Posts Tagged ‘Chaumette’

Antoine Parmentier by Dumont

Potatoes, the Ancien Regime and the French Revolution

Potatoes, native to the Andes in South America, were introduced in Europe in the mid-17th century. To say that they did not take the Old Continent by storm would be an understatement. When they were cultivated at all, they served as hog feed.  Yet in the course of the 18th century they slowly made their […]