Advice + Info - Vegetables

Everything You Need to Know: The Potato

If there is one vegetable that is so indelibly linked to Irish history, it has to be the potato. Potato blight contributed to the tragic Great Famine of the mid 19th century, resulting in mass starvation and disease across the whole island and into Europe. Prior to that, however, and the spud (which the Spanish introduced from The Americas) was an Irish staple. Indeed, it played an important role in sustaining much of the population, most especially during harsh winters.  In contemporary Ireland, the spud has resumed its rightful status…

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