Sunday, May 5, 2019

Fact of the Day: Spanish Potato

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


Martha said...

Well, that makes sense!

Christine said...


Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

RO said...

That's pretty interesting!

Huggybear said...

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!

Fundy Blue said...

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

Fundy Blue said...

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!

Huggybear said...

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.