27 February 2010

Potatoes--Originated in Peru--Spread from Chile


Irish boxty potatoes

German rosti potatoes

Pommes frites--"French fries"--originated in Belgium served with mayonnaise

Latkes--potato pancakes

Aloo palak, Indian potoes with spinach

What did Eurasia do before potatoes were brought from the new world?

Europe Had No Vanilla Before Columbus & Cortez

Can you imagine European cuisine and desserts without vanilla or chocolate or tomatoes?

Europe Had No Chocolates Pre-Columbus!

What did Italians Eat Before Columbus?

Pasta with tomato-based sauces? Sun-dried tomatoes? Panzanella?