Archive for November, 2013

Potatoes for Prussia

 

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  • The Grave of Fredric the Great in Potsdam
  • Potato blossoms were a fashion in Europe before their crops were discovered as eatables
  • "Fhe King everywhere" by Robert Warthmüller, Frederick the Great of Prussia examines the potato harvest
  • Vincent van Gogh, The Potato eaters, 1895. Potatoes as a motive were used by artists to illustrate the life standards pf the poor
  • Potato Lasagne

Potatoes are very often stereotyped as an alter ego of German identity. Klischees on other cultures, their dressing style, their eating and drinking habbits, are a very common phenomina.