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You Say "Potato," I Say "Patattah"

By October 14, 2012

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Idaho PotatoThe original name for french fries was "potatoes, fried in the French manner" that is how Thomas Jefferson first described the dish. However, the French once believed that potatoes caused leprosy. Potatoes were first brought to North America in 1719, and grown in New Hampshire. Potatoes are now (along with lettuce) the most bought vegetable in the United States.

Did you that Luther Burbank was granted a patent for the Idaho Potato posthumously? Or that Mr Potato Head was patented in 1952 and was the first toy to be advertised on television?

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