song: aishiteru (monkey majik)
PO-TA-TO has always been one of my favourite food. We have been hearing myths that potatoes are carbs and consuming carbs can make me fat and unhealthy but it seems that Potatoes USA has helped me to cleared the myths.
I was invited to attend a "potato" event on the 26th of August organized by Potatoes USA. at The Wembley, A St Giles Hotel, Penang. Potatoes USA is the marketing organization for the 2,500 commercial potato growers operating in the United States.
An introduction speech was given by Mr William Tan, the Penang representative of Potatoes USA to officially kick start the event.
Next was a speech by Mr Richard Lieu, the Trade Promotions Director of Potatoes USA.
There is where I've come to know that there are over a hundred types of potatoes in USA and were divided into 7 categories such as Russets, White, Round Red, Yellow Flesh, Blue Purple, Fingerling and Petite. Each of these different types of potatoes comes in different shapes and has different textures as well.
Followed by a presentation by Ms Khoo An Jo, a practising dietitian for more than 15 years to debunk us on the myths of potatoes.
And now, its the session which everyone that has been waiting for. A cooking demo by Chef Audee Cheah, PKT, PJK the president of Penang Chef Association. He also shared with us 4 simple recipes by using US Russet Potatoes.
1) U.S Potatoes and Prawn Kerabu
2) Curry Chicken Stuffed U.S. Potatoes
3) Kimchi Seaweed U.S. Lattice Cut Fries
4) Chilli Flavoured U.S. Potatoes Wedges in Lettuce Cup
with Chef Audee Cheah
It was indeed a privilege to be invited to attend this event with great experience in expanding more knowledge on potatoes. Thanks again for inviting us over for this event.