Enough with the spud-bashing, folks. Potatoes can be good for you, especially so with recipes like this for kale & dillisk mashed potatoes, a (mostly) raw food version of colcannon (raw except for the spuds, that is)
From Jay Rayner’s new book – A Greedy Man in a Hungry World – to baked crisps from Irish start up, Veronica’s Snacks, the message this week is that food can be a complicated business
It’s St. Patrick’s Day, so you want green & you want spuds, right? In that case, meet spudakopita – an Irish take on the Greek classic of spanakopita, with spinach, potatoes and some surprisingly Irish feta-style cheese.
Introducing potato and aubergine (or eggplant, if you will) baked in a coconut milk and tomato sauce – it’s a kind of Thai-style curry in baked form
Bloom in the Park rolls around again, this year with potato cookery demos from Raymond Moran, inspired by which I make some fish cakes with Burren Smokehouse hot smoked salmon
The new edition of Irish Traditional Cooking by Darina Allen of course includes a chapter on potatoes, and this recipe for potato drops – a variation on potato pancakes – is just one of the many included.
As part of the new West Cork Food initiative, I got to fillet & smoke fish with the fabulous Sally Barnes; back at home, I made this potato and lentil stew to go with it
The Four Pounds of Cheese Project has not only inspired me to look anew at my food waste but also lead to this savoury pie filled with cheese & cauliflower and with a potato & onion crust. That’s what I’d call a result.