Did you know the United Nations has declared 2008 the International Year of the Potato? It’s true. I’ve had several entries here on potatoes lately because they really are a big deal. They’re the third most important food crop behind wheat and rice. Potatoes can be grown just about everywhere. They’re inexpensive and nutritious, and they’re being rediscovered around the world as prices for other foods rise.
Of course, there is a down side to feeding the world on potatoes. What if they develop a virus or blight? Some of my ancestors practiced a strategy for survival when they fled
Remember, think survival, and have fun growing and eating a food with such a distinguished place in the world.