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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.

Please watch all of my videos from
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
Please read them by clicking the links below!

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.

Please visit The ACast Site to listen!

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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Schedule a presentation With The Chip Guy!

Featuring the “Toga Chip Guy,” local historian/collector who has appeared on NBC and been featured in newspaper articles.
He will discuss the origins and chronology including the mythology surrounding the invention and share presentation of his extensive collection of memorabilia and collectibles.

Topics covered:
∞ Alternative Origins ∞
- Players, Facts, Mystery & Myths
∞ Saratoga Chips Collection ∞
- Timeline
- Geographic Expansion
- Tins, Bags & Machinery
- Company Slogans
- Anthropological Changes in Clothing etc.
- Delivery Transportation, Plants &
- Companies that Began by Selling Saratoga
- Non-Potato “Saratoga Chip” Products
- Inspiration for the Collection
- Travels & People I have Met
- Museums, Libraries, Historical Societies,
Manufacturers, Trade Associations &

On November 19th, I addressed the Schenectady Chapter of the General Electric Company Elfuns, a not for profit group comprised mostly of retirees.  Immediately below are the comments I received:

Delightful and colorful presentation with lots of colorful data.  C. B.  

Very Interesting.  Enjoyed the Presentation.  Loved learnings about local Saratoga

It was a very revealing and interesting presentation.  Thank you so much
Chuck Knowles, Program Chair, Schenectady Chapter of GE Elfuns 

Enjoy the photos,

The Toga Chip Guy

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