“The pasty taste, the natural insipidity, the unhealthy quality of (the potato), which is flatulent and indigestible, has caused it to be rejected from refined households and returned to the people, whose coarse palates and stronger stomachs are satisfied with anything capable of appeasing hunger.”
Legrand d'Aussy (1783)
from ‘Consuming Passions’, Jonathon Green editor (1985)
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