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Popular Potatoes: Simon & Alison Holst

Media Release: for immediate use 28 March 2008 Popular Potatoes: 100 Easy & Delicious Recipes by Simon & Alison Holst Hyndman Publishing, rrp $24.99 ISBN 1-877382-24-8

Everyone Everywhere Loves Potatoes!

Never underestimate the power of the humble potato. Rich in energy giving carbohydrates, high in protein, packed with both vitamin C and potassium – the potato is an important ingredient in nutritious meals all around the world, so much so that the United Nations have declared 2008 the International Year of the Potato!

So whether you buy your potatoes by the sack-full, by the hand-full or whether you grow your own, join the year-long, world-wide, celebration of this versatile vegetable!

Mother and son team Simon and Alison Holst are great potato enthusiasts. ‘We love potatoes and couldn’t do without them,’ say the Holsts, ‘other foods may come and go, but potatoes are always popular – they’re great value for money too!’

Alison’s first potato book was published more than 12 years ago and sold more than 100,000 copies; this has now been out of print for some time. Their new ‘must have’ cookbook,

Popular Potatoes: 100 Easy & Delicious Recipes, has many additions to the earlier book: it’s bigger, it’s brighter and it’s better! The recipes include: chunky chowders and smooth, creamy soups; comfort foods like fluffy mashed and creamy scalloped potatoes; crisp and crunchy chips, cooked in different ways sure to please every aficionado; cheap and cheerful potato-topped meat and fish pies; easy ideas for beginners; out of the ordinary gourmet delights; laboursaving “one dish” meat, potato and vegetable dinners for busy days; party pleasers to prepare ahead and many, many great recipes to help stretch your budget.

The Holsts make a formidable team. Always popular, their cookbooks have sold more than 750,000 copies to-date.



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