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For connoisseurs: 63 different ways to cook a potato

Dear readers, we do not often – if ever really – publish information about recipes and such here on Potato News Today, as our regular followers know. But since it is weekend in most countries in the world where our readers are located, and because of all the many potato recipe related pieces that clutter my information stream daily, this one stands out… So why not? Here goes then…

Green Thumb Farms to expand Maine potato universe

This month, potato lovers are getting a chance to try a new variety that hasn’t been seen in New England before, the result of a partnership between Fryeburg’s Green Thumb Farms and Hannaford Supermarkets. If it works, new kinds of potatoes might be introduced to a wider range of Maine stores. Mike Hart, director of sales and marketing for Green[Read More…]

Canadian company launches 'impeachment soap' for the American market

The owner of Prince Edward Island’s Potato Soap Company in Canada has come up with a new soap he hopes will appeal to some customers south of the border. Pieter Ijsselstein in Prince Edward Island on the east coast of Canada has produced 600 bars of a peach-scented ‘impeachment soap’ to inject some humor into the political news coming out of[Read More…]

BuzzFeed News tracked down the kid Vice President Dan Quayle made to misspell “potato”

BuzzFeed News launched a new show on Facebook Watch on Monday, That Literally Happened, which revisits some of the most notorious events and trends of the ’90s. The first episode digs into one of the era’s most notorious political gaffes: the time former vice president Dan Quayle misspelled potato. Yep. Potato. For those who don’t remember, on June 15, 1992, Dan Quayle[Read More…]

Mailing service lets you send messages on a potato

We’ve all been there, writing a letter to a bestie when suddenly you have the dawning realisation – this message would be better if it was written on a vegetable! Because everyone loves writing letters and everyone loves vegetables, particularly potatoes. But now, to save yourself having to go to the daily effort of writing your messages on vegetables which we[Read More…]

Weird news: Lost wedding ring found after 30 years in a potato field

A treasured wedding ring, thought to be lost forever, has been found by a metal detectorist searching a potato field in Lezayre on the Isle of Man. Jason Crowe said farmer Neil Stoutt had joked about recovering the ring which was lost by his sister almost 30 years ago as they harvested potatoes. But remarkably, just 20 minutes later, the[Read More…]

Star spudded: Game of Thrones star caught wearing a SPUD T-shirt

Look, when I – as Miley Cyrus so poignantly stated – hop out of the plane at LAX, I look like literal garbage. Maybe I’ve put together some semblance of a cute outfit, but if the paparazzi snagged a picture of me, no one would be writing about my Rocky Horror Picture Show  t-shirt. But when you’re as iconic as Maisie Williams, your airport[Read[Read More…]

Nutrition prof in deep fat over French fries comments

On the not-quite sixth day of Christmas, a researcher gave to “we” … six lousy french fries — and a salad grown organically… Eric Rimm, professor of the departments of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and real-life Grinch recently was quoted in a New York Times story, “You Don’t Want Fries With That.” According to[Read[Read More…]

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