Friday, January 19, 2007

Peruvian Potatoes Celebrated At Madrid Fusión

Andean Potatoes in Three Sauces by Cucho la Rosa

What would the world be without potatoes? From Ireland to India to Italy, potatoes are a key element in local cuisines worldwide.

Versatile, flavorful, and nutritious, potatoes
are the most widely grown tuber crop.

And they originate in the Peruvian Andes.

During this year's edition of Madrid Fusión, one of the world's premier gastronomic events, the Andean potato was recognized as one of the eight most important food products in global cuisine. During a ceremony held at the event, Peru's Ambassador to Spain, José Luís Pérez Sánchez Cerro received an official recognition in honor of the potato from the Mayor of Madrid, Alberto Ruíz Gallardón.

Photo: Wikipedia

The International Potato Center has declared 2008 to be the Year of the Potato. It seems like the good folks at Madrid Fusión have recognized the importance of the potato a year early.

Source: El Comercio, Wikipedia.

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

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