Tuesday, November 15, 2011
A BATF Thanksgiving: The Mashed Potato Recipe
Seems as if the history of the mashed potato began in 1771 I know! I'm such a nerd—I like to research the history of food! when a French man named Antoine Parmentier came up with the idea of having a competition on ways to make potatoes. Shut up, this is interesting! He won first place and decided to start his own crop, which he had soldiers vigilantly guard. But some sneaky peasants outsmarted the guards and as a result of their potato thievery, potatoes were introduced into the cuisine of France and, much later, widespread Europe.