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Dec 27, 2004
Touchdown Tater Tidbits

BSU Quarterback Jared Zabransky can throw an Idaho Potato 80 yards. It’s no wonder, considering he was raised on a potato farm.
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Dec 22, 2004
'Tis the Season to Love Potatoes

BOISE, ID, December 22, 2004 - Need some fresh new potato ideas for Potato Lover's Month in February? Never fear, the Idaho Potato Commission's accordion fold recipe cards are now available. With six new tantalizing takes on the classic potato, planning an innovative menu to kick off the month-long festivities will be simple as an Idaho® Potato Torte.
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Dec 17, 2004
Idaho Potato Commission Announces Grand Prize Winner of Gilligan's Island Trivia Contest at 2004 PMA

BOISE, ID, DECEMBER 17, 2004 - Sue Behrens of Roundy's in Milwaukee, WI, and three guests will receive VIP treatment at SpudFest 2005 -- including a special breakfast with SpudFest founder Dawn Wells (a.k.a. Mary Anne of the hit TV show Gilligan's Island). In early August of next year, Behrens and her family will travel to Idaho for the four-day celebration showcasing family films and musical talent, including shorts and animations.
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Dec 1, 2004
Idaho Potato Commission "Goes Another Round" Versus Anti Carb Diets

BOISE, ID, December, 2004 - A determined Idaho Potato Commission continues to fight the good fight and has fired the latest salvo: a new commercial starring fitness icon Denise Austin knocking anti-carb diets and touting complex carbohydrates, such as those found in Idaho Potatoes.
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Nov 19, 2004
Resolve to Get Organized in the New Year!

BOISE, ID, November 19, 2004 - The wait is over. The "2005 Foodservice Event Planner," produced by the Idaho Potato Commission and Restaurants &Institutions, is now available! So plan your month. Plan your year. Just plan your menu around the innovative recipes highlighted each month from leading chefs around the nation. A useful tool for every foodservice professional, the planner highlights important dates to remember from conferences and trade shows to holidays and special occasions. And while the dates are a reminder of opportunities for unique or seasonal menu planning, the eye-catching recipe photography provides the inspiration. This year's planner spotlights ethnic recipes in American dining and each month also includes helpful tips and quips from chefs and the IPC.
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Nov 9, 2004
Your Resource for Mashed Potatoes: www.idahopotato.com (But, of course!)

BOISE, ID, November 9, 2004 - America's number one potato, the Idaho Potato, also has a top notch web site that makes the search for tips and twists to mashed potatoes as easy as pie.
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Oct 29, 2004
Ideal Growing Conditions in Idaho Contribute to Top Quality 2004 Crop

BOISE, Idaho, October 29, 2004 - Idaho Potato growers will harvest approximately 348,000 acres of Idaho Potatoes this year, producing 13.2 billion pounds of potatoes. Weather conditions during the potato growing season were ideal, and the ample rain and favorable temperatures yielded potatoes that are consistently shaped, as well as large and smoothly-textured.
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Oct 7, 2004
Helpful Holiday Hints for Perfect Potato Preparation

When it comes time for preparing one of the center attractions for your holiday meal (besides your family's traditional and beloved main course), potatoes rank right up there as an absolute given. Who better than the wives of Idaho Potato Commissioners to provide tips to ensure your 2004 holiday potato preparations are as flawless, easy and delicious as possible. (And, you are a step ahead when you start with the most consistently shaped and flavorful potatoes out there!)
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Sep 10, 2004
Idaho Potato Commission's CEO Flexes Muscles with America's Favorite Fitness Expert

BOISE, ID, September 10, 2004 - The Idaho Potato Commission recently announced that it has renewed its partnership with fitness icon Denise Austin who has served as an impassioned advocate for Idaho Potatoes for the past year.
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Sep 7, 2004
Yes! Yes! It's True: The Gilligan's Island Crew was Rescued

BOISE, IDAHO, September 7, 2004 - Visitors will think they're seeing a mirage when they stop by booth # 501 at this year's PMA. The familiar faces of original Gilligan's Island cast members will generate a lot of second looks and, the folks at the Idaho Potato Commission's booth hope, a lot of conversation, socializing and photo opportunities.
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