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Lake sunset, lac couché de soleil

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Cooking in Asia: Gamja Jorim, Korean-style potatoes

The potato came rather early to East Asia after its ”discovery” by Europeans. At the beginning of the XVIIth century, it was a delicacy at the Chinese emperor’s table. In many regions, it surpassed rice because cultivating it does not…

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Potato field, biodiversity, biodiversité, champs de patate, pomme de terre

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A Maghreb specialty: the Chicken tagine with potato and preserved lemon

Potatoes have been introduced to Africa during the colonial era. Both regular potatoes and sweet potatoes took hold, despite distrust of this strange food that was growing underground. In the Maghreb, the potato was well accepted and soon, became part of…

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chalet dans la neige, night view, house in the snow

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The Polish potato pancake: plenze/placki

Eastern Europe has also a potato-heavy diet since the tuber was introduced via Germany (king Frederick the Great of Prussia was instrumental to its popularity). In Poland, one of the main potato-dish is “plenze” (also called “placki”), a kind of…

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