National Potato Day - October 7th 2016

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National Potato Day - October 7th 2016

National Potato Day 2016Bord Bia is celebrating National Potato Day on Friday, October 7th, by enlisting the support of a new potato ambassador, the prize-winning chef Mark Moriarty, and he will be joining current potato ambassador, TV nutritional expert and dietitian, Aoife Hearne in supporting the “Potatoes: More Than A Bit On The Side” campaign on Watch Mark Moriarty cook Potato Rosti with smoked salmon. See Mark explaining his food philosophy and why he's such a fan of using potatoes in his cooking in the video below.

Visit on National Potato Day, to cook up your favourite recipe from the site. See our recent press release for more details on national potato day - "National Potato Day celebrates the potato and its role in international cuisine"

Mark Moriarty - National Potato Day 2016

Our love affair with the potato is as strong as ever, we estimated that Irish households will work their way through over 115 million packs of potatoes this year and the vegetable is still Ireland’s favourite carb at mealtimes. Lorcan Bourke, Potato Sector Manager with Bord Bia said: “National Potato Day on Friday, October 7th is an ideal time to celebrate the huge role potatoes have in Irish culture. This year’s main crop has just arrived in stores and it is important people know how to cook this naturally fat free and gluten free food.”

There is an open farm day on FA Potato Chairman Eddie Doyle’s farm in Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny. Seven national schools from the area will visit the farm to learn about the life of a potato, see potatoes being peeled and prepared for chipping and to participate in an on-site cookery demonstration by Dooley’s Hotel chef Mark Murphy using recipes from See the IFA site for more information.

Keogh’s Farm and Country Crest are calling on families to join them on Saturday 8th October in Newbridge House & Farm, Donabate to celebrate National Potato Day with spuds, sack races and family fun in honour of Ireland’s greatest staple food - the potato!

Potatoes: More than a bit on the side

Potatoes: More than a bit on the side'Potatoes: More than a bit on the side' campaign aims to get the Irish public to take a fresh look at potatoes by reminding them that potatoes are a healthy and delicious source of inspiration. Over 60 recipes from around the world are available on highlighting the versatility and nutritional benefits of the popular tuber. The recipes include:

All recipes are quick to prepare in under 30 minutes and contain between 300 and 500 calories. You can also get information on potato varieties and potato recipe hints & tips.