Hot Chip: The Best Fries in Tel Aviv

Belgium and France have long battled to claim credit for the invention of French fries. While they duke it out, the rest of the world just enjoys eating them.

For centuries, Belgium and France have been fighting over a crucial question – Who invented French fries? The Belgians say, “We were the first to fry potatoes and serve them in the way fish is customarily fried and served in our country.” The French claim they were the first to fry potatoes and sell them from wagons as street food, and that they gave them the name and...