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Britain’s Most Iconic Culinary Invention Has Taken Over Instagram

Britain’s Most Iconic Culinary Invention Has Taken Over Instagram

Welcome back to Insta Stories, a column examining the London restaurant scene through the often-problematic medium of Instagram. This week’s filter is asymmetry lunch.

News of the week

It’s British Sandwich Week for a few more delirious days yet, so there may still be some fine examples to come. (Start here.

) But at the midpoint, it almost feels like we’re in danger of overlooking what is — per the British Sandwich and Food to Go Association — “the greatest food to go and quite possibly the most iconic British culinary invention.” Could it be that Insta-citizens are finally growing bored of weeks themed around specific foodstuffs? Participate in National Themed Week Fatigue Week to find out!

Hot take about food of the week

This is a sandwich.

Must-visit exhibition of the week

It’s taken a while, but Britain is finally starting to consider food as more than just stuff to eat — as the post-rationing hangover finally starts to lift, we are opening up to the notion that it can be a cultural phenomenon every bit as worthy of study and consideration as music, cinema, or art. The exhibition Food: Bigger than the Plate at the VA therefore feels like a watershed moment in this regard — more of this, please!

Incoming ingredient of the week

First it was the wild garlic, then the asparagus.

Now look out for elderflower blossom as the seasonal accent du jour — a surprisingly versatile addition to both sweet and savoury dishes. Though deep-fried is best, obvs.

Accidentally Wes Anderson of the week

Intensely pleasing.

Sentiment of the week

Who wore it better of the week

Sorry, Kricket — newcomer Gezellig takes the fried sweetbread crown for now.

Collateral of the week

Helluva flex, marketing team.

Natural light of the week

Positively Turner-esque

Week of the week

Coeliacs, look away now

Dish of the week

Into it.

Shot of the week

Green pasta: now available in soigné AF form.

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