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"Legend of the Potato Chip: Created more than a century ago, the chip came into existence purely by accident. The setting was Moon's Lake House Restaurant in the fashionable resort town of Saratoga Springs, New York in 1853. A frequent patron to this particular restaurant was none other than Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt who made his fortunes from the railroads. One evening, the Commodore demanded that his fried potatoes be sent back to the kitchen, because they were too thick for his taste. The chef, an American Indian named George Crum, was equally as huffy, and never one to be undone by criticism, he plotted revenge. Crum viciously sliced up a new batch of potatoes paper-thin, tossed them into a vat of boiling oil, and fished them out when they were fried to a crisp. Then he salted them and gleefully served his dish to the muttering Commodore. But Crum's counter-attack missed its mark. The Commodore loved the crunchy potato slices and so did his friends. Soon Saratoga Chips, as he called them, were the delight of the resort's socialite patrons, and the potato chip was 'born.' "