potatoes

Yes, McDonald's Fries Are Made With Real Potatoes. And A Lot Of Other Things, Too.

Corporate videos aim to clear-up fast-food myths
Jan 21, 2015 9:00 am

McDonald's is on a mission to make you feel better about eating its products. On Tuesday, the beleaguered fast food behemoth released a new video, promising a behind-the-scenes look at how its "World Famous Fries" get made. The five-minute clip, hosted by former Mythbusters star Grant Imahara, is the latest in a series of segments designed to ease lingering health concerns in the wake of rather unappetizing reports about pink slime and, of course, Morgan Spurlock's disturbing 2004 documentary Super Size Me. Watch the full clip right here.

Thanks To Science, Ketchup And Fries Have Never Been Closer

Brand-new hybrid TomTato plant hits the States
Jan 7, 2015 3:30 pm

Singing "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off" just got a whole lot easier. Thanks to the innovation of British gardening experts Thompson and Morgan, the song now just goes "you say Tomtato (several bars of silence)," because they've successfully grafted together tomatoes and potatoes in one spectacular, slightly hard to pronounce product. And for the record, according to the promo video the proper pronunciations are "to-MAH-to" and "po-TAH-to."

Ben Pollinger's Dorade With Potato Scales Recipe

Bring a little fish mastery to your dinner table
Dec 30, 2014 2:00 pm

No food library is complete without a truly great fish cookbook. Thankfully, chef Ben Pollinger's latest masterpiece, School of Fish, teaches the skills you need to from "occasional salmon maker" to confident seafood cook. Don't you want this dorade on your table? 

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Potatoes

Potato chips were invented for revenge. Wait, what?
Dec 22, 2014 9:00 am

The potato. What do you really know about this popular vegetable, save for it makes a great French fry and on Thanksgiving we eat them mashed? After all, this tuber has famously been responsible for a devastating famine, and was once worth its weight in gold during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1897. Find out what other interesting things have we dug up (heh) about the potato: chances are you didn't know these facts either. 

Kale Latkes Is Now A Thing! Here’s The Recipe.

Ring in Hanukkah with a lighter, healthier latke
Dec 8, 2014 2:00 pm

Cathy Walthers is the author of several healthy eating cookbooks, including Raising the Salad Bar. Her latest, Kale, Glorious Kale (those names!) serves as a tribute to the popular farmers market staple.

This Is The Best Crispy Fingerling Potatoes Recipe, Ever

Break out a skillet for your eggs' new best friend
Dec 6, 2014 10:00 am

Need a night out of town? Hit the road or train and head to The Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton, NY for an evening of salt water pools, a farm-to-table restaurant by renowned chef Tom Colicchio (try their pig roasts!) and a big, comfortable room stocked full of awesome local snacks. Itchin for a fishing excursion or baking lesson? They'll hook you up. In the morning, head down for one of the best breakfasts in town, and don't miss the crispy fingerling potatoes. They are really good.

Thanksgiving Practice Round: Potatoes

Master these great Thanksgiving tater sides now
Nov 18, 2014 12:00 pm

We've gathered our 13 most appropriate Thanksgiving potato recipes for you to practice on a great steak or other pre-bird entreé. They're simple and to the point, with just a smattering of potatoes' favorite accents, like goat cheese, bacon and sage.

Québécois Mussel Chowder Recipe

Warm up with easy thick and creamy mussel chowder
Nov 12, 2014 3:30 pm
quebecois mussel chowder recipe

When the temperature starts to drop, reach for award-winning British food writer and cookbook author Diana Henry's new guide to cold weather comfort food. From rib-sticking braises to the best fall fruit desserts, Roast Figs Sugar Snow is the key to staying warm this fall and winter. Try this hearty Québécois-style mussel chowder when nothing else will do the trick. 

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