Thursday, 28 August 2008

The Chip Museum

Just thought I'd share a post script from the latest Pint in Hand, sent out to members of SPBW.

Although there are many beer related reasons to visit Bruges, there is now the added attraction of the Frietmuseum, the world's first museum dedicated to the humble chip.

Potatoes were apparently discovered in Peru around 15,000 BC and Belgian frites date from around 1700. The museum, set in one of Bruges oldest buildings, boasts beautiful photos of Peruvian tubers and an interesting collection of chip art (I kid you not) together with a marvellous display of retro chip fryers.

This has got to be worth seeking out on a future visit to Bruges just out of curiosity.

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