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IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION OFFERS CULINARY TIPS FOR MAKING

Nov 10, 2016
IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION OFFERS CULINARY TIPS FOR MAKING

Eagle ID (November 2016)—When time is short in a hectic kitchen, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has created a basic and resource for chefs and culinary students that need experienced guidance for producing perfect mashed potatoes and crisp French fries from frozen potatoes.

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THE IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN LEADERSHIP

Sep 14, 2016
THE IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN LEADERSHIP

Eagle, Idaho (September 14, 2016) --The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) announced the recent appointments of Ritchey Toevs of Toevs Farm as Chairman and Lynn Wilcox of Wilcox, Floyd & Sons as Vice Chairman of the IPC for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. 

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BIG IDAHO® POTATO TRUCK SETS SAIL IN NYC HARBOR

Sep 2, 2016
BIG IDAHO® POTATO TRUCK SETS SAIL IN NYC HARBOR

12,000 Pounds of Potatoes Donated To Manhattan's Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen as Thank You to New Yorkers

EAGLE, IDAHO (September 2, 2016) -- The world’s largest potato on wheels traded its tires for buoys in celebration of the 2016 Idaho® Potato Harvest. On Wednesday, August 24, the giant spud embarked on her maiden voyage through the New York Harbor – beginning in Brooklyn and passing all the major landmarks in South Manhattan including the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and Freedom Tower.

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DR. POTATO IS ALWAYS ON CALL FOR IDAHO® POTATO QUESTIONS

Aug 23, 2016
DR. POTATO IS ALWAYS ON CALL FOR IDAHO® POTATO QUESTIONS

Eagle ID (August 2016)—When reviewing the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) website analytics for the past year (August 2015-August 2016), IPC staff wasn’t surprised to find that Dr. Potato (alias Don Odiorne, Vice President-Foodservice) had garnered 959,328 page views, nearly 50% of all www.idahopotato.com views.

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ETHNIC IDAHO® POTATO SALAD RECIPES TRANSPORT CONSUMERS AROUND THE GLOBE

Jul 22, 2016
ETHNIC IDAHO® POTATO SALAD RECIPES TRANSPORT CONSUMERS AROUND THE GLOBE

From France to Peru, these potato salad recipes will bring a sense of adventure and wanderlust right to your table

Eagle, Idaho (July 22, 2016) -- As the hot summer weather sweeps across the nation, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) invites spud lovers to cool down with one of their numerous potato salad recipes. Experience flavors from all corners of the world without leaving town or breaking the bank!

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THE MAGIC OF IDAHO® POTATOES UNEARTHED IN PBS TELEVISION PROGRAMMING

Jul 22, 2016
THE MAGIC OF IDAHO® POTATOES UNEARTHED IN PBS TELEVISION PROGRAMMING

Ask This Old House Features Special Segment on Idaho® Potatoes

Eagle, Idaho (July 21, 2016) -- Ask This Old House, a popular home improvement show on PBS, recently aired a 6-minute segment exploring how Idaho® potatoes are grown and thoroughly explaining how potatoes from Idaho differ from potatoes grown in other states.

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IDAHO® POTATO COMMISSION INVITES CONSUMERS TO AIR FRY THEIR POTATOES

Jul 22, 2016
IDAHO® POTATO COMMISSION INVITES CONSUMERS TO AIR FRY THEIR POTATOES

A healthier approach to cooking delicious Idaho® potatoes, air fryers are putting a new spin on spuds

Eagle, Idaho (June 24, 2016) -- The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) recently enlisted two popular food bloggers to create Idaho® potato recipes that are prepared using one of the hottest new cooking tools for home chefs, the air fryer. This new device circulates extremely hot air around food to create crispy mouth-watering dishes. Available on kitchenware websites, air fryers provide consumers with an innovative way to make their favorite Idaho® potato recipes even healthier.

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WARM UP FALL MENUS WITH LOADED IDAHO® POTATOES

Jul 18, 2016
WARM UP FALL MENUS WITH LOADED IDAHO® POTATOES

WARM UP FALL MENUS WITH LOADED IDAHO® POTATOES  

Eagle ID (July 2016)—The loaded Idaho® potato is a menu tradition that never ages or wanes in popularity.  Across the country, chefs channel their creativity into tempting toppings that complement the light fluffy texture of a perfectly baked Idaho® Russet. Adding to their customer appeal, loaded potatoes can meet a variety of menu needs. Depending on the size, a loaded potato could serve as an individual appetizer (6-8 ounce) or a satisfying entrée (8-11 ounce).

 

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GOLDEN YEAR: IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION AWARDS RECORD AMOUNT OF CASH, PRIZES, FOR 25TH ANNUAL RETAIL DISPLAY CONTEST

May 20, 2016
GOLDEN YEAR: IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION AWARDS RECORD AMOUNT OF CASH, PRIZES, FOR 25TH ANNUAL RETAIL DISPLAY CONTEST

GOLDEN YEAR: IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION AWARDS RECORD AMOUNT OF CASH, PRIZES, FOR 25TH ANNUAL RETAIL DISPLAY CONTEST

$200,000+ Goes to Winning Entries from More
than 5,000 Stores

EAGLE, IDAHO (May 17, 2016) - With top dollars at stake - more than $200,000 in cash and prizes - 5,000-plus retailers mined their creativity this year for the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) 2016 retail display competition. Now in its 25th year, the contest upped its game with double the number of award levels and partner products as Country Crock® Original Buttery Spread joined HORMEL® Real Bacon Bits to help spur even more spud sales during the nine-week competition period.

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IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION ADDS THREE NEW MOUTH-WATERING GLUTEN-FREE RECIPES TO ITS RICH RECIPE COLLECTION

May 20, 2016
IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION ADDS THREE NEW MOUTH-WATERING GLUTEN-FREE RECIPES TO ITS RICH RECIPE COLLECTION

Idaho® Potato and White Bean Skordalia is an easy two-step dip that goes perfectly with crunchy vegetables or chips

Eagle, IDAHO (May 3, 2016) -- The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has just released three new and unique gluten-free recipes for those avoiding wheat and flour-based ingredients. Idaho® Potato Skordalia; Russian Beet, Idaho® Potato Salad; and Idaho® Potato South African Curried Meatloaf (Bobotie) use naturally gluten-free, Idaho® potatoes as the main ingredient and taste so good, even folks not monitoring their gluten intake will enjoy them.

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