- 22 Feb 19
Unlikely as it may seem, the best programme on television recently has been the final of the National Fish and Chip Awards. Plus the bizarre sight of Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell pontificating on Brexit.
During the recent final of the National Fish and Chip Awards on BBC2, three pairs of chippie wizards tussled for the title. In the end, father and son team David and Nick Miller from Haxby, Yorkshire, triumphed. No surprise to true Tykes. Haxby folk tell that fish fanciers flock from as far away as Folkstone to savour the secret tang of the Miller family formula.
But that’s not what did it for me.
‘Twas dad David’s insightful observation that you can parody the piquancy of almost any class of chow by dousing the dish in dollops of sauce. “But you can’t hide with fish and chips.” Indeed.