As potato popularity soars—2012 has been declared “The Year of the Potato”—both experienced and fledgling chefs owe it to their customers to be fully informed on the subject.
Now, thanks to the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC), there’s an encyclopedic culinary resource dedicated to Idaho Potatoes: www.potato101.com.
From the bright and efficient home page, visitors can click to areas of interest: preparation and care of Idaho Potatoes; the science behind Idaho potatoes’ superior appearance, size and quality; or potato cooking basics and problem solving.
To improve comprehension, the IPC has posted 23 short videos that start with proper storage and end with advanced preparation techniques, like making potato chips, ribbons and curls.
Best of all, www.potato101.com is online 24/7 for chefs, chef-instructors and culinary students to sharpen their Idaho Potato knowledge and culinary skills. For more information about Idaho Potatoes, to browse the Idaho Potato Commission’s foodservice recipe database, or to download the IPC Foodservice Toolkit, visit www.foodservice.idahopotato.com.