Artisan Malt Vinegar and Anchovies


Skip who first "invented" chips. Some think the French did, though they don't seem to like fried potatoes called French fries.

When you think of Fish and Chips you think of England, where there are 10,500 "chippies" (the shops that sell fish and chips), serving 360 million fish and chip meals a year.

When you think of England's national dish, you think of Fish and Chips - but that's not it. Their most popular national dish is Chicken Tikka Masala.

Though from what I can tell, there actually is no official dish...

The first and very best fish and chips I have ever eaten were from a chippy window somewhere near Gatwick airport. I was staying in a historic Coach Inn where you still had to wear a coat and tie to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner.

So instead of putting on clothes after a day of shooting in a hangar, I ventured out at the recommendation of the concierge to have fish and chips from the local spot.

It came wrapped in newspaper and I consumed the whole thing in my room. This was almost 38 years ago and I still remember the bite, the taste, and the total feel of this meal. It was awesome!