TIP OF THE DAY: Potato Salad As A First Course

Potato salad as first course? Sure, when it’s as elegant and complex as this Stacked Purple Potato & Cucumber Salad recipe, from the Idaho Potato Commission. The recipe is a fusion of American potato salad and Middle Eastern tabouli (tabbouleh). Of course, you can still serve the potato salad, unstacked, as a side dish.  …
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TIP OF THE DAY: Blue & Purple Potatoes

The All Blue variety of blue potatoes. Potatoes can be blue or purple, depending on the soil in which they are grown. Photo courtesy Burpee.com.   Naturally blue and purple foods are relatively rare. Blue Foods. In the blue group are blackberries, blueberries, blue cheese, blue corn, Concord grapes, pale blue oyster mushrooms and edible…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try Purple Potatoes

Purple Peruvian potatoes, a delight at the table. Photo by Mona Makela | IST.   Both chefs and nutritionists advise adding color to each meal. Chefs like brightly-colored foods for aesthetics as well as flavor; nutritionists like them for their powerful antioxidants, such as lycopene and anthocyanin.* It doesn’t get more colorful than red: beets,…
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