Submit Your Recipe To Win Big! Manischewitz Cook-Off Contest Entry Deadline Is Monday February 4, 2013
Celebrity Chef and Cookbook Author Jamie Geller
Named Head Judge For The 7th Annual
Mayor Corey Booker Proclaims The Day!
Entry Deadline February 4, 2013
Newark, NJ (January, 2013)— Celebrity Chef, Jamie Geller will be the head judge and guest of honor for the 2013 Man-O-Manischewitz® Cook-Off Contest, the seventh year of this now iconic national competition. Five finalists will compete live on March 21st at the Manischewitz Headquarters and Manufacturing Facilities in Newark, NJ for the $25,000 Grand Prize, which includes a series of Maytag® appliances, cash and a beautiful crystal trophy. The competition takes place in front of an esteemed panel of judges led by Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller magazine and website founder, Jamie Geller and includes other food media and experts. Mayor Corey Booker has proclaimed the day as “Manischewitz Cook-Off Day.”
In addition to being selected as Head Judge at the Cook-Off, Jamie Geller has many other roles; mother of 5, founder of The Kosher Media Network which publishes the Kosher cooking print magazine Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller and companion website JoyofKosher.com, TV personality and author of 2 bestselling cookbooks with a 3rd set for a September 2013 debut. She is often dubbed as “Queen of Kosher.”
The competition encourages at-home chefs to experiment with kosher products while preparing delicious recipes that could be a new family favorite or one that has been shared from generation to generation. The deadline for entries is February 4, 2013. The Cook-Off is designed to showcase the benefits of using kosher products as part of the home cooking experience and to think about using kosher products in other types of cuisine. Recipes must include one of the Manischewitz All-Natural broth flavors-NEW Turkey, Chicken, Reduced Sodium Chicken, Beef or Vegetable, as well as one other Manischewitz products as well, with no more than 9 ingredients.
Four finalists will be chosen by the judging panel and five other semi-finalists will be posted on www.manischewitz.com to select the fifth finalist. From February 21st through February 28th, consumers can vote online, and via Facebook and Twitter, to select the fifth finalist. For complete contest details, log onto www.manischewitz.com. For the first time ever, Manischewitz will be hosting the live Cook-Off on March 21, 2013 at their Headquarters and Manufacturing Facilities in Newark, NJ. The headquarters has been specially retrofitted for the event. That same day, Manischewitz will also showcase Kosher for Passover Matzo Production Tours for guests and media as the event precedes Passover which begins March 26, 2013.
To get people inspired, try Geller’s recipes Chicken with Braised Red Cabbage and Fennel and Steak with Pan Sauce, which are featured below. These scrumptious recipes demonstrate how quickly and easily an ideal family meal can be created for any occasion. Prior to the competition part of the Cook-Off Jamie Geller will be doing a live cooking demonstration of the recipes for media in attendance. For more of her great recipes, check out www.JoyofKosher.com or one of her cookbooks; Quick & Kosher: Recipes From The Bride Who K new Nothing and Quick and Kosher: Meals In Minutes.
“We are delighted to work with Jamie as our Head Judge in the Manischewitz Cook-Off,” Says Paul Bensabat, Co-President and CEO of The Manischewitz Company. “Jamie’s style aligns perfectly with our line of products fusing both the great tradition of Manischewitz esteemed kosher products and the modern energy on today’s family meals,” adds Co-President and CEO Alain Bankier.”
“As long time fan of Manischewitz products, I am especially excited to be able to take part in this year’s Cook-Off contest. I wish the contestants great luck and I cannot wait to meet the five finalists at the event,” says Jamie Geller, head judge of the 2013 Manischewitz Cook-Off Contest. “It is a pleasure to be able to work with a family-friendly brand as my goal is to help families prepare delicious, quick meals; the Manischewitz line of broths are a staple in so many of my recipes.”
Chicken with Braised Red Cabbage and Fennel
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 (3-pound) chicken, cut in eighths
1 tablespoon Manischewitz kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (10-ounce) bag shredded red cabbage
1/2 head fennel, shredded
2 cups Manischewitz All Natural Chicken Broth
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 (12-ounce) package Manischewitz Medium Egg Noodles
1. Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add onions and saute them for 5 minutes or until soft.
2. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken to the pan and brown for about 8 minutes on each side. Transfer to a bowl.
3. Add cabbage, fennel, broth, and thyme to the pan, mixing well. Bring to a boil. Return chicken to the pan, reduce the heat to a high simmer. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
4. Transfer to a serving platter. Serve over noodles and with applesauce, if desired.
Steak with Pan Sauce
This type of preparation is called “à la minute,” meaning right away when you order it.
2 (8-ounce) bone-in or 2 (6-ounce) boneless rib-eye steaks
2 teaspoons Manischewitz kosher salt
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium shallots, minced
4 tablespoons dry red wine (such as Cabernet Sauvignon)
1/2 cup Manischewitz All Natural Beef Broth
1. Season steaks with salt and pepper.
2. In a large sauté pan, heat oil over high heat. Place steaks in the pan and sear for 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook for 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare doneness. Transfer steaks to 2 dinner plates and cover with foil to keep warm.
3. Add shallots and red wine to the pan; cook for 1 minute. Stir in broth and continue cooking for about 4 minutes or until sauce is reduced by half.
4. Pour sauce over steaks.
For over 120 years, The Manischewitz Company has inspired great family recipes and ideas.
Today, the Manischewitz product line continues to innovate with new and improved products that maintain the highest quality of ingredients. These products range from traditional comfort food items like soups, crackers and stuffings to products with a Mediterranean twist like the delicious Couscous and Falafel Mix to products that are better for the consumer with reduced sodium, no trans fat, sulfite free and All Natural attributes.
Recipes Courtesy of Quick & Kosher: Meals in Minutes by Jamie Geller (Feldheim 2010).
How it works
U.S. residents 18 or older are invited to submit an original, easy-to-prepare entrée using any flavor of new Manischewitz Broth product. Recipes should have no more than a total of nine ingredients and be prepared and cooked in one hour or less. For official contest details log onto www.manischewitz.com, complete the official entry form and submit your recipe online or by mail. Entries must be received by January 15, 2012. Four finalists will be selected by a panel of judges and one finalist will be selected during the online people’s choice vote from February 13-24, 2012. Five contestants will compete live in New York City in front of a panel of live judges on March 28, 2012.
About The Manischewitz® Company
In August 2004, the company changed its name from The B. Manischewitz Company, LLC to R.A.B. Food Group, LLC and today is now known as The Manischewitz Company. The Manischewitz Company is a specialty food company that includes the Manischewitz®, Season®, Guiltless Gourmet®, Tam Tams™, Rokeach®, Mishpacha®, Jason®, Mother’s®, and Goodman’s® brands. The company offers a diversified line of premium kosher food products that covers over 60 different categories.
The Manischewitz brand was founded in a small bakery built to make Passover matzo in 1888 by Rabbi Dov Behr Manischewitz in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1932, Rabbi Manischewitz opened a plant in Jersey City, NJ, replacing the operation in Cincinnati. This move paved the way for the introduction of new products like Tam Tam Crackers, Chicken Soup, Noodles and Gefilte Fish. Today, all plant operations take place in Newark, NJ. Manischewitz continues to introduce unique, delicious, premium specialty food products such as macaroons, baking mixes, coating crumbs and much more.
For more information, log onto www.manischewitz.com
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