In this Unit we will cover: George Crum
George Crum, born George Speck, was born and raised in New York to his native american mother and african-american father, who worked as a jockey and his sister Katie Crum. Learning the area from living there, he later worked as a trapper in the Adirondeck guide. He also adopted his father's racing surname Crum.
Crum, like many other residents, worked at the adirondeck resorts where he discovered his culinary skills. He became a cook at Cary Moon's Lake House. in 1860, he opened up his own restaurant Crum's House in Malta.
Crum was currently working when he made the invention. A customer complained about the food and so he brought it back and to teach the customer a lesson and cut the potato very thin, fried it and put a lot of salt on it. To his surprise the customer liked it and a new snack was born.
-The Saratoga (potato) chip was made in 1853 -Crum's restaurant featured potato chips in a basket on every table. -In 1895, potato chips start to be sold in gorcery stores. -In 1926, Laura Scudder invented a wax paper potato chip bag to keep the chips fresh and crunchy. -In 1932, Lay's was founded by Herman Lay of Nashville, TN. -Potato chips are one of the most widely consumed and one of the best selling snacks of all time. -There was never any credit given to George Crum or his sister. by Astria Wade and Vika Hermann