Traditionally British food employed seasonal and local produce to get the best out of simple and unfussy dishes. British cuisine has, however, increasingly absorbed the cultural influences of those that have settled in the United Kingdom as well from its imperial past and today reflects this rich and cosmopolitan mix of influences.Celery Root Soup by Josh Posner
1. Creamy Winter Celeriac Soup
Creamy and comforting, this winter soup features the subtle flavors of celery root and thyme, to delight the palate and warm the heart. Served with a sophisticated garnish of shaved fennel and egg yolk, yet simple to prepare, this winter soup recipe from Chef Josh Posner is ideal for a chilly weeknight supper. See all of Chef Josh's Seasonal Nosh series in his Grokker Premium video collections.
2. Homemade Shepherd's Pie
A classic Great British dish that is golden, crispy, and full of vegetables and ground beef.
3. Chicken, Mushroom, and Caramelized Leek Pie
Simple and delicious! This recipe from a Kensington Kitchen will introduce you to a special shortcrust pastry recipe. It's a great meal to prepare when leeks are in season. The chicken thighs are rolled in seasoned flour and fried until golden brown, Executive Chef Geoff Rigby adds caramelized leeks, mushrooms, onions and garlic, to create the perfect filling for his shortcrust pastry. There is nothing like it! Watch this Grokker Premium video for interesting tips!
4. Curried Cottage Pie
Cottage pie is a real family favourite but if you're looking for something familiar with a tasty twist, try our curried version with a lightly spiced parsnip mash.
5. Steak and Mushroom Pudding
Here's our version of a very traditional British savoury pudding. This takes a little time to prepare, but once it's cooking you can pretty much leave it alone for 4 hours and come back to a dinner that's ready to go!