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...