28 July 2008

07-28-2008 History: As American as uhh Well...Potatoes!

On this day in history 1586 Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe. Many of us have heard of the Irish and potatoes, German potato salad and fish and chips in Great Britain but did you know that potatoes are native to the Americas and not Europe? Go to this link http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/PotatoHistory.htm and read a little bit more about this staple in many of our diets.