It's sad but true that what you eat is often construed as a class marker, as much as what you wear. Posh people eat caviar, poor people eat chips (allegedly).
Remember when Edwina Currie was rude about working-class eating habits?
However, I think we should celebrate regional food, and food that is considered "lower-class". It's often fun, cheap to eat, quick to make, and comforting.
Here are a few delicacies that are probably considered "not quite the thing" but are wonderful.
- Chip butties
- Crisp sandwiches
- Black pudding (why hasn't someone invented a vegetarian version of black pudding?)
- Mushy peas
Ooh and does anyone else roll white bread into balls of dough?
Please add more examples in the comments and say where they are from.