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THE FOOD PROGRAMME
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The Food Programme
Sunday 12:30-13:00,
Rpt Monday 16:00-16:30
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Sunday 22 February 2009
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Potatoes
Sheila Dillon discusses potatoes.
Sheila Dillon looks at their history - their arrival in Europe and economic significance; discusses the growing popularity of "Heritage" potatoes; and attends a potato master class in the kitchen of chef and food writer, Simon Hopkinson, to sample some of his simple but exotic potato dishes; Saffron Mash, Pink Fir Apple Potato Salad and Janssens Temptation.

Sheila Dillon is joined in the studio by John Reader, author of The Untold History of the Potato, Alan Wilson, Technical Manager for Agronomy for Waitrose, Anthony Carroll, owner of Carroll’s Heritage potatoes based in the River Till Valley in Northumberland.

Reporter, Tom Moggach visits a potato fair in London.
     Further information
    The Untold History of the Potato  by John Reader published by Vintage ISBN-10: 0099474794,
    ISBN-13: 978-0099474791

    The Story of the Potato through Illustrated Varieties  by Alan Wilson. First published 1993
    ISBN 0 9520973 1 1

    Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes
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