There was a time when any mention of British food elicited either winces of disgust or gasps of delight. Visitors would question the contents of a chip butty, turn their noses up at black pudding, or perhaps giggle when ordering spotted dick.
Those days are now a distant past as we find ourselves in a golden age of culinary Britannia. Pub food is innovative, flavors from every corner of the globe are revolutionizing the restaurant scene, and there is little need to mention the sheer mania around British baking. The trend comes to a crescendo with this fall’s release of The Official Bridgerton Guide to Entertaining, which features methods for cooking, hosting, and toasting like the famed Bridgerton brood.
Despite the new influences, there are dozens of decidedly British dishes that have withstood the test of time, crowd favorites that can be effortlessly incorporated into a host of entertaining menus. Whether you’re hosting a delightful Bridgerton-themed teatime party, extravagant weekend dinner, or glorious holiday feast, these nibbles from across the pond are bound to impress even the most finicky gourmands.