I was just on my way out the door last Thursday when I heard it first. Right at the end of the Morning Ireland radio show on RTE.

The interviewee was Lorcan Bourke from Bord Bia and the subject was spuds – specifically, that our renowned Irish love of the tuber was on a downward trajectory, at least if the steady decline in spud sales was anything to go by. I, needless to remark, was all ears.

Purple heart of spudness

I mean seriously folks, what's not to love?

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