Kat has a theory: that French fries (chips, for you Britons) are basically the universal food, something that nobody really dislikes. Try as I might, I couldn’t think of anyone I know who doesn’t like French fries. So I put it to you: are you, or do you know, someone who genuinely doesn’t like French fries? Before you post, consider the following qualifiers:
- People who don’t like fried foods in general don’t count. This has to be someone who genuinely dislikes French fries on their own merits (or, I suppose, a percieved lack thereof).
- A person who is allergic to potatoes, or to any ingredient common to fry preparation, also doesn’t count. We’re looking for people who are perfectly capable of eating fries, but don’t want to do so.
- We’re completely ignoring people whose political ideology causes them to be upset with the French right now.
So how about it—are French fries really the universal food, or is there a counterexample?
(Addendum: if you do dislike French fries, please tell us what it is that causes you to dislike them. Is it taste? Texture? Smell? Something else? Inquiring palates want to know.)