Whether baked or fried, boiled or fried, as chips or French, everyone eats of us tons of potatoes. But potatoes have a much more important role in our history than as a staple food. Ohne die Kartoffel könnte unsere moderne Zivilisation nicht existieren.

Baked or fried, boiled or roasted, as chips or fries; at some point in your life you’ve probably eaten a potato. But potatoes have played a much more significant role in our history than just that of the dietary staple we have come to know and love today.

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History through the eyes of the potato - Leo Bear-McGuinness