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'''Potatoes''' were not seen during [[period]] (in [[Europe]] at any rate) until very late. As a result they are not seen in period [[cooking]]. If you really don't think you can go an entire meal without potatoes, you might like to consider [[parsnip]] as a period replacement.
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'''Potatoes''' were not seen in [[Europe]] until the late 16th century. As a result they are not seen in [[period]] [[cooking]].  
  
 
== A Brief History of Potatoes ==
 
== A Brief History of Potatoes ==
Potatoes are indigenous to the South [[America]], and it is far from unusual for people with Incan [[persona]]s to not use the vegetable in their own dishes.  Thanks to the Columbian Exchange, potatoes were introduced in the [[16th century|1500's]] after the [[Spain|Spanish]] conquest of the Incan Empire.
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Potatoes are indigenous to South [[America]], and it not unusual for people with Incan [[persona]]s to use the vegetable in their own dishes.  Thanks to the Columbian Exchange, potatoes were introduced to Europe after the [[Spain|Spanish]] conquest of the Incan Empire.
  
They were most likely introduced to [[England]] by [[Sir]] [[Francis Drake]] around 1586.  Potatoes happened to grow incredibly well in [[Ireland]], and became the staple food of that region by 1650.  It is ironic that a vegetable we typically associate with Ireland actually is American.
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They may have been introduced to [[England]] by [[Sir]] [[Francis Drake]] around 1586.  Potatoes happened to grow very well in [[Ireland]], and became the staple food there by 1650.   
  
 
For more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato
 
For more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato
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Latest revision as of 17:19, 13 October 2008

Potatoes were not seen in Europe until the late 16th century. As a result they are not seen in period cooking.

A Brief History of Potatoes

Potatoes are indigenous to South America, and it not unusual for people with Incan personas to use the vegetable in their own dishes. Thanks to the Columbian Exchange, potatoes were introduced to Europe after the Spanish conquest of the Incan Empire.

They may have been introduced to England by Sir Francis Drake around 1586. Potatoes happened to grow very well in Ireland, and became the staple food there by 1650.

For more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato

See also: