[LMB] Plot musing

alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca
Wed Feb 26 17:53:22 GMT 2020

>> On Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 3:52 PM James Bryant <g4clf.uk at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> It certainly happened in France - Parmentier organised it, which is why
>>> potato dishes in France are often '*** Parmentier'.

> Am 26.02.2020 um 17:45 schrieb Luke Bretscher:
> The same potato trick in two countries? Truth really is stranger than 
> fiction.

On Wed, 26 Feb 2020, markus baur wrote:
> well - in those times a farmer in Prussia knew very little about the 
> farmers in France ... and vice versa
> going to the big city meant travelling 30 km to the next market town

On the other hand, there was considerably more communication between 
courts, both in person and via letter. Many of the royals were related, 
after all. I could believe that this worked so well that a princess in 
Prussia mentioned it to her relative in Paris (or vice versa) - and that 
idea then made it to someone who could implement it.


Alayne McGregor
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