A Love Letter to Potatoes, the Greatest Vegetable on the Planet

To my dear potatoes,

Putting my love and admiration for you into words is no simple matter.

A pile of unpeeled potatoes

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I'd like to start off by noting that you're the most delicious vegetable on the planet. Any dish you're in is always made better by your presence.

And the amount of ways in which I can enjoy you are limitless. From roasted potatoes and mashed potatoes to french fries and potato chips, I consume you in a ton of tasty variations all the time.

You make my vegan burgers complete and give me something to look forward to on Thanksgiving. When I need a little snack during the day, I reach for a bag of you in chip form.

Basket of potato chips

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I don't think there's been a single day in my life that I haven't eaten you in some various fashion, so thank you for constantly feeding me.

Not only do I love you for continually keeping me full, but also for what you represent. You remind me that I can be anything.

Though you are harvested as a simple tuberous crop with a rough and dirty exterior, you transform into something so much more than that. Others may underrate your ability to be part of a gourmet dish, but you definitely prove them wrong on a regular basis.

Baked potato topped with sour cream, cheddar cheese, chives and bacon

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Without you, I don't know if I would've ever believed in myself to achieve my dreams. Much like a potato, I am underestimated by many. But just as you prove the haters wrong, so do I.

So thank you, potatoes, for being a serious guiding light when I'm feeling down and out. You remind me to pick myself up and keep trying.

I don't know where I'd be without you.


The ultimate potato-lover


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