Tag: potato

The Food Desert Project: Causa Limeña (Spicy Mashed Potato Salad)

The Food Desert Project: Causa Limeña (Spicy Mashed Potato Salad)
We think of American and European foods as being meat-and-potatoes, but of course the true potato culture is Peru, where the potato was first cultivated; we are late adopters.  Ancient Peruvians preserved potatoes by naturally freeze-drying them: they were dug up and left outside to freeze during the night, after which the heat from the... Read more »

The Food Desert Project: Potato Salad with Veggies

The Food Desert Project: Potato Salad with Veggies
Let’s face it, summer without potato salad is like Fourth of July with no fireworks. Salads are particularly challenging in the food desert, because – at least in my book – a good salad relies on fresh vegetables: onion, celery, and fresh herbs at the very least. Even if you can find the ingredients, comforting... Read more »