Hot Potato: KEXP’s National French Fry Day Video Roundup

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They say there’s a day for everything, and maybe they’re right, because today happens to be National French Fry Day. It’s been said that french fries date back to the 1600s, when the residents of a region formerly known as the “Spanish Netherlands” (currently: Belgium) had the custom of accompanying their meals with fried fish. But, when the river froze, they couldn’t fish, so instead they turned to potatoes. (And then somewhere along the lines of history, the two were combined for ultimate deliciousness.) The term “French” was introduced during World War I when soldiers arrived and got their first taste of these “fried potatoes.” They declared them “French Fries” as it was the official language of the Belgian Army at the time, and no one really argued with them. So, Happy National French Fry Day! Go stuff your face with some, and enjoy this KEXP Video Roundup:




(a side project of Gene Ween)


(When frying isn’t an option…)

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