English, a mutt of an idiom, is by far the most studied second and third language in the world. English food, on the other hand, whether from the USA, UK or Oz, isn’t as popular as other countries’ gastronomies. In fact it is often derided as being nothing but hamburgers, baked beans and shrimp on the barbie. Yet the English cuisine, like the English language, traces its influences to all corners of the globe, depending on where it is spoken. Find out regional delicacies and colloquial phrases with English4foodies.com, available in various languages: January 2015.