Nigel Slater demonstrates straightforward, down to earth cooking, filmed at his home vegetable patch and on friends' allotments. Each programme takes us through a week's worth of simple suppers.

Nigel Slater's Simple Suppers - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2009-09-09

Nigel Slater's Simple Suppers - Fish and chips - Netflix

Fish and chips is a hot dish of English origin consisting of fried battered fish and hot potato chips. It is a common take-away food and an early example of culinary fusion. Fish and chips first appeared in the 1860s; by 1910 there were more than 25,000 fish and chip shops across the UK, and by the 1930s there were over 35,000. Fish and chips are now a staple takeaway meal in numerous countries, particularly in English-speaking commonwealth countries including Australia and New Zealand.

Nigel Slater's Simple Suppers - New Zealand - Netflix

Fish and chips are the most popular takeaway food in New Zealand. Food historians have been unable to pinpoint exactly when the meal became an established part of New Zealand cuisine but all recognise that the first fish and chips shops were introduced by British settlers before World War I. During the 20th century, nearly every small town and suburb in New Zealand had at least one fish-and-chip shop. As in Britain, Friday night has been the traditional night to eat fish. Traditionally, fish and chips were served in wrappings of newspaper. With the decline of the newspaper industry, this has become less common. In 1980, four up-and-coming Labour Party politicians, including David Lange, were nicknamed the “Fish and Chip Brigade” due to a picture published at the time with the group eating fish and chips.

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