So, I’m writing an essay about fish and chips and its relationship with British identity, and working-class identity. To help with my research, can I ask a favour out of all of you?
Can you think of a film, book, song or art piece that features fish and chips or a fish and chip shop? Any moments where film characters visit a chipper, any scenes in a play where a couple fights in a chipper, any characters in literature who work in a chippy, any songs glorifying or vilifying the meal? Any bronze sculptures of a meal of fish and chips?
If the latter doesn’t exist, someone should really do that.
I’m drawing a big blank at the moment, and so far I have my old roommate Clark who told me about a scene in Quadrophenia involving jellied eel. Thanks in advance. You’re helping a poor student slog through her essays.