|Chocolate Potato Cake with chocolate dipped potato crisp on top|
|(Sorry, had already drunk the cocktail by the time I photographed this.) But…this is Chase’s Potato vodka. We did a taste test of good grain vodka and potato vodka; the latter was so much smoother.|
|Aligot and truffade on the Aga.|
|You have to keep folding and stretching the aligot to get the right texture.|
|You can’t eat enough potatoes…|
Sunday was dedicated to the humble spud. This new world vegetable has only been part of our diet for the last 400 years. I spent a few weeks living as a Tudor a decade ago, and it was extraordinary how much food that we regard as an ordinary part of our diet…tomatoes, potatoes, chocolate, tobacco were absent.
I made aligot, truffade, multi-coloured chips, a potato vodka cocktail and finally a chocolate potato cake topped with chocolate dipped crisps. The BBC came along to film, it will be broadcast next Saturday on the Breakfast news in a segment about Pop Up businesses. The crew couldn’t stop eating the chocolate dipped crisps!
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