An account of the life and career of George Crum, a biracial chef who is credited with the invention of the potato chip at a Saratoga Springs, New York, restaurant in 1853. Based on historical records.
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I liked this book-- very interesting.
George Crum lands himself a job as a cook at the Moon's Lake House serving prominent people, such as Cornelius Vanderbilt, but faces adversity from challenging customers and for being part Native American and part African American. In 1853, a woman orders French Fries but keeps sending them back saying they are not thin enough and George slices the potatos down. Potato chips are born:-) George also creates his own restaurant where everyone is welcome. TEACHER TIP: Read Author's Note with children. EXTENSION ACTIVITY: Have children write a folktale about how their favorite food was invented.