1824 ca1850s1914, Jul 22
an American chef and creator of the “ potato chip.” He worked as a hunter, guide, and cook in the Adirondack mountains, and became renowned for his culinary skills after being hired at Moon’s Lake House on Saratoga Lake, near Saratoga Springs, New York. Speck's specialities included wild game, especially venison and duck, and he often experimented in the kitchen. During the 1850s, while working at Moon's Lake House in the midst of a dinner rush, Speck tried slicing the potatoes extra thin and dropping them into the deep hot fat of the frying pan.
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08/24/1853-First potato chips reportedly prepared by Chef George Crum (Saratoga Springs, New York) 
George Crum1824 ca1850
18591914, Jul 22

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