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Who knew a potato could ever taste so good? Raghavan Iyer, that's who! A master teacher and beloved, award-winning cookbook author, Raghavan pays tribute to his favorite ingredient in a continent-by-continent celebration of the amazing potato. Its recipes, inspired by a diversity of cuisines and accompanied by enticing full-color photographs, feature scrumptious starters, like Ecuadorean Llapingachos and Sweet Potato Samosas. Hearty mains: Canadian Lamb-Potato Tortiѐre, Moroccan Potato Stew with Saffron Biscuits, Potato Lasagna. Plus rich gratins, a boundary-defying Mojito Potato-Pomegranate Salad, luscious sauces and condiments, and even desserts, including a decadent Chocolate Sweet Potato Pound Cake. Includes a guide to potato varieties, uses, and storage, plus fascinating stories in potato history for the truly obsessed.

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Raghavan Iyer

Raghavan Iyer, an Emmy winner, a James Beard Award winner, and IACP Award-winning Teacher of the Year, is the author of 660 Curries, Indian Cooking Unfolded, Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking, and The Turmeric Trail. He is also host of the Emmy Award-winning documentary Asian Flavors and a member and President (2014-2015) of The International Association of Culinary Professionals. He was just included amongst the top 100 influencers ever for home cooks by Epicurious.com and was also featured twice in the New York Times in 2016.

A native of Bombay who is fluent in six languages, Raghavan is a culinary educator, spokesperson, and consultant to numerous national and international clients including General Mills, Target, Canola, and Bon Appétit Management Company (BAMCO) , where he helped launch an Indian Meals program and trained all BAMCO chefs across the United States in Indian cuisine and Global Vegan Cuisine through over 75 national workshops. Additionally, at Case Western Reserve University Iyer helped design and open an Indian-concept café, Naan in August 2014.

Raghavan received a 2016 James Beard Award for his online video series "Indian Curries: The Basics and Beyond" and was a Finalist for a 2005 James Beard Award as a contributing writer for EatingWell magazine, and for a 2003 James Beard Award for his cookbook The Turmeric Trail. He received the coveted 2004 International Association of Culinary Professionals Award of Excellence for Cooking Teacher of the Year, was named a 2008 Sustainable Seafood Ambassador for the prestigious Monterey Bay Aquarium, and was awarded the Doctorate of Foodservice by the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers.

He has written for Cured, AllRecipes Magazine, Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, Saveur, Weight Watchers Magazine, EatingWell, Gastronomica, and many others and was recently featured in the New York Times. Raghavan is also co-founder of the Asian Culinary Arts Institutes, an organization dedicated to the preservation, understanding, and enjoyment of the culinary arts of Asia. He has a line of roasted spice blends, Turmeric Trail, and an app, Raghavan's Indian Flavors, available through ITunes and the Android marketplace. He lives with his family in Minneapolis and can be found at RaghavanIyer.com.

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