Hearty roots, squashes, and tubers are among the staples of winter meals in Wisconsin. Commentator Eric Dregni considers potatoes part of his Norwegian heritage. Today, commentator Eric Dregni tells us how potatoes went from famine food in the 19th century to a patriotic weapon in the 20th.
Commentator Eric Dregni teaches English at Concordia University in St. Paul. He’s the author of several books including Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America.