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Lent Fish Specials

I was walking my dog past the local McDonald's and I did a double-take because I noticed that the Fillet O' Fish sandwich was on sale--until Easter, I presume as a kind of 'Lent' special.

I couldn't help but chuckle--not at people who abstain, but that McDonald's saw this as an opportunity to 'cash in.'

I'm not Catholic, but some of my friends who are do eat fish on Fridays during Lent--I also have studied religion and remember reading how medieval cookbooks used to have 'fasting' and non-fasting sections (fish/meat)--and heard about how the Gorton's frozen fish people were mad when the ban on eating meat on Fridays was lifted.

Has anyone else seen any 'Lenten' promotion in their food markets and local restaurants?

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