British Food: Loose Tea Vs Teabags, Scones Vs Crumpets & Shepherd’s Pie

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Kathie Lee & Hoda: Madelyn’s Food Fight

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb talked with Madelyn Fernstrom, Today Show‘s Diet and Nutrition Editor, as she shared the truth about British Food, as they prepare for the Olympics starting in London on July 27 2012. The British love to eat non-traditional foods, so if you plan to throw a party to help celebrate the Summer Games, Madleyn is here to help keep your party healthy.

British Food: Loose Tea Vs Teabags

Madelyn Fernstrom shared the truth about British Food, including loose tea vs teabags, scones vs crumpets, Shepherd's Pie and much more.

Madelyn Fernstrom shared the truth about British Food, including loose tea vs teabags, scones vs crumpets, Shepherd's Pie and much more.

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Question: Tea is the official beverage of England?

  • True
  • False

The correct answer is true.

Question: Most tea used in England is loose tea, not teabags?

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  • True
  • False

The correct answer is false.

Question: The most popular addition to tea is milk?

  • True
  • False

The correct answer is true.

British Food: Typical English Breakfast

Questions: One of these is not part of a typical English breakfast:

  • Eggs
  • Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Baked Beans
  • Mushrooms
  • Fried Bread
  • Roasted Potatoes

The correct answer is roasted potatoes.

British Food: Scones Vs Crumpets

Question: Two popular British baked goods are scones and crumpets. How many crumpets can you eat for the calories in just one scone?

  • One
  • Three
  • Five

The correct answer is five. About 100 calories in a crumpet and a scone is full of sugar.

British Food: Bangers and Mash

Question: A popular combination is called Bangers and Mash. What are Bangers?

  • Sausages
  • Poached Eggs
  • Mushrooms

The correct answer is sausages and Mash is mashed potatoes.

British Food: Pimms No. 1 Cup

Question: Pimms No. 1 Cup is a popular alcohol drink. Is it made from:

  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Bourbon

The correct answer is Gin.

British Food: Bubble and Squeak

Question: Bubble and Squeek is another favorite. Is this a:

  • Fried Vegetable Meat Patty
  • Pork Stew
  • Spongecake with Fruit

The correct answer is Fried Vegetable Meat Patty because it bubbles and squeaks when you are frying it.

British Food: Shepherd’s Pie

Question: Shepherd’s Pie is a typical British Casserole. The topping on this is:

  • Crushed Potato Chips
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Sauteed Onions

The correct answer is mashed potatoes.

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