“The vegetable of the shack and the château.” – Le marquis de Cussy
April showers bring May flowers – unless they bring floods, famine, and fear. This month, I’m looking at the moment in French history when farmers turned their nose up at the foods of the New World – until they realized what the potato had to offer. Antoine Parmentier, one of the great hype men of food history, features in this month’s episode all about the tastiest of tubers!
Episode 68: “Antoine Parmentier & The History of the Potato”
Antoine Parmentier, “the apostle of the potato”
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