Chapter 8

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Probably a good gauge of the quality of a fish fry is the amount of time that the fish smell lingers in your car. Where I go for my fish fry, when you order a dinner the man takes a fresh piece of fish out of the bin, breads it and fries it. Actually it's three or four big pieces of fish, brand-new fresh.

It's real fish, it smells like real fish, and that fish smell will stay in my car for weeks. If that were a homogenized, frozen, pre-breaded piece of near-fish there might be a fish smell for a day, maybe.