"Solanum tuberosum"- Was Meinen Sie...? Sie kennen das NICHT...? Aber Sich ja - doch...
OK - let's talk about something we ALL know - very well, indeed -
"Solanum tuberosum" - What do you mean - never heard of it....?
Tiens - on va parler de quelque chose que tous le monde connaît, même très bien -
"Solanum tuberosum" - Qu'est-ce que vous dites...? Vous ne connaissez pas... Mais oui...
Google shows only "Environ 10, 900, 000 résultats (0,19 secondes)" - so maybe you don't know what it is after all! Yet, strangely enough you're in contact with it almost every day, in some form or other...even so, with around "Environ 7, 600, 000 résultats"
"When the potato was first introduced, acceptance did not come so easy. This may partly have been due to the fact that people recognized their relationship with other nightshade plants, and at that time Europeans were not familiar with edible species of nightshades. This family includes plants that were associated with witchcraft, magic and poisonous plants: henbane, thornapple, belladonna and mandrake were familiar and feared medieval herbs that were used for mostly dubious purposes. A Scottish clergyman deemed the potato unfit for human consumption on the grounds that it had not been mentioned in the Bible. Negative remarks from such authoritative sources as the Swiss botanist Caspar Bauhin, who declared that potatoes cause wind, leprosy and supposedly would 'incite Venus', only reinforced the habitual reluctance to accept a novel food among the peasantry."
(here are a couple of links to browse through):
(interesting site in general)
|Potato party underground..|
best mashed potato
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Recipe from Church
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