November 25, 2019

What you see: A papery, dried stem-y bit attached to your potato
What it is: The remnants of a stem that should have fallen off
Eat or toss: Pinch or cut it off and eat! This is harmless.

The story:

The first word of the day is abscission, otherwise known as the natural...

October 3, 2019

What you see: Spots on your potato’s skin; they likely each have a larger outer circle and a dot at the center
What it is: An infection of the little structures potatoes use to breathe
Eat or toss: If you’re truly committed (#nofoodwaste!), give the potato a deep peel...

August 20, 2019

What you see: Sprouts growing from your potato
What it is: The potato trying to grow new potatoes! But the sprout may have higher concentrations of toxins you don’t want to eat.
Eat or toss? How robust are the sprouts? If they're just about the size of pen-tips, scrape...

January 21, 2018

If we were to illustrate sadness with food, I think it might look like that haphazard pile of restaurant French fries that you just couldn’t quite finish. Wher

September 28, 2017

What you see: Greenish skin on a potato

What it is: Chlorophyll buildup that signals the presence of solanine, a harmful toxin.

Eat or toss? Is it just a little green? If so, cut or peel away the green area, and eat! But if your potato is starting to look like an em...

February 2, 2017

What you see: A potato with a hollow, brown-tinged center What it is: Hollow heart, a harmless physical defect caused by field conditions Eat or toss? Eat!

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