Potato Obsession, Suggestible You
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 472
- Jan 21, 2017
- 1:41:58 mins
Our Potato Obsession Guest: Raghavan Iyer, author of “Smashed, Mashed, Boiled, and Baked—and Fried, too! A Celebration of Potatoes in 75 Irresistible Recipes” We don’t traditionally think of potatoes as the star of the table. They’re more of a stomach filler, or a comfort food – that guilty pleasure when fried to a crisp. But if you follow the recipes in chef Raghavan Iyer’s new cookbook, potatoes will steal the show at your next meal. The photos themselves are mouthwatering. And nearly every recipe has an international flair to it. Turns out just about every culture in the world eats potatoes. The book is called Smashed Mashed Boiled and Baked – and Fried, too!” Suggestible You Guest: Erik Vance, author of “Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal.” We all know someone who believes they were healed miraculously by faith, or by an essential oil or a juice extract or acupuncture. Their stories seem fishy and can’t be explained by modern science, and yet, there they are, free of whatever pain or disease or disfigurement had plagued them. Are they nuts? Or just naïve? Or is it possible they have a special power of the mind to heal the body? That last one sounds like the least plausible answer, but Erik Vance’s new book suggests it is the truth.