#Yournewpotato

Okay potatoheads, a new column and Instagram party has officially begun and it’s called #yournewpotato. Each week, we’ll be picking our favorite Instagram to post on our site AND Instagram, that answers the question “What’s your new potato?” Just make sure to tag us @thenewpotato and use the hashtag #yournewpotato.

From Hamilton the musical to poke bowls and fur loafers, your new potato can be absolutely anything -and we want to know what it is! Our second winner is Tiffanie Graham, W Magazine Photo Editor and Creator of Nyamtable.com

On who she is…

I am a photo editor at W Magazine by day, which is an amazing job. It is a dream creative space where you are challenged and inspired at every corner. In my spare time I run a Jamaican food site called NyamTable.com. Both of my parents are from Jamaica and I wanted to incorporate that food and culture into one space. Nyam is Jamaican patois meaning “to eat”. Nyam Table is a place to share Jamaican meals and connect with people over a mutual love of Jamaican food. It also is a great motivator for me to cook more.

On her ideal food day…

I always start off my day with a matcha latte with soy milk from David’s Tea. I was late to discover my love for matcha and cannot get enough of it. Since it is my fantasy day I would pair it with a plate of Jamaican ackee and saltfish with a side fried dumplings. It is my ultimate favorite breakfast and Jamaica’s national dish. If you haven’t had it, put it on your food bucket list. For lunch I’d head to Little Park in Tribeca for their raw red snapper and the cauliflower risotto. They do small plates for sharing there so I have a great excuse to order both. Later in the afternoon I would snack on some raw cashews to hold me over until dinner. Before dinner, I’d have a pre-meal cocktail at Daniel uptown. I was skeptical of the white cosmopolitan the first time I had it but it does not disappoint. It is not too sweet and so beautifully served with a large round ice cube floating in the middle of the glass. Next stop, dinner at Miss Lily’s for their fried whole fish. I love a fish served whole and it tastes authentically like the fresh fish served at Hellshire beach in Jamaica. I’d finish off the day with chocolate soufflé at Heidi’s House on the Upper East side. It is decadent and amazing.

On how she practices beauty from the inside out…

I go in and out of phases of going all in with a new regime and reverting to the bare minimum. Currently I am on a good wave of going on “work out dates” with my friend. We try a new class every weekend (or repeat our favorites) and treat ourselves with a light brunch afterwards. We never want to ruin the work we just put in! There are so many great options in New York that there is always something to keep me interested. I have become a huge fan of TRX based classes mixed with barre workouts. Other than that drinking tons of water and generally keeping most meals based in whole foods is something I am able to be consistent about and makes a noticeable difference in how I feel. I am also really depending on inheriting my mother’s genes because she looks amazing.

On why this particular avocado toast was her new potato… 

I, like everyone else, loves avocado toast. What’s not to love? Since my site Nyam Table focuses on Jamaican food I am always looking for new ways to incorporate classic Jamaican flavors that I love into a New York lifestyle. So I used lightly toasted Jamaican hard dough bread as the base, topped with some avocado, olive oil, and salt and pepper. For a touch of spice I added a few drops of Jamaican hot pepper sauce. It has become one my new staples and my new potato. 

Don’t forget to read our interview with last week’s #yournewpotato winner as well. Try this avocado toast recipe this weekend!