Review by Debbie Mazo


As the world's number one vegetable, the potato can suit almost any culinary occasion. By simply adding herbs and spices, you can spruce up potatoes to please even the most discriminating dinner guest.

For everyone who thinks potatoes are just a side dish, Potatohelp's enthusiastic tribute to this time-honored spud is just a click a way. Hosted by the National Potato Promotion Board, this site will definitely raise your potato awareness.

Potatohelp Click on Potato 101 and you'll find out all the potato facts and history you'll ever need to know. For example, not only did the Incas place raw slices on broken bones to promote healing, they also measured time by how long it took for potatoes to cook. Centuries later, during the Alaskan Klondike gold rush, potatoes were so valued for their vitamin C content that miners traded them for gold.

Full of energy-providing carbohydrates and low in fat, it's easy to prepare a healthy breakfast, lunch, or dinner featuring potatoes. Browse through the recipes and you'll find a collection of over 50 fast and easy choices celebrating the potato. From Quick-Fix Steak and Lemon-Pepper Potatoes to Stuffed Spudwich to Potato-Tomato Bisque, the recipes at Potatohelp will give you more ideas than you ever imagined.

For the perfect potato every time, you can also check out the Recitips, handling/storing information, and descriptions of the common potatoes found in the produce section of your supermarket. If you want even more food suggestions, there's great links to other recipes, nutrition, and potato industry sites.

Whether deep-fried, roasted, sautéed, or baked, Potatohelp gives new reasons to say, "pass the potatoes, please".


About the Writer

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She currently specializes in technical and marketing materials, but is also pursuing opportunities in food journalism.



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