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The Appearance Of The Saratoga Chip By Year & Location

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I have recently been featured in twi Times Union Articles
Please read the articles 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

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Please read the article in Saratoga Today that features, your's truly, The Toga Chip Guy!

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Current Events!


Please watch the latest episode of 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 "Shorelines" The Saratoga Lake Association News Letter.

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Listen to my recent interview on Heart Radio.

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Listen To The New 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!


Please read my recent interview with Julia Dunn on CBS 6.

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

This article was just published today, April 2nd, It starts on Page 3.

Click here to read!


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

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John Karolefski, author of the blog Grocery Stories at:
 
https://www.grocerystories.com/ 

has written a book about grocery shopping. He had requested a quote from me about about chips -- their place in snack history, their popularity, etc.

I had provided him with a quote that I will disclose once his book is published.

Here is that quote!

"Potato chips are more American than apple pie. Compare the shelf space allotted to potato chips and apple pie in your local grocery store"


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Recent Events

On Novemeber 19th 2019, I spoke to the New York Capital Region Elfuns Club at the Hilton Garden Inn in Clifton Park NY, on the History of the Potato Chip.
The club consists of mostly retired General Electric employees.


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The Toga Chip Guy Is On The Air!

I have been interviewed about the history of the potato chip by a California based radio station, Yesterday USA  Radio Networks,  at 10:30pm New York time on Saturday, September 14th.  
Listen here!

1853
Saratoga Springs, NY
1869
Philadelphia, PA
1878
New Britain, CT
1885
Baltimore, MD
1887
Washington, DC - Whitehouse Cookbook
1889
Beverly, MA
Alleghany, PA
Troy, NY
1890
St. Louis, MO
1891
Columbus, OH
1895
Cleveland, OH
New York, NY
1896
Boston, MA
1898
Catawissa, PA
Lima, OH
Pottsville, PA
1899
Detroit, MI
1900
Hanover, PA
Portland, ME
1901
Buffalo, NY
Hamilton, NJ
1902
Jackson, MS
1903
Lebanon, PA
1904
Topeka, KS
Washington, DC
1905
Nashville, TN
Los Angeles, CA
1906
San Antonio, TX
Salt Lake City, UT
Berlin (Now Kitchener) Ontario, Canada
1908
Omaha, NE
1910
Dayton, OH
Houston, TX
Chicago, IL
1911
Portsmouth, NH
1913
Fairbanks, AK
1914
Salem, OR
1915
Akron, OH
Evanston, IL
Olivette, Missouri
1916
Roseburg, OR
1918
Tacoma, WA
1920
Ithaca, NY
1921
San Francisco, CA
1922
Tulsa, OK
1923
Honolullu, HI
1925
Hamilton, OH
Huntington Park, CA
1927
Columbia, PA
1928
San Bernardino, CA
1930
Philadelphia, PA
Scranton, PA
1932
Rochester, NY
Portland, OR
Milwaukee, WI
1935
Lewistown, PA
Miami, FL
1936
Avon, NJ
1937
Cohoes, NY
1940
Washington, DC
1950
Oriskany, NY
1957
Cohoes, NY
Elwood City, PA
1959
York, PA
1990
Bronx, NY
Schuylerville, NY
2009
Chambersburg, PA
Boulder, CO
Hanover, PA
2010
Nottingham, PA
2015
Olivette, MO