Saturday, March 3

Spuds with everything

There was chatter recently regarding the choice and quality of potatoes. I may be wrong, but I’d be surprised if more than 20% of the population could distinguish between the generic offerings of ‘red’ and ‘white’, let alone individual varieties. Marfona, Orla and Triplo are popular locally – the latter featuring on today’s menu. While half of us consume our potatoes in the form of chips, conscious of weight issues, many refuse to eat the humble tuber in any form. I still can’t get my head round this obesity thing. When kids we were fed stodge almost every day, cheese and potato pies were a typical weekly standard. Yet everyone was as thin as a nail?


Richard Morrison said...

Bernie, I think the major difference is the level of sugar in a variety of forms which plays such a major part in the diet of most people.

Bernie Gudgeon said...

Am sure you’re right. Thankfully I’ve never had much of a sweet tooth. I’m sympathetic to the outsize class. We all have our weaknesses, things that help us cope with life – whether that’s booze, drugs, risky behaviour, the gym, religion … or cream cakes. Before we take their sugar away, we have to give them an alternative.