What is a Friday night without our traditional Fish and Chips? If you live in the UK; you'll probably understand where I'm coming from.
There's no high street without a corner Fish & Chip shop......!
Rich, delicious, and flavorful, and utterly utterly satisfying, that’s the best way to describe this treat. There’s something about the tang of salt and the oil-stained newspaper that just speaks of a meal so steeped in tradition it only seems appropriate that it comes wrapped in the day’s news. Fish and Chip day commemorate’s this fundamental meal of the working class, and while its roots may lay on Britannia’s foggy shores, there are few places in the world that this comfort food hasn’t found its way to.
History of Fish and Chip Day
To talk of the history of this holiday is, as in the case of so many others, to speak of the origins of that which it celebrates. Fish and Chip seem an odd thing to have become the foundation for an entire cultures working class, but much comes into focus when you understand the economy and industry of the time it took hold. In the late 1800’s, trawl fishing became a major part of the industry in the North Sea, resulting in a growing availability of fresh fish in areas further inland, especially within the cities. Anyone who understands economics knows that ‘easily available’ means ‘cheaper to get your hands on’.
How to Celebrate Fish and Chip Day
Well, it starts off simple enough, doesn’t it? Pop on over to your favorite Chippy and get yourself a paper-full of this delicious and filling meal. Try it, however, you like it, with a little tartar sauce in the US, a bit of mayonnaise in Canada, or whatever strikes you as your favorite thing to flavor your dish with. Malt vinegar is a very popular addition, and with the delicious tang, it will make your Fish and Chip Day flavorful and authentic!
Have a fantastic Fish n Chip Day :-)