New spud on menu

DECEMBER 2007: Leading chef Antony Worrall Thompson has demonstrated the best ways to cook the new Mayan Gold potato.

Mayan Gold looks, cooks and tastes like no other potato ever seen on the shelves – because it’s the first new potato species to be introduced to Britain for over 400 years. The potato was on show at the British Potato 2007 event at Harrogate in Yorkshire.Attendance over the two days (November 28 and 29) was up, according to organisers the British Potato Council, and the event has been hailed by exhibitors as one of the best ever.More: www.greenvale.co.uk