Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Belgium fights for its famous fries after EU deems them unsafe

“Belgium’s government says a new proposal by the European Union could spell disaster for the country’s world-famous fries.

“We adore our fries the way we make them, so just let us do so for the next 100 years, because the last hundred years it wasn’t a problem, so why should it be a problem now?” Flemish Tourism Minister Ben Weyts told Carol Off, host of CBC Radio’s As It Happens.

Traditionally, Belgian fries, are twice fried in fat. First, they go in raw to generate a soft, fluffy interior. Then they are refried at a higher temperature to create a crispy, golden exterior.

This raw-fry process sets Belgian fries apart from soft and chunky British chips, or the sleek and thin fries preferred by the French.”

Read more @ http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-tuesday-edition-1.4169254/belgium-fights-for-its-famous-fries-after-eu-deems-them-unsafe-1.4169259

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