Originally Posted by karlagonzalezgt
I've never tried any English dish, but I'll bet it's better that any American dish. I live in Los Angeles so I know what I'm talkin about.
Humm ... really?
English cookery has, for centuries, been considered the least sophisticated, least inspiring and worst of all European cooking. I don't remember the critic's name - but someone back in the 19th century said that the only thing less boring, and more appealing, than English cookery was a drunken stupor or a nap. Naturally, if I remember right, he was a Frenchman.
America is made up of many cultures that brought their recipes with them - and some of those recipes included foods taken from the Americas back to Europe, encorporated into their cuisines, and brought back across the Atlantic, again. From Europe, from Asia, from South America ....
True "Native American" cookery is somewhat limited - but I have no problem with such things as roasted turkey, potatoes, corn, tomatoes, or bison, peaches, avacados, pecans, chocolate, or lima beans - to name a few.
English cookery is to one extent or another, like Italian, regional. And, like most European cuisines, it's primarily peasant based. But, there is nothing wrong with "peasant" food ... the French classic coq au vin
is just such a dish. So is the English "pork pie", Welsh "pastie", Irish "colcannon" and Scottish "scones" - there is also Worcestershire sauce, cheddar cheese, soda bread ... just to name a few.
My ancestors are from England, Scotland, Ireland and a minor part in the last generation from Germany, my ex-wife's parents were from France (my mother-in-law) and Italy (my father-in-law, a couple of uncles and a brother-in-law). I've studies their cuisines and their histories. I have friends from other parts of the world - and I find their cuisine to be no better or worse than any other ... only different.
There are a lot of people on DC that would be happy to help you find a recipe, Karla, if we only knew what you were looking for. I could come up with a bunch of English, Irish, Polish, German and peasant/country French, CharlieD could give you some from the Ukraine, and we have members in Italy, England and Scotland. Give us a clue as to what you are looking for ... and we will help. Just asking us to post every European recipe we know is a little unrealistic ....