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Potato, also known as batata, was a type of tuber vegetable found in the Realms.[1]

Just look at the size o' these potatoes! Mashed, baked, or tossed in a stew, you'll love 'em!
— Overheard in the market of Daggerford[3].

Description[]

Maztican potatoes were claimed to be superior to the roots of the same name that were available in northern Faerûn, growing larger and firmer and staying fresh longer.[1]

Rootstocks sold via Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue could be used to start a garden in almost any location, since the roots grew well even in poor conditions.[1]

Powers[]

Potatoes were an ingredient in activating the rust-removing powers of bathaerel powder.[4]

Availability[]

Places in the Realms where potatoes were known to be produced included:

Beyond Faerûn[]

Beyond Toril[]

Potato Products[]

The only limit to a potato recipe is the cook's imagination.[2]

Notable Users of Potatoes[]

Businesses[]

  • It was quite common for inns of average quality in the Realms to serve potatoes, alongside other vegetables, in pottage as the second part of a four-course meal. More rural or impoverished establishments would often serve diced and spiced potatoes alongside sausages.[21]
  • Waukeen's Rest inn in the Western Heartlands served potato porridge, potato wedges fried in pork fat, and creamy potato mash sprinkled with black pepper and nutmeg.[2]

Races & Sentient Creatures[]

  • Potatoes were a staple crop for surface-dwelling gnomes, who were often found farming them.[22]

Trivia[]

  • The planet Garden was said to resemble the roots of a young potato freshly extracted from its soil.[23]

Appendix[]

See Also[]

Appearances[]

Novels
The Sapphire Crescent
Video Games
Baldur's Gate series (Baldur's Gate: Siege of DragonspearBaldur's Gate III)Neverwinter Nights: Darkness over Daggerford

External Links[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 133. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Larian Studios (October 2020). Designed by Swen Vincke, et al. Baldur's Gate III. Larian Studios.
  3. Ossian Studios (June 2018). Neverwinter Nights: Darkness over Daggerford. Beamdog.
  4. Ed Greenwood (March 2013). “Eye on the Realms: Abyssal Trade Goods: Not a Bad Thing”. In Christopher Perkins ed. Dragon #421 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 31–32.
  5. Ed Greenwood (2005-09-28). Uthmere (Part Three): Daily and Nightly Life in Uthmere. Realmslore. Wizards of the Coast. Archived from the original on 2016-01-23. Retrieved on 2021-09-03.
  6. Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 48. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  7. Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 22, 31. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  8. James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (September 1994). “The Settled Lands”. In Karen S. Boomgarden ed. Elminster's Ecologies (TSR, Inc), p. 7. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.
  9. Richard Baker (1993). The Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 31. ISBN 978-1560766674.
  10. Jeff Grubb, Ed Greenwood and Karen S. Martin (1987). Forgotten Realms Campaign Set (Cyclopedia of the Realms). (TSR, Inc), p. 50. ISBN 0-8803-8472-7.
  11. Chet Williamson (July 1998). Murder in Cormyr. (TSR, Inc.), chap. 24, p. 153. ISBN 0-7869-0486-0.
  12. Ed Greenwood (November 1992). “The Everwinking Eye: Moonsea Shores”. In Jean Rabe ed. Polyhedron #77 (TSR, Inc.), p. 7.
  13. Douglas Niles (November 1987). Moonshae. Edited by Mike Breault. (TSR, Inc.), p. 42. ISBN 0-88038-494-8.
  14. Richard Green (November/December 1992). “A Blight On The Land”. In Barbara G. Young ed. Dungeon #38 (TSR, Inc.), p. 9.
  15. Steven E. Schend, Dale Donovan (September 1998). Empires of the Shining Sea. Edited by Julia Martin. (TSR, Inc.), p. 123. ISBN 0-7869-1237-5.
  16. Uncredited (December 1994). “Tribes of the Nubari”. In Jean Rabe ed. Polyhedron #102 (TSR, Inc.), p. 10.
  17. William W. Connors, Steve Miller (August 1997). Domains of Dread. Edited by Miranda Horner, Cindi Rice. (TSR, Inc.), p. 59. ISBN 0-7869-0672-3.
  18. Erin M. Evans (December 2015). Ashes of the Tyrant. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 252. ISBN 978-0786965731.
  19. Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 137. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
  20. Thomas M. Reid (November 2003). The Sapphire Crescent. (Wizards of the Coast), chap. 3, p. 82. ISBN 0-7869-3027-6.
  21. Ed Greenwood (10-10-2019). Four-course meals of the Realms (Tweet). theedverse. Twitter. Archived from the original on 5-16-2021. Retrieved on 5-16-2021.
  22. Ed Greenwood (March 2000). “The New Adventures of Volo: Hin Nobody Knows”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #269 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 86.
  23. Elaine Cunningham (November 1992). The Radiant Dragon. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 40–41. ISBN 1-56076-346-9.
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