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South Beach Sizzles as America's Culinary Elite Compete in Idaho® Potato Side Dish Challenge

Feb 19, 2009
South Beach Sizzles as America's Culinary Elite Compete in Idaho® Potato Side Dish Challenge

EAGLE, ID, February 19, 2009 -- The country's top chefs battled it out at the third annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Ray. Not only were their skills at the grill tested as they bumped the beloved burger to new culinary heights, but Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) -- a
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Idaho® Potatoes Energize Athletes at Special Olympics World Winter Games

Feb 13, 2009
Idaho® Potatoes Energize Athletes at Special Olympics World Winter Games

EAGLE, Idaho, February 13, 2009 - The worldwide recognition of Idaho® potatoes was apparent as participants of the Special Olympics World Winter Games descended upon Idaho this past week. As the IPC's mascot Spuddy Buddy greeted athletes from nearly 100 countries in his official cobalt blue World Games jersey, the universal response was clear, "Idaho® potatoes are the best in the World!"
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2008 PMA Fresh Summit Attendees were "Hot, Hot, Hot" for Idaho® Potato Commission Booth

Nov 11, 2008
2008 PMA Fresh Summit Attendees were "Hot, Hot, Hot" for Idaho® Potato Commission Booth

EAGLE, IDAHO, November 11, 2008 - Regular attendees of the Produce Marketing Association's (PMA) Fresh Summit have learned to expect the unexpected at the Idaho Potato Commission's booth, and 2008 was no exception. A record 870 produce industry professionals jumped at the opportunity to "shake their groove thang" like their favorite pop stars via green-screen technology. The aspiring entertainers' heads were superimposed on animated bodies of professional dancers and broadcast for all to see.
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Chef Paul Prudhomme Shows Why He's Still the Best

Oct 2, 2008
Chef Paul Prudhomme Shows Why He's Still the Best

Eagle, ID, October 2, 2008 - Wolfgang Puck and four of his world-renowned chef friends partnered with the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) for the second annual recipe contest at the 26th American Wine &Food Festival (AWFF) held on the back lot of Universal Studios in Los Angeles this past Saturday, September 27th. Star chefs battled it out in a fierce competition of culinary skills as they each vied for the grand prize $10,000 charitable donation in their name.
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Jul 31, 2008
Idaho Potato Commission Announces Winners of iTuber Take II Video Contest

EAGLE, IDAHO, July 31, 2008 - From coast to coast, Idaho® Potato fans showed their love for the spud in the Idaho Potato Commission's (IPC) iTuber Take II Video Contest. Entrants submitted spud-inspired shorts including animated educational videos, horror flicks and documentaries - all vying for a chance to win the $3,000 grand prize.
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Super Chef Nobu Matsuhisa Wows With New Idaho Roll

Oct 10, 2007
Super Chef Nobu Matsuhisa Wows With New Idaho Roll

Eagle, ID, October 10, 2007--Wolfgang Puck and five of his world renowned chef friends leapt at the chance to partner with the Idaho Potato Commission IPC President Frank Muir and Chef Nobu Matsuhisa Present Wolfgang Puck with a $10,000 check to benefit LA Meals On Wheels.
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Dust Off Your Boots and Spurs...

Oct 3, 2007
Ladies and Gentlemen, Dust Off Your Boots and Spurs...

EAGLE, IDAHO, October 3, 2007 - In Texas they do things BIG and while in Houston, Texas, for the 2007 PMA Conference, the Idaho Potato Commission is showing attendees it's the biggest potato gun in town. For three consecutive years, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has had one of the most popular booths at PMA and 2007 will be no different.
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Idaho Potato Commission Rolls Out the Burlap Carpet to Announce the Winners of Its First iTuber Video Contest

Aug 2, 2007
Idaho Potato Commission Rolls Out the Burlap Carpet to Announce the Winners of Its First iTuber Video Contest

Eagle, Idaho, Aug 2, 2007 - From coast to coast, it's evident that folks all across the country love their Idaho Spuds. Paul Searle from McMinnville, OR, John Hill from Orlando, FL, and Jay Alan Meier from Vancouver, WA are the Grand Prize winners in the first annual iTuber Video Contest sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission. Each winner will receive $1000.
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Aug 2, 2007
Idaho Potato Commission Debuts Winners of iTuber Video Contest

There was no shortage of creativity in the first ever iTuber video contest. Folks across the country were given a chance to win $1,000 for their videos starring Idaho's famous potato. From rap songs to operettas to science projects, it?s evident people love their spuds. The winning videos made their national debut on August 2nd at
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Jeannie is Out of Her Bottle... And Will Join Friend, and Classic TV Icon, Mary Ann at PMA!

Oct 22, 2006
Jeannie is Out of Her Bottle... And Will Join Friend, and Classic TV Icon, Mary Ann at PMA!

EAGLE, ID, October 22, 2006 -- "Yes, Master, it's true," Barbara Eden and Dawn Wells will grant the wish of every fan when they meet attendees and pose for pictures at the Idaho Potato Commission's booth at this year's PMA Fresh Summit in San Diego.
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