Monday, June 16, 2008

2008 International Year of the Potato


If this picture from the BBC doesn't warm the cockles of anyone who loves the humble spud, I'll be surprised.

As a former Idahoan, I'm glad to read that the UN has declared 2008 as the Year of the Potato. It's about time this tuber gets some good attention.

After all the steaming, boiling, mashing and making them manage a drive-in we've done, it's about time we give them a little respect and love.

I think this calls for a celebration.

Come on, everyone! Smother them with cheese! Slice 'em and throw them in a deep fryer! Puree them with some garlic and butter! Wrap them in tinfoil and roast them in BBQ coals! Or even just put them in the oven to bake! Let's get crazy with these beauties!

Hip, hip hoorah for the International Year of the Potato!

If only you knew how much it pains me that my kids won't eat 'em...

6 comments:

magali said...

Considering how good your Gratin Dauphinois is that's just a shame your kids won't eat them. You'd deserve to have a kid like my sister: she used to only eat potatoes!

Dig said...

See, she's really from Idaho too. ;)

Sue said...

Not even fried in some foreign oil that cooks them to a crisp so they don't look or taste like the potatoe, just the salt...

diane said...

y wont they eat them i love the potatos :) haha oh well i love them yeah for the year of the potato
-meghan

Kitty said...

What do they eat at McDonalds (or the French equivalent)?

kissmekaty said...

God Bless you from a true Spud-head! Remember the spuds with lardons (sp?)! A true staple! xoxoxoxo


For many years, 'the Spud' would 'get baked' during the night complete with a cardboard box painted yellow for a pat of butter. It was funny to see it in the parade cause they used to get so mad at the 'vandalization'!