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Read My Interview From
The Daily Gazette
from November 9th, 2022.

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Read My November From
518 Profiles Magazine

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My latest Article in 518 Profiles Magazine: Elana Mark: The Ins and Outs of a Landscape Artist
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I received an email from Ron Schrotenboer (an external tax lawyer advisor who I previously worked with at GE) telling me that he saw me the other evening on an episode of the History Channel's The Food That Built America entitled "Peanut Butter Battle." Lo and behold I watched it on the History Channel on Demand and there I am. I had no idea. What's more, as far back as I can remember, I have been severely allergic to peanut butter, so it was even more of a surprise.

So in addition to multiple episodes about potato chips, I have now also appeared on episodes about both burgers and peanut butter.

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The Saratoga County History Center

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Saratoga County man
considered top
potato chip historian
Mark Mulholland WNYT
Updated: August 1, 2022 - 6:40 PM
Published: July 29, 2022 - 4:44 PM

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I have recently been featured in two
Times Union Articles
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Article 1 - Vanderbilt helped invent the chip in Saratoga?
Likely a salty myth

Article 2 - Toga Chip Guy makes a second showing on History Channel

Article from Saratoga Today
Featuring, your's truly, The Toga Chip Guy!

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Watch The History Channel's
The Food That Built America,
"When The Chips Are Down",
season 2, episode 3,
where I am prominently featured.

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Read my feature article in
The Saratoga Lake Association News Letter.

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History Channel Podcast

After appearing in several episodes of
The History Channel's Series
"The Food That Built America",
I have now been prominently featured
in an associated podcast.

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My recent interview with Julia Dunn on CBS 6.

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Article About Me In Saratoga Today Entitled
"Who: Alan Richer, The Toga Chip Guy"

April 2nd, It starts on Page 3.

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The History Channel's
"The FoodThat Built America"
that aired on
National Potato Chip Day, March 14.
Featuring the history of Herman Lay
and then rival Fritos!

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Why Latine Communities Need Eva Longoria's New Film, "Flamin' Hot"

Eva Longoria's directorial debut "Flamin Hot" doesn't begin like your typical film. As the opening credits role, it seems normal enough, with Searchlight Pictures's drum role, a rhythm moviegoers everywhere know. But as the horns come in, the classic tune is transformed from the traditional march to mariachi — gritas and all. It's a clear sign that what's about to happen has a different flavor, a decidedly Mexican perspective.


Shohei's secret snack? We found it.

Shohei Ohtani does so many amazing things on the baseball field that it can be easy to forget that he has regular human concerns like you and me. Sometimes he gets hungry. Sometimes, he just wants a bag of Funyuns.

Are Cheetoes crunchy or dangerously cheesy?

From the beginning, Cheetos' slogan was "The cheese that goes crunch!". That slogan remained until 1996, when it became "Dangerously cheesy!". This was the current slogan for the product. Cheetos originally did not have a mascot, and in 1986, Chester Cheetah, an anthropomorphic cartoon cheetah character was introduced. Since his commercial was successful, he starred in another commercial, and eventually, he became Cheetos' official mascot. He has even starred in two video games.



Tortilla chips bring consumers together for enjoyment and relaxation.


Potato Facts

Acres of U.S. farmland used for potato growing in 2020
1 million

Rough percentage of annual U.S. potato crop used for french fries, tots, chips, and other processed foods

How did Elmer turn lunch into Fritos?

Fritos is the name of a brand of corn chips made by Frito-Lay. Elmer Doolin was so taken with the bag of corn chips served with his lunch in San Antonio, Texas that he paid $100 for the recipe. In 1932 he started the Frito Corporation. From 1967 until about 1971, the Frito Bandito was the mascot. In the mid-1970s, Fritos' mascot was a W. C. Fields caricature, W.C. Fritos.


What unusual uses do people put a Pringles can to?

on May 14, 2023
Published in Daily Trivia

Because of the metallic interior and long, tubular shape, Pringles cans have been used to make Wi-Fi network antennas, known as cantennas. Some fans of the chip brand collect the empty holders, which are colorful, uniform, and useful for storing small items such as paintbrushes. It is possible to throw the plastic lid on a Pringles can in a similar fashion to a flying disc. When released with the correct technique, they are surprisingly stable in flight, and can travel upwards of 50 feet