Striped gelatin, known traditionally in Britain as "ribband jelly," tastes as good as it looks with a mix of raspberry and blancmange flavors. The recipe comes from the "Jellymongers" book, by Harry Parr and Sam Bompas.Also try: Champagne and Summer Fruit Wedding Jelly.
To ensure even cooking, roast must first be left at room temperature for about two hours before being placed in the oven. Do not use a nonstick pan for this recipe; it will yield fewer cooked-on bits of flavorful juices. Serve the meat with its traditional side dish, Yorkshire Pudding.
Kippers, or cured herring, is a British institution. According to Alan Davidson, a food historian and the author of "The Oxford Companion to Food," this dish originated as a way to preserve the herring; but the curing process -- involving salting, drying, and cold smoking -- imparted such a delicious flavor to the fish, the dish has remained a favorite among the English.