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Food History: Mashed Potatoes

Food History: Mashed Potatoes

During the Seven Years War of the mid-1700s, a French army pharmacist named Antoine-Augustin Parmentier was captured by Prussian soldiers. As a prisoner of war, he was forced to live on rations of potatoes. In mid-18th century France, this would practically qualify as cruel and unusual punishment: potatoes were thought of as feed for livestock, …

History Summarized: Ireland

On the surface, the history of Ireland seems like the tale of one island getting beat up for over a thousand years straight, and, well, that’s not incorrect. I’ll be honest with you. But from another perspective it’s a story of a unique civilization rising from the intersection of two very different worlds, and then …

Potato Bombs recipe by the BBQ Pit Boys

sausage I got a lotta cute shoes on go down to the house a sausage a gamma bomb me a fraud and a red hot dog welcome to barbecue pit boys calm today we’re cooking up our potato bombs on the grill and they’re real easy to do all right what I have there’s some …