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A Quick ‘British’ Meal? Exploring The Growth of International Takeaways in Britain from 1950 to the Present Day

When we think of a classic British takeaway, we most commonly think of fish and chips. However, as Jessica Lambert explains in this blog post, the takeaway culture that exists today grew out of food influences from across the globe. Whilst nowadays we simply order our choice of exotic cuisine by tapping a few buttons on a screen, the wide variety of dishes at our fingertips grew out of increased migration to Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, bringing Turkish kebabs and Chinese chow meins to our palates.

Tue 27 Jul 2021, 17:29 | Tags: Food History, Global History, Jessica Lambert