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Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on July 13, 2019, 12:54 PM:
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 😁
Posted by Melvin England (Member # 5270) on July 13, 2019, 01:35 PM:
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 !!!!!!
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on July 14, 2019, 03:29 PM:
Don't the Americans call toast "French Toast"? Why use one word when two will do???? :-)
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on July 14, 2019, 04:47 PM:
French Toast is bread dipped in scrambled egg and then pan fried.

“Toast” is just “toast”!
Posted by Mathew James (Member # 4581) on July 14, 2019, 07:46 PM:
@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!
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on July 14, 2019, 09:35 PM:
The diner where we have breakfast on Saturdays knows I like mine on rye bread!
Posted by Trevor Adams (Member # 42) on July 14, 2019, 10:57 PM:
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]
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on July 16, 2019, 09:17 AM:
Belgian fries would go well with Chicken Kiev, a Spanish omelette or Swedish meatballs. Perhaps followed by some German chocolate cake or baked Alaska?

Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on July 16, 2019, 09:36 AM:
-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!
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on July 19, 2019, 03:54 PM:
Indonesia Nasi Goreng in top of my list...although that is a Fried Rice 😊
Posted by Matthieu van der Sluis (Member # 6040) on July 20, 2019, 02:34 PM:
I always thought that Frans fries are the small version of Belguim fries.
Or Dutch patat hahaha
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on July 21, 2019, 05:12 AM:
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 :
In Dutch :

Happy national day to all the Belgian forum members [Big Grin]
Posted by Matthieu van der Sluis (Member # 6040) on July 21, 2019, 06:06 AM:
I'm all for it hahaha.
That video gives me a big wide smile.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on July 21, 2019, 11:07 AM:
I'm happy you like Belgian humour, Matthieu. Just for you, the clip with the Belgian anthem, in Dutch :

I've just found it in French as well :
Posted by Matthieu van der Sluis (Member # 6040) on July 21, 2019, 12:26 PM:
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
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on July 21, 2019, 12:45 PM:
I don't understand what you mean by the "Belgian version" but anyway smakkelijk eten (enjoy the fries) !

[Big Grin]
Posted by Mathew James (Member # 4581) on July 22, 2019, 07:44 PM:
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
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on July 23, 2019, 06:18 AM:
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.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on September 06, 2019, 01:26 PM:
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]
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on September 07, 2019, 02:52 AM:
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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