Happy Black History Month!
Every February, Black Americans take the time to celebrate and acknowledge the great work that our people have done for this country and the world. We also take this time to educate those who might not have given a second thought to the month. As a Black woman, it is important for me to educate others while I educate myself. Which is why this month I will feature Black chefs, bakers, cooks, foodies etc on Feed Me Seymore in hopes of opening our eyes to people who paved the way for us. So step inside the kitchen as we take a moment to celebrate Great Blacks in Foodie History. Today's post is about George Crum. He might have been a God among men for what he created. I'm not exaggerating either...well maybe a little, but hear me out. This man created one of the best snack foods ever. And he did it out of spite. Oh good ol spite, where would we be without you? I'll tell you, without this delightful snack. Tired of guessing? Well here goes, George Crum invented the POTATO CHIP! Oh yes, the can't have just one Lays did not invent it, but Mr. Crum himself did. And why do you ask? Apparently, when he was a chef in 1853, an annoying customer complained about his French fry, saying that it was too thick...first of all, who complains about French fries? That's probably what Mr. Crum was thinking, so he went back into the kitchen and thinly sliced the potatoes, fried them, threw some salt and BAM, the potato chip was born. They were a hit (obviously!) and that is how we have the forever wonderful and delicious, potato chip.