The American food writer Bill Marsano had a theory that the British Empire was created thanks to “desperate Englishmen roaming the world in search of a decent meal”.
But most British people would beg to disagree, with our national cuisine offering an incredibly wide variety of food (albeit with a strong theme of stodgy pies!).
In recent years, gastropubs have led to a revival of classic dishes across the UK - but how well do you really know your British grub?
For instance, do you know that there’s one dish which you are forbidden, by law, to export from the UK to America?
And can you explain the difference between a cullen skink and a rumbledethump - or an Eton Mess and a Spotted Dick?
Our 15-question quiz starts off easy, but the last questions are a little trickier. So how much do YOU know about British food?
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