March 12, 2003
Quel Fromage!

I was aware of the flap over "Freedom Fries" vs. "French fries." I was not aware the House of Representatives cafeteria ban also extends to "Freedom toast."

In my opinion, the French ambassador has handled this in exactly the right way, which is to point out quietly that French fries originated in Belgium.

And isn't it interesting that the president considers some rubes renaming French fries a "backlash" but thinks thousands of people marching in protest are are no more meaningful than a focus group? Who's kidding who here?

Perhaps the thing to do is to celebrate the foods of our allies. Hooray, English breakfast tea! Cheers for Spanish olives! Hats off to the Bulgarian...hmm. Bulgur wheat?

...I'll have to get back to ya on this.

Here's a funny link about a movement earlier this month to get people to buy French products and signify their support. Citizens for Spreading the Cheese.

Posted at March 12, 2003 09:20 PM

Feta. Bulgarian Feta is quite tasty.

Posted by: brian on March 13, 2003 11:57 AM

An update to this... In the "Captivate" building elevator poll, the results to the question "Would you rather eat freedom fries or french fries?" are currently

French Fries - 54%
Freedom Fries - 41%
Whatever comes with Cheese - 5%

Details at

Posted by: Eric Sinclair on March 17, 2003 12:47 PM
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