Friday 27th May was National Fish and Chip Day, a celebration of the quintessentially British treat. Fish and Chips has been considered our national dish since the 1860s when the first chip shops opened their doors. The creation of this meal is a contentious issue with both London and Lancashire laying claim to its invention.
A meal of fish and chips wrapped in paper swimming in salt and vinegar has always been a popular choice for us Brits so much so that fish remained off the ration during World War II to enable families to supplement their meagre diets. When word got out that a chip shop had fish, queues would form around the block.
In recent years our takeaway tastes have altered, and as a nation we now opt for Chinese and Indian food more often than fish and chips however for the older generation fish and chips remains our number one.
The best place to eat fish and chips is the seaside and last Friday we were treated to the ultimate fish and chip feast at our very own seaside resort here in the garden of Westhill Park. There was sand, there was a paddling pool, deck chairs and even knotted handkerchiefs to keep the sun off our heads.
We rolled up our trouser legs, dipping our feet in the cool water whilst eating our fish and chips straight from the paper, it was a glorious way to spend a sunny afternoon.