Back in high school in France, I do remember really liking “french fries”, from French eateries in Paris.
Interestingly, over there, they called them Belgian fries.
I guess everybody got in the habit of blaming the others for a good thing?
Then, I never was able to find them with anything close to the same taste in the US, just a few years later in college.
Except one place in Chicago years ago where we’d go at lunch from work. I had to inquire, sure enough they were from Idaho. I have also made a slight exception with homemade. Ultimately, the soil was different from Europe and they have more regulations or consumer protection laws.
So years later, and in the US, there is more than the taste of the soil to worry about. Apparently as explained below, there is an element of morals and financial greed. Sweet potatoes might after all be a healthier and possible alternative food?
Definitely, I wouldn’t make any exception for these Chinese extremes. So thank goodness I did not take birth there at this time under these particular circumstances below.