Crum and the Saratoga Chip
If you made a list of your favorite snacks, you would probably list one that was invented by George Crum. Who was George Crum?
Not many people expected George to do anything so great. After all, didn't he have trouble in school? Didn't his classmates make fun of him? And, wasn't he full of fun, joking and teasing often with his little sister? Certainly no one in the early 1800s expected this man of color to become a celebrated chef! Only white people could become chefs!
But, George rode the ripples from the stones thrown into his life's pond to become the most famous chef in Saratoga Springs. Even then, fussy people occasionally complained about his cooking and made fun of him, but he learned to let those ripples pass him without much notice...all except one...and he rode that one into the history books to become the inventor of one of your favorite snacks. So what was this snack, you ask? Read George Crum and the Saratoga Chip to find out!
A perfect literary addition for Black History Month because George's parents were African-American and Native American!
African American Literature
George Crum and the Saratoga Chip by Gaylia Taylor
With special thanks to Rose's Classical Music for allowing us to use the Kaiser Waltz by JOHANN STRAUSS II (1825-1899) as the musical background on this page.
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