The Knickerbocker Glory Years: The Great British Book of How Not to Eat

Front Cover
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2008 - Cooking, British - 336 pages
'For a young male aged between eight and fourteen in the 1980s, the knickerbocker glory was the greatest sensual experience one could imagine ... Greater, even, than being interfered with by Bananarama.'

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.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (2008)

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, which eulogises catchy-yet-long-forgotten pop music, meaning he receives thousands of emails from Belgium enquiring about Mungo Jerry B-sides!

Bibliographic information