Would you like fries with that? Of course you would. Whether they’re fries, frites, chips or wedges – these crispy, salty potato sticks are loved all over the world. From their freshly cooked mouth-watering scent, their golden crust to their fluffy innards – the humble fried potato has a soft spot in many people’s hungry hearts.
If you’re having a starchy carb craving, then there’s good news: sharing is caring, and most people tend to care. According to a recent survey, a whopping 84% of Canadians say they’re happy to share their fries, so go ahead and sneak a few off a friend. However, such generosity isn’t always sheer altruism. 72% of people admit they’ve encouraged friends to order a larger serving of fries simply to mooch off their mates.
Whether you’re buying your own, sneaking a few off a dining companion’s plate or scoffing them down after a big night out with not much forethought: just remember there’s probably someone else in the world doing the same. Being the universal treat they are, each culture will have its own take on the basic recipe.
There’s more to life than just salt. Try the Indian variation: a sprinkling of chilli powder for a flavoursome kick and some turmeric of a deliciously yellow glow. Bored of just ketchup and mayo? Then dunk, smother or drench your fries in curry sauce, UK style. And when you want fries to be a respectable meal in themselves, try pairing them with mussels for a classy Belgian main, or with spiced tomato sauce for a Spanish bar snack.
Sometimes we choose alcohol according to our mood, occasion or the company we’re with. If we’re in a bar with a group of friends, we might order a shot. If we’re drinking home alone, a glass of wine may be cliché, but a very probable scenario. Some people prefer spirits, others enjoy sweet and creamy liqueurs, and then there are those who are loyal to beer under any circumstance. Luckily, there is something for everyone’s taste.
And yet, despite the amazing variety of alcoholic beverages across the globe, it seems that people usually stick to the same small number of popular types of drinks. Chances are that all of you alcohol connoisseurs have quite an experience drinking different types of tequila, whiskey on the rocks, gin and tonic, vodka with orange juice, rum and Coke, Cosmopolitan, Margarita, Pina Colada, wine varieties such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, and a handful of other beverages. Are you curious about what your taste buds are missing by always sticking to the same old popular beverages?
Let this handy dandy infographic be your guide in exploring some luscious but underestimated alcoholic beverages. Get to know where they originated, what they taste of, how long they need to age in wooden caskets to taste perfect, and how to best consume them. One of these beverages was the first alcoholic drink to be consumed in space! Can it get a better recommendation than that? Read on and enjoy.
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