6 Let's eat!
This section aims to make help you become aware of the variety of food in the UK and the world.
Activity 22 The Great British Menu
Make notes on what foods you would consider as traditionally British. Write down examples of starters, main courses and puddings.
Here is an example of a typical British menu.
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Activity 23 Food from around the world
Link the following foods to their countries of origin, and definitions.
|Goulash||Hungary||Stew flavoured with paprika|
|Shish||Turkey||Barbecued mince meat|
|Korma Curry||India||Spices with cream and meat or vegetables|
|Couscous||North Africa||Steamed semolina with spicy meat|
|Sushi||Japan||Pieces of fish on rice|
|Nasi Goreng||Malaysia||Fried rice dish with egg|
|Borsht||Russia||Soup made from beetroot|
Activity 24 Traditional food from abroad
Choose one of the five countries listed below, and write down at least three foods or drinks that you associate with that country.
Activity 25 Foreign delicacies – points of view
Across the world, there are some dishes that might appear unusual, such as insects, snails, monkeys, etc. Have you heard of food from around the world that you would not eat? Write these down and provide reasons for your decisions. You may want to discuss your views using the Comments section below.
Activity 26 Things aren't always as they seem
Have another look at the Great British Menu.
Can you think of any reasons why a tourist might not want to eat anything on the menu? Again, you may want to discuss your views using the Comments section below.