If you’re wondering why everyone suddenly seems to be talking about fried fish, Marty Rosen’s “Frydays Then & Now” provides the explanation. It was originally published in the Spring 2020 issue of Food & Dining Magazine. Here is Marty’s introduction. Fishy Politics The Lenten Fish Fry traces his roots back to the earliest centuries of Catholic practice. From as early as the second century A.D., the ichthys (the “sign of the fish”) had become a secret symbol used by Christians in recognition of the importance of fish and fishermen in the Gospels. For nearly two millennia, the consumption of fish on days of abstention has played a prominent role in Roman Catholic tradition and practice. It’s a tradition that continues today all over the world. In ......Read more