Fish & Chips – inextricably linked with Britain and often (unfairly) sneeringly referred to as the UK’s primary contribution to global cuisine. It only seems logical that its origins must lie somewhere on the 19,491-mile British coastline.
So you might be surprised to learn that Fish & Chips actually heralds from London.
Winston Churchill realised the affection in which this meal was held nationally and during WWII, fish and chips were two of very few foods not to be subject to rationing. And in the D-Day Landings, British soldiers identified each other by shouting “fish” and waiting for the response “chips”.
There are up to 11,000 fish and chip shops in the UK. As a nation, we are unlikely to starve any time soon.