Simon loves potatoes Pt 2
I am Bob Larson. We spoke yesterday about one of the greatest crops in the Northwest, potatoes and how they could be the most versatile food in the world. Author, blogger, chef and
A regular with the Food Network, Simon Majumdar recently told me about some of his favorite recipes, what he learned and the message he would like to send to producers …
MAJUMDAR… “Talk about A, the technology. They amaze me. I’ll be honest, I mean I’ve spent a lot of time in this business, but I have no idea the huge amount of technology behind what’s coming to our table and the passion of the producers. You just need to hear it. You hear it with everyone talking. It’s a real deal. It is not just an exercise in making money. This is what they have been doing, and it has sometimes been in this family for generations and generations.
And, Majumdar says communications are the key to future success …
MAJUMDAR… “So I think sometimes what we don’t understand, and this is true of all agriculture, we don’t make the farmers and the chefs talk. They live in their own world. And, I think the chiefs have to go to the farms and walk around and see what’s going on. And, the farmers have to come over to the chefs and say, hey, I have these eight types of potatoes. See what you can do with them.
So, falling back on his British roots, his last word in the matter is …
MAJUMDAR… “I want people to keep trying potatoes. I want them to go look for different varieties. Ask the people in the stores how them, the people in the gourmet stores, ask them how they would make them and make good fries! This will be my last word, MAKE SUITABLE CHIPS! “
Simon has dedicated his life to achieving his ambition of “Go
All over. Eat it all. ”Visit www.simonmajumdar.com for more information.