Food is as much a part of our culture as our landscape, our language and our literature. You also have to eat healthy food to keep your body in a perfect condition. You should not have balanced food. Every country has it’s own national food. In England it’s fish and chips, Shepard’s pie or Lancashire pudding. Our national food is pork snout and grey peas. In the USA it is hamburgers, French fries and turkey. People also have different names of daily meals. In Latvia we have dinner, but in England it’s called lunch.
English breakfast consists of corn flakes, bacon and eggs and a buttered toast with marmalade. Scott people also have porridge. Englishmen have cold meat with boiled or baked potatoes and salads for lunch. Sometimes it consists of mutton chop or steak and chips. Their dessert includes apple or cherry pie and custard. They finish up with their meal.
English have a meal called tea. They have it between 4 and 5 p.m. It’s informal meal and is served on a trolley. They have tea with bread and butter, sometimes cakes. Cakes and biscuits sometimes are home made. Englishmen also have “High Tea”. It’s a real meal. They have sandwiches or salads with tea. Sometimes they have sausages, tinned fish or kipper. They eat fruit, like pears or pineapples.
Dinner is the biggest meal of the day. In well-to-do homes people even change for dinner. They usually have fruit juice or tomato juice for starters. Then comes the first course that consists of soup or fish (boiled or fried).
For the second course they often have some meat which is always served up with vegetables, like asparagus, peas, beans, cabbige or carrots.