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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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IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION “BUILD A BAKER” WEB PAGE DELIVERS  NUTRITION MESSAGING TO KIDS IN EASY BITES

May 17, 2016
IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION “BUILD A BAKER” WEB PAGE DELIVERS NUTRITION MESSAGING TO KIDS IN EASY BITES

IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION “BUILD A BAKER” WEB PAGE DELIVERS

NUTRITION MESSAGING TO KIDS IN EASY BITES

Eagle ID (May 2016)—Teaching nutrition to kids can be problematic. While the topic galvanizes adults, kids need a little help to engage. So make nutrition intriguing and interactive with Build a Baker, a web page created by the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) to help kids make healthy menu choices. Potatoes often get a bad nutrition rap, when, in fact, potatoes are a nutrient-dense vegetable. A healthy diet that includes potatoes starts with preparation and toppings.

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THE HEAD-TURNING JAW-DROPPING BIG IDAHO® POTATO TRUCK IS BACK ON THE ROAD FOR ITS FIFTH NATIONAL TOUR

May 2, 2016
THE HEAD-TURNING JAW-DROPPING BIG IDAHO® POTATO TRUCK IS BACK ON THE ROAD FOR ITS FIFTH NATIONAL TOUR

In 7 months the Truck will travel 28,000 miles & visit more than 60 cities

Boise, ID (May 2, 2016) Back by popular demand, the world’s largest potato on wheels is traveling across the country promoting Idaho’s most famous agricultural product, the Idaho® potato. While on its journey, the Big Idaho® Potato Truck will help dozens of charities better serve their communities through its charitable program, “A Big Helping.”

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NEED APPETIZER INSPIRATION? KEEP IDAHO® POTATO SKINS AT THE READY

Apr 21, 2016
NEED APPETIZER INSPIRATION? KEEP IDAHO® POTATO SKINS AT THE READY

Eagle ID (April 2016) — Repeat orders will tell you: the popularity of potato skin appetizers never wavers. Built from cost-effective ingredients and easy to assemble, potato skins can be customized to fit any operation and menu style.

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