Good ol' Britain
British cuisine has always been multicultural, full of passion and style. In ancient times Britain was often influenced by the Romans and in medieval times by the French.
When the Frankish Normans invaded, they brought with them the spices of the east: cinnamon, saffron, mace, nutmeg, pepper and ginger.
Sugar came to england at that time,and was considered a spice--rare and expensive.
The usual? Tea, two sugars?
People all over the world contributed to Britains range of foods.
From East Asia (China) we adopted tea (and exported the habit to India), and from India we adopted curry-style spicing, we even developed a line of spicy sauces including ketchup, mint sauce, Worcestershire sauce and deviled sauce to indulge these tastes.
Many varieties of Indian curry of which chicken tikka masala and balti are the best known have been popularised. In fact chicken tikka masala is now considered one of Britain's most popular dishes.