Study Cards on british, beer, food
what is the Dutch equivalent of health food shops?
What are: chips, fry-up, pies, cold meats?
Chips = the normal British word for french fried potatoes. Fry-up = several items of fried food together, such as: eggs, sausages, bacon ,tomatoes mushrooms and even fried bread. Pies = a pastry dish which can be both savory (steak and kidney pie) and sweet(apple pie). Cold meats = preserved meats, sliced to eat cold with some bread such as ham or salami (not very popular in Britain.)
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what is a 'greasy spoon' ?
It is an eating place where mostly fried food of the 'English breakfast' type is served. Also known as 'workmans café' because traditionally it is principally used by manual workers. These days it is also used by anybody who wants a filling meal and likes the informal atmosphere.
What is a fish and chip shop?
It is a very British eating place , mainly for takeaway meals (of Fench fries and fried fish, preferably wrapped in a newspaper)
What are : ales, lager, bitter and shandy?
They are all different kinds of beers. Ale = a draught beer (from the barrel) also known as bitter (a traditional English beer without gas). A sweeter, darker version is called mild ale. Lager is beer that is closer to the continental European beer (Dutch beer). Shandy is half beer and half fizzy lemonade.
What is a free house?
It is a British pub that is owned independently of the breweries that supply it.
What is a 'ploughmans lunch' ?
It is a cold pub meal consisting of: cheese, chutney and bread and often also: boiled eggs, ham and pickled onions and which is traditionally accompanied by a beer.
who is Delia Smith?
she is a well-known cookery writer and broadcaster in Britain.
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