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[taste超市]Tastes of Britain 英国传统风味

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    A Charity Looks at Regional British Food 一个慈善机构调查英国各地的风味食品

    If you really want to get to know England, you should use your tongue to do more than just speak English. You should educate your palate on the tastes of the local food too. That is what the British conservation charity the National Trust thinks - and it is putting its money where its mouth is.

    The Trust employed a panel of taste experts to identify what flavours typify each region in the UK. They tried food and drink from many areas, making sure to smell, touch and look at the food as well as savour the taste.

    Scones with clotted cream and jam

    A delicious cream tea

    After tasting apple chutney, beef, ice cream and potatoes grown in Cornwall, they said that the primary flavours of southwest England have overtones of cream and honey that are present even in the meat courses. Probably the most famous of these dishes is the Cornish pasty, a traditional miners" lunch of beef and potato wrapped in pastry. It is as popular as cream tea, where the beverage is served with scones, jam and clotted cream.

    According to the experts, the flavours that represent the Midlands are gamey. The panel tasted the local pale ale and spring lamb, among other things.

    But the Trust is concerned that regional foods risk becoming extinct because the nation is losing the ability to taste complex and varied flavours.

    The Director-General of the National Trust, Fiona Reynolds, says: "Taste is something we"re losing, because too many of our meals are packed with additives and flavourings. And because many of us don"t see food production for ourselves, we"re losing contact with where food comes from and its distinctive taste."

    The National Trust"s research is the latest initiative in a growing movement to reconnect British people with their traditional foods. The trend has seen the revival of farmers" markets and the multiplication of TV programmes about gastronomy.

    Reynolds suggests that people should buy local food in season or grow their own fruit and vegetables. The National Trust seeks to serve local produce in the restaurants and tearooms that it maintains close to historic houses and ancient monuments around Britain.

    The Trust also publishes advice on its website to people who want to "rescue their taste buds". This includes buying fresh produce and enjoying the aroma of food before eating it. The site also advises readers to ditch the salt and pepper and try food without any form of seasoning.

    Glossary 词汇表 (收听发音, 请单击英语单词)

    palate 味觉to put one"s money where one"s mouth is把钱用在刀刃上to savour something 品味chutney印度酸辣酱overtones of …的意味、感觉pastry油酥皮beverage饮料clotted cream高浓度奶油gamey野味的pale ale麦啤spring lamb春季羊羔肉 to be packed with additives用了太多的添加剂see something for oneself亲身体验distinctive特有的gastronomy烹饪法in season当季taste buds味蕾aroma芳香to ditch something不使用seasoning调料
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