A Conversation for Bento - Japanese Food

Potatoes

Post 1

Gnomon [193]

Potatoes were unknown in Japan in the 10th Century. Up to the 15th Century, they were restricted to the Americas.


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Post 2

BobTheFarmer

Dammit, outspeeded by the Gnomon... smiley - winkeye I was just about to jump in with that but the fount of knowledge got there first. smiley - smiley

smiley - fullmoon


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Post 3

Saturnine

*now wonders where she wrote about "Potatoes"*

I haven't looked at this Guide Entry for a while.

Not that I can do anything about it now. smiley - bigeyes


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Post 4

Saturnine

Ah yes. Well, not being proficient on the topic of the pomme-de-terre, I can only hold my hands up and say "Oops"... smiley - biggrin


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Post 5

BobTheFarmer

'The meals they took were based around a staple diet of white rice, rice mixed with millet, or potatoes, depending on what foods were available to them at the time, or the region that they lived in.
'

Third paragraph after 'History of Bento'


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Post 6

Gnomon [193]

Is it only Irish people who carry an image in their heads of Sir Walter Raleigh presenting a pipe of tobacco and a potato to Queen Elizabeth?


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Post 7

BobTheFarmer

Nope, some half-chinese do as well... smiley - winkeye

smiley - fullmoon


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Post 8

Saturnine

smiley - wah

I'm not that educated enough to think of anything but a potato in the ground.

No, really.

smiley - winkeye


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