2008 is the International Year of the Potato. Did you know?
Why did it take me 8 months into the year to find out that 2008 is The International Year of the Potato.
All that thanks to Peru, a country that might count as many varieties of potatoes as France counts cheeses.
I think they have an ongoing dispute with one of their neighbors as to who is the first potato so to speak.
This argument might rival in intensity with the Argentine vs Uruguay battle as to which country is the birthplace of Carlos Gardel.
From the official International Year of the Potato website, I learned that In order to preserve its heritage Peru has created a National Register of Local Varieties...
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