[Sca-cooks] Tartoufles was Yams was Substitute for Potatoes? Digest, Vol 40, Issue 92

Anne-Marie Rousseau dailleurs at liripipe.com
Tue Aug 25 12:35:34 PDT 2009

for those of us who are interested in learning what they did, so we can try and really understand it, this 
stuff is super duper fun. I highly rcommend reading the chapter on potatoes in Toussaint-Samats work...its 
very franco centric, and so gives a different spin (to be taken with a huge grain of sel, of course :)) than 
the ango-centric sources we usually have access to.

I am emotionally prepared for someone to find a source or three that totally blows my theory out of the water, 
but so far I'm pretty sure us potato-camp folks are right....


On Tue 09/08/25 13:29 , "Cat ." tgrcat2001 at yahoo.com sent:
> OK, if the waters have calmed I will jump in too.
> I have a class I have taught once so far (was scheduled again but Mother
> Nature had other plans) on the "Potato Puzzlement: is it or isn't
> it?" that included the 5 possibly period potato recipes I have found..
> the 4 for Tartoufles and one for Erdtepffel.  I also noted the linguistic
> similarity between Tartoufle, Cartoufle and Kartoffel.

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