Could you survive on a pre-Famine Irish diet? I tried...
The diet of the rural poor in Ireland prior to the Famine is one of the most unusual in modern history. Adult males consumed as much as 14lb (6.35kg) of potatoes per day. Last week I tried this diet and in this podcast you find out what happened. The results make this the most unusual podcast I've made.
Regina Sexton, a food historian in University College Cork also explains how people ate these potatoes and what they used to flavour them.
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