It is debatable whether French fries originated in France or Belgium. Belgian history indicates that French fries were created in the 1700s in the Wallonie region, where people consumed fried fish. When the river froze over during cold weather, the Belgian people ate potatoes fried in fat.Know More
On the other hand, French history suggests that the fried potato was invented by Parisian chefs who worked under the bridges along the Seine River. The food was previously known as Frites Pont-Neuf, named for a bridge in Paris.
French fries are said to have gotten their name in 1856, when they were referred to as "French-fried potatoes" by E. Warren. The phrase was mentioned for the first time in Warren's written work, "Cookery for Maids of All Work."Learn More
The Carolina colony was so named for three monarchs named Charles: Charles IX of France, Charles I of England and his son Charles II of England. The Latin name for Charles is Carolus. The name Carolana, or Carolina means "land of Charles" in Latin. The name refers to lands between latitudes 31 degrees and 36 degrees north.Full Answer >
McDonald's sells about nine million pounds of french fries across the globe daily. The company does not keep specific records on how many individual french fries are sold.Full Answer >
It is possible to freeze homemade french fries. The home chef can flash-freeze raw french fries or partially cook them, then cool and freeze.Full Answer >
Superstitions that are exclusive to France include never placing bread upside down, never giving a knife as a gift and never lighting three cigarettes with the same match. The French also believe that stepping in dog excrement with your left foot brings good luck.Full Answer >