The Knickerbocker Glory Years : The Great British Book of How Not to Eat
Martin Lampen is thirty-two years old. And in every one of his thirty-two years of living and dining in Britain, he hasn't eaten a single truly great meal. Is it linked to the fact that we Brits regard any artificial drink with pineapple flavouring as 'tropical'? Could it be something to do with our penchant for crinkle-cut crisps? And just why are British breadcrumbs yellow? This is a hilarious, nostalgic and irreverent look at British cuisine past and present in all its flavourless, stodgy splendour, and an indispensable A-Z guide to the not-so-wondrous world of British cuisine. All the joys and tragedies are in here, from buffet cars and boil-in-the-bag gammon supreme to white wine sauce and Wagon Wheels.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 128 x 196 x 24mm | 222.26g
- 20 Oct 2008
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
'A full-on saveloy-in-cheek homage to the worst and most embarrassing tropes of British food' The Times 'Lampen taps into a rich vein of culinary catastrophe from stir-in sauces to Coronation Chicken' Daily Mail
About Martin Lampen
Martin Lampen was born in Plymouth, Devon in 1973. Now living in London, he works as a freelance design consultant on high-profile media projects. Martin is also the creator of the incredibly successful website www.bubblegum-machine.com, which eulogises catchy-yet-long-forgotten pop music, meaning he receives thousands of e-mails per year from Belgians enquiring about Mungo Jerry B-sides.