Lasagne is as English as roast beef and has been part of the English culinary scene since at least 1390, according to the Daily Mirror, citing a cookbook compiled for Richard II. Organisers of a medieval festival found the meat, cheese and pasta recipe called loseyns in the ancient cook book. 'Tomatoes didn't come in for 200 years after that time, so this was the original lasagne,' said Maurice Bacon, one of the organisers at Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire. The Italian embassy in London was having none of it, however. 'Lasagne is English? Never,' a spokesman said.