• 炸鱼薯条的前世今生
  • 发布时间:2016-04-24 20:50 | 作者:Paul Levy | 来源:新东方英语 2016年1期 | 浏览:1200 次
  •   作为英国最具代表性的食物,炸鱼薯条是每个到访英国的人必尝的小吃,就连不久前访问英国的习大大也点名要吃炸鱼薯条。然而,无论从起源还是发展来看,炸鱼薯条其实都不是那么“英国”。这种异乡人首创的美食究竟何以成为英国的“国菜”呢?
      Each afternoon at 1.45 last week, Radio 4 gave tips for anyone thinking of opening a chippie1). This might seem a strange ambition to encourage on our most middle-class radio station, but as we learn from a book to be published later this month, Fish and Chips: A History by Panikos Panayi, supplying fish suppers2) to the British people has always been a means of upward social mobility. Although the French allegedly still call the British les rosbifs3), for centuries the emblematic4) dish of the United Kingdom has been the nutritionally unbalanced, deep-fried meal of fish and chips. Yet there’s something historically weird about the link between our chief takeaway delicacy and Britishness.
      As for the class thing, ever since Dickens first mentioned “chips” in print (in A Tale of Two Cities in 1859) and Henry Mayhew5) cited it as the food of the poor in 1861, fish and chips has been seen as a feature of working-class life.
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