COOKING WITH YOGURT

The Dannon Co. and Stonyfield Organic have launched a new online platform, BetterWithYogurt.com, which features recipes and cooking tips designed to help at-home chefs incorporate yogurt into their everyday meals.

In support of the new website, the brand has enlisted celebrity chef Michael Symon to offer consumers a chance to win $25,000 and be named one of two “Everyday Chefs.”

To enter, participants create a recipe with their favorite yogurt, give it a name, and submit it with a picture and their inspiration. Symon will select the top 10 finalists to be featured on the site, and Dannon fans will determine the two winners.

“BetterWithYogurt.com is different from other recipe sites because it is focused on cooking with one of the most versatile ingredients there is,” said Symon. “I’ve cooked with yogurt since I was a kid, and it’s such a delicious ingredient. This site shows the many ways we can use yogurt as an ingredient in a huge variety of different types of dishes.”

Dannon and Stonyfield are subsidiaries of Danone.

THE WEB SITE IS NOT, PER SE, A KOSHER WEB SITE, BUT MANY OF THE RECIPES CAN BE USED IN A KOSHER HOME

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Posted on September 1, 2014 at 12:04 am by rebrapp · Permalink · Leave a comment
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SAY IT AIN’T SO: ENTENMANN’S CLOSING LONG ISLAND BAKERY

Entenmann’s Factory Shuttering on Long Island

Kosher-certified baked goods company closing plant after nearly a century
By Stephanie Butnick

A kosher staple is closing up shop on Long Island. Entenmann’s is shuttering its Bay Shore factory, the baked goods company’s only Long Island facility, after nearly a century of operation, Newsday reports. William Entenmann Jr. opened a bake shop in 1924 in Bay Shore, later expanding the enterprise with a factory on five acres nearby. His father, William Entenmann, opened the first Entenmann’s bakery in 1898 in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

“The bakery was closed because it can no longer effectively compete in the market,” said David Margulies, spokesman for Entenmann’s parent company, Bimbo Bakeries USA, which bought Entenmann’s in 2009. “The transition was smooth, with no disruption to the marketplace.”

Of the plant’s 265 workers, 176 were laid off as the company shifted production to other locations, including Pennsylvania.

The factory’s closure is being keenly felt in Bay Shore, as longtime employees, some of them second-generation Entenmann’s workers, seek jobs elsewhere. (In the 1990s more than 1,500 people worked at the plant.) But it’s also a blow to local fans of the company’s donuts—particularly those who keep kosher, for whom the trademark white Entenmann’s box—which bore a kosher certification—was both a delight and a relief.

According to Gil Marks, author of The Encyclopedia of Jewish Food, the kosher certification of Entenmann’s in the early 1980s was a major moment in the history of the temple kiddush. “At my shul in Richmond, Va., the kiddush ladies would buy a bunch of Entenmann’s on sale and stick them in the freezer,” Marks told Tablet contributor Leah Koenig in 2012.

The closure likely won’t affect Entenmann’s stock in grocery stores—the company’s owner, Bimbo Bakeries, operates 75 manufacturing facilities around the country, so those Entenmann’s coffee cake donuts aren’t going anywhere just yet.

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Posted on August 29, 2014 at 12:03 am by rebrapp · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HAAGEN DAZS ADDS NEW GELATO FLAVORS

FROM KOSHER TODAY

New Flavors of Gelato from Haagen-Dazs
by Eda Kram, New Product Showcase Editor

The Haagen-Dazs brand has expanded its Gelato line, including Caramelized Banana Chip Gelato: A blend of rich caramel banana gelato with semi-sweet chocolaty chips. Pistachio Gelato: Gelato that is rich and buttery, delivering a deep roasted pistachio taste. Pomegranate Swirl Gelato: Blends tart pomegranate gelato with vanilla gelato. Tiramisu Gelato: Blends lady finger cookie pieces into a bold and complex tiramisu gelato. Each Haagen-Dazs Gelato flavor is available in 14-oz. cartons.

Crafted in 1961 by Reuben Mattus in his family’s dairy, Häagen-Dazs ice cream is the original super premium ice cream. True to tradition, they are committed to using only the purest ingredients in crafting the world’s finest ice cream. Truly made like no other, today Häagen-Dazs ice cream offers a full range of products from ice cream to sorbet, frozen yogurt and frozen snacks in more than 65 flavors. Häagen-Dazs products are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union (OU-D but not Cholov Yisroel).

For more information, please visit www.haagendazs.com.

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Posted on August 28, 2014 at 12:04 am by rebrapp · Permalink · Leave a comment
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NONNI’S BISCOTTI BITES

This is a great new product from Nonni. If you have ever had any of her biscotti, you know these, too, have to be superb.

As are the rest of Nonni’s biscotti, these are also kosher, dairy.

No or Low Sodium
No Artificial Colors
No Artificial Flavors
No Artificial Preservatives
Peanut Free
Kosher
Vegetarian

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Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:04 am by rebrapp · Permalink · Leave a comment
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