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Sep 7, 2022Liked by Vittles

One thing missing is the South Yorkshire/Derbyshire fish cake. A piece of fish is placed between two slices of potato, battered then deep fried. It is superior to the standard breaded mash potato and mash fish fish cake.

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oh brilliant - this needs to be in for v2

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One word, guys. Poutine. You seem to have almost got there in a few places, notably Cardiff (except for the battered whale on top) but not quiiiite to Canuckian poutine perfection yet...

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Poutine is just Cheese, Chips and Gravy. I can safely say that Chips and Gravy have been a Northern English delicacy since around the 1920s if not we'll before that. We love our Chips and especially Gravy. And we also love adding things to them and Cheese is definitely one of them things. I like Canadians and you can have your food dishes. But to think that in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Manx (Isle of Man) that not one of these places that sells Chips and Gravy as ever thought of adding Cheese to it is completely off the wall.

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I have lived in Newcastle for 59 oF the last 59 years and I have never, not ever, not even once even HEARD of Bolognese Chips as claimed by the lass flashing her knickers off in this piece of alleged journalism. Curry and chips? Yes. Gravy and chips? Yes. Garlic mayonnaise and chips? Yes (even though those who eats this are the spawn of Satan and will spend eternity frying in their own juices). THIS! WILL! NOT! STAND!

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Poutine Is Just Chips, Cheese and Gravy (something I know many Northern English have done since well before 1957) we love our Gravy. Only innocent Canadians think that adding Cheese to Chips and Gravy is a new dish. They even slapped a French sounding name on it. Stick to being nice people with a beautiful country. It is to late in the day and Canadians are to nice a people to join the cultural internet wars. I still can't believe that adding Cheese to Chips and Gravy is considered something new. Cheesy Chips and Gravy.

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Holy fuck this is one of the best articles I have read in a long time! Thank for your this contribution

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That was one of the most disturbing things I've ever read.

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Pea fritter. About the size of a cricket ball. Soaked in vinegar and Worcester sauce. Used to love these in Bournemouth (Chez Fred!). But haven’t seen them anywhere else.

I now live in London, Mushy peas everywhere, but not battered :(

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That is not a rissole. It’s a battered sausage. Plus “chip ally” is what people who aren’t from Cardiff call Caroline Street. It’s Caroline Street to any Cardiffian. Quelle shame!

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Good thing it wasn't labelled as a rissole then. And Angela had discussed the controversy over what Caroline Street is named but I edited it out on the basis that it's a subject that only appeals to boring people.

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Until about 5 years ago, I had zero idea that 'fish, chips, and a pineapple fritter (all on one plate)' was not a normal chippie order. Seems to be a Potteries/Staffordshire thing and I will not hear a word said against it.

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Battered and fried pineapple slices are also an Australian chippy go-to ..along with the deep fried battered disc of potato that is a potato cake .. and yes, the deep fried saveloy. But what you cannot get anywhere else in the world is the local fish: gummy shark AKA Flake. A superior version of Cod if I can claim that. Juicy, thick, pearly white flesh without any nasty skin on the reverse.

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Chips, cheese & gravy is from the Isle of Man not Cardiff!

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You can get orange chips in Droitwich. No one here considers us part of the Black Country, and actual yam yams wouldn't either. We have scallops too.

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Lumping in the Spicebag and the King Creole with the Brit dishes almost negates the sacrifices our forefathers and mothers made for Irish independence. There. I said it

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And if the article was call "Hyper-Regional Chippy Traditions of Britain" rather than "Hyper-Regional Chippy Traditions of Britain and Ireland" you might have a point. And don't be a stereotypical Free Shtater (emphasis on the SH) by leaving out Belfast (although I'm not sure what ownership they have over my beloved jambons). Good day, sir.

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i clicked a link that said only "hyper regional chippy traditions of britain", i read the article and i posted an angry comment in haste. I now repent at leisure.

(I was trying to be sensitive to the feelings of unionists dontchaknow. J suppose that makes me a stereotypical west Brit. Hey, how did this red poppy get on my lapel?)

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London’s greatest failure is it’s inability to have a good chippie/chipper…I’ve Irish friends that would weep over a spice bag but I’d murder someone for a pizza crunch 😭

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