Jul 26, 2013

Belgian potato chips?

What’s your favorite flavor of chips?

Interestingly, both the potato and the term barbecue
are indigenous to the Americas
While not exactly a watershed-related question, it does raise questions about the many things we take for granted in the local watersheds we inhabit. What appears familiar and normal to “old eyes” can seem strange and exotic to someone brand new.

Thus a dip in foreign waters is a great way to refresh our old watershed slate.

I prefer a corn chip myself
Ketchup flavor was intriguing:

I was shocked to discover that they tasted like ketchup. Paprika was a little too spicy and Barbeque Ham a bit too bold. Balognese Original tasted like something that had sat next to delicatessen meat too long.

Stands like this are a Belgian tradition
My quest for the perfect chip led me to the friterie instead. French fries were invented in Belgium you know.  Or so I am told.

Although apparently not in the Dutch speaking half.

French fries are named
after the language, not the country
How do I know?

They call them french fries for a reason
i.e., the language, not the country!

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