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Potato Consumption Declines in US

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发表于 8-13-2014 18:02:48 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Andrea Gallo, Pity the Potato, Which Has Fallen From the Grace. Wall Street Journal, Aug 13, 2014 under the heading “How We Eat; How consumer perception and corporate strategies shape the national diet”).
online.wsj.com/articles/the-humble-potato-falls-from-grace-1407867055

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“Consumers have shunned the starchy side dish in a race away from carbohydrates and toward greater convenience [time-pressed Americans are cooking less and less], two factors driving broad changes in how Americans eat.

“The Incas cultivated potatoes for millennia. Spanish Conquistadors began the spread of the tuber's popularity in the 16th Century when they brought them to Europe. Then European emigrants took them back across the Atlantic [to US, from Europe], planting in 1719 the first potato patches in what is now in New Hampshire.

Note:
(a) aliases of potato:
(i)
(A) For spud, seepotato
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato
(section 1 Etymology)
(B) spud (n): "sense of ‘short or stumpy person or thing’ is from 1680s; that of 'potato' is first recorded 1845 in New Zealand English"
Online Etynology Dictionary
www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=spud

(ii) tater (n; by shortening & alteration): “dial : POTATO”
www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tater

(b) For Russet Burbank potato, see Luther Burbank
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luther_Burbank
(1849-1926; "A natural genetic variant of the Burbank potato with russet [qv] -colored skin later became known as the Russet Burbank potato. This large, brown-skinned, white-fleshed potato has become the world's predominant potato in food processing")
(c) Province of New Hampshire
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_New_Hampshire
(1680–1686, 1692–1783; "New Hampshire communities again came under Massachusetts rule until a provincial charter was issued in 1691 by William and Mary. Between 1699 and 1741 the province's governors were also commissioned as governors of the Province of Massachusetts Bay")
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