Category Archives: International

mostly mediterranean

Mashies – heart-healthy Mediterranean-style!

Great heart-healthy mashed potatoes this week – no dairy or butter or other fatty stuff like that. Once again, Mediterranean cuisine has the answer (it’s actually French, but from Provence, which is sort of close to the Mediterranean). Not a lot to laugh at because I’m cranky with a head cold and sore shoulder. Grrrr.

Joe Hyde’s Pommes Dauphine

Pommes Dauphine is a classic French dish combining potatoes with a choux pastry – difficult to make but fabulous to eat. And we revisit more memories of my late cousin Joe Hyde, “semi-legendary” chef among his celebrity clients and friends.

Tortilla! Spanish eggs and potatoes… thoughts on “The Forum”

Tortilla – a wonderful, easy to make stove-top egg and potato dish from Spain, and I remember some friends who went through a 3-day “personal development” course called “The Forum.” Weird stuff.

Two years of recipes – your top sixteen favorites!

Your top 16 favorite recipes from the last 2 1/4 years based on page views – from super simple to exhausting and grueling – and all of them on a rarefied, exalted plane of ultra-deliciousness. Dig in!

Gillian’s amazing potato bake — and near disaster in Nova Scotia

Remembering a rollicking night of excess just doing my job as a journalist and TV writer, the story of John and Marge Fairservice’s survival on a rock in the ocean, and a delicious warm-me-up potato dish provided by my daughter-in-law Gillian.