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by Matt Salisbury on 28 October 2014, 10:10AM J'aime Poutine As a student in the North of England, it’s a safe bet to say that my culinary experiences while away at university weren’t exactly of the Michelin Star variety. Instead, Fray Bentos pies that could be eaten from the tin, beans on toast and Pot Noodles were amongst the delights rustled up in my student kitchen in Preston, while - for a special occasion - chips, cheese and gravy from the local chippie always went down well with a beer following a day sitting in lectures. Chips, cheese and gravy might as well be the North’s attempt at a bit of ‘culinary fusion’, as even today, a request for chips and gravy (never mind the cheese) when journeying down south is enough to get the kind of looks that leave you wondering if you’ve suddenly grown a second head....
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