The potato is a staple food, yet it does more than just satisfy hunger. Whether as a full meal or a delicious side dish, the potato is a valued ingredient in many types of cooking. The Latin American vegetable is full of nutrients and can be prepared in a variety of ways: delicious served mashed, in a gratin or as chips or dumplings - or even on their own. And what film night is complete without that quiet crunch!? We have the versatile spud to thank for a host of irresistible crisps and potato shapes.