Potato-market expert Cedric Porter and his tuber-enamoured wife Anna Lambert present a cultural celebration of the potato in all its multi-faceted glory in their PlanetPotato podcast. In the 7th episode of the podcast, they say it’s time “to look back, look forward and celebrate the festive period the best we can” after a year that none us will forget and which has been tough for so many.
We hear from ‘Marilyn Monroe’ why she was photographed in a potato sack, and Porter and Lambert discuss their favourite potato Christmas presents. Also: One of the positives of 2020 has been the building of community spirit in so many places. In one part of Glasgow, Scotland the potato was the catalyst for bringing neighbours together to grow a colourful crop that was then shared in a pop-up chip shop. You can learn more and see why ‘An Empty Gunny Bag Cannot‘ stand at www.aproxima.co.uk.
Finally Porter and Lambert venture close to the North Pole to hear about Iceland’s Christmas potato traditions and hear the “Js” and “Ks” of potato variety names from Hanna Lísa Ólafsdóttir.