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Celebrating Chip Week

There are few things in life better than walking past your favourite chippy and getting a whiff of the fantastic smells that come wafting out.
The only thing that might top that, of course, is the sensation of the first slighty-too-hot chip passing your lips as you hungrily grab the next one to thrust down your throat.
Our nation’s love of the humble foodstuff will be celebrated across the country during National Chip Week gets under way.
Across the UK, more than 250 million fish suppers are sold each year, while we eat nearly three billion meals containing chips in one year alone.
So what is it that makes this traditionally British meal still such a popular choice even after decades at the top?
Lorenzo Pia, owner of one of Edinburgh’s most well-known and popular chippies, Bene’s, says the answer is simple – getting a ?“chippy tea” is still widely considered as a treat by families across the country.
“No chips taste the same as they do from a chip shop,” he says. “Everyone gets that notion for fish and chips from time to time – Friday night is generally fish and chips night for a lot of people. Chips have always been popular – even during wartime. Everyone has grown up with chips. It’s part of our national dish and it’s always been a treat to get fish and chips from the chip shop. It’s still a treat even for me.”
Chip lovers up and down the country are being called upon to celebrate their love for the tasty snack next week by nominating their favourite chippies.
A dedicated website has been set up, with tasty recipes, a quiz and chip facts on offer for those hardcore fanatics.
As a major supplier of trays and other fast food packaging LINPAC Packaging will celebrating Chip Week with a fish supper. Visit www.chips.lovepotatoes.co.uk

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