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10 offbeat food museums

By: Matt Hickman on Jan. 20, 2012, 9:16 a.m.
Idaho Potato Museum

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Idaho Potato Museum

Exalted edible: Starchy tubers

Location: Blackfoot, Idaho

Don’t go home without a … stuffed Spuddy Buddy doll

Although decidedly less scrumptious than its distant, deep-fried Belgian cousin, the Frietmuseum, the Idaho Potato Museum in the city of Blackfoot (aka “The Potato Capitol of the World”) is a tuber lover’s dream come true where highlights include the world’s largest Pringle, a historical timeline of potato consumption, antique farming and sorting equipment, a massive potato masher collection (pictured), 1,600-year-old tuber-storing vessels from Peru and “free taters for out-of-staters.” The museum itself is hard to miss: Just keep an eye out for the giant baked potato sculpture out front.