No picnic, barbecue, or lazy-day potluck is complete without it--potato salad is the ultimate crowd-pleaser. There are more ways to dress up the homely spud than ever before, and all the best are here--from the tried-and-true classic made with hard-boiled eggs, sweet pickle, and creamy homemade mayonnaise to creative new versions using pesto or smoked turkey. Hot salads are guaranteed to heat up cold weather suppers and potluck dinners. Celebrity salads from such noted chefs as Marcella Hazan and Deborah Madison are an added bonus to this beautifully photographed book, offering salads as suitable for crisp white linens as for the red checkered tablecloth. Curious cooks will find valuable tater tips, including a discussion of the best types of potatoes to use for salads and master recipes for boiling and steaming super spuds. New family traditions start today with recipes from Potato Salad.
Barbara Lauterbach is a teacher and spokesperson for the King Arthur Flour Company. She teaches cooking classes and hosts culinary weekends at her New Hampshire home and country inn.