by Renu Chhabra
If people take the trouble to cook, you should take the trouble to eat.–Robert Morley
It is hard to find someone who does not like potato.
From french fries, latkes, croquettes, gratins, fritters, hash browns, salads, to soups and stews — the list is endless. Most of us have our favorite potato dish or two.
This starchy tuber may seem like a very humble commodity, but is definitely celebrated in kitchens around the globe. Americans, Italians, Indians, French, or Irish — they all have their potato specialties making it difficult to ignore its place in the gastronomic arena.
My recent visit to India confirmed its importance even more.