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Dominique De Bast
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 - posted July 13, 2019 12:54 PM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
A Belgian cpmpany wishes to change the "French fries" expression used in the US and other Anglo-saxon countries (the UK uses "chips") for "Belgian fries". Everybody knows that fries/chips are a Belgian speciality 😁
https://www.voteforbelgianfries.be/fr

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Melvin England
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 - posted July 13, 2019 01:35 PM      Profile for Melvin England   Email Melvin England   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It is so strange that with the amount of this type of food consumed in the UK, we have such a short name as "chips." At least "Belgian Fries" or "French Fries" sound like a mouth full !!!!!!

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Brian Fretwell
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Don't the Americans call toast "French Toast"? Why use one word when two will do???? :-)

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Steve Klare
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French Toast is bread dipped in scrambled egg and then pan fried.

“Toast” is just “toast”!

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Mathew James
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@Steve- FT cooked in deep oil(canola or similar will do)... and then butter on top when still hot, and lots of syrup. You can't eat many like this or you will have instant heart failure, but how my grampa did them at 5am on a Saturday morning, and woke me up from a dead sleep every time....
No other way will do!

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Steve Klare
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The diner where we have breakfast on Saturdays knows I like mine on rye bread!

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Trevor Adams
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Upon the outbreak of hostilities our lovely 'shortened,creamed,donut-style buns"ceased to be called German buns and became Belgian buns! French toast was always FT......Oh,and we had a couple of 'sausage dogs......' [Roll Eyes]

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Douglas Meltzer
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 - posted July 16, 2019 09:17 AM      Profile for Douglas Meltzer   Email Douglas Meltzer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Belgian fries would go well with Chicken Kiev, a Spanish omelette or Swedish meatballs. Perhaps followed by some German chocolate cake or baked Alaska?

Doug

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Steve Klare
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-as well as Spanish rice, Canadian bacon, Swiss cheese and Russian to work!

PS: You don't know what a blank stare is until you try to buy American cheese in a German supermarket!

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Winbert Hutahaean
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Indonesia Nasi Goreng in top of my list...although that is a Fried Rice 😊

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Matthieu van der Sluis
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I always thought that Frans fries are the small version of Belguim fries.
Or Dutch patat hahaha

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Dominique De Bast
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Today, 21th July is national day in Belgium. Yesterday, TV aired a clip (with the Belgian anthem, which is not common for commercials for Belgian fries a few moment before the speech of the King.

Sadly, I didn't find a clip in English. Those are not the ones with the national athem as it's not on YouTube but better than nothing ;
In French : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwUGJ1S1U54
In Dutch : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaQ64b3dEzE

Happy national day to all the Belgian forum members [Big Grin]

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Matthieu van der Sluis
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I'm all for it hahaha.
That video gives me a big wide smile.

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Dominique De Bast
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I'm happy you like Belgian humour, Matthieu. Just for you, the clip with the Belgian anthem, in Dutch : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBv2Moz0-vU

I've just found it in French as well : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f3uz9ddcWk

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Matthieu van der Sluis
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Ahh yes.
But to be honest, I liked the Belgium version more, because it's more suitable for his complaint.
Geus what we are eating tonight,... Belguim fries. Yeahhh

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Dominique De Bast
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I don't understand what you mean by the "Belgian version" but anyway smakkelijk eten (enjoy the fries) !

[Big Grin]

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Mathew James
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If it weren't for Fries, it seems we wouldn't have potato chips either!!!
watch at 10:20 mark:
Potato chips because of fries

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Dominique De Bast
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The "filet américain" or "américain" is eaten in Belgium with...fries [Big Grin] It's raw preapered meat. The same dish is known in France as "steak tartare" but it's roughly the same recipe.

https://www.750g.com/le-filet-americain-r80311.htm

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Dominique De Bast
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Following the evening news, UK is importing more fries (and some other Belgian products) at the moment as it seems to be a fear that some goods may be more difficult to get just after the Brexit. Belgian companies know that this situation will not last forever but that's an unxpected positive side of what will (or may ?) happen on 31th October. I had no idea the chips from (some) British Fish and chips were imported from Belgium [Smile]

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Panayotis A. Carayannis
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 - posted September 07, 2019 02:52 AM      Profile for Panayotis A. Carayannis   Email Panayotis A. Carayannis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
In Greece,"fried potatoes" means potatoes cut to finger size pieces and fried in sunflower oil. "Chips" are readymade very thin fried crispy potato slices bought in airtight bags and used as snacks. Also,perhaps to start another long conversation,the original "plain" coffee,i.e. freshly ground coffee added in boiling water,was called "turkish coffee",until about twenty or thirty years ago when,out of more correct definition,or perhaps patriotism,was renamed "greek coffee",and it has stayed so.

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