90 Miles From Tyranny : The Historical and Social Influence of the Potato

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Historical and Social Influence of the Potato

The potato is clearly the center of the universe. Has any vegetable ever brought so much joy to mankind? Imagine a world without mashed potatoes, french fries, potato dumplings, cream potatos, potato salad, baked potato, curly fries, mmmm. I say boil em mash em stick them in a stew! (see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vXzR49AtxA&feature=fvwrel)

Although the humble potato is not the cutest and the most colorful of the vegetables, it is still the third largest crop in the entire world.

The potato is not the vilain that some diet gurus pretend it is. Eaten plain, it can be part of a healthy and slimming diet.

Let's see all the benefits of the potato and all the versatile ways that we can use this nutritious plant.


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