Welcome to Fish Fry Chronicles! This blog is dedicated to one of the biggest social events that Catholics across America regularly look forward to each year.
In the next few months, I will explore the history of the fish fry and the history of Catholic abstention practices. Each Friday during Lent (plus Good Friday), I will attend a different fish fry in the Louisville area, presenting on the food, atmosphere, people, and history of either the parishes or the saints that the parishes are named after. For those counting, that will be 7 different fish fries.
Along with fish fries, I will also write about other aspects of Catholic teaching and culture that are happening in and around Louisville.
Tune in soon to read how fish fries came to be in the United States. Hint: It’s all because of Prohibition!