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Old 06-06-2019, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Beckdawrek View Post
These fries are cut and fried right here in the good ol' U.S. of A.
(Unless you're in another country, where this particular hamburger joint is considered, oh I don't know, AMERICAN)
Yes but they are French fries. That is the proper name. If fried potatoes are not cut julienne then they are called something else. Crinkle fries, waffle fries, shoestring fries, wedges, tater tots, homestyle fries, potato cakes, hash browns, etc. All are variations of fried potato not cut in the French style. Hence the importance and accuracy of the name.

When you buy French cut green beans it’s the same thing, they’re not green beans from France.

If I eat Italian sausage, that doesn’t mean it was made in Italy. It means it is made with seasonings popularized in Italy. When I buy it I know what to expect. Belgian waffles don’t have to literally be made in Belgium, or from Belgian ingredients, or prepared by a person with Belgian citizenship. It’s a particular style named for its place of origin.

You must be fun to watch shopping in the “ethnic food” aisle of a grocery store.