“We praise all the flowers that we fancy, Sip the nectar of fruit ere they’re peeled, Ignoring the common old tater When, in fact, he’s King of the Field. Let us show the old boy we esteem him, Sort of dig him up out of the mud; Let us show him he shares our affections, And crown him with glory “King Spud.”
—Irish Potato Marketing Company
In America, the potato is used today primarily as a side dish: mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, or French fries. Many people do not know of the potato’s long and colorful history. Nor do they know that the “spud” is one of the world’s most nutritious and most versatile foods.
It is so versatile that recipes for dishes as varied as Chocolate-Potato Layer Cake, Pumpkin and Potato Soup, and Potato Pizza may be found in this wonderful cookbook. Who knew that potatoes could be a main ingredient for cookies, cakes, and desserts, as well as breakfasts, main dishes, appetizers, and more?
Janet Reeves knew. She was born and has spent her life on Prince Edward Island, nicknamed “Spud Island.” Despite being the smallest of Canada’s ten provinces, it ranks first in potato production.
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