Potatoes of Columbian Exchange

Potato Potahto

A. The Origin of the Potato as we know it today is Southern Peru and Northwestern Bolivia.

B. Pierogis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierogi

Polish Potato Pie http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/starches/r/po...

Kroketten http://www.germanfoodguide.com/recipes.cfm?recipe_...

C. Spanish conquered the Incas 1650, then introduced them to Europe. Slow to catch on but soon became a major staple and played a major role in the 19th cntury population boom, and were the cause of the Great Irish Famine in 1845.

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