When you sit at a table with some British people do not feel obliged to say something like" buon appetito". In Britain they do not use this formula.
What is a" packed lunch "? Generally sandwiches, which are like our" tramezzini", an apple and a couple of biscuits, plus a drink, which you carry fron home to eat for lunch. Do you want to know when the first sandwich was created? Click here!
Tea is the national hot drink in Britain.
"A nice cup of tea" is welcome at any moment of the
day. The British like their tea strong with milk. But also
Japanese people like tea. Read more about traditional food in UK or in Japan!
A tea site: http://www.tea.co.uk/
Beer is the other national drink. There are many different kinds of beer: bitter, ale, mild and lager, just to mention a few. The place where the British have beer and other alcoholic drinks is the" pub", a sort of bar where children are not allowed. Collecting beer coasters is a hobby for many.
Espresso coffee is not very common in Britain. The Britsh usually drink instant coffee, or percolated cofee, which is filtered. They pour it into a mug and generally drink it with milk.
Bread is usually sliced from a loaf and can be white or brown. It is used toasted for sandwiches and is almost always butter. Our " panini" are called rolls.
You will seldom see a table cloth during a meal. The British prefer to use mats and coasters, which are easier to clean.