Food and class. Great article from the BBC Magazine on Egg and Chips with a nice mug of tea!
For a lower-middle class boy from Liverpool, a plate of egg and chips at five o’clock was not the done thing.
Being middle class I would never have tea at 5pm, more likely we would have “supper” at 7pm. For me tea was a birthday tea with cakes, biscuits, crisps and sausages on cocktail sticks. I remember being very surprised when a working class friend invited me home for tea and we didn’t have a birthday tea, but had supper!