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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