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« 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 " .
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2021, 07:07:22 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2021, 09:26:30 PM »

That’s going on my FB page…
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2021, 10:35:49 AM »

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« Reply #4 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
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« Reply #5 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.
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« Reply #6 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:

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« Reply #7 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:




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.
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« Reply #8 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
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« Reply #9 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.
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« Reply #10 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.
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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2021, 11:11:40 PM »

It's all fun and games until an American puts a torch in your boot...
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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2021, 11:37:43 PM »

That would be a proctologist.
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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2021, 02:00:44 AM »

While British style Fish & Chips have found their way into most parts of the world.....




.....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.

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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2021, 02:37:46 AM »

While British style Fish & Chips have found their way into most parts of the world.....




.....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:



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