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There's no bigger motivator than being told you're not allowed.

This is legitimately how the potato got popular in France.


26th August 2016

Tagged in France


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9 months ago #9522351        
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I prefer the swedish method, show people that you can make alcohol out of them =D

9 months ago #9524687        
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The "French scientist" was called Antoine Parmentier.
He has numerous streets called after him, and whenever you see a dish called "[something] parmentier", it's mean there is lot of potatoes in it. Way to become an unforgettable famous scientist :-)

9 months ago #9524321        
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I can´t live without potatoes, I love it :3

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9 months ago #9525345        
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So they called them ground apples because you sneak into people's gardens and steal them? :)

9 months ago #9522375        
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Wait, why is the French scientist bald and naked? What was he working on before potatos?

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Emmez

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9 months ago #9524590        
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In Norway they were apparently considered the devil's vegetable I think, heard it on a radio program some years ago. It was hilarious. Long live the potato! <3

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Pusia

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9 months ago #9524225        
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The story, is partly wrong, the potato got hold in France on great scale only after the revolution, Yet this happened not in France but in Prussia. King Frederik II wanted that feed his vast growing people but only a small country of majorly useless land. So the potato was the answer, yet many peasant though it was poison. The king used many tricks to convince the people, one was that he would eat some potato before the people eyes, which were forced to watch. The other was to let fields guard by soldiers to let the people think they were valueable.

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9 months ago #9523134        
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In sweden the potato didn´t become widely popular until people figured out that they could make booze from it! After that, potatofarming boomed!

8 months ago #9532972        
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*shouting in distant room* DID SOMEBODY SAY *thumps of falling down the stairs* *door slams open* POTATOES

Motlias

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9 months ago #9524285        
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"they are considered really fancy so poor people like you aren't allowed them", meanwhile in Ireland people where eating 20+ per day

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