Pouch Pies: British Meat Pies Online!

As an expat living overseas, sometimes all I want more than anything is British comfort food, the food from home that I love and miss!  One thing I used to have regularly for dinner was ‘Pukka Pies’ (you can buy them in some Fish and Chip shops too!).  Yes America have ‘pot pies’, maybe I’m buying the wrong ones because they are just nasty!  Recently, Pouch Pies reached out to me about their meat pie online delivery service! They have flavours of pies inspired from all around the world, BUT most importantly they sell traditional British pies!  I love discovering places to get British food in America!

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English Afternoon Tea at the Inspire Cafe in Dubuque, Iowa

When I moved to America I thought I’d never get to have a British cream tea ever again.  Then Dubuque decided to throw out one better, a FULL English Afternoon Tea experience at the Inspire Cafe in the historic Millwork District!  The Afternoon Tea tradition dates back to the 1800s.  They usually include: a pot of tea, finger sandwiches, cake and scones (cream teas are smaller and only have scones and tea).  When my American family came over for our wedding in the UK, we took them to a tea room for an English Cream Tea and we even served it at our wedding reception!

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How to Have a British Christmas in America!

As a British Expat, celebrating Christmas overseas just doesn’t feel like Christmas anymore.  I’ve spent every year doing the same British traditions and now I’m living somewhere that hasn’t different traditions, it’s not the Christmas I know and love!  The best I can do, now I live in America, is to bring a few of my UK traditions to my US life!

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