Potato is a root vegetable native to the America. From there it’s been moved and used throughout the world and it has become a staple food of almost every cuisine. It’s easy to produce and it can be stored for a long time.
Potatoes are also versatile in terms of how they can be cooked and prepared. They are produced throughout the US and there are a lot of different varieties some of which are American creation.
- Europeans found out about potatoes in 1537
- Sir Walter Raleigh introduced the potato to Ireland
- French fries were introduced to Americans when President Thomas Jefferson served them at the White House.