Thursday night, my wife, Linda, and I ate at the Loch Fyne fish restaurant in Leeds. I had potted mackerel followed by hake with tomato salsa. Linda had tempura soft shell crab followed by grilled bream. Well it is a fish restaurant.
Which got me thinking of the fish on Friday thing the catholics (both Roman and Anglo-) do. Why is fish thought of as being penitential. Where is the self denial in eating something which you enjoy as much as meat?