New Website from the Idaho Potato Commission Serves Up a Heaping Helping of Tater Tips, Tools and Facts

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EAGLE, ID, March 26, 2012 – Hungry for more information on how to perfect your potato dishes? Consider your cravings satisfied with the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) new website Potato 101, an all-you-can-eat buffet of knowledge on America’s Favorite Vegetable. Contents include a brief history of the famous Idaho® potato, FAQs, nutritional benefits and an in-depth guide to storing, handling and preparing spuds.

“With Potato 101, we wanted to create an all-inclusive space where anyone, from a culinary student or an accomplished chef, to someone making their first baked potato, could find answers to their questions,” said Don Odiorne, Vice President, Foodservice, IPC. “The website showcases a variety of techniques for cooking potatoes that are suitable for a range of skill sets and presented in an engaging and easy-to-follow format.”

The Idaho Potato Commission’s new website, Potato101, features a wealth of potato information, including a series of instructional videos demonstrating various potato preparations, such as roasting, baking and making potato chips.

The Idaho Potato Commission’s new website, Potato101, features a wealth of potato information, including a series of instructional videos demonstrating various potato preparations, such as roasting, baking and making potato chips.

One of the most user-friendly aspects of the website is the selection of 23 short videos which serve as how-to guides for every aspect of potato preparation. The series includes basic concepts such as storing and cleaning potatoes, as well as more advanced techniques, like creating potato ribbons and curls.

For more information about Idaho® potatoes, including recipes, contests, news, games and more, visit: http://www.idahopotato.com/.

About the Idaho Potato Commission
The Idaho Potato Commission is a state agency that is primarily responsible for expanding the markets for Idaho-grown potatoes through advertising, promotion and research. The Commission also protects the use of the "Idaho® potato" and "Grown in Idaho®" seals, which are federally registered Certification Marks that belong to the IPC. These Marks ensure that consumers are purchasing potatoes that have been grown in the state of Idaho. For more information, visit www.idahopotato.com.

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