Sunday, May 5, 2019

Fact of the Day: Spanish Potato

The English word potato is derived from the Spanish word for the plant, patata. 

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  1. So . . . from Peru, with a Spanish name, food of the Irish!

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  2. That's pretty interesting!

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  3. The Spanish are pretty adept with the various ways to cook potatoes.
    Quite yummy and in some bars with your sangria and beers, various potato and fish dishes are served - FREE !!!!
    You drink sangria in moderation - do not be deceived by the innocence of the fruit in it! It packs an almighty PUNCH!
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. How well I know about the punch of sangria! I can personally testify that it sneaks up on you with a wallop!

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    2. Ha ha - once bitten by over-indulgence in what APPEARS to NOT BE a volcano waiting to do a Vesuvius.
      You sip in moderation at those delightful open air Spanish bistro/bars.
      We may have made a great combo in San Sebastian where my volcano erupted.
      Colin

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  4. Makes sense, Adam. After all it was the Spanish who conquered the Incan Empire. I secretly planted potatoes eyes in my grandmother's garden when I was about four. I wanted to see if potato eyes grew new potatoes. They did, and was my grandmother surprised to find potatoes growing in her garden. Thanks for the memories!

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