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Go to Video What’s the best potato for roasting? Any Potato Any potato, you might say, but the true best are new potatoes.  As for variety, it’s what your local grower offers. There are more than 4,000 potato varieties and growers are constantly expanding their offering.  The Yukon Gold is universally popular, but there is …

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Go to Recipe Go to Video “Harvest when the size of a hen’s egg” is the advice I received from Colette who, with her husband Gregoire, grows vegetables in a small corner of the Loire Valley not far from Saumur.  She was referring to potatoes as we stood in the couple’s field where potatoes grew …

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Go to Recipe Go to Video Have you ever really THOUGHT about mashed potatoes, I mean REALLY thought about them?  They are so often served to fill the gap, the stomach, the plate with their bulk that their true nature tends to be ignored.  Poor little mashed potatoes. Originally From Peru Potatoes have always been …

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Go to Recipe Go to Video Oh, a marvelous potato gratin! What could be better, more satisfying, more heart-warming?  It’s a side dish, yes, but add a few strips of crisped ham and serve it with a salad, and you’ve got an amazing plat du jour on your hands. Beloved Gratin As is, potato gratin …

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Go to Video Go to Recipe TARTIFLETTE Just the name “Tartiflette” makes people sigh with pleasure. A dish replete with melted cheese, crisp bacon, onions and potatoes, its very aroma evokes cold, sunny days on the ski slopes in the Haute Savoie of Eastern France. Anyone who has ever skied – or hiked or simply …

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Go to Recipe Go to Video Henry IV’s Favorite Food Potato Garlic Soup is the kind of dish you want to dive into head first, it is so warming and flavorful, so gentle and delicious! And if you checked in with King Henry IV, he would muscle his way in before you.  After all, garlic …

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