today i learned – sat 4th may 2019

isn’t it awkward when you think something is one from one country and it totally isn’t ๐Ÿ™ˆ well, fries might have lied to you!

#tdil that french fries ๐ŸŸ didnโ€™t actually originate in france ๐Ÿ˜ณ (why so many lies food industry?!)

apparently, french fries actually originated in belgium ๐Ÿ™ƒ and were an alternative to fried fish over winter #welcomechange

you see, in the 1600s, the poorer villagers living in the meuse valley would often catch fish and then fry them #earlybatteredcod #dontknowifactualcod.

the problem with this is that over winter #winteriscoming the rivers would freeze over โ„๏ธ … which is mighty inconvenient. at that point, people would start frying potatoes instead ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป et voila – french fries.

well, they werenโ€™t called french fries back then; it wasnโ€™t until world war one that the term was coined by american soldiers. basically, they thought they were tasty and needed a name … belgians speak french and theyโ€™re fried ๐Ÿ˜‚ #tadaaa

there you go! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป french fries arenโ€™t french ๐Ÿ™ƒ theyโ€™re belgian and named by the americans … the french had literally nothing to do with them!

see ya again ๐Ÿ‘พ #tdil

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just wow! what a fact! #cheesymuch ๐Ÿ˜ท feel like learning more cool things? all you need to do is go ->here<-

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