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The purpose of this website is to promote Fish and Chips as a tasty and traditional food from the United Kingdom and one of the few dishes that is distinctly British. Fish and chips has a long history, including a mention in Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist, and being an important form of sustenance during two world wars.
There is nothing more British than fish and chips. Freshly fried, piping hot fish and chips, smothered in salt and doused in vinegar cannot be beaten on a cold and wintry English day. As a matter of fact It is considered to be the best Great British institution.It is important to important to include fish and chips within an healthy diet. Fish and Chips are a valuable source of proteins,vitamins,fible and iron.
Fish is an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Nutrition experts agree we should be eating a minimum of two portions of seafood every week, at least one of which should be a good source of omega 3.
Delicious, nutritious and close to the nation's heart, its the wonderful aroma, their unbeatable flavour, the warm comforting feeling that they provide, or simply their natural golden good looks? Fish and chips from fish and chip shops are freshly prepared from natural products. Fillets of fish, mostly haddock or cod but sometimes plaice and whiting, are covered in batter, fried until golden and served with freshly chipped potatoes. Fish and chips are a wholesome dish and lower in calories than many of their fast food rivals. They have been recommended by doctors for pregnant women and were one of the only foods not to be rationed during the war. Historians even argue that fish and chips helped us to win the Second World War. Britain's favourite accompaniment to fish and chips is salt and vinegar but depending on the region.
The first Fish and Chip shop opened North of London in Mossely,near Oldham,Lancashire, around 1863 late 19th century by one Britten man known as Mr Lees sold fish and chips from a wooden hut in the market and later transferred the business to a permanent shop across the road
Finally I would say that no matter what the origin or type of fish used, fish and chips have become a basic and important meal in the diets of the people in the UK and throughout the world. Over 14% of the United Kingdom's population eats fish and chips at least once or twice a week. Last year almost 300 million servings of fish and chips were consumed in the UK alone. I think it is safe to say, at least in the UK, fish and chip are here to stay.