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Fun Food Trivia

TRIVIA QUESTION: I was first discovered thousands of years ago, growing in the Andes mountains in South America. However, my early ancestors were small and rather bitter tasting. I was introduced to India in the early 17th century, reaching China a short time thereafter. Upon my arrival in Europe I was called a variety of names, some of which had to do with my resemblance to a truffle. Today, I am the main ingredient in an extremely popular snack food that no fast food restaurant would be caught without. What am I?

TRIVIA ANSWER: The potato. Although not as popular in China as in other parts of the world (it will never replace rice, for example), the potato eventually became accepted as a cheap source of protein. It is a good source of Vitamin C. And of course, in many parts of the world, people enjoy their potatoes cut into thin slices and deep-fried to make French fries.

Recipes: 
Chinese Potato Salad
Stir-fried Shredded Potatoes

Shredded Potatoes With Szechuan Peppercorn

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