I’m an EastEnder and as a kid ate pie and mash and liquor from Kelly’s in Green Street and also from their shop in Roman Road market. I prefer pie and mash to fish and chips, as the latter are usually too greasy. At Kelly’s, long black eels would swim in a container displayed in the shop window. My grandmother would point out which eel she wanted, and wait for her tub of jellied eels to be produced. I always thought the green liquor was parsley sauce though?

Retired? No one told me!

pIE mASH AND lIQUOR

British food has it critics but we have some of the best produce in the world and some outstanding chefs and cooks… Like everywhere in the world you can pay the earth for food or you can pop in a little roadside café and get the very best food it is all down not only to the produce but the chef…

Britain is well-known for its Full English Breakfast, Fish & Chips, Sunday Roast, Bangers & Mash, Steak & Kidney Pie …

Did you know?

How bangers and mash got their name? During WW 1 as the meat was rationed sausages only had scraps of meat and were mainly cereal and water hence they spluttered and sizzled and sounded like mini explosions especially if the skins burst … So Bangers and Mash it was from then on.

Sausages fryingHowever, if you are an Eastender they will tell you Pie, mash and…

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