Friday, July 13, 2018
National French Fry Day
French fries are a staple of fast food restaurants and diners, often being paired with hamburgers and cheeseburgers. A simple food consisting of potatoes—and maybe some salt—they are one of the most popular side dishes in the world. They are celebrated today by being made at home or eaten at restaurants.
French fries were most likely invented in Belgium, not France, but potatoes are native to South America. In 1537, Spanish explorer Jiménez de Quesada found them in a village in Colombia. They were soon brought to Spain, and became known as "truffles." They were small and bitter at the time, but better versions were soon cultivated. There was some resistance to potatoes in Europe, but they eventually caught on.
Autumn Countdown ~ 71 days
Murphy's Law ~ **In any hierarchy, each individual rises to his own level of incompetence, and then remains there.
**In college, I was taught this is called "The Peter Principle".