• It's not done anymore but I can remember when newspaper was used as the outer wrapper for fish & chips to help keep them warm. The food was served on greaseproof paper wrapped in plain paper, then newspsper was used over that as it was cheap (free!). It was also an early form of recycling!
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      Thanks for sharing! Many Americans laugh at the method of British people serving fish and chips in newspaper, which looks weird, as if British restaurants and street food vendors cannot afford "disposable food containers." In The 51st State movie, Samuel L. Jackson finds fish and chips disgusting: LOL
  • My best friend on social media who is British introduced me to fish and chips a few years ago. I was skeptic about trying it at first, especially in newspaper. I tried it, and I liked it. In the US, I order fish and chips at sea food restaurants by asking for battered fish and French fries that is served on a dinner plate or in disposable clamshell containers for takeout.
  • Upcycling. Read your newspaper. Reuse the newspaper to wrap fish and chips. Reuse the greasy fishpaper as electrical insulation (not making this up, either, it's a real practice - in fact, nowadays, since actual fishpaper is so scarce, recycled consumer paper is vulcanized and oil impregnated for hundreds of dollars a sheet, to make the same product that used to be provided from cheap sources).
  • First time hearing of using newspaper to wrap fish & chips.
  • It absorbs some of the oil/grease from the frying.
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      Interesting, thanks for sharing!
  • Cheap... why spend money on packing when you have an old newspaper around

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