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Some potatoes

The potato is an amazing root. Often referred to mistakenly as a vegetable, it is actually a tuber.

Potatoes are often referred to as a 'comfort food'. Why a simple starch plant provides such comfort to human beings is uncertain, but it tends to hold true.

Potatoes are both filling and tasty, and can be prepared in a variety of ways including fried, mashed, baked, boiled, and broiled.

There are a number of different varieties of potato inlcuding:

  • New potatoes, which are varieties of potato which appear early in the year, such as Arran Pilot and Jersey Royals.
  • Main crop potatoes, such as King Edward, Maris Piper and Desiree.
  • Speciality types, which are best used for specific dishes, such as Charlotte and Pink Fir Tree.

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