The strength in modern cuisine from Britain still lies in high quality ingredients. In local fish, beef, lamb, pork, and vegetables, chefs still find they have the best of ingredients with which to provide wholesome dishes that appeal to people’s palates. Though modern British cuisine places a strong emphasis on locally produced ingredients, a new generation of celebrity chefs are finding that blending traditional meals with features from abroad is producing new and exciting dishes for which there is a very healthy market. Gordon Ramsay is one such popular chef, whose new book Gordon Ramsay’s Great British Pub Food continues a theme of using wholesome local ingredients to create dishes that appeal to a modern audience.
While traditional Christmas dinners and the like have remained unchanged, the rest of the British diet has undergone many radical changes. Now, supermarkets in the UK are filled with exotic foods from every corner of the world. From having a reputation for plain, somewhat heavy foods, the British in general have come to embrace flavours from around the world. In homes around the British Isles people are experimenting with exotic dishes and traditional meals, often fusing styles to create meals that are distinctly modern. Today the diverse tastes of the British reach far beyond simplicity and plainness to innovation, style and new sophistication.