I know that the UK is not known for culinary arts, and that a lot of menus involve stewed/mushy vegetables, but there are a few things that really make up for all that.
Sticky Toffee Pudding
I’ll start the list off with my personal favorite. A moist, spicy cake covered in delicious toffee sauce. It is SO GOOD. I could eat it every day and not get sick of it. I think. The best I have had is the Cartmel Sticky Toffee, and they claim to be the originators.
Fish and Chips
Get yourself to a chippy ASAP. These aren’t the same as fish and chips in New England, for starters, they leave the skin on, and they are eaten with salt and vinegar instead of lemon. Equally good, but different.
Meat and potato. Steak and ale. Chicken and rosemary. You get the idea. It is all in the crust, so make sure it isn’t a microwaved one. I am not sure why these aren’t popular in the U.S., but they should be.
The name is very deceiving. This is not a pudding, nor is it a dessert. It is a hybrid between a crescent roll and a muffin served with Sunday roast, often covered in gravy. And it is delicious.
It tastes like Christmas in a pie. Raisins, spices, nuts. And usually decorated very nicely. Heated up with a little brandy cream… What more could you want?
What local cuisine would you insist that visitors try?