It is finally July which means that Wimbledon is well underway!
The tennis tournament played on the grass courts of the All England Club is the oldest in the world and considered the most highly-regarded.
It is also the place where the world’s elite are spotted enjoying the sport — and, of course, enjoying the posh nosh.
Even if you don’t make it to Wimbledon itself this year, doesn’t mean you can’t host your own watch party and feast like a champion.
Strawberries and Cream
The British consider themselves to be a rather traditional people and fewer traditions are as sacred as that of eating strawberries and cream at Wimbledon. Believed to have been started by King Henry VIII’s right-hand man Thomas Wolsey, around 28,000 kilograms of strawberries and 10,000 liters of cream are eaten at Wimbledon each year. Blimey.
Whether you pronounce it rhyming with “cone” or “con” (the traditional English way), you can’t deny the delight that a fresh scone brings. Make sure to load them with clotted cream and jam.
The art of making a good cucumber sandwich lies in not getting your bread soggy. Combat this by patting dry your cucumber slices with a paper towel before placing them between white bread smeared with cream cheese. Don’t forget to cut off the crusts.