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FOR POTATO LOVER’S MONTH, PUT A NEW SPIN ON POTATO PREPARATIONS

Jan 24, 2017
FOR POTATO LOVER’S MONTH, PUT A NEW SPIN ON POTATO PREPARATIONS

Spiralized Idaho® Potatoes Take Texture and Presentation to the Next Level

Eagle ID (February 2017)—Every Potato Lover’s Month (February), the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) explores Idaho® Potato versatility from a different and exciting angle. For 2017, we’re showcasing spiralizing, a preparation method that gives Idaho® Potatoes a whole new look. Spiralizing turns our top quality potatoes into all natural, single-ingredient noodles that are heart-healthy, gluten-free and vegan/vegetarian-friendly, making them an ideal ingredient for signature appetizers, salads and entrees.

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IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION RINGS IN NEW YEAR WITH NEW RECIPES FROM KENMORE®'S FULLY LOADED IDAHO® POTATO COOK-OFF

Jan 18, 2017
IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION RINGS IN NEW YEAR WITH NEW RECIPES FROM KENMORE®'S FULLY LOADED IDAHO® POTATO COOK-OFF

EAGLE, ID (January 18, 2017) -- Following an online “Fully-Loaded Idaho® Potato Cook-off” event, Kenmore® awarded Crystal Schlueter’s unique and easy-to-make Mashed-Up Kimchi Reuben Tater Bombs with Sweet Onion & Gochujang Aioli the grand prize. The poppable hors d'oeuvres balance sweet onion, salty reuben, savory mashed potato filling, and spicy gochujang dipping sauce to create an unforgettable flavor experience.

In November, participants entered their favorite holiday-themed recipes to showcase their love for Idaho® potatoes. Kenmore® selected four winners, including a “Social Spud,” the most liked recipe on social media channels.

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UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO VANDALS CLINCH THIRD BOWL GAME VICTORY AT 20TH ANNUAL FAMOUS IDAHO® POTATO BOWL

Jan 13, 2017
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO VANDALS CLINCH THIRD BOWL GAME VICTORY AT 20TH ANNUAL FAMOUS IDAHO® POTATO BOWL

Vandals Head Coach Paul Petrino celebrates the team's victory over the Rams during the Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl trophy presentation.

Idaho Potato Commission Naming Sponsor of the Premiere Cold-Weather Football Game

EAGLE, ID (January 13, 2017) -- In the highest scoring bowl game of the season and the third highest scoring game in bowl history, the University of Idaho Vandals defeated the Colorado State Rams (61-50) at the 20th Annual Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl. Close to 25,000 die-hard fans braved the cold weather to cheer on the teams, while 1.1 million viewers (an increase of 6% over 2015) watched the game indoors on ESPN.

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Idaho® Potatoes Around The World #3

Jan 11, 2017
Idaho® Potatoes Around The World #3

Potato Export Seminar

REGISTER TODAY for the Potato Export Seminar on January 19th in Pocatello.
Follow the above hyperlink to register. Please include the name, company and area of responsibility for each participant.

Growers, Shippers and Processors welcome!

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Idaho® Potatoes Around The World #2

Jan 4, 2017
Idaho® Potatoes Around The World #2

Newest Idaho® Potato Markets: Philippines, Taiwan
Hong Kong Digs Into Fresh, Dehydrated Idaho® Spuds
Export Tip: Potato Export Workshop

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Idaho® Potatoes Around The World #1

Dec 15, 2016
Idaho® Potatoes Around The World #1

Mexico Club Store Launches Frozen Idaho® Fries
Spud Trucks Hit the Streets In International Markets
Major China Online Store Adds Dehydrated Idaho® Potato Products
Export Tip: Potato Export Workshop

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ALL ABOARD! CARIBBEAN CRUISE FOR TWO IS GRAND PRIZE IN 26th ANNUAL IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION RETAIL DISPLAY CONTEST

Nov 29, 2016
ALL ABOARD! CARIBBEAN CRUISE FOR TWO IS GRAND PRIZE IN 26th ANNUAL IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION RETAIL DISPLAY CONTEST

Marley Chant Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker Awarded to All Entrants

EAGLE, ID (November 29, 2016) -- First-place retail display winners will set sail in the Caribbean for a seven-night getaway in an ocean-view stateroom, the new top award in the 2017 Idaho Potato Commission’s annual competition.

“We are delighted to be able to offer six all-expenses-paid vacations for two on Celebrity Cruises® as grand prizes for the 26th annual contest,” says IPC marketing manager Jamie Bowen. “The winning entrants and their category managers will be able to select from an eastern or western Caribbean cruise on Celebrity Cruises® Silhouette, for an approximate total retail value of $5,700 per prize! It’s the perfect reward for all of the hard work that goes into making these incredibly creative Idaho® potato displays that customers love, featuring Idaho® potatoes and our partner, HORMEL® Real Bacon Bits.”

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THE IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION RELEASES

Nov 18, 2016
THE IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION RELEASES

EAGLE, ID (November 17, 2016) -- As the first flurries begin to fall in some parts of the country, it’s a sure sign that the holiday season is upon us! This time of the year is traditionally filled with celebrations and family dinners. And as Julia Child once said, “A party without cake is just a meeting.” So to help you and your readers prepare for the season, the IPC has gathered several recipe collections for every type of celebration.

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IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION KICKS OFF HOLIDAY READY RECIPE CONTEST

Nov 15, 2016
IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION KICKS OFF HOLIDAY READY RECIPE CONTEST

EAGLE, ID (November 15, 2016) -- Attention food fanatics and chefs extraordinaire! During the month of November enter your favorite Idaho® potato recipe for a chance to win a $1,500 cash prize, a myriad of kitchen appliances from Kenmore® and a 15 lb. bag of fresh Idaho® potatoes. In addition to the prizes awarded for first, second and third place, a $500 “Social Spud” prize will be given to the recipe receiving the most “likes” on the contest page, encouraging contestants to share their recipe entry on their social media channels.

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IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION’S NEWEST COMMERCIAL TO BEGIN AIRING NATIONWIDE NOVEMBER 11

Nov 15, 2016
IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION’S NEWEST COMMERCIAL TO BEGIN AIRING NATIONWIDE NOVEMBER 11

EAGLE, ID (November 10, 2016) -- Does the real Idaho® Potato Farmer finally find his missing truck? We’ll never tell! Watch the new commercial featuring Farmer Mark and the Big Idaho® Potato Truck on national cable networks including The Food Network, CNN, Headline News, Fox News and The History and Cooking Channels beginning November 11 to find out.

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