A scholarly book review — Fish and Chips: A History

Here’s a new review of a new history of fish and chips in Britain:

panikos-panayiBook Review: Fish and Chips: A History,” Spencer Swain, Cultural Sociology, vol. 9 no. 4, December 2015, pp. 590-592. (Thanks to Dan Vergano for bringing this to our attention.)

The author, at Leeds Beckett University, UK, reviews the book Fish and Chips: A History [Reaktion, London, ISBN 9781780233611, 176 pp.], by Panikos Panyani [pictured here], who is a Professor of European History at De Montfort University in Leeds:

“Panikos Panyani provides a fascinating insight into the history and identity of fish and chips through five thought-provoking chapters which discuss the dish’s ‘Origin’, ‘Evolution’, ‘Britishness’, ‘Ethnicity’ and ‘Meaning’. This is done by narrating the cultural dynamics which enabled fish and chips to emerge as a staple of British identity, charting the technological, social and economic factors which both helped and hindered its success.”