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Also member of nightshade family
Ancient Incas were cultivating them thousands of years ago (Bolivia and Peru) introduced to Europe by returning
Spanish explorers (probably around 1530s) .Sir Walter Raleigh is credited with planting them in Ireland in the 16th
Popularized in France by an Army Doctor, Parmentier- now any dish that bears his name will surely include potatoes
Large-scale cultivation in the US didn't start until19th century


Brought to New World Discovered in New World Chocolate Corn Crab Eggs Finfish Chilies Ginger Lamb Mushroom One Pot Cooking Pasta Noodles Pork Potato Rice Salad Shellfish Smoking Spice Blends Tomato Vegetarian Wraps.

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