Food, food culture, food as culture and the cultures that grow our food

Cook ‘em with Dirt and All

October 18, 2004

A Norgwegian harpsichordist once taught me an easy way to peel potatoes, a way that preserved precious vitamines. You dump them in a pot, dirt and all and boil them up good. When they’re soft enough, you drain them (and the mud) and plunge them into cold water and let them sit a bit. They’ll stay hot, don’t worry. In the cold water you can easily peel the potatoes with your fingers - the outer skin just falls away. Saves a bunch of time and is a satisfying job in a pick your scab sort of way.

Pictured above are my art students (from the Dutch Art Institute) helping me prepare dinner after a long day’s work. Clockwise from 2 o ‘clock are students from: Tracey; Jamaica/Canada, Viktor; Bulgaria, Ruth; Germany/Nederland, Ju Hie; South Korea. Not pictured and therfore not peeling are Macha; Kazachstan/Israel, Mu Xe; PRChina, TsuiLun; Taiwan, and Anne; Germany/Nederland.

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