[Sca-cooks] Substitute for Potatoes?

Terry Decker 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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