English cuisine is a constant cause for debate. The truth is, many of our signature dishes fall down due to the fact that high quality ingredients aren’t always used. But the same can be said of every country.

Go into your local cafe and you’ll find they may use standard sausages that contain less than 50% pork; the bacon is full of water content and shrinks when cooked, whilst many places precook ‘filler’ elements of dishes that lose their flavour. Maybe that’s the reason you see so many condiments dotted around the place – to distract from the taste of the food.

Post by Caroline Saunders, Silverdoor

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