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Comfort Food: The Midwestern Lenten Tradition of Fish Fry

That unpredictable Chicago weather, which hovered near a sunny 60 degrees at the start of the week, has already dropped (again). As the temperatures continue to fluctuate, Morning Shift brings you another conversation on the best part of winter: comfort food. And with the Christian period of fasting, Lent, well underway, we’re talking about the Lenten staple of Friday Fish Fries. 

Morning Shift talks to Jenn Pfafflin, the founder of the Chicago Lenten Fish Fry Club, about this Midwestern tradition and what about it some Lent observers find comforting. Chef Phil Salas of Millie’s Supper Club also stops by to teach listeners how to fry up the perfect piece of fish.

If you want to know where to find the best next fish fry in Chicago, visit here.

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Jenn Pfafflin, the founder of the Chicago Lenten Fish Fry Club

Chef Phil Salas, Millie’s Supper Club

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