A special day for what we believe started as a wild plant in Peru and domesticated about 9,000 years ago. Today is National Potato day!
Spain called it The Patata. And the first known were the sweet potato, like this one. The regular white potato was known as the “bastard potato” back in the 16th century. Today there are over 4,000 varieties.
See, you thought it was going to be an ordinary Wednesday, we have something to celebrate. Celebrate? Remember, besides food and decomposable bags…they’re also used to make Vodka. (plus Poitín, or akvavit.) Cheers.
Some extra tuber Trivia: A potato is 79% water; so hydrate…have some French Fries!