America added new foods and flavors to diets everywhere traders could deliver. We’re still finding creative ways to cook with foods from the New World, some of which are: peanuts, avocado, potatoes, vanilla, pepper, corn, Jerusalem artichokes, papaya, wild rice, green beans, pinto beans, pineapple, and last but certainly not least tomatoes.
Suellen Ocean is the author of the vegetarian cookbook, Poor Jonny’s Cookbook. Available here:
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