2014: Year of the Fish & Chips   137 comments

The Beatles fish and chips

Similar to the 2013 Kebab Challenge and the 2012 Yellow Beer Challenge, 2014 sees a gastronomic project in the form of fish (and/or chips and/or mushy peas, etc) with a duty cycle no longer than seven days.  A venue can only count once.  No other rules.  Yum.

[Update after questions about what counts as fish and chips (gleaned from an email reply):

Okay, this project is designed partly to correct a lack of my favourite fast food in my diet for the last year or so and partly to explore another aspect of British culture during my inexorable march to citizenship.  But, since I travel a bit I may delve into local variations like kabeljauw (cod, in Holland, which can be found battered and fried in some chip shops) or catfish if I’m back in the Deep South for a visit (there are all-you-care-to-eat catfish places all over Georgia). In Holland, I might include herring from a street vendor since it is also the local thing and since I am including jellied eels as part of the fish and chips challenge; however, I will only count sushi — which I eat in copious quantities — if in Japan (very unlikely).  Essentially, something resembling a fish and chips meal is ideal but local fish delicacies (and abominations) are also included.

Hopefully, this clears up any unintentional ambiguity by clearly defining the intentional ambiguities.]

obama fish

I have a few lists of tried-and-true chippies to hit, but most are remote from work (Oxford), home (Swindon), or likely places to visit; feel free to recommend a venue.  I will try to stop at any I pass with ridiculous names (In Cod We Trust, Frying Nemo, etc).  More to follow.

Prince Charles at a chip van

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