You want fries with that museum?
Honey, I have a surprise!
An entire museum of fries!
Let’s order a malted,
And everything salted,
Then leave, before anyone dies!
Blog Guy, I read your item about the Ramen Museum in Japan, which sounds kind of boring. Are there any really great food-themed museums?
Well, everybody knows about our own Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop, here in Washington, DC.
Sure, I’ve been there lots of times. What else?
There’s the Frietmuseum, in Belgium. The place is dedicated entirely to research and information on French fries.
Seriously? An actual French fry museum? Isn’t that kind of risky in this health-conscious era?
I get it, French fries are also called chips, so stop that. How can they justify a shrine to nothing but potatoes and hot grease?
Hang on, don’t forget about the salt. Besides, it’s a lot more promising than that OTHER food-themed museum in Belgium.
Ooooh! What’s the specialty of the other one? Belgian beer? Belgian waffles? Belgian chocolates?
I think I’m going to be sick, Blog Guy.
Top: A cook prepares fries in a cafe at the Frietmuseum in Bruges September 27, 2011. The museum, the first of its kind in the world dedicated entirely to research and information on potato fries, traces the history of the snack and offers advice on how to cook them.
Right: A cook sprinkles salt on fries at a cafe in the Frietmuseum.
Left: A visitor takes pictures of exhibits during a visit to the Frietmuseum.
REUTERS photos by Thierry Roge