To the naive tourist and the romantic patriot, traditional English food is:
apple crumble and custard black pudding cottage pie crumpet or muffin fish and chips hot pot meat and vegetable pastie pie and mash and parsley sauce pork pie roast beef roast pork and crackling sausage and mash sausage rolls steamed pudding trifle jelly and ice cream etc ...
While the French and Italian influence is never far away, the major influence on traditional eating in England has been from Asia and the Indian sub-continent.
Here are five dishes from 21st century ethnic England.
Chicken Tikka Masala chicken in spicy yoghurt sauce Masala Dosa fried onion, potato and spice wrap Rogan Josh spicy almond and lamb curry Sweet and Sour Chicken/Pork/Prawn Thai Green Curry chicken/pork/prawn, coconut milk, herbs, shrimp paste, spices