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Anglophenia, Mind the Gap’s mother blog, has been zipping around New York City, interviewing British chefs who have achieved culinary stardom in the the most competitive city on the planet.
Recently, they chatted with Chris Sell, who is co-owner (alongside wife Vicki) of Brooklyn’s Park Slope Chip Shop. Founded in 2001, it has become renowned for its piping hot fish ‘n’ chips and, yes, fried Twinkies. (The venture quickly proved so successful with locals that he opened a second location, the Atlantic Chip Shop, in Brooklyn Heights.)
How did Chris make good on his vision to bring authentic British pub food to the States? Watch the interview.
Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.