This makes me so hungry for a proper fish and chips. https://www.facebook...04456122955712/
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Posted 08 August 2019 - 11:15 AM
Posted 08 August 2019 - 01:39 PM
When I read the post (prior to reading the article), my first thought was, "I would have guessed from the Portuguese, just like in Japan."
Then I read the article, and fish and chips was brought to England by Portuguese Jews.
Portuguese must really love their fried food. (who knew?)
Posted 08 August 2019 - 01:59 PM
Posted 08 August 2019 - 10:20 PM
Posted 08 August 2019 - 11:07 PM
Right, I can believe there were Jews from Portugal who ate fried fish on Fridays (and escabeche fish on Saturday because no cooking and no fridge, and hopefully other things on other days) but to then link that to a completely different group hundreds of year later (Ashkenazi Jews likely with experience running simple food shops in the shtetl) seems like a stretch. Of course all you need to do is get Wiki to quote you so that you can then quote wiki and then it's true.
Posted 09 August 2019 - 12:21 AM
i believe an ex-mouthfuls member (at least long dormant) bills herself as a "food historian". as far as i can make out the only credential is "like to think of myself as a food historian".
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facts are meaningless. you could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
Posted 09 August 2019 - 04:02 AM
Posted 09 August 2019 - 07:39 PM
If the Earl of Sandwich invented the sandwich, then who invented the pita? The Prince of Pita???
Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:59 PM