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Title: Give a man a fish
Post by: T Legg on September 12, 2021, 05:27:51 PM
Quote I heard from my son in law " give a man a fish and he will eat for a day give a man a motorcycle and he will eat fish and chips two hundred miles away " .


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: Troyskie on September 12, 2021, 07:07:22 PM
 :rofl:


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: Pat Conlon on September 12, 2021, 09:26:30 PM
That’s going on my FB page…


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: Firehawk068 on September 13, 2021, 10:35:49 AM
This Is The Way............


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: Millietant on September 14, 2021, 08:20:21 AM
Your son-in-law must be a Brit (or heard the joke from a Brit), Travis  :sarcastic: - “Chips” in the US are entirely different to the real things we eat with fish here.

But, coincidentally, it was just a few weeks ago that my pal Jim and i were discussing this very statement and we decided that the closest seaside town to 200 miles from home, was Aberystwyth - hence our recent “fish and chips” ride  :sarcastic: :sarcastic:


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: T Legg on September 14, 2021, 11:23:44 AM
What you are referring to Dean are our potato chips so good that you can't just eat one.We call your "chips" steak fries. While I can't say our average fish and chips compare to the fish and chips found in England when you order them here they are not served with a bag of potato chips.
 Still as over there we would happily ride two hundred miles for a good lunch or even a mediocre lunch.


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: fj1289 on September 14, 2021, 11:29:03 AM
That’s a funny thing - few Americans understand the US / GB differences of chips and crisps - but everyone knows what fish and chips are!  

My favorite in the local area:

(http://fjowners.com/gallery/12/171_14_09_21_11_28_12.jpeg)


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: Firehawk068 on September 14, 2021, 01:36:13 PM
That’s a funny thing - few Americans understand the US / GB differences of chips and crisps - but everyone knows what fish and chips are!  

My favorite in the local area:

([url]http://fjowners.com/gallery/12/171_14_09_21_11_28_12.jpeg[/url])


This is my "Go-To" also for Fish and Chips if i want to ride there.

Lately I've been fond of the "On The Hook" Fish and Chips Food-Truck.  It pops up near my house every so often.


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: Millietant on September 14, 2021, 02:09:11 PM
What you are referring to Dean are our potato chips so good that you can't just eat one.We call your "chips" steak fries. While I can't say our average fish and chips compare to the fish and chips found in England when you order them here they are not served with a bag of potato chips.
 Still as over there we would happily ride two hundred miles for a good lunch or even a mediocre lunch.

Ha Ha - guess what Travis, at Rocco's restaurant in Manchester CT, where all the locals were telling me they have the best fish and chips in the state..........then, when we ordered them, we got fish and crisps...... :sarcastic: :sarcastic:...........they told us they didn't do British "chips. We did get some at Long John Silver's, but they were tasteless "fast-food" fare, not the proper stuff.

Any reason to ride 200 miles to get somewhere is a great one  :good2:


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: Millietant on September 14, 2021, 02:19:27 PM
My pal Jim here with our small, fish and chip lunch at Aberystwyth - I saw the "large fish and chips" which was basically double what we had ordered on a single plate, and felt relieved that we had the small.


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: T Legg on September 14, 2021, 03:33:46 PM
Dean where is the malt vinegar? I'm glad you guys eat your "chips" with catsup too.


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: ZOA NOM on September 14, 2021, 11:11:40 PM
It's all fun and games until an American puts a torch in your boot...


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: T Legg on September 14, 2021, 11:37:43 PM
That would be a proctologist.


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: ribbert on September 15, 2021, 02:00:44 AM
While British style Fish & Chips have found their way into most parts of the world.....

(https://cookingperfected.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Chip-Butty-no-wm.jpg)


.....the appeal of this quintessential British delicacy has never travelled beyond it's own shores. Something that screams England more than warm beer, Lucas electrics or the Queen herself, the "Chip Butty!"

I know there are expats here who will be salivating at the thought of sinking their choppers into one of these, perhaps even experiencing a pang of home sickness at the sight of one.  :biggrin: But let's not forget those other classic British dishes, Spotted Dick, Toad in the Hole and Bubble & Squeak.

Noel


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: aviationfred on September 15, 2021, 02:37:46 AM
While British style Fish & Chips have found their way into most parts of the world.....

(https://cookingperfected.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Chip-Butty-no-wm.jpg)


.....the appeal of this quintessential British delicacy has never travelled beyond it's own shores. Something that screams England more than warm beer, Lucas electrics or the Queen herself, the "Chip Butty!"

I know there are expats here who will be salivating at the thought of sinking their choppers into one of these, perhaps even experiencing a pang of home sickness at the sight of one.  :biggrin: But let's not forget those other classic British dishes, Spotted Dick, Toad in the Hole and Bubble & Squeak.

Noel

Oh My..... A French Fry Sandwich  :Facepalm:



Fred


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: aviationfred on September 15, 2021, 02:41:11 AM
As a young boy, I lived in Northern Ohio. We had Arthur Treacher's Restaurants.



Fred


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: T Legg on September 15, 2021, 03:37:54 AM
Fish and chips with hush puppies.


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: Millietant on September 15, 2021, 07:36:22 AM
Dean where is the malt vinegar? I'm glad you guys eat your "chips" with catsup too.

I had to hand the bottle back after we’d put some on our meal……. Its more popular than salt !

Jim is a heathen……. Please note there is no catchup anywhere near my plate  :sarcastic: :sarcastic:


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: Millietant on September 15, 2021, 07:37:47 AM
It's all fun and games until an American puts a torch in your boot...

Or “sacks” their secretary (as my father in law found out :sarcastic: :sarcastic:)


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: Millietant on September 15, 2021, 07:42:24 AM
Fish and chips with hush puppies.

There are no shoes on that plate  :sarcastic:


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: fj1289 on September 15, 2021, 05:02:13 PM
Well test just go to rock bottom quickly - and what’s with the whole “smoking a fag” anyway!

And just what really is a “zedbra”!   :sarcastic:

It’s all good!  Really looking forward to some carry out fish and chips again the next time we get to overnight in Wick!  As well as the traditional breakfast!


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: krusty on September 15, 2021, 05:37:17 PM
While British style Fish & Chips have found their way into most parts of the world.....

(https://cookingperfected.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Chip-Butty-no-wm.jpg)


.....the appeal of this quintessential British delicacy has never travelled beyond it's own shores. Something that screams England more than warm beer, Lucas electrics or the Queen herself, the "Chip Butty!"

I know there are expats here who will be salivating at the thought of sinking their choppers into one of these, perhaps even experiencing a pang of home sickness at the sight of one.  :biggrin: But let's not forget those other classic British dishes, Spotted Dick, Toad in the Hole and Bubble & Squeak.

Noel

Down here it's usually called a chip sanger although I, and others,  also use the term chip butty.
We don't have ketchup on our chips but, instead, add tomato sauce - they're not the same thing, there is a difference.
At home I sometimes cook chips and eat them from a rolled up newspaper cone with lots of malt vinegar. Brings to mind a saying about some celebrities "todays news, tomorrow's chip wrappers". Sweet potato chips are nice too.


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: FJ1200W on September 15, 2021, 11:37:00 PM
That’s a funny thing - few Americans understand the US / GB differences of chips and crisps - but everyone knows what fish and chips are!  

My favorite in the local area:

([url]http://fjowners.com/gallery/12/171_14_09_21_11_28_12.jpeg[/url])


I've grown very fond of corn meal battered catfish and "tots" once a week -

As well as a tenderloin (fried or grilled, depending on the week) and fries

Or tots......

I had some of the best little potato squares at a small little cafe on the MKT Trail in Rocheport, MO.

Seriously crispy yet hot and flaky inside, incredible, I'm going back as soon as I can.

Slow service, but worth it.

https://goo.gl/maps/N1ULbDWrgkGNpb1p9


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: Millietant on September 16, 2021, 03:26:17 AM
Well test just go to rock bottom quickly - and what’s with the whole “smoking a fag” anyway!

And just what really is a “zedbra”!   :sarcastic:

It’s all good!  Really looking forward to some carry out fish and chips again the next time we get to overnight in Wick!  As well as the traditional breakfast!

Yeah, my family over there think "smoking a fag" is hilarious.....we have lots of laughs over the various language variances between us. - one of the most common of which is the letter Z - "zed" to us and "zee" to them.


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: T Legg on September 16, 2021, 06:11:06 AM
Catsup, ketchup, and catchup and of course their cousin tomato sauce , chips , steak fries ,french fries (the diminutive version ) and tater tots ( the ground up and pressed version ) .
 Just remember the tomato and potato (potatoe if your Dan Quail ) came from our side of the pond .


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: Waiex191 on September 16, 2021, 07:30:58 AM
Yeah, my family over there think "smoking a fag" is hilarious.....we have lots of laughs over the various language variances between us. - one of the most common of which is the letter Z - "zed" to us and "zee" to them.

One of my buddies and his bride moved here from England about a quarter century ago. He was telling me the awkwardness of asking the secretary for a rubber.  Means two very different things depending on where you are from!


Title: Re: Give a man a fish
Post by: Old Rider on September 16, 2021, 07:42:30 AM
I hate both fish and rubber