The French Fries: Students at the University of Florida enjoy participating in the long-standing custom of getting their photo taken in front of a campus icon that resembles two giant stacks of French fries. Students refer to this distinctive sight as ″Fries,″ but its real name is ″Alachua.″ It was given this name in honor of a Native American civilization that dates back hundreds of years.
How did French fries get their name?
E. Warren is credited with coining the term ″French-fried potatoes″ in 1856, which is when it is believed that French fries first appeared in the United States. The written book that Warren authored titled ″Cookery for Maids of All Work″ was the first place that the term was ever referenced.
Why do Americans eat so many French fries?
The documentary Food, Inc. suggests that troops returning from Europe during World War I contributed to the rise in popularity of french fries. In any event, there is one thing that can be said with absolute certainty: the rise in popularity of french fries across the world can be directly attributed to the success of the fast food industry in the United States.
Did the Anglo-Saxons eat French fries in WW1?
A worker named Lucy at the Musée de la Frite de Bruges in Belgium proposed an entirely different explanation for the origin of the term: ″During World War I, Anglo-Saxon soldiers fighting on the front lines encountered French-speaking soldiers eating fries.″ The Anglo-Saxons mistook the soldiers for French nationals when, in reality, they were from Belgium!