Red Tuque Books
Elizabeth Agnes Blakely Toews
In "The Original Incredible Potato," Elizabeth explores the versatility and nutrition of the planets most complete food, the Potato. Virtuous Solanium tuberosom a nightshade plant, the potato, a tuber of world importance originally discovered in Peru, can be grown anywhere except in areas of high humidity. This book is a history of the potato,and a cookbook.
From delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes, imaginative appetizers, snacks, salads, side dishes, soups, breads and desserts, the potato reigns with an epicurian fillip in this book.
Elizabeth Blakely Toews as ( Agnes Toews Andrews) combines a love of healthy cooking with a comprehensive knowledge of nutrition. This updated national best seller has several new sections, health information, international Organic and Heritage Seed Potato Suppliers, a REVISED potato variety list for home growers, several new healthy low cost recipes adding to over 200 exisiting international recipes all based on the nutritious, verstaile potato. There is no food on earth as complete as the potato.
As an added bonus throughout the book delightful potato caricatures indicate culinary, historical, nutritional, scientific, educational, and comical information.
The healing properties of the potato are stressed and myths debunked about a food that has been catagorized as fattening and full of starch. When the potato is baked or boiled in it's skin, nearly all of the starch is retained in the cell fibre and eliminated from the body. The potato is 99% fat free and contains a good source of protein.The potato is high in B vitamins, Vitamin, C, amino acids, alpha lipoic acid- a powerful antioxident, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. All the potato basically lacks is calcium so add a fresh green salad or veggie and voila! dinner is nutritious and balanced. It was proven in both world wars that you could survive soley on the potato.
Employ the apple of Earth regularily; let Queen potato reign in your household and enjoy it's anti-aging and satisfying qualities. Long live the potato!
"New York state is where the potato chip is alleged to have been invented. In 1853, a short order cook named George Crum, an American Indian, plotted revenge on a customer who complained about Crum's thick-fried potatoes. In defiance he prepared some superthin slices of potato, deep-fried them and the rest is history! Today potato chips are an industry yielding 3 billion dollars a year in the USA."