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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

British & American Dishes cooked in Galicia

"Yummy, delicious, very rich. What a good meal!" are common expressions when it comes to cooking and enjoying a new and excellent dish at one's table. 

Today, my wife and I have decided to share some time in the kitchen, so that we could enjoy cooking British dishes together.

Barnacles /ˈbɑːnəklz/ or Fish and Chips today?

Here's our first British recipe cooked in Galicia.

Chicken & Mushrooms Pie
500 g pack fresh puff pastry, or frozen and defrosted
4 chicken breasts
250 g baby mushrooms
1 tin of Campbell’s mushrooms cream sauce
50 g fresh parsley
2 tbsp of plain flour
1 beaten egg
Salt and pepper
Recipes (Spanish & English)

Pork with dried fruit
175g/6oz dried apricots
175g/6oz prunes
115g/4oz dried or fresh apples
150ml/5fl oz dry cider
½ tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1kg/1lb 2oz pork shoulder or loin
1 large onion, chopped
Recipes (Spanish & English)

Rebecca: "Daniel,
How wonderful that you and your wife cook delicious food together!  My Spanish roommates often think that my American food is strange.  One weekend I made bagels, a kind of bread that look like donuts, but aren´t usually sweet.  In the US, we often eat toasted bagels with cream cheese for a quick, tasty breakfast.  My roommate tried one and said it was delicious!" Here're Rebecca's recipes:  Bagels

YouTube recipes

To play the role of a waiter or waitress and some customers, you could click on this YouTube video list about Food & Drinks. Please, enjoy your role-plays and this video about the restaurant vocabulary.

 For some Basic Listening practice about Food & Drinks, please click on this audio  by the British Council. Here are the activities and the whole script.

Maybe you need a theatre script to follow a good restaurant situation. So, here's your .pdf to play the role of a waiter all day long.

For further practice around the topic of Food, please click on here.

For more recipes and vocabulary, please stay tuned and click on here.


  1. Wow, your food looks very tasty!

  2. Thank you very much, Rebecca. Yours is delicious too.