BWW Review: THE POTATOPIA COOKBOOK by Allen Dikker for Inspired Potato Recipes
Nutritious and delicious, potatoes are a chef's top choice for creating gourmet dishes. And now, Allen Dikker, the founder of the popular fast-casual restaurant, Potatopia, has created a cookbook with fantastic, unique recipes. His new book, The Potatopia Cookbook: 77 Recipes Starring the Humble Potato is published by Agate Publishing. This is a cookbook for culinary enthusiasts and many more.
We love the organization of this distinctive cookbook. In his introduction, Dikker tells a bit about his youth, professional life, and how he founded Potatopia in "The Story of Potatopia." A section called "The Potato Revolution" includes fascinating facts about potatoes. In addition, he provides invaluable tips for buying, storing, preparing, cooking and preserving potatoes.
The Potatopia Cookbook has six potato-loving chapters that includes Starters and Snacks; Soups and Salads; Mains; Meatless Mains; Sides; and Sweets. The chapters are followed by Appendix A with favorite "Basic Potato Recipes" like Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Appendix B with "The Sauces" that include Hollandaise Sauce, Tangy Pepper Sauce, and Allen's Pesto. The beautiful full-color pictures bring Dikker's original recipes to life.
Foodies should note that potatoes are an especially healthy food. This versatile root vegetable is fat-free, cholesterol-free, sodium-free and gluten-free. Potatoes are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The recipes in The Potatopia Cookbook highlight healthy preparations that use fresh, accessible ingredients. Some of our very favorites include Potato Corn and Bacon Fritters, Skewered Grilled Potatoes with Herbed Yogurt Dip, Potato Lasagna Bolognese, Crispy Potato Galettes, and Sweet Potato Cobbler.
Fans of Allen Dikker's Potatopia establishments and many more will want to have The Potatopia Cookbook in their cookbook collection. Whether you want to accent your favorite meal with a potato dish or make an exciting main dish, this is a cookbook that is sure to please. It also makes a great gift for the potato lover in your life.
Potatopia Cookbook, 77 Recipes Starring the Humble Potato by Allen Dikker, published by Agate Publishing is available on Amazon.com. To purchase, visit: https://www.amazon.com/Potatopia-Cookbook-Recipes-Starring-Humble-ebook/dp/B073VLWBB1.
To learn more about Allen Dikker's Potatopia fast-casual restaurants where you can "build your own potato" and their locations, visit: http://potatopia.com/.
Photo Credit: 2018 by Melissa Hom