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Chips are down for Belgian frites as EU acts on 'unsafe compound'

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The European commission has been accused of a crime against the people of Belgium for what local politicians say amounts to an attempt to ban the national dish, the frite – or frieten, as they say in the Flemish-speaking north of the country.

Whether eaten with mayonnaise or taken au naturel, the Belgian chip is up there with chocolate, beer and the national football team in the nation’s psyche. No public square is complete without a frietkot, or chip stand, where sellers swear by double frying bintje potatoes in beef or horse fat to achieve the ideal combination of a succulent centre and crispy exterior.

In a move that appears to demonstrate a dazzling lack of common touch on the part of EU officials in Brussels – which is both the capital of Belgium and the home of the union – the commission is proposing that the potatoes should be blanched first to prevent the formation of acrylamide, an allegedly hazardous compound that can form in the frying process when certain foods are heated to a temperature above 120C.

Belgium, which claims to have invented frites, says the move will spoil the taste and destroy the country’s “rich gastronomical tradition”.

Ben Weyts, the tourism minister and a member of Belgium’s ruling coalition, has beseeched the commission to think again for the sake of his country’s cultural integrity. “It is important to be mindful not to take measures that have unintended and far-reaching consequences for our rich gastronomic tradition,” he wrote in a letter to the food policy commissioner, Vytenis Andriukaitis.

“Our fries owe their flavour to the craftsmanship of our chippies, who fry chips raw and then fry them a second time. I understand that outside our country they have different cultures. But we have our own cultural tradition. It would be a shame if the European Union prohibited it.”


The double-frying process – once for the soft inside, then again at a higher temperature for the crunchy outside – is regarded as the key to making the perfect chip. Belgian chips are not thick and hearty like the English variety, nor thin and elegant like the French. Belgians regarded theirs as a cut above.

To add insult to injury, the consultation paper refers to chips as French fries, a term to which some Belgians take great exception. It is believed American servicemen in the second world war coined the phrase after eating chips in Belgium, where they were confused by being in French-speaking Wallonia.

While Belgian politicians are railing against the move, the commission’s proposal would only recommend the blanching of potatoes rather than enforce a ban.

A commission spokesman said they were consulting on how best to reduce the intake of acrylamide. A similar risk to that posed by the Belgian frite is found in roast potatoes, biscuits, porridge, coffee, crackers and bread. The European Food Safety Authority has said children are most at risk.

“The commission has no intention whatsoever to ban Belgian frites or any other frites for that matter,” the spokesman said.

“Instead, the commission is preparing a new regulatory measure to oblige food business operators to apply a code of practice to reduce acrylamide in food, as it is carcinogenic.

“President [Jean-Claude] Juncker is particularly attached to the culinary heritage of Europe and its member states.”

Peaces of SHIT eurocrats. Belxit fucking when?
Last Edit: June 20, 2017, 08:38:25 AM by Flee


 
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>calling fries chips

it's time to dismantle the EU


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The comission could step down. They are doing nothing but making our lives harder.


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guys pillows are dangerous, we need more laws on those


 
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guys pillows are dangerous, we need more laws on those
Anime pillows deserve to be banned.


 
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Now this is just a plain retarded thing for an international regulatory comity to concern itself with.


 
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Now this is just a plain retarded thing for an international regulatory comity to concern itself with.
Actually it'd be cool if that's all they were reduced to.


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Ya fuckin' ganderneck.
Acrylamide is in so many different foods, both meat and vegetables. They'll have to ban half of what people generally eat if they're so concerned with it.


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guys pillows are dangerous, we need more laws on those
Anime pillows deserve to be banned.
They are scientifically proven to be less dangerous and actually beneficial.

Check your degree


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>calling fries chips

it's time to dismantle the EU
Spelling center as centre.

Holocaust when?


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guys pillows are dangerous, we need more laws on those
Anime pillows deserve to be banned.
They are scientifically proven to be less dangerous and actually beneficial.

Check your degree
It's still Celsius. Thanks for asking.


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guys pillows are dangerous, we need more laws on those
Anime pillows deserve to be banned.
They are scientifically proven to be less dangerous and actually beneficial.

Check your degree
It's still Celsius. Thanks for asking.
You're welcome.


 
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"They may take our lives, but they'll never take our fries!"
 -Flee, 2017, after a proposed blanching of a national gastronomical tradition.


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And here I was opening this post expecting you to be serious.
The EU is the single greatest thing to happen to our world. Why would I ever be serious about hating it?


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Yeah, well whoever you are, I just dispatched a verti-assault team to your location.

Have a nice day.
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Off topic: I was called a Trumpy today.

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Off topic: I was called a Trumpy today.

Did I lose at life?
Supporting Trump is objectively and demonstrably a moral and intellectual failure, but more details are required to determine whether or not this person erred in calling you a Trumpy.


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Off topic: I was called a Trumpy today.

Did I lose at life?
Could just mean you disagreed with a leftist about one thing.


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I came here from b.net after a few Floods invited me. None of them post on either b.net nor here anymore, which is sad. I was still active on b.net until for some bizarre reason, b.net admins locked out people who have not played Destiny. Even if you wanted to post on the offtopic section. After that, I fully moved here and have not returned to b.net since.
Off topic: I was called a Trumpy today.

Did I lose at life?
Supporting Trump is objectively and demonstrably a moral and intellectual failure, but more details are required to determine whether or not this person erred in calling you a Trumpy.
It was about that (those girls?) girl that wore a miniskirt in Saudi Arabia and they were released without charge from police. I said that they will probably be acid attacked. People corrected me saying that this wasn't London. I got the meme and corrected myself - she will probably get gang-raped and then honour-killed by her father for having sex before marriage.
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Off topic: I was called a Trumpy today.

Did I lose at life?
Supporting Trump is objectively and demonstrably a moral and intellectual failure, but more details are required to determine whether or not this person erred in calling you a Trumpy.
It was about that (those girls?) girl that wore a miniskirt in Saudi Arabia and they were released without charge from police. I said that they will probably be acid attacked. People corrected me saying that this wasn't London. I got the meme and corrected myself - she will probably get gang-raped and then honour-killed by her father for having sex before marriage.
"Cool down there, Trumpy."
My official verdict is that while you didn't go full Trumpy, I would recommend you say at least 3 "I stand with her" shants before bed tonight.


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I'm not surprised someone that opposes Trump supports the EU. The EU is reminding more and more the Soviet Union each day.


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I came here from b.net after a few Floods invited me. None of them post on either b.net nor here anymore, which is sad. I was still active on b.net until for some bizarre reason, b.net admins locked out people who have not played Destiny. Even if you wanted to post on the offtopic section. After that, I fully moved here and have not returned to b.net since.
Off topic: I was called a Trumpy today.

Did I lose at life?
Supporting Trump is objectively and demonstrably a moral and intellectual failure, but more details are required to determine whether or not this person erred in calling you a Trumpy.
It was about that (those girls?) girl that wore a miniskirt in Saudi Arabia and they were released without charge from police. I said that they will probably be acid attacked. People corrected me saying that this wasn't London. I got the meme and corrected myself - she will probably get gang-raped and then honour-killed by her father for having sex before marriage.
"Cool down there, Trumpy."
My official verdict is that while you didn't go full Trumpy, I would recommend you say at least 3 "I stand with her" shants before bed tonight.
I'd rather let my daughter marry camnator.