In Praise of the Potato: Recipes from Around the World

In Praise of the Potato: Recipes from Around the World

by Lindsey Bareham
     
 

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Lindsey Bareham offers a feast of appetizers, soups, salads, lunch, side and dinner dishes, ideas of leftovers, stuffings, sauces, buns, cakes, breads and drinks, all made with, or including, potatoes.

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Lindsey Bareham offers a feast of appetizers, soups, salads, lunch, side and dinner dishes, ideas of leftovers, stuffings, sauces, buns, cakes, breads and drinks, all made with, or including, potatoes.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The unassuming tuber receives the epic nod it deserves in this ``personal paean'' to the vegetable by London restaurant critic Bareham ( Mood Food ). Moving swiftly through the potato's history, she concentrates on the potato's use in hundreds of recipes collected from historical sources and such renowned British cooks as Arabella Boxer and Jane Grigson. Recipes are arranged by cooking method and type of fare (soups, salads, buns and cakes). British standards like ``bubble and squeak'' and shepherd's pie are included, as are lesser-known international offerings (the Hungarian stew gran o tas kocha and the Malaysian curry ubi kentag kari). There's no doubting the author's ``affection and respect'' for the potato: the research is massive, the organization thoughtful. Yet there is a distant, generic feel to some of the writing, whether about nutrition (``the potato has a vital role in providing a healthy, balanced diet'') or her personal experiences in cooking. The book leaves the reader wanting to stand at attention before the potato, not to welcome it as a trusted member of the family. Black endpapers and disturbing tuber sculpture on the back cover add to the distance. (Mar . )

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879514976
Publisher:
Overlook Press, The
Publication date:
11/28/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.94(d)

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