viernes, 9 de junio de 2017

As British as Fish and Chips?




-Ground black pepper.

-White fish.



-1 can of beer.

-1 tablespoon of yeast.

-1Kg of potato.

-Sunflower oil.

How can you do this recipe?

You have to heat plenty of sunflower oil, then you have to spice up, in a bowl and scrumbling the flour, yeast and beer with the help of a thick rod. Then, you pass the fillets for dry flour and the we submerged the fillets in the mass and we let them drain the excess. Following, fry them 4-5 minutes to soften them, drain them and let the steam go away. Fry them in the same fish oil until golden and crispy. Reserve on absorbent paper



In 1662, King Charles II maried with the Portuguese Princess Catherine the Braganza, a great consumer of tea, who makes the infusion in the British court fashionable.

But it wasn't until the early nineteenth century the the custom of the tea-hour appeared, and the invention of the Duchess of Bedford was to be attributed to her, who felt herself weak and ordered to be served a cup of tea with a slight collation before dinner.

The invention made the Duckess so well that she began to gather her friends around the afternoon tea, where she served the drink with cakes and sandwitches popularizing the Afternoon Tea.

How is it done?

First, boil water, while the water is boiling put the tea bag in the cup. Then, pour the boiling water over the tea bag and stir it, wait a moment so that the tea bag gives off all the flavour. Following take out the tea bag and add milk and sugar, stir it and the tea is already made.


Marks & Spencer

Is a major British multinational retailer headquartered in London. It speacialises in the selling of clothing, home products and luxury food products. M&S was founded in 1884 by Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer in Leeds. The company also began to sell branded goods like Kellogg' Corn Flakes in November 2008. M&S currently has 959 stores across the U.K including 615 that only sell food products.

In 1998, the company became the first British retailer to make a pre-tax profit over £1 billion, although subsequently it went into a sudden slump, which took the company its shareholders, who included hundreds of thousands of small investors and nearly all retail analysts and business journalists, by surprise.

In recent years its clothing sales have fallen while food sales have increased after the axing of "St. Michael" naming for their own brand.


Tower bridge

The Tower Bridge is a bridge that crosses the River Thames in London. It

combines the characteristics of swing bridge and suspension bridge.It is built in Neogothic Victorian style and is located near the Tower of London, which gives it its name.

In 1875 a special committee was created to find a solution to the passage over the river, which called a contest to choose the design of the future bridge. Over fifty designs were proposed. The evaluation of gambling was conducted controversial, and it was not until 1884 when it was created by Horace Jones, it was approved.

Jones' design was a 244 meter long, 7 meter wide swing bridge with two 65 meter high towers. The central distance of 61meters between the two towers is divided into two cams. Although each cam weighs over 1000 tons, they are poised to minimize the energy required for elevators, which takes one minute. The original hydraulic mechanism, designed by William Armstrong, used water from an injection stored in six accumulators. The water was pumped into the accumulators with steam engines. The bridge can load more than 2000 tons.

Currently, the original hydraulic machinery still opens the bridge, although it has been modified to use oil instead of water, and electric motors have replaced the place of steam engines and accumulators. The old engine rooms are open to the public.

The bridge was inaugurated by the Prince of Wales on June 30, 1894, six years after the death of Jones and after eight years of construction.


Red double-decker bus

A double-decker bus is a bus that has two storeys, are used for transport person in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and many former European possessions, the most iconic example being the red London bus.

The early double-deckers put the driver in a separate cab, passenger access was via an open platform at the rear, and a bus conductor would collect fares. The modern double-deckers have a main entrance door at the front, and the driver takes fares, thus halving the number of bus workers aboard, but slowing the boarding process. The rear open platform, popular with passengers, was abandoned for safety reasons, as there was a risk of passengers falling when running and jumping onto the bus.

Double-deckers are primarily for commuter transport but open-top models are used as sight-seeing buses for tourists.



Originating from the Mediterranean and Europe. It comprises bulbous species, most with spring flowering, although there are some species that bloom in the autumn. Most of its species are native to the Mediterranean region, but a few species are found throughout Central Asia and China. The number of cultivated forms has increased greatly with new variations in nurseries practically every year. The name derives from the Greek and means penetrating and intoxicating smell of the flowers of some species.

There are a number of locations in the UK where our "native" daffodil can be seen. These small, dainty flowers with characteristic pale yellow petals are most closely associated with Ullswater and sites in the Lake district.

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