Idaho® Potato Virtual Side Dish Challenge Features Six New Delicious Recipes from Spud-Loving Food Bloggers

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Idaho Potato Commission to Donate $5,000 to Winning Blogger’s Local Meals On Wheels Chapter, Plus Opportunities for Fans to Win Potato Prizes

EAGLE, Idaho, February 19, 2014—The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) teamed up with six popular bloggers from across the country to each create a tantalizing new Idaho® potato recipe to vie for votes in the Virtual Side Dish Challenge. The blogger whose recipe receives the most votes will earn her local Meals On Wheels chapter a $5,000 donation from the IPC made in the blogger’s name.

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Fans who vote will also have several opportunities to win a box of free Idaho® potatoes by tweeting about the contest using #SideDishChallenge, with winners randomly selected throughout the voting period.

“The Virtual Side Dish Challenge is a fun opportunity for potato lovers to get involved with the IPC – while supporting a great cause – by simply by checking out the latest recipes created by our talented group of Idaho® potato bloggers,” said Don Odiorne, Vice President of Foodservice/Website, IPC. “From a spicy twist on hasselback potatoes to flavor-packed duchess potatoes, these creative recipes truly showcase the versatility of the humble spud. Whether you vote for your favorite dish, blogger or hometown hero, we hope that these side dishes make their way onto your family’s plates.”

The competing bloggers and recipes are:


To vote for your favorite blogger and/or recipe, please visit http://www.idahopotato.com/virtual_side_dish_challenge. After voting, tweet #SideDishChallenge with your top pick to be entered to win a gift box of Idaho® potatoes. Each participant may vote once every 24-hour period.

About the Idaho Potato Commission
Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous “Grown in Idaho®” seal, a federally registered certification mark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho's growing season of warm days and cool nights, ample mountain-fed irrigation and rich volcanic soil, give Idaho Potatoes their unique texture, taste and dependable performance, that differentiates Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states.

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