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This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman


October 22, 2020

You’re welcome, America. I bring you news this week that a delicacy this country has long been known for was originally brought to you from my side of the pond. I speak, though it might surprise you, of one of the most iconic dishes of them all: fried chicken.

It’s as American as apple pie – to me as much as it is to you – so I was surprised to find its origins in Scotland. Not all of it, of course, as there are likely hundreds of ways to go about frying a chicken; we are specifically talking about the style that found its spiritual home in the South.

The precise recipe for a fried...

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