E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Potato-talk. (German, Kartoffel gesprach.)
That chit-chat common in Germany at the five oclock tea-drinkings, when neighbours of the gentler sex take their work to the house of muster and talk chiefly of the dainties of the table, their ingredients, admixture, and the methods of cooking them.