Image via WikipediaYou do not expect to learn something surprising at the breakfast table of a Bed & Breakfast, but there is always a business story. The couple we talk to had met at Southampton University; she from the UK and he from Kuala Lumpur. Having lived in the UK for many years, they have decided to try KL and he then talked about his business. There are many different types of potatoes; for example, some good for chipping, some for mashing and some for turning into crisps. Saudia Arabia produces excellent potatoes for making crisps. A website has some figures for the 90s showing the large growth in cultivation of potatoes in Saudia Arabia. There was little production prior to the 80s but intensive methods have resulted in a large crops and now there is sufficient for export.
But the next step is to look for good potatoe growing areas in China. Rice and potatoes require very different land and so the search is on to start growing potatoes for crisps in China. It certainly meant we had an interesting breakfast!
Crisp potatoes; Zemanta I want a picture of potatoes please! Thank you.