The revamped award-winning first book from Trish Hilferty: a splendidly elegaic and mouthwatering celebration of that perfect gastronomic marriage between fish and potato. This is comfort food of the highest order and a unique collection of comfort dishes – more than 100 recipes – that have travelled and translated across a vast range of countries and cultures. Trish Hilferty, previously chef of the award-winning Fox Dining Room gastropub in Shoreditch, writes with passion and authority about mouthwatering combinations of these two versatile and robust ingredients. Stunning photography throughout from Jason Lowe.
Born and brought up in Sydney in a family of food lovers, Trish Hilferty began her cooking career in the mid-1980s working in various hotel bistros. After travelling and working along Australia’s east coast, Trish moved to London. Here, she ‘switched sides’, learning the restaurant trade from the front of house at Braganza. Trish returned to cooking, eventually ending up at the Brackenbury with Adam Robinson. After time back home and further travelling, she returned to London to work at the Eagle, London’s first gastropub. After two and a half years there and another sojourn in Sydney, she set up the Fox Dining Room in 2001, which scooped the prestigious ‘Tio Pepe London Gastro Pub of the Year’ award in 2005. She is the author of the genre-defining Gastropub Classics and has contributed to Big Flavours & Rough Edges, and Real Pub Food (Absolute Press). Fish & Chips was previously published in hardback as Lobster & Chips.