A real oddity appears here. We have a UK food group where the impression being given is that there is either a lack of a British cuisine or it has been superceded by traditions from elsewhere ;-)
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Following up to Don Gray But if you don't eat out, how do you know we compare well? Or perhaps that's not what your saying? I think...
I happen to believe that we have developed cuisine which ranks amongst the best that any country bar none has produced. The main difficulty that I perceive is that we have a developed tradition of always underming the best that we have to offer.
Since I retired I have been honing my culinary skills (or lack of them; *note the immediate, but ever-present depreciatory comment) on British dishes. I have been working on it for about 10 years and have still not run out of new ideas on old themes. I find it a great shame that we have failed to take example from and spread the gospel about the quality of most of our foods. I rarely eat out from restaurant fare, so I have no means of making an accurate comparison, or judgement of, the differences between the presented quality of British delicacies against those from the Europe, India, Asia or elsewhere, but I do know that we should favourably compare.