Waxy or starchy, thick and round, or long and skinny - potatoes are incredibly versatile. And that's how you'll find them around the world: They are the main ingredient in Italian gnocchi, British fish'n'chips and Russian vodka. And in this book's recipes, both new and classic, they show that they can do just about anything -- from fast and easy to unusual and special. When you read Matthias Mangold's books, you'll feel your love for good food, for cooking, for indulgence. His recipes are down-home, easily replicated, but still surprise time and again.