Oh dear, I missed the celebration!
I have to admit that it’s difficult to keep up with the times.
Most calendar days are ‘special’ for something only all are not
considered federal or state holidays.
Today I learned a bunch of fun facts about one of my favorite
fast food items, ‘French fries’.
Although by the nationality name before the ‘fries’ one might
assume their origination was French, their existence was traced
back to the 17th century in Belgium.
They actually were substitutes in the Belgium diet during winter
months for fried fish which was unavailable.
From Europe their popularity spread worldwide.
I wonder why this special day doesn’t claim title ‘International
French Fries Day’.
Today’s most popular fast food item was introduced to the
United States by President Thomas Jefferson.
Americans consume 30 pounds of potatoes per person per year.
(twenty-five percent ‘25%’ made into French fries).
They are served with burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, subs, etc.
Usually fried although sometimes baked different countries refer to
them via distinct names.
US = French fries
French call them ‘pomme frites’.
Belgium = Belgium fries
UK one should ask for an order of ‘Chips’.
Spain refers to them as ‘patatas fritas’.
Some countries call fries ‘finger chips’.
Served with the usual ketchup, salt and vinegar is how I prefer
to enjoy my French fries.
Although the designated day to celebrate French fries has
passed, it’s never too late to indulge in one’s favorite fast food.