Punch,  9 (1845), 252.

Peas versus Potatoes



Essay, Drollery


Agriculture, Horticulture, Nutrition

    Following William Buckland's 'elaborate paper' on the advantages of growing peas rather than potatoes, describes experiments disputing Buckland's claim that peas fortify the body's 'fibre and muscle', and supporting the energy-giving qualities of the potato. Ridicules Buckland's claims that eating beans and sucking pocket handkerchiefs can provide a substitute for the potato.

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