Heavy Lebanese Potato

Now that's a potato... (image from bbc.co.uk)

Remember this guy? 

For those not so well up on their tuber news, this was the Lebanese farmer who, a couple of years ago, dug up what was reportedly the heaviest potato in the world. Weighing in at a whopping 11.3 kg, that, my friends, is a spud to be reckoned with.

And while the prospect of finding similarly-sized spuds may not have been the only reason to visit, I am, as you read this, eating and drinking my way around the Lebanon. Yes, the Lebanon. Really. I don’t think I could be more excited about it if I tried!

So pardon me while I get on with my little tour of the Middle East. I’ll be back next week to tell you all about it.