10/22/2018
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The now-classic British dish of fish and chips got its start from Jews fleeing Portugal after 1496, who brought along their tradition of frying lightly floured white fish on Fridays to prepare for the Sabbath. While it's unclear who popularized the pairing with fried potatoes, one theory points to a Jewish immigrant named Joseph Malins who opened a London fish and chips shop in the 1860s.

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