How Chef Ed Szymanski Perfected Fish & Chips at NYC’s Dame — Eater New Guard



Chef Ed Szymanski and his partner Patricia Howard’s pop-up, Dame, was supposed to sell fish and chips to New Yorkers for a few weeks in summer 2020. Still in operation 10 months later due to an explosive response to their battered hake fried to crispy perfection, we follow the duo as they begin recipe testing for their permanent space planned for NYC’s West Village, which is now open.

Read more about Ed and Patricia, Eater 2021 New Guard winners, on Eater: https://bit.ly/damenewguard

Credits:
Director/Producer: Pelin Keskin
Camera: Carla Francescutti, Connor Reid
Editor: Lucy Morales

Executive Producer: Stephen Pelletteri
Development Producer: McGraw Wolfman
Coordinating Producer: Stefania Orrù
Audience Engagement: Daniel Geneen, Terri Ciccone
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43 comments

  1. I am from the UK and when i was a kid fish and chips were wrapped in newspaper, so i got a paper round delivering a free local paper, for about 8 weeks until i got found out i didn't deliver the papers but instead sold them to the local chippy and tripled my pay, totally worth it.

  2. The khichidi made of rice is actually a pan Indian dish made by cooking rice with pulses and other condiments together not steamed rice. More like a risoto but with water A comfort food , sometimes used as offerings in temples or for babies. Mild compared to other Indian dishes eaten with pickles , chutneys or other fries. The dish itself is vegetarian but accompanied by fried veggies or fish in some variations

  3. I used to work at one of the famous fish & chips in Scotland & his Fish batter secret is 100 gram rice flour & 100 gram plain flour mixture with 70 ml Cold Vodka & 110 ml Cold Dark Ale/Beer in to Fish batter mixture with 1 spoon honey & little salt and add Yeast half a tea spoon… keep it in to fridge for 30 mins. Take out from fridge. take cod/haddock dry it & dip in to dry plain flour then dip in to fish batter mix & fry it on 360 degree F. . Enjoy & give it a try at home & enjoy with your family & friends & please don't forget to give me bless…Please…Remember me in your prayer…Thank You & love you all..

  4. "Fish and chips is not a common part of the diet in the UK". This is false. Almost every single town you'll go to in the UK will have at least one "chippy". My town has like 5 or 6 and they're fairly consistently busy from lunch to evening. some of them at lunch and dinner time they queue out the door.

  5. Not popular in U.K? Get real mate! 83% of Brits claim fish and chips as their national dish, and consume more cod and haddock each year than any other nation. Annual spend on fish and chips is a staggerig £1.2 billion every year, and Brits purchase 382 million meals (including 167 million portions of fish and chips) from outlets around around the U.K. There are currently about 10,500 specialist fish and chip shops across the U.k.
    These figures dramatically outnumber other fast food outlets: McDonalds has onl 1,200, KFC just 840. p.s nice video pps have a nice day

  6. Not only does Dame serve brilliant seafood but I love how the owners don't complain that, "they can't find workers." (aka, can't find workers to exploit.) The owners are the chef and the front of the house. If you don't know how to run a restaurant then don't open up a restaurant. It's that simple.

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