Similarities and Differences between the Patterns of Eating in Britain and Bangladesh: There are some similarities and differences between the patterns of eating in Britain and that in Bangladesh but the differences between them are greater. The food habit and meal times of the rural people of the two countries are the same. The main meal of the people of Bangladesh is lunch.
Whereas. dinner is the main meal of the British. The British usually have cereal, toast and tea or coffee for their breakfast. On the contrary in Bangladesh, the people of the rural areas eat rice and the urban people eat bread, banana, paratha, chapati eggs, etc. for their breakfast. Though we have got no special meal for a week, on occasions special meals are arranged.
In Britain, Sunday lunch is the most important meal of the week when a cooked meal is served at midday instead of in the evening and the whole family eats together. In our country especially the rural people eat heavy meals at noon, but in Britain, lunch can be a light meal of sandwiches or fruit.
Before going to bed the people in Britain have a hot drink like tea or coffee with biscuits but people in our country are not in the habit of taking these things before going to bed. On the other hand, today a few people in the towns and cities take a cup of tea or coffee before going to bed. However, differences are more than the similarities.