Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Noun, Definition: One who practices or urges strict correctness

I've often struggled with defining myself. I have spent a lot of time in my life "finding myself" and "looking within" and trying to determine how best to define who I am. I thought it might take me many more years to decide this, to find the truth inside.

And the other hit one split second I knew how to define myself. It wasn't difficult, I wasn't even was just there. I'm a purist.

More specifically, I'm a French Fry Purist. (FFP, from here on out)

How do you know if you're an FFP?

This is the defining moment... you order french (or freedom) fries, you anxiously await your order.... and the wait-person sets it down....

and the fries are seasoned. Are they kidding me with this??? Seasoned? I ordered french fries, not seasonings on a potato. Unbelievable! They should always give me the option.

I enjoy fries in their pure form... (no, not as a potato) the pure french fry form. A potato fried in grease. Leave your seasonings off it!

Purist...that's me!


Lonna said...

Here, here! Although, I usually like the seasoned ones better, I think there should be a disclaimer at the very least... "Our fries are seasoned with Kelp, seaweed stains, salt, sea salt, kosher salt, sodium and sugar and a butt load of preservatives."
It's only fair!

Monkey Toe Momma said...

I guess that makes me a purist as well. I only like seasoning on my curly fries - don't mix or confuse the the two!

the Cheerful Optimist said...

Purist is such a great word. Your are right Purist Lisa. Fries don't need special seasonings but need to be cook hot and fast; thereby crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. This is the perfect fry. Your mission in life is to help the world understand the pure nature of fries. This msg will self destruct in 5 seconds!

Rae said...

I'm sorry you don't like the seasoning, because thats all I do like. I just do not like French Fries or any other form of potatos! I'd rather have rice or better yet, grits. Yum yum!