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What makes "hand cut" fries so special?

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What makes "hand cut" fries so special?

ipsedixit | | Jan 22, 2010 01:47 PM

You see it all the time on menus and what-not ... "hand cut fries"

Is there a taste difference between hand cut and machine cut fries?

Certainly, there may be a cosmetic difference, but is there a difference in taste?

Assuming I start with the same Idaho spud, will the fries I make with that spud that are hand cut actually taste better than if I used, say, some sort of mechanical contraption to make the fries?

If there is no taste difference, then there's got to be some sort of reason to advertise and make specific mention of the fact that the fries you are ordering, and the ones they are making for you, have been sliced by hand, right? Right??

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