Mashed, baked, fried, or added to curries, tortillas, soups, or salads, nothing beats the versatile, delicious, and nutritious potato. For over six millennia, it's been one of the world's most important and universally loved staples, and a welcome addition to any meal. Find out about the spud's many virtues and varieties, from the Russet Burbank to the Belle de Fontenay; how to choose and store them; and ways to cook them up–including roasting, gratins, griddling, and barbecuing. Spoon up a quickly made yet luscious potato chowder. Savor a snappy sweet potato and grilled chili salad. For something elegant, choose Potatoes Dauphinoise; for a full meal, prepare Carnival Chicken with Sweet Potato mash. Never have there been so many yummy recipes for this yummy food.