You can have them with fish, sausages, steak or on their own. They taste divine in a butty and are a symbol of British cuisine.
The humble chip is a staple in the diet of the majority of families in the UK. Eight out of 10 households in this country buy frozen oven chips each year and fish and chips is the nation's favourite takeaway meal, outselling Indian food two to one.
So to honour these thickly cut strips of fried potato (not those thin and unsatisfying french fries you darn Americans) someone at the chip loving organisation Love Chips has had the brilliant idea of creating National Chip Week.
It takes place from Monday, February 21 to Sunday, February 27 and we will be covering the event in What's On, which is where you come in.
Let us know where your favourite place to grab a takeaway portion of chips is or what is your favourite fish and chip restaurant. Do you have any favourite chip recipes? Do you like to eat yours with something unusual or do you have a special name for chip dishes (apparently if you ask for a Snozzsup in Glasgow you get a fish and chip supper rather than a smack in the mouth.)
Health freaks do not fear - apparently a portion of chips contains nine times more vitamin C than a slice of pizza and has just 60 per cent of the calories found in sweet-and-sour chicken, egg-fried rice or a portion of vegetable spring rolls.
So let us know what your chip secrets are and grab your chip map of Kent in next week's What's On. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or join the debate on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/kmwhatson.
Intrepid Focus magazine reporter Helen Geraghty (or as I refer to her, the nice lady who sits next to me at work) has taken some time out of her tightly packed schedule to go to the cinema and see a film with her children.
Here is what she thought of Disney's new flick Tangled:
A kids' film that is watchable for mummy too, is a rare gift. I was just getting my head down to snooze through Tangled, the latest offering from the omnipresent Disney, when a small child in the front row started to scream " mummy, mummy I don't like it" again and again.
My interest aroused, I opened my eyes and found this film starts off in a pretty dark way, with a dear little animated baby princess with huge green eyes being snatched at midnight from her little crib by a witchy kind of woman who wants to use her hair to stay young for ever, or something.
Wow, the screaming doubled in pace, panic was setting in down the front, but my daughters' ten and eight, and me, were now well into it.
This film has nothing at all to do with the rather dull tale of Rapunzel, which you could actually tell in 30 seconds.
The hero, a thief, Flynn Rider actually gets stabbed. Rapunzel has 70 feet of hair which glows when she sings and she spends a lot of the film swinging around in it until Flynn shows some rare commonsense and they tie it up in a plait. Phew.
The old hag, who has some serious issues as regards growing old gracefully dies in a gruesome fall from the tower. And the scene where the star-crossed lovers both nearly drown in a black cave filling up with water is the stuff of proper nightmares.
We all sat in a row and pretended not to cry when Rapunzel, hair all gone, suddenly realises she can save poor Flynn just with a little magic tear and brings him back to life. Of course it all ends happily when Rapunzel spots her green eyes exactly match those of her mother, the queen, who has never stopped hunting for her. If only child abductions would all end so peaceably.
I don't know what happened to the small screaming person. Probably passed out.
Hip hip hooray and ten stars, or whatever.
The spring edition of Focus magazine comes out the week ending Friday, February 25 in the Kent Messenger, Medway Messenger, Gravesend Messenger, Dartford Messenger, Kentish Express and Kentish Gazette.