9 May 2009

Blue Chip[s] Copenhagen

Bluetastique
Blue.
Crisps
Chips. [In the basket, heading off to meet friends on the grass somewhere. Although I call them crisps in the English I speak, but hey.]

9 comments:

Karl McCracken (twitter: @karlonsea) said...

Crisps, over here.

Rachel S said...

Definitely crisps, chips are chunks of deep fried potato!

townmouse said...

another vote for crisps... (why should the yanks get it all their own way?)

Tinker said...

Because they were invented HERE? In New York, to be precise. A frustrated chef, "cooperating" with Cornelius Vanderbilt(?), who kept complaining that his English-Style-Chips were not thin enough. So finally the chef sliced them EXTREMELY THIN, cooked them to a CRISP and invented the potato chip. 'Nough said?

Tinker said...

http://www.thenibble.com/REVIEWS/main/snacks/chip-history.asp

The story as featured on a web site devoted to culinary trivia. It was indeed Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt (and chef George Crum, who were both having a bad day. Vanderbilt sent his plate back twice(!) complaining his chips were soggy and insuficiently thin, so with malice in his heart Chef Crum sliced them t h i n like potato CHIPS are today and fried them to a fair-thee-well and salted them enormously, so if he sent them back again it would be a truly atrocious dish.

Vanderbilt loved them. Saratoga-style chips were a regional specialty for years.

Mikael said...

tomayto, tomahto, potayto, poytahto.
i always thought it was the native americans who 'invented' them

m e l i g r o s a said...

nice!!! iHeart blue, my fave colour as it is the colour of my beloved bicycle ♥

Anonymous said...

Chips, chips, chips! <3

Christa said...

Love the first photo! Beautiful in blue.