August 12 is National Julienne Fries Day

August 12, 2014 at 5:20 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Julienned Fries? Why not?

In laymen’s terms to ‘Julien’ simply means ‘thinly cut’.

Here are today’s five thing to know about Fries:

  1. Leaving the potato skin on French fries actually leaves in important vitamins that are lost if the skins are peeled away.
  2. In England these are referred to as “chips”
  3. French fries are, perhaps, poorly-named, since they originate in Belgium and are most popular in America.
  4. Though French fries were invented in Europe, the potatoes, from which they are made, originated in the Americas and were imported.
  5. The first occurrence of French fries in America may have been at a diplomatic dinner hosted by Thomas Jefferson.

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Todays Pinterest: Fries /There’s more than one way to skin a potato

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Today’s Food History

  • 1759 Thomas Andrew Knight was born. British horticulturist and botanist who experimented with geotropism, phototropism and heliotropism. (We all know our tropisms, don’t we?).
  • 1856 James…

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