This week we’re celebrating Chanukah by taking a look at the potato, which is part of the food eaten during this eight-day festival - latkes anyone? Potatoes also have a long and rich history as a crop of cultural significance, medicinal value, and a staple of diets all over the world, but did you know they are one of the 2700 members of the nightshade family and related to tobacco and chilies?
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The Jewish festival of Chanukah starts on Dec 24 and finishes on Jan 1st. The eight-day “festival of lights” is celebrated with nightly menorah lighting, and special prayers and foods...