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  1. What meat is traditionally used in a shepherd's pie?
  2. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the name of which dish refers to the sounds made by the ingredients when being fried?
  3. What type of bean is used for baked beans?
  4. The French have an insult for the English taken from which traditional British food?
  5. Which food brand product first made in 1922 and named after a Staffordshire village is often served as part of a ploughman's lunch?
  6. The world champion in the making of what, is awarded a prize called the "Golden Spurtle"?

  7. Which dish is composed of puff pastry containing a filet steak coated with pate and duxelles?
  8. Bara brith is a traditional Welsh food. What does bara translate to in English?
  9. Whitstable in Kent is known for its what?
  10. Which ingredient, called rutabaga in the US, is a main constituent of a traditional Cornish pasty filling?
  11. A traditional Scottish food item, the Lorne sausage is what shape?
  12. Who opened his first fish and chip shop in Guiseley, West Yorkshire in 1928?
  13. Which British savoury food gets its name from a "pot-belly" shaped, traditional crockery casserole vessel found in France?
  14. Spotted Dick contains which ingredient as a substitute for butter?
  15. What is the recipe "Poulet Reine Elizabeth" now widely known as?
  16. Which traditional dish consists of sausages in Yorkshire pudding batter?
  17. What, in the 2001 English edition of Larousse Gastronomique is described by the following line: "Although its description is not immediately appealing, it has an excellent nutty texture and delicious savoury flavour"?
  18. What are the four main UK crumbly cheeses?
  19. Which pork pie is named after a town in Leicestershire?
  20. What was called "a true British national dish" by Foreign Secretary Robin Cook in 2001?
  21. Bulmers is a company associated with making what product?
  22. Cranachan is a Scottish dessert made traditionally from which fruit?
  23. Which instant dessert mix was released in 1967 by Bird's in a strawberries-and-cream flavour?
  24. Kedgeree is a dish consisting traditionally of which fish?
  25. Parkin is a gingerbread cake traditionally eaten on which day of the year?
  26. Which Cornish dish features fish heads protruding through its crust?


  1. Mutton or lamb
  2. Bubble and squeak
  3. Haricot bean
  4. Roast beef... they call the English 'roast beefs' (rostbif)
  5. Branston pickle
  6. Porridge (The World Porridge Making Championships)
  7. Beef Wellington
  8. Bread
  9. Oysters
  10. Swede
  11. Square
  12. Harry Ramsden
  13. Marmite
  14. Suet
  15. Coronation chicken
  16. Toad on the hole
  17. Haggis
  18. Caerphilly, Cheshire, Lancashire, and Wensleydale
  19. Melton Mowbray
  20. Chicken tikka masala
  21. Cider
  22. Raspberries
  23. Angel Delight
  24. Smoked haddock
  25. Guy Fawkes Night (November 5th)
  26. Stargazy pie