Last weekend at the Sunday farmers market in Sebastopol I stopped at the dry farmed potatoes stand to get some advice on something suitable for the soupy la ribollita I've been brewing. Many to choose from, priced at $3 per pound, and the rec was the Bintje as one that wouldn't fall apart after boiling.
As crisp as a firm apple raw, the waxy Bintje has delivered as promised in the soup pot. I bought an extra one to use for hash browns, just so I could see what it tastes like on its own. The flavor is much more intense, making itself heard over the butter in the pan.
Oh! Tommy Boy's Organic Farm and Coastal Fog Organic Farm stand -