Paul McCartney Shows You How to Make Mashed Potatoes (1998)

10 minutes of Macca making mash. That’s what’s on the menu today.

The clip above was shot back in December 1998, only eight months after Paul McCartney lost his wife Linda to breast cancer. Devastated by the loss, McCartney stayed out of the limelight for most of that year. And only with this show did he start entering public life again. A chance to remember Linda, an opportunity to experiment with this new thing called the internet, the show let Paul field questions from fans worldwide, reminisce about Linda, and make a recipe from her vegetarian cookbook, Linda McCartney on Tour: Over 200 Meat-Free Dishes from Around the World. The demo is pretty hands-on. He’s not afraid to get his hands dirty. It’s also comical and a joy to watch. And watch, you will.

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  • Rick Pohlmann says:

    I too loss my beautiful wife to a different, but a horrible disease as well ALS. And I’m not talented like Sir Paul, but wrote a lovely song in memory for her. When ever this song is played she will live again!
    This is a video I put together for her 6th year anniversary of her leaving this world. It’s on a CD a friend Don Barry and I put together called “Vision of Variety Blue Story” name of the song “Test of Time.” I wish Sir Paul would give it a listen and let me know that he thinks of it. It’s a dream of mine and properly will never happen. Here’s the video link. And the CD is on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and a few other places. But the video is only on YouTube.
    Thanks for letting me vent,
    Rick Pohlmann

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