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Need a break from dull mid-winter? Escape to the heart of London with this menu of sophisticated city fare, paired with Britain’s best TV, streaming on BritBox. Each of these quintessentially British dishes is paired with one of BritBox’s popular shows set in the heart of London.
RecipePair with: Five by Five. This series of short films by new writing talent, curated by and starring Idris Elba, feature chance encounters between five characters. Likewise these classic canapes are a reminder of just how much vibrance and flavor you can create with a mere five ingredients.
RecipePair with: Silent Witness. Much like the mysteries on this long-running crime drama about forensic pathologists unfold in complex, two-episode arcs, this classic British dish is a multi-layered affair with new discoveries (crepes! truffled pate! beef tenderloin!) at each layer.
RecipePair with Mum. This comedy, about a woman dealing with her husband's death and her daft family, has been described as "bittersweet brilliance." Perfect to pair with the bitter endive and sweet sliced apples of this refreshing (dare we say, brilliant) salad.
RecipePair with: Prime Suspect. This dessert, a complex, tea-infused custard under a brittle burnt-sugar crust, reflects Inspector Jane Tennison, the skilled detective at the center of the BAFTA-winning police procedural. To succeed in the male-dominated police force, Jane (played by Helen Mirren), must keep up a tough exterior.