Now an integral part of the human diet in regions across the globe THE POTATO is among the most versatile nutritious and diverse foodstuffs in the world. In this mouth-watering program take a journey to learn things you never knew about this amazing crop-from the potato's mysterious origins in the South American Andes to it's prominence in the ethnic enclaves of New York's Lower East Side where tasty potato knishes are a staple of the local fare. In Northern Maine meet a farmer of exotic potatoes including blue green pink and dark purple varieties and in Idaho and Pennsylvania witness how large-scale potato producers slice dice freeze and dehydrate millions of pounds of spuds annually. From chips to vodka French fries to spud guns MODERN MARVELS presents a fascinating look at the influential history behind THE POTATO and the multitude of ways it can be used and consumed.
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