Holiday potatoes
 For Russians, the potato - the second bread. Russian women use it for cosmetic purposes and ... for harmony.

But it turns out, not only Russian love potatoes, American potatoes, even after the holiday to suit you. Thus, in the state of Maine in the small town of Fort Fairfield, every year from 12 to 20 July a festival of potatoes . On the feast attracts not only participants, farmers from nearby settlements, but guests are from all over America as well as from abroad.

Potatoes in Maine is the main crop. The holiday is timed to the beginning of its flowering, which begins in mid-July. Potato Blossom Festival Maine has already become traditional, and the Americans celebrate it in a big way.

The festival program includes all kinds of celebrations, concerts, competitions, contests for children and adults. A parade of agricultural machinery, which involves and old tractor, combine, lorry, which today are of value as museum exhibits. At the festival selected the most beautiful and charming girl - potato queen.

Ends celebration cheerful struggle in containers with mashed potatoes. The winner is the one who will lay a rival in this puree. Potato spray flying into the audience and TV crews who shoot fight on camera to show on local television. But no one pays attention to it. All the fun.

 Holiday potatoes
 Now it's potatoes and the food and medicine, and cosmetics. And thanks for that we need the Indians, for whom once these fleshy tubers are the main food.

In 1538 they became interested in the Cies Pedro de Leon, who discovered them in the upper valley of the river Cauca. The Indians called them - "Dad." Colorful and meaningful, in my opinion, the name.

After the harvest, "Dad" was assembled, Indian tribes organized in honor of a holiday with special religious rituals. "Dad," bowed his deified.

In order to keep the potatoes until the next harvest, the Indians were prepared from it - "chuño". At night, they were frozen and dried tubers day, there the benefit of the climate with its rapid changes - from the heat during the day, before the frosts at night, it was promoted.

Remember how many dishes listed the Rumyantseva heroine in the film "Girls"? Many of us feel dizzy from the smell of fries, which seems the most delicious in the world flavor. But today we do not have potatoes and prettier with it.

For example, to lose weight potato diet.   Fasting day 2-3 times per week. For a week I lost 1 to 2 kg. Take a pound of potatoes, wash, rub sandpaper brush. Cut each potato in half lengthwise, put on a dry frying pan rind down and bake in the oven until cooked. Divide into 4 servings and eat for breakfast, afternoon tea, dinner, supper. Drink broth hips and green tea without sugar.

 Holiday potatoes
 And of course, Potatoes - a recognized beautician .

- The mask dries, for oily skin
Boil in uniform well washed young medium sized potato, peeled, turned into a puree, add 1st. a spoonful of oatmeal. Apply on face for 15 minutes, covering the top cloth. Rinse with warm water.

- Mask flaky, easily irritated skin
Grate one young cleared potato, add 1-2st. spoon flour second grade mix. Apply a thick layer on the face. Top impose gauze soaked in hot water. Rinse with warm water with the addition of cream (1st. Spoon the cream to ½ cup of boiled water). After 5 minutes wash water at room temperature.

- Juice potato useful to wipe dry, astringent.

- To strengthen the hair
Mix 1st. a spoonful of potato juice with 1 chicken egg yolk, 1 tbsp. spoon of honey and 1st. spoon brandy. All mix well to the hair for half an hour, put on plastic cap and wrap head with a towel. Wash off with shampoo. Course 2 months masks 1-2 per week.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva