English Family Meals

Sunday Roast
Sunday Roast

My family had to move to the United States for my dad's jobs in July of 2004. The change was big, moving from England to Manhattan was a massive change, the culture, the food, and the people. My parents have gotten used to the new york lifestyle and adapted very well, but they’ve stayed the same under multiple aspects. The food my parents cook for me and my siblings has stayed the same for as long as I can remember. My parents grew up eating mostly traditional meals from England and Ireland and continued this tradition on for us. Mostly for every breakfast, my parents make an English breakfast. A traditional full English breakfast includes bacon (traditionally back bacon), fried, poached or scrambled eggs, fried or grilled tomatoes, fried mushrooms, fried bread or buttered toast, and sausages (also called "bangers"). Black pudding, and baked beans. Additional to this my dad loves to make Sunday roasts almost as often as he can. A Sunday roast consists of  Roast potatoes, roast beef or lamb, Gravy, Carrots, Yorkshire pudding, Stuffing, and occasionally peas. I have grown up with this food my whole life and it will forever be part of me and my culture, it helps remind me of my family and ancestors from England and Ireland.

Place(s): New York City. Edmonton, England.
Year: 2004

– Bartholomew Regan

Relationship:  Im/migrant who arrived as a child Im/migrant who arrived as a child