Appreciating all that makes America special

Food: McDonald's French Fries

Photo from Flickr by sun dazed.

So I decided to start a new blog devoted to chronicling the little things that are special about America, and I choose McDonald’s fries as my first entry. Am I nuts?

Fact is, whether you like fast food or not, whether you think it’s a quick and tasty way to eat or a curse on humanity, you have to appreciate this amazing product. When freshly cooked and lightly salted, there’s almost nothing you can eat that compares.

I can still remember enjoying them at the first McDonald’s where I grew up, on W. Mercury Blvd. in Hampton, Virginia. They were, I think, twenty-nine cents. They’re a bit more now, but they still retain that great potato flavor, and how many things can you say that for after several decades?

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  1. You are sooooo right…they are always great, and one of life’s simple pleasures. I’m not a fast-food-aholic, but I can’t resist those crunchy, salty treats.

  2. If I had to choose a last meal, it would definitely include McDonald’s fries.

  3. I know someone who’s most vivid memory of his first real kiss is that he could taste the salt on his date’s lips from the McDonald’s french fries she had just finished eating.