March 3rd, 2022
Do you think that British food is just fish and chips or meat and potatoes and that the British idea of haute cuisine is ‘pub grub’. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
The UK is calling Americans to see British food differently by bringing these reimagined classics to New York. In a live cook-along with Nadiya Hussain, winner of The Great British Baking Show, we celebrated the inspiration and flavours of the people and cultures that call the UK home.
In this money can’t buy experience lucky New Yorkers joined Nadiya in the kitchen to recreate some of her sumptuous dishes whilst discovering ingredients that are in demand across the world, from Scottish seafood to English marmalade.
If you'd like to try the dishes that Nadiya brought to New York, follow the recipes in the links below.
We are rightly proud of the UK’s exceptional food and drink produce. From Scottish salmon and English sparkling wine, Welsh Lamb to Northern Irish gin, our food is recognised at home and abroad for its great taste and high quality. This recognition is driving international demand, with UK food and drink exported to 207 countries and territories across the globe in 2020.
Here in the UK, we often do things a little differently. British producers aren’t afraid to push boundaries and adapt to diverse audiences and changing tastes. But it’s not all about the next best thing, we do the classics well too. This uniquely British blend of the old and the new can be seen most clearly in our vibrant restaurant scene.
Our cities, and the neighbourhoods within them, are developing their own distinctive culinary characters, drawing on tradition and local produce, but spun in new ways by dynamic chefs. From small plates to pies, Indian to Italian heritage, food markets to fine dining there’s a mouth-watering delight to be tried (and devoured!) in all four corners of the UK. Yum!
British Food Facts
The UK is home to over 360 gin distilleries, each curating their own unique recipes and creative varieties, from rose petal infusions, to pink grapefruit and even Earl Grey tea.
Scotch Whisky is the world’s number one internationally traded spirit. Renowned on the global stage for its heritage and craft, 36 bottles of Scotch Whisky are shipped overseas every single second.
Internationally awarded UK cheese is recognised for its exceptional quality and sophisticated varieties. Flavour profiles are hugely diverse with 700 distinctive cheese types made in the UK - that’s more than France!
Check out the links below to find out more on UK food and drink.