Latest News from the IPC

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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Sep 2, 2004
Looking for a Little Culinary Inspiration?

BOISE, IDAHO, September 2, 2004 – Everyone needs a little inspiration now and then when it comes to menu planning. But where do you start? Classics like America's favorite potato – the Idaho potato, are ideal for experimenting because it can be prepared in an endless number of ways to provide limitless menu possibilities. For chefs who like to try new recipes to keep their menus creative and relevant, www.idahopotato.com is the place. All you have to do is log onto the site, click on the recipe catalog button and your recipe rolodex will never be the same.
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Jul 6, 2004
New Idaho Potato Commission "Signature" Video Shows Operators How to Make Fries from Scratch

BOISE, ID, July 6, 2004 - The perfect fresh made French fry need not be an enigma any longer. The folks at the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) have created an instructional video that walks restaurant and non commercial operators through the ABCs of creating the best on premise freshly prepared French fry possible.
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Jul 6, 2004
How to Make the Best "Signature" Fresh French Fries

Select quality potatoes. The best potatoes to use for making fresh French fries are Idaho Russet Potatoes. The high solids content of the Idaho Potato guarantees consistent flavor, golden color and fluffy potato inside texture. In addition, the long oval shape of the Idaho Potato will result in eye-pleasing cut fries. Look for an oval shape, nice length and shallow eyes. No. 1 grade potatoes yield the highest, but No. 2 potatoes may make a more economical choice. The taste is the same.
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Jun 21, 2004
Idaho Potato Commission Hosts Elegant Event for Media at Chicago's Four-Star Spiaggia Restaurant

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, June 21, 2004 - The Idaho Potato Commission feted special media guests with an elegant and informative luncheon event held today at Spiaggia -- Chicago's only four-star Italian restaurant as rated by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Magazine.
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