Saturday, July 31, 2010

You Say Potato ~ A Love Story

I'm pretty impressed with the build-as-you-grow potato bin that Mancub and Papa Seed started a few months ago. Papa Seed has grown potatoes in the past, but this is the first time he has done it this way. I am not so great in the garden, but I did the research on this one (did the research = played on the internet) so I feel like I actually participated.

Those potatoes aren't quite ready for feastin', but I have to get together some kind of potato dish for the work picnic tomorrow. I actually volunteered Papa Seed to bring a potato salad, but maybe I'll make it. Mark Bittman who is something of a hero in our home has a pretty good looking Roasted Sweet Potato Salad that might be impressive.

I'm about a third of the way through Crunch!: A History of the Great American Potato Chip by Dirk Burhans. An interesting read, but it is the illustrations of the potato chip packaging of yore that is worth the price of the book. Although, I got my copy from the library. I'm a Socialist Potato Chip Lover.

I do have a love of the potato. Such a fine food. Fried, boiled, baked, chopped, sliced, diced, au gratin, mashed, home fried, hash browned - there is nothing you can do that will make me less fond of the tuber.


Daniel said...

Ahhhhhhhh! Bravo. I haven't heard the Potato Song in over a decade. Thank you!

Toppatwo said...

I tried gunny sack potatoes and it doesn't look good. When do you harvest?
Loved the potato song!

Robert said...

You might love this:

Takes place just down the street from us…