History of the Irish Potato

There is a radio documentary called “History of the Irish Potato” on the RTÉ Radio 1 program “Documentary One.” It was first broadcast in 1984 and includes interviews with Theodora Fitzgibbon a famous traditional Irish cookbook writer. The documentary presents “the historic and sociological impact of the potato.”

The potato is important in Irish history. It is interesting to learn how it arrived in Ireland. You will discover how the potato blight affected the people of Ireland, about different cures for ailments using the potato, recipes and other fascinating facts about the history of the potato in Ireland.

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