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November 07, 2011


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Perhaps a clue rests in the the French phrase for "potato" -- "pomme de terre," apple of the earth. If you look at a potato as an apple of the earth, it does seem to multiply your gastronomic options. -- DL

Good point,David. and one of the few words I remember from my Hebrew school days is potato: tapu׳ax adama (apple of the earth).

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