Weekend Cook and Tell: You Say Potato

Welcome back to the Weekend Cook and Tell. Every Wednesday we hit the food sections of various national newspapers in search of inspiration for a weekend cooking project. We hope you'll cook along with us and share your experiences, recipes, and photos here.

This week Chicago chef Cory Morris of Mercat a la Planxa is talking potatoes over at the Chicago Sun-Times. For Morris, the humble potato is anything but simple. Last year he traveled around Spain experiencing the joys of regional potato cookery. For him it was the farmers' love of this starchy tuber that struck him most, along with the delicate and innovative ways it was treated throughout his travels.

For this week's challenge we're talking potatoes, we want to see how all of you can innovate with this go-to starch. With recipes like Gratin Dauphinois and Pommes Anna, the French are masters of pomme de terre. And down in Peru potatoes come in as many colors, shapes, and sizes as there are recipes. This week we're challenging you to get creative with these starchy and waxy bad boys.

Show us photos of your spuddiest creations on Photograzing (make sure to include "Cook and Tell" in your submission title) and tell us about your recipes here! If you'd like to blog the experience, please leave a link in the comments below. We'll post a round-up of your potato-tacular recipes, ideas, and experiences next Wednesday.


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