David Attenborough on Foreign Fare

Anyone got a copy of David Attenborough’s Life Stories, Series 2, Foreign Fare radio programme about the potatoes, Irish and sweet? For personal use only, you understand.

Later: I discovered that it was on the BBC World Service this morning, and is still available, for almost another week. And after just 30 seconds of listening, I feel it my duty to point out that there are not two but three kinds of artichoke, at least in English. Attenborough forgot about Stachys affinis, the Chinese artichoke. Common names, again. But an entertaining enough romp through the Solanaceae.

2 Replies to “David Attenborough on Foreign Fare”

  1. Stachys affinis quickly becomes a major weed in our garden in northern Scotland: very difficult to get rid of and not worth the effort to eat.

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