There is, I dare say, something of a revolution going on under our noses. Our tried, trusted and loyal friend the potato is simply not being eaten - and with it the great British Sunday lunch is also poised to be a thing of the past!
Our collective interest in where our food comes from is at an all time low and a generation is growing up being routinely served up meals without fresh vegetables, let alone potatoes! Our interest in where potatoes come from, the varieties grown, their uses and performance seems to be non-existent, despite popular glossy TV programmes showcasing agriculture and cooking. The simple truth is we have become disconnected from the land and with it our love for the potato has been tarnished.
This is where you and me come in.
As a humble potato enthusiast with nothing to sell other than a nifty little book, I can tell it how it is and call for change or offer an invitation to eat potatoes not out of nostalgia but simply because they're fantastic! This website is about how we can act today and enjoy great potatoes and get eating them again.
In this new book Alan Wilson, Technical Manager for agronomy for Waitrose, explores the beauty and diversity of over 400 potato varieties with the aim to get us all to grow, eat and understand this much loved vegetable.
Buy your copy today for as little as £10!
© Alan Wilson 2015