And now a food critic for the 21st century. Meet the Chicken Connoisseur. He may only be young but he is fast becoming a sensation with his fresh reviews of that kind of London eatery often neglected by broadsheet food supplements: the chicken shop.
The Chicken Connoisseur is a YouTube star on a mission to find the "pengest munch".
So far he has released six videos, each of them featuring different fried chicken outlets across London and his assessment of their wings, fries and chicken burgers.
He rates the foodstuffs with a fair but critical score out of five and has nothing but scorn for establishments that do not provide barbeque sauce.
He reserved some of his highest praise for a restaurant in Waterloo: "The wings were seriously a peng ting. The chips were nang. Burger was sick – the assembly was on point. The fillet was a serious ting – the thickness was there. Bossman did well."
Londoners will be familiar with the plethora of small franchises and independent chicken shops that compete for diners on a budget throughout the capital. As London Mayor, Boris Johnson criticised the proximity of clusters of chicken shops to schools throughout the city.
It is not the first time that chicken shop culture has spilled over into the mainstream. In 2007, a group of grime artists wrote the song Junior Spesh – a tribute to the junior special meal deal at their local outlet. The video has since been watched by over 1m people on YouTube.
The Chicken Connoisseur may be headed for even bigger things. Jay Rayner, the Observer and Masterchef critic, took to twitter to praise the young man, saying: "Next level food reviewing, brilliantly done". In reply, Giles Coren said, the Times food critic, said: "...kid's a natural. Properly funny."
And for our readers who may not be au fait with urban slang the Urban Dictionary defines nang as something that's cool and peng as: Awesome; nice, okay, as in she has pengest hair... or chicken shop.