So I am going to the potato fields of Idaho compliments of the Simplot Culinary Learning Experience and I am going to get an up-close an personal look at those notorious potato fields. I feel proud from the depths of my Irish roots and I do see it as a sort of Graceland experience which will bring me face to face with the starch of my people. I will be one with the spud. A kind of robust zen will be my spiritual reward for this pilgrimage.
You may be asking yourself, “what the heck is she talking about?”
I won a “scholarship,” well really an all-expense paid trip to learn about the diverse agriculture of Boise, Idaho. I will be attending an Idaho Specialty Foods Showcase, touring the Clear Springs Food Trout Farm, and exploring onion and potato fields.
Now I have never been to Boise. All I know about Idaho is that it contains deliciousness in the form of one of my favorite ingredients (and did you know: at 200 calories, the potato is the single most satisfying food–single food that is). Mmmm…potato!
My plans are simple:
get a cool T-shirt
snap a picture of me in the potato fields (I’m envisioning a cowboy hat, jean shorts and a long pitchfork…we’ll see)
digest as much starch…and knowledge as possible 🙂
More to come on the Great Potato Adventure!……….