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GOURMET NEWS www.gourmetnews.com n JANUARY 2016 n GOURMET NEWS 6 4 Just Jan's Launches Marla's with a Cause By Kris Mason, Director of Brand Innovation Just Jan's was born out of my passion for food and cooking. I wasn't on a sugar cru- sade or campaigning for all natural, this is just what I believe to be the best way to make my fruit spreads. My commitment with Marla's is no different. The experience I gained making my original Kadota fig spread for family and friends taught me that the fruit is the star and you don't need extra ingredients and additives to make something taste delicious. Marla's follows those same principles and we are excited to launch the following flavors: Peach Spread, Cherry Spread, Wild Blueberry Spread, Raspberry Blueberry Spread and Strawberry Pre- serves. Marla's is made by hand in small batches and is just fruit, all-natural ingredi- ents and has no more than seven grams of sugar per serv- ing. Launching this new brand, Marla's, is also very personal for me. I lost my mother to Alzheimer's disease and have been looking for a way to support research on this terrible disease. To that end, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Marla's will be contributed to Alzheimer's research. We are really excited to introduce this new line and even more excited about the value it rep- resents both from the charita- ble side and for consumers and retailers alike. For more information, visit www.justjans. com or stop by booth #362. A Blast of Sweet Heat: Fresh Origins' Herb Crystals Habanero Habanero is Fresh Origins' newest flavor in its lineup of Herb Crystals ® , Flower Crys- tals ® and Fruit Crystals ® . They are zesty and crunchy with just the right amount of heat and sweetness. This all-natural orange-col- ored flavor crystal has an authentic fresh pepper flavor-kick that will add excitement to any food from sweet to savory including salads, meats, seafood, pastry, fresh fruit, gelato, chocolate and plenty more. "I love the Herb Crystals, not only for their vibrant flavor but also for the unique texture they impart to my desserts," said Pas- try Chef Johnny Iuzzini. Herb Crystals and Flower Crystals are an innovative original concept from Fresh Ori- gins. With dazzling, all-natural colors, an ex- citing crunch and incredible flavors of fresh flowers and herbs, these are spectacular new flavor ingredients. The pure color and flavor comes only from the fresh whole herbs and flowers with no added flavors, preservatives or coloring. They are Kosher certified. It starts by growing the most flavorful fresh herbs and edible flowers. These are carefully hand harvested at the peak of flavor and color content, then combined with pure cane sugar to create these beautiful and flavorful crystals. They taste amazing and will add an enticing, distinctive finishing touch to any culinary creation from desserts to savory dishes and even beverages. Add color, tex- ture and flavor to salads, fresh fruit and chocolates. For mixology: These crispy granules with their concentrated flavors can be dissolved in any cocktail for a touch of garden-fresh taste. They can even be used as a kind of instant, all natural 'cocktail mixer': Just shake and mix crystals with components such as water and vodka to create an amaz- ing drink. They can also be heated and melted to create a naturally-flavored simple syrup. Another application is to toss the crys- tals into a poured cocktail for the ultimate finishing touch with a sparkling dazzle of color and layer of flavor at the bottom of the glass adding dimension and texture to be sa- vored in the last sip. For tea: These colorful, flavorful Crystals dissolve readily in tea. Sweeten tea in a distinctive and delicious new way. They are available in the following fla- vors; Basil, Mint, Cilantro, Habanero, Fen- nel, Rose, Hibiscus, Cranberry and Pumpkin Spice. They are shelf stable and are best used before six months. They can be frozen for longer shelf life. Fresh Origins is Amer- ica's leading producer of microgreens and edible flowers. Combining the benefits of an ideal climate with a deep passion for quality and innovation, Fresh Origins products are sought after by the finest restaurants and top chefs. The farm is located in the picturesque rolling hills of San Diego County, where the near perfect weather al- lows for production and harvest all year. Fresh Origins produces more than 400 Mi- crogreens, Petite™ greens, Edible Flowers, Shoots, Tiny Veggies™, Crystals and related items. For more information, visit www.freshori- gins.com or stop by booth #4711. Uncle Steve's Sauces Bring Italian Heritage into Every Meal An interview with Steve Schirripa, Uncle Steve's Italian Specialties, star of The Cook- ing Channel's "Family Meals with Steve Schirripa," starred in ABC's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," best known for his role as Bobby Baccalieri on "The So- pranos," author of "A Goomba's Guide to Life," a New York Times Bestseller. GN: What made you decide to get into the sauce business? SS: After my mother passed away a couple of years ago, I decided to pay tribute to her by sharing her sauce with the world. GN: What a great way to memorialize your mother. She must have been a great cook. SS: There are a lot, but growing up in Brook- lyn, Sunday morning was the day you would wake up to the aroma of tomatoes, garlic and olive oil simmering on mom's stove as she prepared the sauce for Sunday dinner. My fondest memories are from those days, my Italian heritage and the comfort of family. Uncle Steve's aims to put that into every jar. GN: What makes your products different than the other pasta sauces out there? SS: Just like Mom's recipe, Uncle Steve's sauces are cooked, not processed. We make our pasta sauces the way they used to be made, with whole, nat- ural ingredients and no junk added. Our prod- ucts are organic, gluten-free, non-GMO and absolutely deli- cious. GN: Could you tell us a little about the ingre- dients you use? SS: Uncle Steve's uses only the best ingredi- ents. We start with organic, imported Italian whole peeled tomatoes, fresh organic garlic and onions. There are more ingredients, of course, and they're all on our label. We're so proud of ingredients that we put them right on the front of every jar. GN: What varieties of sauces do you currently have available? SS: We currently have classic marinara, tomato basil and spicy arrabiata, with more to come. GN: Where can consumers find your sauces? SS: You can find Uncle Steve's in Whole Foods Market Northeast, Gelson's Markets, ShopRite, Stop & Shop, Acme, Albertsons, Central Market, Rouses Supermarkets and more. You can also buy our sauces and other fine products at www.unclestevesny.com. For more information, visit www.unclestevesny.com. Have You Tried the Pearls of France? You may already know this unique product under different names: snail caviar, snail eggs, perles de France or white caviar. The delicate salting with French guerande sea salt (Fleur de sel) exalts the natural fla- vors of the pearls, which are roe of French born and raised snails. The greatest care is given to the preparation of the white caviar to ensure that professionals and connoisseurs of exceptional products never forget the ex- perience of the original taste of the Pearls of France. The Taste Experience new sensations. The second you bite into it, the roe literally burst in your mouth and leave you with a flavor often de- scribed as a stroll in the woods after the rain, which means a subtle earthy taste. It has a sensation of fresh dew, a journey through au- tumn aroma. How to Enjoy Escargot Caviar The escargot caviar is a new and exciting ingredient that is gaining popularity in mod- ern gastronomy. It has this exquisite flavor that can add a touch of luxury to infinite of appetizer dishes, such as cold cucumber soup shots, tuna tartar, lime jello, spinach sweet dip, duck confit and more. You can also enjoy your snail caviar on its own, or you can add a touch of cream and savor it with a spoon. It goes well with blinis and you can also serve it with toast. Snail caviar and champagne are one of the latest trends in fine dining. See all other French delicate foods it is carrying at www.clipperton- delices.com. Clipperton is specialized in bringing to North America the best-kept secrets from France. If you are looking for unique flavors and products, it will proudly serve you. It offers both bulk and nicely packaged prod- ucts ready for retail. For more information, visit www.clipperton- delices.com, email info@clippertondelices. com or call 604.639.3220.

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