Religious or not, you may know that Fish Friday during Lent is a thing. But do you know why? It turns out that because, according to Christian teaching, Jesus died on a Friday, fasting on Fridays became a way to honor his sacrifice. However, this type of fasting didn’t mean not eating anything (unlike trendy modern-day fasts). It simply meant abstaining from eating the flesh of warm-blooded animals—since the thinking goes, Jesus was a warm-blooded animal. Fish, though, which are cold blooded were considered okay to eat on fasting days. Hence, Fish on Fridays and “Fish Friday” (among many other religious holidays) was born. We will be making 7 to 10 different quick and easy recipes to take you through your Fridays in Lent. Local seafood will be the predominant theme with a few other fish included. I will be setting the menu a couple of days beforehand as I see what is available! Loire Valley wines to sip on during dinner.
This class meets in the Culinary Arts Center in the Education Wing.
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