Is it better to have one big piece of fish or several smaller ones? What's the ideal batter-to-fish ratio? And is even the fish better when eaten with your hands?
Slate's June Thomas hails from northern England. She joins Dan at Brooklyn's Chip Shop to answer these questions, and to reminisce about the magical pan of lard that was so integral to her childhood. She also introduces Dan to mushy peas.
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