Wednesday, May 30, 2007

May 30: National Day of the Potato

Photo: Scott Bauer, USDA.

Just a quick post to honor the humble Solanum tuberosum on the eve of Peru's National Day of the Potato, celebrated every May 30. From its origins in the Andes, potatoes are now the world's most widely grown tuber crop, and the fourth largest food crop in terms of fresh produce — after rice, wheat, and corn.

So, eat some potatoes today.

For more information: International Potato Center

Click here for the Peru Food main page.

TAGS: Peru, Peruvian, food, cooking, cuisine, cocina, comida, gastronomía, peruana

1 comment:

Quinoa said...

Thank you. This has been very informative reading. I believe one of the best ways to begin learning about a culture is through cuisine and dining etiquette. Ill be in Cuzco,Peru this July and look forward to the culinary experience with great anticipation :-D