From dinner plate stand-out to fast food favorite to distilled spirit
Potatoes – aka yellow gold, right? They may be the best food ever. We’ll start with potato vodka. And yet, despite that fact, the potato remains humble and earthy. Potatoes have given us french fries, hash browns, sour cream and onion ruffled chips and shepherd’s pie. You can mash ’em, bake ’em, scallop ’em and – maybe we’ll stop with scallop ’em. You get the point. These babies are versatile.
This month, with St. Patrick’s Day upon us, we think of whiskey, Guinness, the four-leafed clover, the mischievous leprechaun and, of course, the potato – the food that almost saved and destroyed Ireland. The potato may not be native to Ireland (it was originally cultivated by the ancient Incas in Peru), but Ireland is like the Hollywood of potatoes – it’s where they became famous, one stew and shepherd’s pie at a time.
So let’s explore the tubular tuber a little further and answer one of life’s big questions: What kind of potato should you be eating right now?
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