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National Potato Chip Day

Five Food Finds about Potato Chips

  • The first potato “chips” appeared in 1853. Served at the Lodge at Saratoga Springs, New York. They were referred to for decades as “Saratoga Chips”
  • Native American chef, George Crum is credited with creating & first serving the “Saratoga Chips”
  • The average potato chip is .04 to.08 of an inch thick.
  • During WWII production of potato chips halted because they were deemed an “unessential food”
  • in Great Britain and many other parts of the world Potato Chips are referred to as “crisps”. Chips, to them are French Fried potatoes.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1794 Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin.
  • 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt established the first U.S. national bird sanctuary to protect pelicans and herons nesting on Pelican Island, near Sebastian, Florida.
  • 1958‘Tequila’ by The Champs is #1 on the charts.

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