National Chip Week (in the U.K.)
Chips (“french fries” in the U.S., “pomme frites” in France and Belgium)
Chips — U.K.’s National Dish?
- 1790s: chips were first served in France
- 1860s: Fish & Chip shops started opening up in the U.K.
- 1920s: Fish & Chip shops in the U.K. had grown to 35,000
- 25% of all British potatoes consumed in Britain are served as chips
- Chips are eaten by 80 percent of all U.K. households
- There are now 8,500 Fish & Chip shops in the U.K. now, down from the 35,000 in the 1920s