There was once a time in the British Isles where bubble and squeak simply wasn’t chic and bangers and mash was viewed as a rather crass blemish on Britain’s gastronomic resume. It’s hard not to see why – it was during this time the Iron Lady was in full force and gastronomically the world was in awe of the Brit’s Gallic neighbors and their Nouvelle Cuisine.
Thankfully it was during the mid ‘90s that Britain and its gastronomy underwent somewhat of a renaissance, and Rule Britannia became cool Britannia.
Leading the gastronomic crusade were the likes of Terence Conran and Peter Prescott who, fast forward to present times, after witnessing their city host a glitteringly successful jubilee celebration and on the eve of the XXX Olympiad, have released a follow up to their 2007 inner-city grub guide of all things London, EAT, with EAT2.
Not a restaurant guide per se, EAT2 faithfully details fifteen of London’s best foodie suburbs. And in the spirit of the Olympic Games embraces cultural diversity with a look at the many ethnic eats available throughout this proud city of 7,825,200 people.
There’s also a few recipes thrown in for culinary inspiration.
Eat London 2 is published by Octopus Books, RRP $45.