Turlock, Calf.-based Gemperle Farms has launched an online video series to showcase egg-related crafts, recipes and science experiments, and to provide a behind-the-scenes look at Gemperle Family Farms.
“At our Gemperle Chicken Ranch, we think it’s important to educate customers on what makes Gemperle Eggs special while having fun at the same time,” explained Gemperle Family Farms President Steve Gemperle. “These videos take an egg and transform it from a kitchen staple into an interesting and engaging science experiment, recipe or craft.”
All the videos highlight the exceptional Gemperle chickens and eggs, ranging from explaining egg economics, or Egg-o-Nomics, to showcasing the Gemperle family’s dedication to happy and healthy chickens. For example, the kid-produced Bouncy Egg video uses Gemperle eggs to show kids how science can transform an egg into a rubber toy. Gemperle Farms will be adding new videos monthly; already there are more than a dozen videos available.
In support of the new video series, Gemperle Farms is hosting an online contest, “Holiday Video Viewing.” Contestants are invited to watch educational and entertaining child-friendly videos on the Gemperle website for a chance to win one of three fabulous prizes. The first place winner will receive a $300 Amazon gift card; second place a $100 Amazon gift card; and third place a $50 Amazon gift card.
“The contest aims to cultivate a richer, more interactive experience for our customers,” Gemperle said. “Our educational videos are the ideal platform to teach kids about the Gemperle Egg Ranch, but really it’s all about having fun.”
Participation in the Holiday Video Viewing contest is simple. Just go to the Gemperle Family Farms video webpage (http://gemperle.com/gemperle-videos/), watch a video, and send Gemperle Farms an email. Emails should be sent firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, “Gemperle Farms Videos.” In the text, include your name and the number of videos you watched.
For each video, contestants will receive one entry into the drawing for an Amazon gift card. The contest runs through December 13, 2013. Winners will be randomly selected on December 16. For a complete list of contest rules, please visit: gemperle.com.
Rubs from s.a.l.t sisters are an easy way to infuse your grilled meats and vegetables with exciting ethnic flavors–from Cajun to Caribbean Jerk. s.a.l.t sisters combined traditional essences including paprika and dry mustard with eccentric blends from coconut sugar, lemon juice powder to smoked black pepper to orange peel and honey powder. Perfect for traditional meals around the calendar, especially during Christmas and the New Year!
Impress guest’s palates with Honey Glaze rubbed ribs, Key West Seafood rubbed scallops and shrimps along with Memphis BBQ rubbed corn on the cob!
r.u.b.s has the following flavors:
§ All-Purpose BBQ: Unrefined sea salt, parsley, smoked paprika, black pepper, honey powder, onion, herbs and spices
§ Blackening Cajun: Unrefined sea salt, paprika, onion, garlic, cayenne pepper and spices
§ Caribbean Jerk: Coconut sugar, unrefined sea salt, black pepper, chili pepper, paprika, onion, herbs and spices
§ Dragon’s Breath: Unrefined sea salt, smoked black pepper, red pepper, smoked paprika and herbs
§ Flaming Fowl Rub: Fiery hot, this rub is unrefined sea salt, paprika, honey powder, dry mustard, fennel, celery, habañero pepper and spices
§ Honey Glaze: Unrefined sea salt, honey powder, onion, garlic and paprika
§ Key West Seafood: Unrefined sea salt, onion, orange peel, ginger, sesame seeds, coconut sugar, black pepper and spices
§ Mediterranean: Unrefined sea salt, oregano, basil, lemon peel, red bell peppers, vinegar powder, red peppers, herbs & spices
§ Memphis BBQ: Coconut sugar, unrefined, smoked sea salt, black pepper, chili powder, paprika, garlic, vinegar powder, onion and spices
§ Porcini Poultry Rub: Unrefined sea salt, porcini mushrooms, garlic, lemon peel, herbs and spices
§ Smoked Bird Rub: Unrefined smoked sea salt, honey powder, garlic, dry mustard, fennel, herbs and spices
§ Tex-Mex: Unrefined sea salt, chili powder, onion, tomato powder, honey powder, paprika, dried mustard, black pepper, lime juice, herbs and spices
§ Tom-Tom Rub: Unrefined sea salt, paprika, honey powder, dry mustard, fennel, celery and spices complete this sweet tradition
§ West Coast Poultry Rub: A citrus zing made of unrefined sea salt, rosemary, garlic powder, orange peel, lemon peel and lemon juice powder
Snacks have come to occupy an important place in our daily routines—for many people, they’re as important as “three square meals” a day. Delicious taste is the first thing people look for in a snack, but 65 percent of people who nosh also say they are most interested in healthy snacks. Gourmet Nut has combined great flavor and healthy ingredients in a line of Gourmet On the Go snack mixes, which are full of protein-containing nuts and antioxidant-packed, fiber-filled dried fruits.
Whether it’s throwing a 2.25-ounce Power Up bag in a gym bag or keeping a resealable 8-ounce bag in the car or desk drawer, Gourmet Nut snacks can help stave off the vending machine or drive through window. Eat them alone or toss them into yogurt, oatmeal, or salads.
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With simple tips from the McCormick Kitchens on enjoying the season’s top seven flavors – pumpkin spice, ginger, vanilla, peppermint, sage, cinnamon and nutmeg – everything from breakfast to dessert can have the best holiday taste.
“There’s really no reason to wait for a special occasion to savor the ‘Seasonal Seven’ flavors,” said Chef Kevan Vetter of the McCormick Kitchens. “For example, when I wake up in the morning, I like adding pumpkin pie spice to my coffee so I can start my day with that extra-special holiday flavor. To make Sunday dinners a little more festive, I’ll add sage to my creamy potato gratin.”
Seasonal Seven Flavors for Moments Big and Small
Think of every meal as an opportunity to include holiday tastes:
Visit www.McCormick.com, www.Facebook.com/McCormickSpiceand www.Pinterest.com/mccormickspices for simple ideas that will inspire you to make sure each moment is filled with seasonal flavor. Look for McCormick Spices in the spice aisle of supermarkets and mass merchandisers nationwide.
Marking its 125th year as a food industry innovator, McCormick & Company, Incorporated kicked off a yearlong celebration of the tastes that bring us together with the unveiling of its McCormick® Flavor Forecast® 2014: 125th Anniversary Edition.
The report, developed annually by McCormick experts around the world, highlights five top food trends and more than a dozen emerging flavors predicted to impact the way we eat in the coming years. First launched in 2000, this anniversary edition explores how today’s unparalleled connectivity is driving faster-than-ever adoption of new trends and tastes around the globe.
One such trend is the growing obsession with chilies. “Everywhere we looked, people have a growing fascination with the delicious range of flavors and heat chile peppers deliver,” said McCormick Executive Chef Kevan Vetter. “In the U.S., cooks are embracing exciting new varieties like the aji amarillo from Peru, which is prized for its sizzling heat and surprisingly full-bodied, fruity notes.”
These emerging trends and flavors highlighted in the McCormick Flavor Forecast 2014 offer a taste of what’s next on the global menu:
Chilies Obsession: Food lovers everywhere are seeking out their next big chile thrill.
Modern Masala: Indian food is finally having its moment, breaking free of its traditional confines with modern interpretations.
Clever Compact Cooking: Proving that big flavors can come from small spaces, cooks in urban kitchens are making the most of what’s available.
Mexican World Tour: Mexican flavors are making their way around the globe, with people everywhere discovering new aspects of this bright, casual cuisine.
Charmed by Brazil: The world’s attraction to Brazilian cuisine is heating up, thanks to its seductive mix of global and native influences.
Aji Amarillo: A hot Peruvian yellow chile with bold, fruity flavor.
Kashmiri Masala: An often homemade blend of spices from northern India featuring cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, cloves and ginger.
Tea: Not just for sipping anymore, this natural ingredient is making its way into rubs, broths and marinades.
Chamoy Sauce: A unique Mexican condiment—made from apricot, lime, chilies and spices—just beginning to gain a following in the U.S.
Cassava Flour: Also known as manioc or tapioca flour, this gluten-free alternative is a Brazilian staple prized for its versatility.
Visit www.FlavorForecast.com for 12 more flavors to watch in 2014 and beyond.
Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky has partnered with charity auction website Charitybuzz to auction a rare bottle of Glenmorangie 1963. Bidding is open through December 13 at https://www.charitybuzz.com/glenmorangie1963 with proceeds to benefit the American Forests conservation organization.
Fifty bottles of this iconic single malt, the world’s first extra-matured whisky, were recently discovered in a hidden corner of one of Glenmorangie’s warehouses.This pioneering expression was first distilled in 1963, extra-matured in Spanish Oloroso Sherry casks for almost two years before being released in 1987.
The re-release celebrates Glenmorangie’s use of wood finishing in the whisky development process and will be offered in a commemorative bottle fitting of its 1960s heritage. The labels, collar and cork are made of the purest .925 solid silver. Each of the bottles is engraved with a unique number and is presented in a metal “time capsule”-style box. The box has a polished oak wood interior, and contains a luxurious booklet customized with a hand-signed note of authenticity from Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s celebrated Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation & Whisky Stocks.
Commenting on the auction, Dr. Lumsden said: “The majority of the wood we use does come from the Ozark Mountains in Missouri. We take our environmental credentials very seriously and recognizing that wood is the most important factor in determining the quality of our single malt, we are very keen to ensure that our casks are sourced in a sustainable way.”
Maxime Balay, Glenmorangie Brand Director, added “Glenmorangie 1963 clearly highlights our commitment to innovation as well as our unparalleled pursuit of perfection to craft unnecessarily well-made whiskies.”
Of the 50 remaining bottles, only 20 will be available in the United States, making the charity auction with Charitybuzz of keen interest to key whisky enthusiasts.
Sartori Cheese has announced that its Pastorale Blend® and Cinnamon BellaVitano® received “Super Gold” medals at the World Cheese Awards held in the UK last week. With over 2,700 entries from 30 countries, Sartori’s Cinnamon BellaVitano and Pastorale Blend finished in the top 15 cheeses in the world.
Sartori’s Cinnamon BellaVitano is hand-crafted with the BellaVitano Gold base cheese, a well-known base to many other Sartori BellaVitano favorites. “Creating this cheese was a lot of fun because there were many variations to experiment with,” states Sartori Master Cheesemaker, Mike Matucheski. “The warmth of the cinnamon and the creamy cheese always reminds me of the holidays, so it was special to hear this cheese received a Super Gold around the Thanksgiving holiday.”
Sartori’s Limited Edition Pastorale Blend also received a Super Gold and was a top 15 contender for the world’s best cheese. This unique cheese is a blend of cow and sheep milk. Hand dusted with smoked Spanish paprika, it delivers a “one of a kind” sweet and nutty flavor. “The blend of the cow and sheep milk helps to balance the cheese. It’s very creamy and has a smoky note to it from the paprika. We say it’s a great sheep milk cheese for those who may not appreciate the full intensity of most typical sheep milk products,” states Matucheski. In the past five years, Sartori’s Pastorale Blend cheese has received 20 awards including two Grand Champion titles.
Five additional medals were awarded to Sartori including a gold medal for BellaVitano Gold and silver medals for Espresso BellaVitano, Merlot BellaVitano and Mediterranean Fontina. For additional information on these award-winning varieties and all of Sartori’s cheese, visit the website, sartoricheese.com. For daily news and information, become a fan on Facebook and follow Sartori on Twitter @Sartori_Cheese.
This holiday season, give everyone on your list an affordable luxury experience: Ethel M® Chocolates from www.EthelM.com. These exceptional gourmet confections — made without preservatives — hold true to the recipes that Ethel Mars once made in her own kitchen in the early 1900′s. Comprised of the finest ingredients and made in small batches -– some made by hand, Ethel M® Chocolates embody the ideal holiday gift for everyone on your list, from friends and family to party hosts and business associates.
Who is “Ethel M” and what makes her chocolate special? She was the matriarch of the Mars family; her husband and son –-Frank C. Mars and Forrest Mars, Sr. -– founded world-renowned Mars, Incorporated, manufacturer of iconic brands like M&M’S® Brand Candies, SNICKERS® Bar and DOVE® Chocolate. In 1981 Forrest Mars, Sr., created Ethel M® Chocolates as a tribute to his mother, who taught him the art of making chocolate.
Cyber Monday shoppers seeking the perfect gift can unwrap a special deal at www.EthelM.com. Enter the code CYBERMONDAY13 to receive a 20 percent discount, with no minimum order, plus a $5 flat rate standard shipping fee for orders of $50 or more. This code is valid during the 24 hours of Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.
“At Ethel M® Chocolates, we’re dedicated to offering uncompromising quality and unparalleled taste,” said Jessica Ruttman, Marketing Manager, Ethel M Chocolates. “This holiday season, we’ve prepared a special assortment of chocolates designed to bring tasteful good cheer to any occasion. A gift of premium chocolate offers a personal touch of luxury and never fails to please the recipient.”
Ruttman offers gift suggestions that will delight everyone on your list.
This holiday season, whip up a colorful chocolate wonderland with a sleighful of new seasonal treats, plus a host of returning favorites, from Mars Chocolate North America. Whether you’re decking the halls, prepping for parties, delighting with desserts or gifting with goodies, Mars Chocolate has the holiday season all wrapped up.
“Chocolate is a quintessential part of so many family celebrations, and Mars Chocolate brands have been integral to holiday traditions for generations,” said Roy Benin, Chief Consumer Officer, Mars Chocolate North America. “Each year, we develop a wide winter holiday assortment based on valuable input from consumers. This year, we’re introducing some exciting new products and, of course, we’re bringing back our perennial classics.”
Returning favorites include candy dish essentials like festive red and green M&M’S® Brand Candies and DOVE® Brand PROMISES® Milk and Dark Chocolate Snowflakes – which are each individually wrapped in silver and blue or red and silver foil with a snowflake design embedded on top.
Here’s a sample of some new items topping the Mars holiday list for 2013:
The classic Santa Claus shape and TWIX® Brand join forces to create new TWIX® Brand Santas — available as singles and in six-packs. These clever confections add Christmas magic as stocking stuffers or tasty on-the-go treats.
Give the bakers on your list a keepsake they’ll use every holiday season: the M&M’S® Brand Recipe Box Tin, the newest collectible from M&M’S® Brand. With its gingerbread house theme, this tin looks good enough to eat! Inside, red and green M&M’S® Brand Candies, recipes and a cookie cutter make holiday baking a joy.
Surprise family and friends with the new M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies for the Holidays Cane. This year, the transparent candy cane offers a colorful view of the red and green chocolate candies inside, making it a winner for decorating, hanging on stockings, snacking and gifting.
Save time with no wrapping required! You’ll love the new gift boxes and FUN SIZE® bags for M&M’S® Brand Candies. All decked out with the iconic M&M’S® Characters, these goodie bags and boxes feature “To/From” labels, making them instantly givable—and instantly appreciated.
Friends and family will flip their lids for the M&M’S® Brand MINIS Milk Chocolate Candies Tube. The tubes are mighty little treats, so tuck them in stockings, share them as party favors, or enjoy them as an on-the-go treat.
Nothing says the holidays like the mouth-watering aroma of freshly baked cookies. And nothing makes cookies merrier and brighter than the new M&M’S® Brand MINIS Milk Chocolate Candies in red and green. Recipes on the back of the bag make for easy and delicious holiday treats.
Deck the halls with bountiful bowls of chocolate, thanks to the MINIS MIXTM Chocolates for the Holidays variety bags. Showcasing cheerful illustrations of Christmas tree ornaments, each bag is filled with an assortment of family favorites -– SNICKERS®, TWIX®, 3 MUSKETEERS® and MILKY WAY® Brands. Variety bags are the definite “go-to” for holiday snacking and decorating.
‘Tis the season to make magical memories for the chocolate lovers in your life. With the sensational collection of chocolate treats from Mars, Holiday 2013 just got a whole lot brighter.
Chobani, Inc. has named Dipak Golechha Chief Financial Officer. Golechha joins Chobani after 18 years at Procter & Gamble, where he held a variety of finance, operational and management positions, including CFO of the Global Snacks Division.
He will report directly to Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani’s Founder and CEO, and will oversee Chobani’s financial, accounting and IT functions. He replaces James McConeghy, who stepped down from his role in November.
“Dipak’s vast leadership and management experience, combined with our shared vision for Chobani, will support our continued growth and our future plans for expansion,” said Hamdi Ulukaya. “Dipak joins a strong leadership team and will play a critical role in ensuring Chobani maintains the financial strength and flexibility it needs to build on our momentum as we prepare for an even stronger year ahead.”
Golechha added: “Chobani is a fast growing, important and highly relevant brand in the world today. I’m very excited to join a world-class team to help take the business to the next level.”
Golechha is the latest of several executive appointments in recent months and joins David Denholm, Chief Operating Officer, and Peter McGuinness, Chief Marketing and Brand Officer, on the leadership team. Chobani also recently announced some additional key appointments in core areas – Andreas Sokollek, who brings more than 24 years of operations excellence and project management experience, as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Operations. In October, it named Dr. Alejandro Mazzotta as Vice President of Global Quality, Food Safety, and Regulatory Affairs, bringing to the team more than two decades of leadership at global packaged goods companies.