Chapter 23. The Potato Revolution

  1. Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat

Published Online: 6 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305135.ch23

A History of Food

A History of Food

How to Cite

Toussaint-Samat, M. (2008) The Potato Revolution, in A History of Food, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305135.ch23

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181198

Online ISBN: 9781444305135



  • marron in France, fruit with a single seed;
  • chestnut, principal resources of the Cévennes;
  • traditional outlets for French new potatoes, United Kingdom and West Germany;
  • potatoes making up three-quarters of French production;
  • potato blight