Food Mills and Ricers

The fruit of the earth, pomme de terre, with hundreds of varieties and myriad uses. When mashing or ricing, remember to cook the potatoes first. The potato is a member of the nightshade family, and is not related to yams (Dioscoreaceae family) and sweet potatoes (morning-glory family), which are usually much harder before cooking. Don't miss the opportunity to add a decorative touch to the potatoes you are serving. Whether it's making interesting shapes using garnishing tools, or piping mashed potatoes through a decorating bag. An apple wedger works well to cut medium size potatoes into even wedges.