The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has had the great fortune to work with several talented chefs whose passion for innovative cuisine has made Chicago one of, if not the hottest restaurant city in the country. From Ina Pinkney to Rick Tramonto to Michael Foley, these well-respected culinary trailblazers, and long-time friends of the IPC, have prepared fabulous meals for tens of thousands of guests and many of those dishes have included Idaho® potatoes. Here are just a few of their recipes to give you inspiration for new menu ideas.
Idaho® potatoes made their mark in Chicago many years ago. In the 1940's Joe Marshall, a potato grower from Idaho had a feeling big city folks would appreciate large-size spuds. He hopped on a train, met with the owners of some the city’s biggest restaurants and proved his hunch correct. As the saying goes, the rest is history! These links provide more information on the potato’s journey from its humble beginnings in rural Idaho to the country’s top restaurants.
Several years ago, the Big Idaho® Potato Truck was the biggest attraction (both literally and figuratively) at the National Restaurant Show. Read all about it here.