As regular readers of this blog will know, one of my pet peeves is the homogenisation of food -- wherever in the country you travel (or even in the world now that Tesco has expended into the USA and China and god knows where else) you end up eating the same food... So I am particularly pleased to announce my recent regional discovery -- battered chips!
I know, I usually write about healthy things, but... When I was first told about battered chips, my initial response was "stodge on stodge" but they are really quite lovely. I'm not really a big fan of chips as I tend to think they're too mushy, but the batter adds that extra bit of crispness and it's also slightly spicy. If you happen to be in the Dudley area, go get some -- they really are good -- and, most importantly, not available anywhere outside the Black Country...!