Friday, September 15, 2023

Explore British Food Fortnight with Diets2Go. From hearty English breakfasts to decadent desserts, let's savour some traditional British flavours.

It’s finally the time of the year that excites every British food lover – the British Food Fortnight. From juicy medium-rare steaks to aromatic fish and chips, there is just so much to celebrate about timeless British flavours that are cherished across the globe. Let us take you through an exquisite tour of one of the most anticipated culinary extravaganzas set to kick off on the 16th of September.

As we embark on this glorious journey to celebrate the rich concoctions that make the British culinary experience what it is – a celebration of one of the best cuisines in the world made with locally sourced ingredients. The British Food Fortnight is a celebration of our roots, our culture and our heritage. It isn't just a food festival, but a celebration of what it means to be British.


The Feast Fest

The British Food Fortnight isn't your everyday food festival. It is an absolute foodie paradise. It brings the entirety of Britain together for a reason. From Shropshire to Wales, every nook and corner of the United Kingdom celebrates British food in their own way with localized celebratory offerings. Be it the English breakfast or savoury delights to traditional desserts, each spread is a delightful experience in its own right. Here are some staples you need to participate in the British Food Fortnight!


The English Breakfasts

English breakfasts are an experience that just can't be expressed in a regular vocabulary. The Full English or The Fry Up is the perfect example of a British meal with a lot of flavour and texture to experience. A hearty breakfast with bacon, sausage and eggs, baked beans, fried tomatoes and mushrooms, and toasted bread on the side, all sourced locally.

There's a reason why a traditional English breakfast menu is a must-have for dine-in restaurants and buffets at all luxury hotels worldwide. Having an English breakfast spread personifies what it means to be British.


Smell Those Scones

Speaking of Brit mornings, they are inarguably incomplete without a cup of Earl Grey and scones. The whiff of freshly baked flour and eggs – the scones served with jam and some clotted cream are the perfect pairing for tea. Over the years, numerous variations of scones have made their way into the food scene to cater to different tastes and preferences.


Fish and Chips

This savoury from the seas is loved and cherished in almost every part of the world. It's even a must-have menu item for most British restaurants and ready-made meal services. One probable reason is that it is easily one of the most versatile dishes that can be tweaked to fit every taste preference and budget. Both adults and kids love it, and it sits well with almost everyone who likes seafood. We could even declare it the undisputed crown jewel of British cuisine!

Plus, since it's seafood, it's also one of the safest bets for Halal meat options as long as it is all fried in fresh vegetable oil.


British Desserts: A Sweet Symphony

English dessert bars have a cult following among the global foodie circuit. Most high-end restaurants offer a mix of traditional English, Scottish and Irish selections, with everything on the table being downright scrumptious!

No summer is complete without strawberries and cream or Jam Roly Poly. And who doesn't like some good Knickerbocker Glory or Banoffee Pie? Traditional English desserts are a real treat.

Plus, if you’re a Potterhead, you can also add Harry’s favourite treat, Treacle Tart to the list!


Fresh From the Farm

Now, with the decadence out of the way, it would be unfair to not talk about local produce and its impact on the British food scene when discussing British Food Fortnight.

Britain is home to an extensive agriculture industry with a range of fresh produce of the highest quality. That produce is also why plant based meals have remained immensely popular in the country. The farm-to-table movement is a constant sight all year round, and most restaurant menus carry season specials and recipes that use local vegetables and fruits as the hero ingredient. The perfect examples of this would be the English Garden Salad, Mushy Peas, and Bubble and Squeak!


Celebrate British Food Fortnight With Us With Healthy, Ready Made Food With Locally Sourced Meats and Ingredients

We love and cherish local farm produce at Diets 2 Go, and they are a significant element on all our menus for healthy ready made meals. We even have a dedicated vegan menu that features a range of plant based meals. A healthy diet is a well-rounded diet, and that is what we are all about.

We make it a point to use the best local produce and proteins to deliver nutritious and delicious Halal (Halal Meat Certified), Keto, and Vegan recipes all over the UK.

To learn more about our meal prep services, contact Diets2Go today. Our chefs and staff are always happy to answer your questions!