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Perfect for parties, not for beginners
on December 27, 2012
If you're looking for a 5 minute, quick and easy cookbook, Haute Potato is not for you. I usually only cook on special occasions, so I look for special recipes, and this book is chock full of them. The photography is beautiful and inviting, and the variety of cuisine types is impressive.
I made the potato cigars for a Christmas party and they turned out perfect. I should have made more! The lavender purple potato tarte was a big hit as well. And pretty too.
The book is broken down by flavor/texture, and there are lots of choices in each section that are party perfect. The mashed potato recipes are a bit obvious, but that's a minor criticism. The crispy section stands out; I wasn't aware that the French had so many variations on potatoes! I'll definitely be giving them a try
Again, this isn't an easy cookbook, but the recipes are detailed and I've been able to execute a couple to very satisfactory results.