Cooking with Potatoes

The International Year of the Potato rolls on. All year, the UN has been promoting the potato’s potential to alleviate hunger and poverty worldwide, and now, the UN Economic Commission for Europe has unveiled a new cookbook, titled “The Potato: Around the Globe in 200 Recipes.”

From “Boranie Katschalu” in Afghanistan (fried potatoes, cheese, garlic and mint) to a chicken, veal, potato and banana stew from Venezuela (“Sancocho”), the book shows the versatility of the vegetable and what can be done with a bit of imagination.

It’s the world’s fourth most important food after maize, wheat and rice, and it’s also good for you, rich in carbohydrates, potassium and Vitamin C.

I think I know what I’m having for dinner tonight.

For more on the history and global impact of the noble spud, check out this great video.