National Geographic : 1943 Mar
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Fenno Jacobs from Three Lions Potatoes, Here Sold in a Cochabamba Market, Are Still the Staff of Life Among the AndeanPeople Who First Cultivated Them The Peruvian-Bolivian highlands gave this vegetable treasure to the world, along with many other plants. Wild tubersstill grow here. Hardy potatoes flourish inalti tudes above 14,000 feet. By repeated soaking, freezing, and drying them, natives make chuno. Thus preserved, they arekept indefinitely for stews and soups.