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Transcript of George Crum
George was a chef in Saratoga Springs, New York at an elegant resort called Moon Lake Lodge resort.
George Crum invented the potato chip in 1853. At the time, he was a chef at a resort. George had invented the potato chip accidentally.
He knew from the beginning of his life that he wanted to be a chef, so that is what he did. While working as a chef, he accidentally made the potato chip as a result of a stubborn customer. Later on, he opened his own restaurant .
Potato chips were originally called Saratoga Chips
March 14th is Potato Chip Day
A pound of potato chips costs 100x as much as a pound of potatoes.
I chose to research the scientist George Crum because I was given a paper with a list of the names of various different scientists and this was one of the only names that hadn't been picked yet. Although, if I had known about what a wonderful discovery George made, I still would have chosen him. Who doesn't love potato chips??? The reason I didn't choose a different scientist was because there wasn't much option.
by: Nicole San Martin
Born in 1822
Died July 22, 1914
Born in the United States
Lived to be 92 years old
George's mother: Catherine Speck
George's father: Abraham Speck
George's sister: Mary Speck
George's wife: Hester Bennett
George's Daughter: Cynthia Crum
George's Son: George Crum
Positive things about the potato chips:
Some positive things about potato chips is that that the potato chip industry has created many jobs for people. In 2003, the United States potato chip industry employed over 65,000 people. U.S. retail sales of potato chips are over 6 billion
dollars a year. Also, everyone always
enjoys a good tasty snack.
The Civil War actually started at around the time potato chips were invented.
The only place that was ever named after George Crum was his own restaurant called
George Crum Quote: "The future will be the child of the past and the present, even if a rebellious child."
The only thing that George Crum's discovery changed in society and in the world is the amount of obese people and it also gave more job opportunities.
Why I chose George Crum
I definitely think society could function without potato chips. In fact, we might even be better off without potato chips.