August 12, 2012

National Julienne Fries Day

"People have said to me, 'Do you starve yourself before photo shoots?' And I always say, 'No way.! That's what airbrushing is for. I had french fries last night.'" - Sarah Michelle Gellar

It's National Julienne Fries Day!

I think today just further proves the United States love of junk food. Having a "National French Fry Day" wasn't enough, so today we celebrate "National Julienne Fries Day." Besides, what a joke of a cut regular french fries are. They don't show the supreme knife craftsmanship like julienning does, which is clearly the more sophisticated way to prepare a small strip of potato you're going to deep fry then slather in ketchup, mayo, ketchup and mayo, BBQ sauce, honey mustard, gravy and cheese, salt and vinegar, etc.

Julienning is when food is cut into long thin strips (think of the term "shoestring"). It's probably been done in kitchens for centuries, though the popularity could have been made famous by a) those 3am infomercials selling things that chop, slice, and dice in one movement, or b) some golden-arched fast food joint.

And now you're all the wiser, foodies.

Happy National Julienne Fries Day!