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Get Inspired and Create Your Own Favorite Homemade Recipe For the 5th Annual Man-O-Manischewitz Cook-Off

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Mushroom Velouté with Almonds
Apple Cranberry Stuffing
SECAUCUS, NJ (December 2010) Holidays are a time for creating and sharing meals and warm memories with loved ones. For your Thanksgiving, Chanukah and other holiday festivities, Manischewitz, the company that has been bringing families together and creating memories since 1888, offers delicious, easy to make dishes that can be passed down for generations to come.

Your family’s favorite homemade recipe could land you a spot in the live Man-O-Manischewitz Cook-Off held in NYC in March 2011. The nationally esteemed cooking contest will feature entrants as they prepare family-friendly recipes incorporating the new Manischewitz All-Natural Broths, which includes Chicken, Reduced-Sodium Chicken, Beef and the newly added Vegetable Broth! The competition encourages home chefs to experiment with Kosher products while preparing delicious recipes that could become a new family favorite or that have been shared from generation to generation. Perhaps these recipes can be inspired by traditional Jewish fare or from a cherished memory of a favorite family meal. Head judge of the cook-off, acclaimed author and host of an upcoming new TV series The Essential Pépin- legendary Chef Jacques Pepin- offers festive recipe inspirations that are simple enough to make at home for your family this holiday season.

Finalists will compete live in New York City, for the $25,000 Grand Prize, in front of an esteemed panel of judges consisting of food media and other culinary experts.  The grand prize package includes GE Profile kitchen appliances, cash and more! Five finalists will win an all-expense paid trip to NYC to compete live on March 31h at The JCC in Manhattan. The contest deadline is December 31, 2010.  Four finalists will be chosen by the judging panel and five other semi-finalists will be posted on the Manischewitz website.  From January 17th - 31st, consumers will be able to vote online, and via Facebook and Twitter, to select the fifth finalist. For complete contest details, log onto

“I am thrilled to be a part of the 5th Annual Man-O-Manischewitz Cook-Off!” said Chef Pépin. “I always encourage people to experiment with new types of ethnic cuisines and products. It is important for families to enjoy meals together and creating great family recipes helps to grow that experience.”

For over 120 years, The Manischewitz Company has inspired great family recipes and ideas. Today, Manischewitz continues to innovate with new and improved kosher products that deliver great taste, quality, value and convenience.

Try Jacques Pepin’s festive Mushroom Velouté with Almonds, adapted from his acclaimed cook-book, “Fast Food My Way” and try a delicious holiday inspired recipe from Manischewitz- Apple Cranberry Stuffing.

As an added bonus, the cook-off will raise awareness regarding Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM), a national month of recognition of the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture. The Manischewitz Company is the founding sponsor of JAHM, and will work with the JAHM steering committee to drive awareness of events and programs. Updates on JAHM are available on and will continue through the end of JAHM on May 31, 2011.

*Get inspired to create an original recipe using any of the new Manischewitz Broths, visit the recipe section of ( ) or ( )

About The  Manischewitz Company
The Manischewitz Company is a specialty food company that includes the Manischewitz®, Season®, Guiltless Gourmet®, Asian Harvest®, Rokeach®, Mishpacha®, Horowitz Margareten®, Jason®, Mother’s®, Carmel®, Croyden House®, Mrs. Adler’s® and Goodman’s® brands.  The company offers a diversified line of premium kosher food products that covers over 60 different categories.



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