Wednesday, March 14, 2007

National Potato Chip Day

Bet you didn't know that today is National Potato Chip Day. And did you know that the potato chip was "invented" in 1853 by a Native American chef in a resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.? A guest did not like the resort's french fries, and the chef, George Crum, decided to get back at the complainer by making really bad fries that were too crisp to eat with a fork. The guest liked the brown, paper-thin potatoes, and soon potato chips were a specialty at the hotel.

Click HERE for a brief history of the potato chip.


1 comment:

Carlos said...

So I just ate a bag. In honor...