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Author: Rebecca Earle
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloombury Academic, 2019.
Series: Object lessons.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Baked potatoes, Bombay potatoes, pommes frites . . . everyone eats potatoes, but what do they mean? To the United Nations they mean global food security (potatoes are the world's fourth most important food crop). To 18th-century philosophers they promised happiness. Nutritionists warn that too many increase your risk of hypertension. For the poet Seamus Heaney they conjured up both his mother and the 19th-century  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Earle
ISBN: 9781501344312 1501344315
OCLC Number: 1081337767
Description: 132 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm.
Contents: Potato mother --
Global citizens --
The state of the potato --
Pleasure and responsibility --
Potato philosophy.
Series Title: Object lessons.
Responsibility: Rebecca Earle.

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Baked potatoes, Bombay potatoes, pommes frites . . . everyone eats potatoes, but what do they mean? To the United Nations they mean global food security (potatoes are the world's fourth most important food crop). To 18th-century philosophers they promised happiness. Nutritionists warn that too many increase your risk of hypertension. For the poet Seamus Heaney they conjured up both his mother and the 19th-century Irish famine.

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Potato by resourceful Rebecca Earle gives us history, recipes, prayers of thanks, and family stories ... Each section educates, brings a smile, makes you hungry, and makes you think. * The Read more...

 
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