We all love to talk about
food and most of us love to eat is actually. Strange how that is.
So let's take a look at the lowly potato!
"The history of the potato has its roots in the windswept Andes Mountains of South America. It is an austere region plagued by fluctuating temperatures and poor soil conditions. Yet the tough and durable potato evolved in its thin air (elevations up to 15,000 feet), climbing ever higher like the people who first settled the region.
The tough pre-Columbian farmers first discovered and cultivated the potato some 7,000 years ago. They were impressed by its ruggedness, storage quality and its nutritional value. Western man did not come in contact with the potato until as late as 1537 when the Conquistadors tramped through Peru. And it was even later, about
1570, that the first potato made its way across the Atlantic to make a start on the continent of Europe." (from Indepthinfo.com)
Do you like potatoes? Are they comfort food in your family or your mind? Many people find them soothing and palatable when nothing else will work on a sick tummy. So the question today is..of course, do you like potatoes and if you do, what is your favorite way to eat them?
For me it's a tossup between mashed and french fries. But I'm picky about
the fries. They must be done extra crispy. Non of this soggy, grease-dripping french fry. It needs to be properly cooked and liberally salted. And as far as the mashed ones go, they must be real and freshly made. No boxed mashed potatoes, thank you anyway...lol Yep, this is the quintessential comfort food that makes winter even better.
What is your take on the potato?
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