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Dumpster-diving Squirrel

A photo gallery in the Lexington Herald-Leader documents how a lucky squirrel retrieved an entire fast-food meal in a trash can at a city park. The squirrel climbed inside the can and came out with a french fry. After eating the fry, it went back in the can and came out with the remains of a [...]

Dietribes: I Believe I Can Fry

• In addition to the waffle which bears their name, the Belgians claim to have invented “French” fries, although accounts are unconfirmed. Fried potatoes were around as early as the 1700s, where Thomas Jefferson sampled them in Paris and brought the recipe home. At a White House dinner in 1802, the menu included “potatoes served [...]

Perfect Thin and Crisp French Fries

How to Make Perfect prepare Thin and Crisp French Fries McDonald’s french fries are great recipe. At their best, they are everything a french fry should be: salty, crisp, light, and not greasy. Granted, you get the occasional odd franchise that lets’em sit under the heat lamp for a couple hours too long, but on [...]