St. Patrick's Day & a Brief History of Fish

Why Fish and Chips are a St. Patty's Day Staple

St. Patrick's Day

Ireland was introduced to fish and chips, or what they call “chippies,” in the 1880’s. An Italian man named Giuseppe Cervi  began selling them from a cart outside of pubs in Dublin. Since then, fish and chips have been a staple in Irish tradition. This is a favorite meal for the majority of Britain and Ireland, and St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to enjoy it. Experience Irish culture with family and friends right here at Timoti's.

Fish has plenty of nutritional benefits to keep your St. Patty's Day weekend fueled, including the fat-soluble vitamin D, which many people lack. Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, fish is essential for optimal brain and body function, and consuming more of it has proven to help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Since fish and chips is a traditionally fried dish, it may not be a choice of preparation to indulge in every day. However, we find it the perfect compliment to the Irish holiday. There are about 11,000 fish and chips shops throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. The record for the largest number of fish and chips sold in one day is over 4,000. We can ultimately thank France for originating this delicious meal, but Ireland has adopted it into their traditions and favorite meals as well. 

Stop by one of our three locations this St. Patrick's Day weekend and let’s toast to the history of fish and chips!