Posts categorized as Vegetable Lore

The Birth of the Potato Chip

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Peter Comart  |  no comments yet
potato chips

Up State New York is the original home of the potato chip. In 1853, railroad and steamship magnate Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt complained that his potatoes were cut too thick and sent them back to…

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The Potato

Posted on October 15, 2013 by Peter Comart  |  2 comments
basket of potatoes

It is hard to believe that the potato, the workhorse of most gardens, is native to the Americas. All indications are that they probably originate somewhere around ancient Peru, which is why I love…

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