A member of the Oregon Potato Commission hopes consumers will study potatoes for flavor and aroma the same way they view wine and apples.
Retired Portland chef Leif Benson is a public member of the Oregon Potato Commission, culinary ambassador for the state and was twice named Chef of the Year by the American Culinary Federation Chef Society of Oregon.
"It's extremely rare for anybody, industry, culinary or consumer-wise, to actually have the ability to taste all these varieties at one time," Benson said. "The chefs are blown away -- they've never understood the flavor that existed in a whole range of potatoes."
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