Nigella's Cookbook Picks
The Year in Books 2001
"Everything you could want from a potato, really, with a
startling lack of contrivance, given that the book features 300 recipes for
potato dishes. There's nothing fancy or pioneering here . . . . Just terrific recipes and tips."
"In my kitchen at least, it's destined to be manhandled for
years to come, until it turns into a splattered relic with a torn cover and
crumbs between the pages. Such an inglorious but afftectionate end will be fitting enough for this loving tribute to the humble spud."
"These knowledgeable food editors . . . serve up a whopping
31 recipes for potato salad in their book One Potato, Two Potato.
Their pot boils over with such creative concoctions as a Roasted Sweet Potato
Salad with Orange Marmalade Dressing, Potato and Chickpea Salad with Tamarind
Dressing, and Lobster and Potato Salad with Tarragon.
"Praise be, too, to One Potato, Two Potato."
"Finamore and his writing partner,
Fine Cooking magazine's Molly Stevens, give readers options galore in
preparing this multi-functional food."
"To me, this book comforts like a fleece blanket. No matter
how classical the technique or recipe, there's no arrogance or superficiality.
It's all about potatoes."
"Maybe it was the glossy photo of a rustic leek-and-potato
tart, but something about One Potato, Two Potato
has had me returning to its pages again and again. Who would have thought a
book about potatoes could be so appealing?"
"A 574-page celebration of the spud."
"Roy Finamore's new book makes carbs look good again."
"It is packed with information and recipes, with enough
variations, anecdotes, and serving suggestions to make them totally accessible
for the home cook. Like Finamore himself, the recipes' headnotes are personable and fun."
"Leave it to distinguished cookbook editor Roy Finamore and Fine Cooking magazine's Molly Stevens
to dig up and spice up the goods on the spud."
"One Potato, Two Potato excels in the breadth and
richness of its recipes, as well as its fine and immensely readable attention
to its subject."