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01/03/2008


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we love 'em, good old fish 'n chips ...

An icon of England, and of our close neighbours who go to make up the United Kingdom, our nations favourite takeaway fish and chips is the winner of the Jan/Feb poll receiving 35% of the overall vote. Quite hard to believe in this age of deep-fat frying often being regarded as a less than healthy option! Also there is the issue of dwindling stocks of cod and haddock off our shores too.

Thanks to everyone who voted, including those from overseas who may have made this choice. All along it has been a very close three-horse race and at the winning post Indian came in second receiving 33%, Chinese third with 26%, and fourth American kfc and mcdonalds with 4%.

'The nation's favoured takeaway dish since the late Victorian era, fish and chips has only lately been challenged for supremacy by Indian food. Notwithstanding that, it is what sustained working communities in towns and inner cities, providing filling and nutritious sustenance to those who had to endure long working days. Even in wartime, although supplies might be scarce, fish and chips were never subject to ration.'

6 comments:

Amongst The Oaks said...

I'm ashamed to say I've never had fish and chips in the UK. We were even right there in Cornwall two years ago! I guess we'll just have to go back.
Hugs, Laura

Country Cottage Chic said...

It's nice to know that tradition has won!

carolr said...

I have never had fish and chips directly from England, but I KNOW I would absolutely love them! One day I will visit and sample some. Also,thank you for placing me on your blog list. It was very kind of you.
Carol :)

nikkipolani said...

These lovely purple faces look like the ones I planted this weekend! How pretty your mum's plot must be with the lovely plants you've added.

ChelleBez said...

Mmmm... fish and chips....*drooling* I had the biggest piece of fried fish and chips at Burdock's Fish and Chips in Ireland. I don't think I've ever had a piece of fried fish the size of my head before. It was yummy!

Pat said...

Yum! I love fish and chips!

Indian food is delicious, too, so I can see how that would come in second.

I live is the USA and I don't touch McDonalds or KFC --- too much fat and salt in that food.

I'm surprised that pizza wasn't a choice as a takeaway food!