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3 Traditional Cockney Recipes To Taste Test Today

Okay, so the UK isn't exactly known for its food, but London is one of the most iconic cities in the world, so it’s no surprise to learn that it also has a rich culinary history.

Whether you’re visiting London or you’re just wanting to experience the great flavours that have helped shape the city, here are three recipes that you need to try.

Pie And Mash

Let's start with one of the most popular, not to mention delicious dishes not just in London but throughout the UK – pie and mash. With its notoriously fluffy pasty, generous filling and silky smooth mashed potatoes, London is the home of some of the best pie and smash in the land.

Many believe that some of the best dishes are also the most simple and this is certainly the case with this tasty creation!

Packed full of protein, carbs and a variety of vitamins and minerals, pie and mash has been a staple in the English capital for almost 200 years and judging by its nutritious profile and delectable taste, it’s easy to see why.

The versatility of pies is one of this meal’s biggest attributes, catering to all tastes and dietary preferences. Meat lovers are practically spoiled for choice with delicious fillings like steak and kidney, chicken, and meat and potato, while those following a vegetarian diet will find various options available such as cheese and onion, butter and mixed veg.

So if you want to try the most iconic dish in London, there’s only one choice and it’s traditional pie and mash.

Jellied Eels

Firstly, if you want a traditional pie and mash experience that’s as authentic as it gets, then jellied eels are a must.

These small fish are part of a cultural legacy that harks back to a time when they were a staple for the working class of London. Not only that, but jellied eels are also extremely nutritious. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and essential nutrients, they’re the perfect accompaniment to your pie and mash.

To get a true taste of London’s rich culinary history, you need to try jellied eels. So unless you’re vegetarian or vegan, opt for some with your meal. Who knows? you might even like it! 

Eton Mess

To round off your meal in sinfully sweet style, tuck into one of the capital’s most iconic desserts – an Eton Mess.

Originating from Eton College in the late 19th century, this dessert is a quintessential British sweet that’s enjoyed for its simplicity and deliciousness. 

Consisting of crushed meringue, softly whipped cream and fresh strawberries or other seasonal berries, Eton Mess offers a delightful blend of textures and flavours.

Eton Mess is forever associated with British summertime and outdoor events, so whether you’re enjoying a relaxing afternoon meal or you’re at a party or event, this is the perfect way to finish your meal in true cockney style.

If you have a party or event and you’re looking for a catering service, our pie and mash van may be the ideal solution so speak to us today.

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