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Re: The Potato Thread: Potatoes in the News
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2020, 03:46:38 pm »



Boss Accidentally Turns Herself Into a Potato During Video Chat Meeting



https://twentytwowords.com/boss-accidentally-turns-herself-into-a-potato-during-video-chat-meeting/
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Re: The Potato Thread: Potatoes in the News
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2020, 04:56:34 pm »
Matt Lucas of Little Britain wrote a song called Thank You Baked Potato


http://www.thankyoubakedpotato.com/
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Re: The Potato Thread: Potatoes in the News
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2020, 06:09:50 pm »
Fun fact...did you know that Sweet Potatoes are not even a Potato!

They are a root vegetable that belongs to the morning glory family.

also are botanically very distinct from yams as they are sometimes called here
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Re: The Potato Thread: Potatoes in the News
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2020, 06:17:14 pm »
Fun fact...did you know that Sweet Potatoes are not even a Potato!

They are a root vegetable that belongs to the morning glory family.

also are botanically very distinct from yams as they are sometimes called here
Actually I did know all that.
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Re: The Potato Thread: Potatoes in the News
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2020, 10:11:30 am »
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Re: The Potato Thread: Potatoes in the News
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2020, 12:47:13 pm »
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Re: The Potato Thread: Potatoes in the News
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2020, 08:03:01 pm »
The ‘caviar’ of potatoes: These are the world’s priciest potatoes

These artisanal vegetables are grown in sandy soil fertilized by seaweed on an island off the Atlantic coast of France. They’re so delicate they must be harvested by hand, and they’re only available 10 days a year. These are the Bonnottes de Noirmoutier, and they are one of a kind.

https://potatonewstoday.com/2020/04/04/the-caviar-of-potatoes-these-are-the-worlds-priciest-potatoes/

Re: The Potato Thread: Potatoes in the News
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2020, 08:13:43 am »
These are the Bonnottes Botnnettes de Noirmoutier, and they are one of a kind.
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and potatonewstoday.com ...bet you have that bookmarked
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Re: The Potato Thread: Potatoes in the News
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2020, 10:32:24 am »
We, fellow boardies, are thought leaders for the new generation:

VLAM's new campaign aims to spur young people to eat potatoes

Potatoes remain the main meal filler in Flanders. But its consumption is declining, especially among the younger generation. VLAM wants to ignite future generations' passion for fresh potatoes. They want to ensure this tuber remains on Flemish families' plates. The campaign is, therefore, targetting independent millennials (18-34 year-olds).

The 'Potatoes - Prepare to be surprised - Europe's favorite since 1536' campaign wants to inspire youngsters. It wants to want them to work with potatoes. Various, custom-made activities have been planned to achieve this.

The younger generation spends a lot of time online. The campaign will, therefore, be run there. Together, the partners have contributed 100 modern recipes and 40 cooking videos. These prove it is not time-consuming or difficult to prepare potatoes. They show you can make tasty, hip dishes with this ingredient.

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Re: The Potato Thread: Potatoes in the News
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2020, 12:50:52 pm »
potatoes are as lit as that Heilung band!
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Re: The Potato Thread: Potatoes in the News
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2020, 01:19:17 pm »
Can I Grow Potatoes in a Traffic Circle? Seattle says 'Yes'!

https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2020/04/07/43359238/garden-of-small-victories-you-can-grow-potatoes-in-seattles-traffic-circles

i like the idea - seattle has a surprising amount of little traffic circles in the neighborhoods so it's a good use of urban space.  and i suppose potatoes or any other underground crop is the best choice, since cars won't be depositing exhaust on the edible product - but still, i don't like the idea of eating from a plant that was grown by the side of the road.  eww.  just eww.

blackberries grow wild around here, they take over wherever trees have been cleared - like the side of a road.  highways are lined with mile after mile of blackberries.  there are literally tons available, free for the picking, but i wouldn't touch them...
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Re: The Potato Thread: Potatoes in the News
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2020, 01:52:56 pm »

blackberries grow wild around here, they take over wherever trees have been cleared - like the side of a road.  highways are lined with mile after mile of blackberries.  there are literally tons available, free for the picking, but i wouldn't touch them...
When I did about 150 miles of biking around Seattle, I gorged myself on those road side treats
They were the ones on Bike Paths...so probably not so much soot
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Re: The Potato Thread: Potatoes in the News
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2020, 02:54:17 pm »
They were the ones on Bike Paths...so probably not so much soot

yeah, one of my regular picking spots is along a bike/running path.

lemme know next time you're cycling in my hood.
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