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  1. Both fish and husky chips of potato, fried with some reluctant drops of oil “occur in Charles Dickens’ A Tale Of Two Cities, but are not served together 
  2. That novel was published in 1959 and it was not until 1860 that fish and chips was served in UK. Before that baked potato or bread was usual 
  3. Fish fried in butter and arrived in the UK in the 17th century, so it took 200 years to add chips.
  4. There are about 10500 fish and chips shops in the UK. There were more than 35 000 in the 1930s.
  5. Fish and chips was served in newspaper until the 1980s when it was considered unhealthy to put food next to newspaper ink.
  6. At the D-Day landings, British troops gave an identifying call of “fish “and replying “chips”.
  7. Unlike most foods, fish and chips were not rationed during the Second World War
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