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Fish and Chips
- 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
- 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
- Fish fried in butter and arrived in the UK in the 17th century, so it took 200 years to add chips.
- There are about 10500 fish and chips shops in the UK. There were more than 35 000 in the 1930s.
- Fish and chips was served in newspaper until the 1980s when it was considered unhealthy to put food next to newspaper ink.
- At the D-Day landings, British troops gave an identifying call of “fish “and replying “chips”.
- Unlike most foods, fish and chips were not rationed during the Second World War
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