[Sca-cooks] Substitute for Potatoes?
t.d.decker at att.net
Mon Aug 24 08:31:26 PDT 2009
> Greetings from Solveig! Potatoes are from Peru. However, there are a
> number of old world tubers available such as yams Dioscorea species which
> originated in West Africa and Asia.
> Your Humble Servant
> Solveig Throndardottir
> Amateur Scholar
Potatoes are from Peru, but the initial European introduction to the white
potato was probably in Bolivia, while most of our modern potatoes are from
Chilean variants which can grow in a wide range of altitude and climate.
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