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Russian Potato Salad from Smashed Mashed Boiled and Baked by Raghavan Iyer

  I just posted a review of brilliant potato book: Smashed Mashed Boiled and Baked. Author Raghavan Iyer grew up in India where his mother used potatoes regularly. It’s a long way from Peru to India, but potatoes have made the journey worldwide. Every country in the world now seems to grow and relish potatoes.…

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Potato-Cheese Croquettes from Ikaria by Diane Kochilas

  Potatoes are New World. If you say Old World to me, I often think of Ancient Greece, about as far away from Peru as you can get. Yet, over the centuries, Old and New Worlds have grown quite close. Take those New World potatoes and combine them with Greek feta cheese — is there…

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Potato and Zucchini Enchiladas with Habanero Salsa

  “We’re doing enchiladas tonight,” my wife Suzi announced. She smiled and there was no hint of deception there. Little did I know. Later that night, I was given a first course plate with two enchiladas covered in sauce. I cut one open, notice something green, assumed it was a chile, and took a bite.…

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Soup of Dill Pickles, Potato, Smoked Sausage, and Bacon from Big Flavors from a Small Kitchen

The recipe comes from Big Flavors from a Small Kitchen. Author Chris Honor was born in Australia and now has a small restaurant in North London. He calls this recipe Polish Potato Book but originally he called it Pickled Cucumber Soup. That name did not make is a best seller, but the Polish title makes…

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