british food

Cornish pasty

How an Old Timey British Pastry Got Super Popular in Arizona

The Cornish pasty is an unlikely desert staple.
Noah Austin

Britain's Stinkiest Cheese Was Inspired by Monks and an Alcoholic Farmer

Former lorry driver and amateur conservationist Chris Martell began producing Stinking Bishop as a way to keep a dying breed of cow alive.
George Nelson
Indian Food

Half of Britain’s Curry Houses Will Be Gone within 10 Years

The chairman of the Asian Catering Federation has warned that chef shortages, rising costs, and changing customer tastes could spell the end of 17,000 Indian restaurants.
Phoebe Hurst
Make this

How to Make the Ultimate Ham and Egg Sandwich

"I felt that the sandwich in Britain needed a bit of help, so I tried to put as much culinary effort into making a sandwich as most people would put into a restaurant main course.”
Munchies Staff

Meet the Foragers Getting High on Mugwort

I joined forager Richard Osmond in search of mugwort, a relative of wormwood, the flavoring agent in absinthe. It’s also known for the inducement of weird dreams.
Gareth May
Asian food

Making Christmas Wontons and Talking British Chinese Identity

“I’m probably more English than Chinese in many respects but just because you’re born from Chinese parents, you still get stereotyped."
Gareth May
Stranger Than Flicktion

The Fish and Chip Shop at the End of the World

Welcome back to Stranger Than Flicktion, our Flickr-inspired fiction column. Today, we eat our last fish supper at a fish and chip shop on the edge of the abyss.
Tom Usher

Smoked Eel Sandwich with Pickled Onions Recipe

Move over PB&J, we're up-ing our sandwich game the only way we know how: with smoked eel.
Jeremy Lee
Make this

How to Make Chipotle Pickled Eggs, the Perfect Mexican-British Hybrid Food

Eat your homemade chipotle pickled eggs with a few handfuls of tortilla chips and flip those fried-chicken-wrapped tacos at the drive-thru the bird.
Munchies Staff

Eating Every Sausage Roll and Cornish Pasty I Could Find in a Suburban Gas Station

Ginsters readymade sausage rolls and Cornish pasties are a British petrol station staple. I set myself the challenge of eating the entire range of pastry-flaked meat tubes—in a Shell garage forecourt, obviously.
Nell Frizzell
The Last Bite

The Last Bite: Northumberland’s Ancient Kipper Smokehouse

Welcome back to The Last Bite, our column documenting the survival of traditional food establishments. Today we visit the world-renowned L. Robson & Sons, who have been smoking Craster kippers for nearly 100 years.
Luke Slater

‘The Great British Bake-Off’ Is Being Accused of Frosting-Related Sexism

The public’s current qualms with the popular series are over promotional photos wherein pink and blue frostings are designated for male and female contestants, respectively.
Hilary Pollack