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NYWCA Online Auction Press Release

28 Apr

If you like food and dig charities, then this event described in the below press release will be perfect for your pallet.

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NEW YORK WOMEN’S CULINARY ALLIANCE LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER    

ONLINE AUCTION TO PROMOTE A BID FOR HEALTHY EATING

 Proceeds Raised Will Be Directed to Charities Including Spoons Across America and Nourishing NYC

NEW YORK, NY (April 12, 2011) – Join New York Women’s Culinary Alliance (NYWCA) members in support of healthy eating and nutrition for New Yorkers.  As chefs, cookbook authors, and culinary professionals, Alliance members understand that nothing is more vital to health than good food and nutrition.  In an effort to help New Yorkers achieve this, the NYWCA has launched its first-ever Bid for Healthy Eating Online Auction.  Live now through May 4th, 2011 at http://www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/NYWCA, the public has the rare opportunity to bid on a range of one-of-a-kind epicurean experiences.  Auction highlights include:

·      Dine with Celebrity Chef, Sara Moulton, with a Custom Wine-Paired Dinner for 4 at New York City’s Famed ilili Restaurant

·      Attend the “Oscars of the Food World” – James Beard Foundation Awards with Dinner and a Private Tour of the Media Room Beforehand

·      A Rare Test Kitchens Visit and Behind-the-Scenes Tour at Food Network with the Network’s Executive Chef, Robert Bleifer, Including a Show Taping

·      Lunch with Erica Duecy, Fodor’s Travel Restaurants & Hotels Editor

·      A Private Tour of the James Beard House (JBF) with JBF’s President, Susan Ungaro, Followed by an Incredible Chef’s-Themed Dinner for 2 at the House

“Raising funds for nonprofit organizations whose missions align with ours has long been a part of our charitable giving efforts,” said NYWCA President Liz Young. “And this year, we are excited to utilize our members’ skills and deep-rooted relationships in the food community to help two very worthwhile organizations.” One hundred percent of auction proceeds that the NYWCA receives will benefit the alliance’s charitable giving efforts, including donations to Spoons Across America – a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating children, teachers, and families about the benefits of healthy eating and Nourishing NYC – a not-for-profit organization with a mission to alleviate the strong correlation between low-income status and poor dietary health by providing nutritious meals and nutritional education without question and without criticism.

The NYWCA is a not-for-profit organization whose mission fosters networking, education and cooperation for women in the culinary and beverage fields in the New York City area.  The Alliance goals include assuming a dynamic role in community affairs, particularly through outreach programs and fundraising for women’s health and nutrition issues, as well as working with adults and children in need, to teach them the basics of nutrition, food buying and healthful meal preparation.

For additional information about the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance, visit http://www.NYWCA.com.

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About Spoons Across America

Spoons Across America is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded on the premise that it is essential to the health of children and society to bring the joys of the table to the children of America.  The organization works to influence the eating habits of children through hands-on education that celebrates the connection to local farmers and the important tradition of sharing meals around the family table.

 

About Nourishing NYC

Nourishing NYC was opened in 2008 to address poor nutrition and health while addressing the issue of food scarcity and hunger—large issues facing the poverty-stricken East Harlem community in New York City.  The organization strives to achieve the mission of “Nutrition for All” through a three-pronged approach of feed, educate and advocate.

Peanut Butter & Co. – Valentine’s Day (Press Release)

8 Feb

For Immediate Release

Contact: David Kirschenbaum (212) 757-3130 ext. 112

David.kirschenbaum@ilovepeanutbutter.com

VALENTINE’S DAY AT PEANUT BUTTER & CO. IS FOR SWEETHEARTS

Greenwich Village sandwich shop once again offers their Sweetheart’s Snack this Valentine’s Day
(New York, NY) – The world-famous Peanut Butter & Co. Sandwich Shop is pleased to announce that its Valentine’s Day Sweetheart’s Snack is once again being offered this year.  Those looking for an inexpensive, fun, and tasty way to celebrate Valentine’s Day will be happy to hear that the Sweetheart’s Snack special will be available for the first time for TWO DAYS on Sunday, February 13 & Monday, February 14, 2011 from 11am until 9pm.

Back by popular demand, the $35 per couple (plus tax and gratuity) prix fixe menu consists of four heart-shaped sandwiches served with Peanut Butter & Co.’s trademark potato chips and carrot sticks.  Big glasses of fresh milk (plain or strawberry-flavored pink) with a heart-shaped straw for two accompany the meal.  The PB & J Pretzel Sundae (vanilla ice cream, peanut butter pretzels, and raspberry sauce) and candy Conversation Hearts mark the sweet end to your date.  The romantic mood will be set by music from Sirius XM Radio’s Love Channel 3. The low price includes a jar of Peanut Butter & Co.’s all-natural, gourmet peanut butter to take home as a delicious souvenir.

Peanut Butter & Co. will be open from 11:00am until 9:00pm.  Couples can guarantee seating by booking 45-minute time slots with a credit card.  Reservations are suggested.  Peanut Butter & Co. is located at 240 Sullivan Street in NYC.

WHAT: Peanut Butter & Co.’s Sweetheart’s Snack Special

WHERE: 240 Sullivan Street, Between Bleecker And West 3rd Streets, New York City

WHEN: Sunday, February 13 & Monday, February 14, 2011 from 11:00am – 9:00pm

COST: Just $35 per couple, plus tax and gratuity. Includes a free jar of all-natural, gourmet Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter

FOR RESERVATIONS, CALL: (212) 677-3995

Peanut Butter & Co.’s ten varieties of all-natural peanut butter – Smooth Operator, Crunch Time, Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, White Chocolate Wonderful, Dark Chocolate Dreams, The Heat Is On, Mighty Maple, The Bee’s Knees, Old Fashioned Smooth and Old Fashioned Crunchy – are made fresh from a special blend of U.S.-grown peanuts chosen for their taste, texture and natural sweetness.  Certified Kosher by Orthodox Union and Vegan by Vegan Action (The Bee’s Knees is Vegetarian), Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter contains no cholesterol, no trans-fats, no hydrogenated oils, no dairy products, and no refined sugars.  Additionally, Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter is made with non-GMO peanuts, and is packaged in recyclable plastic jars or portable Easy Squeezy™ squeeze packs. (Available in 3 flavors.)

Peanut Butter & Co.’s line of all-natural, gourmet peanut butter is now available in over 10,000 supermarkets and specialty retailers including Walmart, Target, Whole Foods and Kroger.  The Company’s products are also available in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Asia.  Peanut Butter & Co. began in 1998 as a cozy little Sandwich Shop in Greenwich Village which enjoys a loyal following of locals and tourists alike. The Shop serves gourmet peanut butter sandwiches, desserts, milkshakes, and smoothies and was the inspiration for The Peanut Butter & Co. Cookbook (Quirk Books), now in its third printing.

Peanut Butter & Co. – Peanut Butter Flavors Review

26 Jan

As a frequent visitor of Peanut Butter & Co.’s storefront in the West Village, I am hardly new to the phenomenon that is Peanut Butter & Co. Their business plan might seem simple on the surface, but creating top-notch peanut butter is hardly easy. Their terrific flavors have found themselves on the shelves of Duane Reade and even pantries around the country. Essentially, their peanut butter is good–really good.

So when I received “samples” of their peanut butter in the mail, I couldn’t be more delighted. The opportunity to try ten–yes ten–of Peanut Butter & Co.’s special flavors has not only been a unique experience, but also a difficult one–ten jars of peanut butter is a lot (even for an addict like myself). Regardless, I pushed through, and gave each jar of peanut butter the attention it deserved.

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl: Cinnamon Raisin Swirl is a great option since it already encompasses the necessary ingredients for making a top-notch sweet sandwich. Even for people who cringe at the site of raisins, there are honestly few spreads that taste better on a piece of toast than the Cinnamon Raisin Swirl.

The Heat Is On: The Heat Is On is arguably Peanut Butter & Co.’s most interesting flavor since eater’s pallets might not be used to a spicy peanut butter sandwich. However, unlike the other options on this list, The Heat Is On serves as easily the best cooking option. Since peanut butter is a main ingredient in a lot of Asian-inspired dishes, the combination of peanut butter and heat go hand-in-hand–so make sure to keep a jar of The Heat Is On in your pantry.

White Chocolate Wonderful: In a world dominated by milk and dark chocolate, white chocolate doesn’t get as much love. But anyone who knows chocolate knows that white chocolate is the sweetest of them all. The combination of peanut butter and white chocolate creates one of the smoothest and sweetest combos–so stop hating, and start consuming.

Dark Chocolate Dreams: Dark Chocolate Dreams is my favorite flavor to eat straight-up in the bunch. The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is a winning mix, and each bite is reminiscent of a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup–or for Nutella fans out there, think of it as that spread you love with a peanut butter kick. Toast has finally met its match with Dark Chocolate Dreams.

The Bee’s Knees: With sugar, brown sugar, and all the artificials, it’s easy to forget about the best kind of sweetener–honey. Honey, in my opinion, is the most universal sweetener, so it’s no wonder it mixes with peanut butter beautifully. If not just eating this peanut butter flavor with a spoon, it is also a must for throwing into yogurt (especially Greek yogurt).

Mighty Maple: Not only is maple syrup an underrated sweetener, but it also unfortunately gets pigeonholed as a “pancakes/waffles-only” topping. Luckily for you, Peanut Butter & Co. has recognized this injustice, and created Mighty Maple, which marries smooth peanut butter and silky maple syrup. If you’re still locked-in on pancakes/waffles, at least substitute Might Maple for the regular syrup next time around.

Old Fashioned Smooth & Smooth Operator: Old Fashioned Smooth and Smooth Operator (as well as the Old Fashioned Crunchy and Crunch Time) are the only traditionally-flavored peanut butters that Peanut Butter & Co. offers–but “traditional” hardly means “boring.” The key difference between the Old Fashioned Smooth and Smooth Operator is that the latter has more ingredients than just “peanuts” and “salt.” That’s right, the Old Fashioned Smooth is about as bare bones as it gets, but there’s something in its simplicity that just makes it delicious.

Old Fashioned Crunchy & Crunch Time: Similar to above, Old Fashioned Crunchy and Crunch Time are separated by the fact that the Old Fashioned Crunchy only contains “peanuts” and “salt.” However, I also noticed that the Old Fashioned Crunchy was a heck of a lot more crunchy than Crunch Time. So if you really need that extra crunch, then opt for Old Fashioned Crunchy. In addition, if you ever make peanut butter cookies, Old Fashioned Crunchy, again, is the quintessential peanut butter to do so with (because of the ratio of crunchy to smooth).

CSN Stores, Crispin Cider, and Peanut Butter & Co. Reviews Coming Soon!

9 Dec

Hi all.

I know you guys have been eagerly awaiting my upcoming product reviews, so I thought I’d give you a little status update.

I have received my samples/products from CSN Stores, Crispin Cider, and Peanut Butter & Co., so the reviews are underway. Sometimes it takes a bit to actually use the products and then write a in-depth response–so bear with me!

I assure you, you won’t be disappointed (with my reviews or the products!).

Best regards,

Food For Fodder

Peanut Butter & Co. – Bringing Back Memories That Will Stick to the Roof of Your Mouth

18 Apr

When it comes to lunchbox classics, few foods edge the peanut butter sandwich as the nostalgic younger-year go-to. With pals like jelly, fluff, bananas, and Nutella, a crunchy or creamy, toasted or not, peanut sandwich always fills the mid-day or late-night craving. And that’s why Peanut Butter & Co. has become a staple for NYU students and other Greenwich Village dwellers in New York City.

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