Топик: Meals and cooking
Meals and cooking
When we cook, we boil, roast, fry or stew our food. We
boil eggs, meat, chicken, fish, milk, water and vegetables. We fry eggs, fish
and vegetables. We stew fish, meat, vegetables or fruit. We roast meat or
chicken. We put salt, sugar, pepper, vinegar and mustard into our food to make
it salted, sweet, sour or simply tasty. Our food may taste good or bad or it
may be tasteless.
The usual meals in England are breakfast, lunch, tea
and dinner or, in simpler houses, breakfast, dinner, tea and supper.
For breakfast English people mostly have porridge or
corn-flakes with milk or cream and sugar, bacon and eggs, marmalade with
buttered toast and tea or coffee. For a change they can have a boiled egg, cold
ham, or fish.
English people generally have lunch about one o'clock.
At lunch time in a London restaurant one usually finds a mutton chop, or steak
and chips, or cold meat or fish with potatoes and salad, then a pudding or
fruit to follow.
Afternoon tea can hardly be called a meal. It is a
substantial meal only in well-to-do families. It is between five and six
o'clock. It is rather a sociable sort of thing, as friends often come in then
for a chat while they have their cup of tea, cake or biscuit.
In some houses dinner is the biggest meal of the day.
But in great many English homes, the midday meal is the chief one of the day,
and in the evening there is usually a much simpler supper — an omelette, or
sausages, sometimes bacon and eggs and sometimes just bread and cheese, a cup
of coffee or cocoa and fruit.
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