第10回 Potato Chips
Hello again! What’s your favorite snack food? If you said “potato chips” then, you agree with many Americans who say that potato chips are also their number 1 favorite snack food. But, do you know where potato chips come from? Today, I’d like to tell you the basic history of this very popular snack food. It is an interesting story!
On August 24, in 1853 at a place called Moon Lake Lodge in Saratoga NY, a Native American chef, George Crum, who worked in the kitchen, invented the first potato chips. But, he didn’t do it on purpose. In fact, he became angry when a guest at his restaurant complained that his French fries were too thick, so he sliced the potatoes as thinly as possible so that they were too thin and crisp to eat with a fork. However, the guest actually loved them and so, potato chips were born! In 1860 Mr. Crum opened his own restaurant and offered a basket of potato chips on every table.
So, the next time you eat a bag of potato chips, please think of George Crum and this funny story!
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