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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.

I tried this potato based 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.

“From the creator of the Irish History Podcast comes the story of Modern Ireland and its people written in death” 

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