More Stompin’ Tom: Sewing needles now found in 10 P.E.I. potatoes

The first bar I got into underage with false ID was the Horseshoe Tavern to see Toronto-based Goddo, who I would later book at my high school when I was student council president (damn glad to meet you). Due to many requests, here’s Stompin’ Tom at the Horseshoe.

But it’s no trivial manner for growers when the RCMP in Prince Edward Island say their investigation into food tampering now includes 10 potatoes containing sewing needles.

The Mounties say the needles were found in three more potatoes originating from Linkletter Farms in Summerside with the help of metal detection equipment.

The potatoes were returned as part of a voluntary recall and have been sent to a forensic laboratory for more testing.


No Stompin’ Tom? A historical timeline of ketchup and French fries, and how the pair grew to fall in love

Once upon on a time, in the 1700s, potatoes were thought to be a food “unfit for human consumption,” and instead were fed to livestock and prisoners. Lucky pigs, lucky criminals.

As we know them today, potatoes — particularly the French fried variety — are something to be anticipated with every bite. When pipin’ hot, crunchy on the outside, lush on the inside and smothered in ketchup, french fries make the most delectable bite. It’s undeniable: French fries and ketchup are destined to be. They are the Beyonce and Jay of the culinary world, and they deserve to be honored as such. And just like pop’s power couple, ketchup and fries weren’t always paired together. To learn more about the history of their romance, study this informational timeline below.