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Old 08-14-2009, 08:17 AM   #1
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Trivia 8/14

trivia 8/14
Potato chips are American's favorite snack food. They are devoured at a rate of 1.2 billion pounds a year.

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"____ is the staple food of more than one-half of the world's population."
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The first "Potato Chip" came about when a customer repeatedly complained that the fried potatoes served were too thick and soggy.

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The original potato chip recipe was created by chef George Crum at Moon's Lake House near Saratoga Springs, New York, on August 24, 1853.
Fed up with a customer who continued to send his fried potatoes back complaining that they were too thick and soggy, Crum decided to slice the potatoes so thin that they could not be eaten with a fork. As they could not be fried normally in a pan, he decided to stir-fry the potato slices.
Against Crum's expectation, the guest was ecstatic about the new chips and they soon became a regular item on the lodge's menu, under the name "Saratoga Chips." They eventually became popular throughout New York and New England. One version of this story identifies Cornelius Vanderbilt as the customer who wanted them thinner.

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:36 AM   #2
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Only missed 3 and 5 today. Thanks LT.
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