Pasta, step aside! Mashed. Baked. Fried. Roasted, smashed, boiled, braised, and whipped. It doesn't matter how you serve them - potatoes are a beloved staple. In Smashed, Mashed, Boiled, and Baked and Fried, Too! Award winning cooking teacher and author Raghavan Iyer dives in, creating 75 great tasting potato dishes with roots in cuisines far and near from Potato Stuffed Chile Rellenos to the Ultimate French Fries, from West African Sweet Potatoes Soup to Rosti to Potato Pierogies, from Hasselback Potatoes with Cardamom Butter to Potato Lasagna with Lemon Ricotta. What's not to love! The recipes are tied together with stories and anecdotes that weave in the cultural, historical and social influence of the potato over its 10,000 year history.
Raghavan Iyer, an IACP Award-winning Teacher of the Year, is the author of 660 Curries, Indian Cooking Unfolded, Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking, and The Turmeric Trail: Recipes and Memories from an Indian Childhood. Born in Mumbai, Mr. Iyer lives with his family in Minneapolis, Minnesota.