Chef’s Corner

Chef’s Corner

From the beginning, the humble potato has been present in kitchens and dining rooms across the world, on the tables of both rich and poor. Our delicious tuber aims to please the masses!

Potatoes have been a part of America’s history since 1621, when the Governor of Bermuda, Nathaniel Butler, sent two large cedar chests containing potatoes and other vegetables to Governor Francis Wyatt of Virginia at Jamestown. Nearly a hundred years later, the first permanent potato fields were established in 1719, by Scotch-Irish immigrants, most likely near Londonderry (Derry), NH. From there, the crop spread across the country.

Any chef worth their salt should have potatoes in their basic kitchen pantry. What a good chef can do with one simple potato is truly a mark of imagination and skill. So why hold back?

A potato or potato item is a cost-effective ingredient that can be used all over the menu in countless ways, from soups to side dishes and beyond! It makes for a great vegetarian, and in many cases a gluten-free option.

I am excited to share with you how I used our signature potato “cups” to recreate a British pub favorite, “Scotch Egg,” and many more outstanding dishes using the little spud as my foundation for culinary creation throughout this site. 

Chef James Gibney, McCrum In-House Chef

Yours Truly,

Chef James Gibney