Ultimate Potato Book: Hundreds of Ways to Turn America's Favorite Side Dish into a Meal

Ultimate Potato Book: Hundreds of Ways to Turn America's Favorite Side Dish into a Meal

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by Bruce Weinstein, Mark Scarbrough, Mark Scarbrough
     
 

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Potatoes as a main course?

That's right, The Ultimate Potato Book moves the versatile potato to the center of every meal. Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough offer up main course classics such as Shepherd's Pie, Cod Cakes, and Chili Fries, along with some surprising new ideas -- Lasagna (potatoes replace the noodles), Enchiladas,

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Potatoes as a main course?

That's right, The Ultimate Potato Book moves the versatile potato to the center of every meal. Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough offer up main course classics such as Shepherd's Pie, Cod Cakes, and Chili Fries, along with some surprising new ideas -- Lasagna (potatoes replace the noodles), Enchiladas, and Twice-Baked Potatoes with bacon, asparagus, and Cheddar.

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Publishers Weekly
You can never have too many potato cookbooks. Weinstein and Scarbrough, of Morrow's Ultimate series, distinguish their work from other spud books by emphasizing potatoes as a main-dish ingredient rather than as a side. This can be distracting when what you really want is a side (you have to go to Shepherd's Pie or Bangers and Mash for mashed potatoes), but the results are generally impressive. Recipes are alphabetical and presented without excessive fanfare; a one-word title often suffices. There is something really appealing about being able to look under the letter H and find a basic recipe for Hash. Weinstein and Scarbrough hedge their bets by offering up a multitude of variations, which can take them into some uncharted territory (Prune-Armagnac Potato Coffee Cake, Sake Fondue). Some purists may wonder if Ceviche, Borscht and Shrimp Balls really belong in a potato book. But the more obvious entries-Latkes, Moussaka, Knishes, Potato Skins-are included, along with a few pricelessly eccentric applications ("a cut potato makes a great tool to remove a broken light bulb") There's the usual guide to potatoes and the potato-vs.-yam lecture, as well as a strikingly meticulous list ("yellow and red" vs. "yellow or red") that indexes recipes by potato type used. Witty and user-friendly, this volume is a fine contribution to potato publishing. (June) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
The latest entry in the "Ultimate" series, which covers both sweet (Ice Cream) and savory (Shrimp) foods, follows the format of the earlier titles, with dozens of alphabetically arranged recipes, and many more variations on each. The authors focus on main-dish recipes, from Ajiaco, a Colombian stew, and Manhattan Clam Chowder to Venetian Pasta e Patate, although, of course, some of the potato "subcomponents," like the sour cream mash in Bangers and Mash, could also be served as sides. It's true that some people can eat potatoes every night, but how many potato cookbooks do you need? Roy Finamore's big One Potato, Two Potato includes 300 recipes, and Lydie Marshall's A Passion for Potatoes is a classic. For larger collections and where the "Ultimate" series is particularly popular. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060096755
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,213,030
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough are the award-winning authors of nineteen cookbooks. They are contributing editors to Eating Well and columnists for weightwatchers.com, and they contribute regularly to Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, the Washington Post, and other publications. When they're not teaching cooking on Holland America cruise ships, they live in rural Litchfield County, Connecticut, with a fairly sane collie named Dreydl.

Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough are the award-winning authors of nineteen cookbooks. They are contributing editors to Eating Well and columnists for weightwatchers.com, and they contribute regularly to Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, the Washington Post, and other publications. When they're not teaching cooking on Holland America cruise ships, they live in rural Litchfield County, Connecticut, with a fairly sane collie named Dreydl.

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