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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Kosher Food Contest in NYC

The following was left as a "comment" on one of the posts, however it cannot hurt to post it here as well as a service to all of you in NYC. While being somewhat of an advertisement it still seems to be a legitimate contest and event. Enjoy.

Don’t Miss “Souper Bowl” Thursday
Jewish Food is More than Matzo Ball Soup
Introducing The First-Ever National “Simply Great Jewish Food”
A LIVE Cooking Competition
Finals to be held:
Thursday, February 1, 2007- 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The New York Marriott Marquis Hotel-Empire Room
1535 Broadway and 45th St, NYC

Mayor Bloomberg Proclaims February 1st as
“Simply Manischewitz Cook-Off Day”
Meet Susie Fishbein – Queen of Kosher Food – author of New Kosher By Design- Short On Time
Join Us for Lunch and Watch a Live Cooking Competition

WHAT: The first ever national kosher cooking competition debuts the six finalists selected from among thousands

Learn how Kosher Jewish cuisine is the “hottest” new specialty food category trend among Kosher and Non Kosher consumers- get ideas for Super Bowl beyond Soup

Six finalists selected from thousands across the country, in action as they prepare their “Simply Kosher” recipe in one hour, before a live audience and prestigious judging panel for a chance to win a new kitchen General Electric, cash and the title of “National Simply Manischewitz Champion”

Meet the prestigious panel of experts including Susie Fishbein, author of NEW Kosher By Design; Short on Time and three other Kosher By Design cookbooks. Susie’s books have made the NY Times Best Sellers list. She is considered the Diva of Kosher Cuisine and has made kosher cooking an exciting ethnic trend; George McNeil- CMC Vice President,

Culinary Corporate Chef Ritz Carlton; Chef Bill Strynkowski of Cooking Light, Executive Chef Achilles Poliviou of the Marriott Marquis and more…

Thirty semi-finalists competed in live cook-offs in New Jersey, Florida and California from October through December. These six finalists showed they had what it takes and were selected from those regional events to make their national debut in New York.

Great recipe ideas and new products for Super Bowl Parties, Passover and beyond
The finalists and their recipes are:

Sharon Ricci from Mendon, NY “Matzo Brunch Bake”
Rayzel Yaish from Bergenfield, NJ “Middle Eastern Falafel Stuffed Peppers”
Candace McMenamin from Lexington, SC “Sweet Potato Encrusted Chicken”
Laura Diamond from Apopka, FL “Savory Stuffed Mushroom”
Michaela Rosenthal from Woodland Hills, CA “Whitefish and Potato Knish”
Andrea Bloom from Long Beach, CA “Pea and Fennel Soup”

Great opportunity to receive exciting and innovative everyday and holiday recipes
Meet the Rabbi Horowitz of Manischewitz supervises the program to ensure strict Kosher guidelines are followed
Interviews with Susie Fishbein and finalists on site and in advance

WHEN: February 1, 2007
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis Hotel-Empire Room

WHO: -The six finalists—See them cook!!!
-Susie Fishbein—Best-selling Author of the Kosher By Design Series
-Richard Bernstein- Principal and Founder of R.A.B. Food Group
-Jeremy Fingerman—CEO of the leading Specialty Kosher Food Company, R.A.B. Food Group

Excellent food, fabulous visuals, and great recipe ideas. For finalist recipes and photos please contact Stacey Bender at 973-744-0707

Cook-Off Background:

Manischewitz, the leader in quality specialty kosher foods for over 118 years, invited food lovers nationwide to enter for the chance to be one of 30 semi-finalist compete in one of three live, judged regional cook-offs in: Northern New Jersey in October; Southern Florida in November; and in Southern California in December with a chance to become a semi-finalist and win $50 (ARV) in prizes. Finalists will receive $2,000 (ARV) in prizes and will advance to the final competition in New York City in February 2007 to compete for the Grand Prize valued at $20,000 (ARV), including a complete set of GE Profile kitchen appliances with a total estimated retail value of $10,000; and a $5,000 check from Manischewitz.

“Manischewitz is providing the perfect forum for home cooks to display their culinary talents of both kosher and non-kosher keeping,” said David Rossi, VP, Marketing, Manischewitz. “The competition is designed to encourage creativity and to approach tradition with a twist.”

About R.A.B. Food Group
The R.A.B. Food Group, LLC is a specialty food company that includes the Manischewitz®, Season®, Guiltless Gourmet®, Asian Harvest™, Horowitz Margareten® and Goodman’s® Rokeach and Mispacha brands. The company offers a diversified line of premium food products that cover over 60 different categories.

For more Cook-off contest details, log onto

Help! I Have A Fire In My Kitchen in no way endorses the above, nor is there any connection. This information is just being passed on to all readers of Help! I Have A Fire In My Kitchen as a public service. We do not in any way endorse any specific product listed in the above posting. But the possibility of a complete set of GE Kitchen Appliances does make my mouth water especially in lieu of the previous series on kitchen appliances.

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