Supply of potatoesPotatoes
Bastia — Dans le Jardin Hunedoara — Kaarfor
This is a short history of the appearance of our beloved potato
So, while the first potato tubers were introduced to Europe at the end of the 16th century, it wasn't until the second half of the 18th century that they were actively used. It would seem that such a valuable product, which the whole of South America knew perfectly well, should have quickly found its way to the tables of Europeans. But this did not happen. On the contrary, the population everywhere met potato with distrust. Even during lean, hungry years, which often happened in Europe at that time, the unpretentious and productive potato was not popular. Indeed, wise rulers in many countries saw potatoes as a solution to food shortages, so they resorted to coercive, often drastic measures to distribute them. The Prussian kaisers FriedrichWilhelm I and Friedrich the Great were particularly notable in this respect. But this did not help: the people did not want to eat this «poisonous foreign berry. Finally, in the 1770s, during another famine crisis in France, a famous Parisian agronomist and pharmacist, Antoine Auguste Parmantier, who had at least three serious qualities: intelligence, cunning, and acquaintance with King Louis XVI, took up the cause. The King, by the way, had virtually the same virtues, so he immediately appreciated Parmantier's «cunning plan» and supported his subject's endeavors with deeds. When the potatoes reached maturity, Parmantier ordered the guards to cordon off the field and not to let anyone nearby. According to some reports, Louis XVI even provided the royal guard for this purpose. And the timing was right: the curious dug a lot of paths to the field. People wanted to see the mysterious fruit, which was so carefully guarded.
Parmantier gathered the harvest in the presence of the most noble people of France. Then he gave them a dinner, all the dishes of which were made from potatoes. Even the wine was from a potato extract. At the same time, the population of Russia mostly made do with turnips. Although even Peter I made the first attempts to «introduce» potatoes to Russia, which also proved unsuccessful. Almost at the same time as Parmantieu, Catherine II decided to deal with potatoes in Russia again, but she took 'a different way'. She sent 57 barrels of potatoes from Germany to Moscow. The turning point came when 30,000 detailed instructions were finally sent to the provinces on how to cultivate potatoes and what to do with them afterwards. So only 1850 can be regarded as an approximate date of introduction of the potato to Russia. Now it's simply impossible to imagine our country without the potato, but, as we can see, the history of its advent in Russia was long, dramatic and, hopefully, instructive. It is time, in fact, to move on to the delivery itself: From the city of Bastia (France), it is necessary to deliver as many potatoes as possible to the city of Hunedoara (Romania). This delivery will greatly help this region to provide them with food and life :)
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