Products for professionalsSome products on Savor California are available in food service sizes.
For three generations, the Giusto's Specialty Foods family has been committed to providing the highest quality natural and organic products available. They offer exceptional flours and ingredients for professional chefs and bakers, as well as the home baker. Giusto�s Vita-Grain� (below) is the �Best You Can Bake With.�
Specialists in Blue Weber Agave, 21 Missions Organics packages Raw Agave Nectar, both Light and Amber (below) in bulk for food service. Flavored agave syrups are also available for the home kitchen or bar.
Valley Lahvosh has an 85-year history of making traditional crackerbread. The 15� rounds (original and cracked wheat), may be broken and served in a bread basket, or moistened and used for wrap sandwiches. Use a 10� or 5� round for a light and crisp pizza crust (Lahvosh Pizza below). Smaller Lahvosh crackers are available as rounds, hearts, stars, or the Lucky Lahvosh (playing card suits).
Both The Whole Nine Yards (below) and Cherry on Top from Sugajules Artisan Granola come in a 2-pound food service size. Great for restaurants, markets that offer take-out breakfasts, caterers, bed-and-breakfasts, and more.
Restaurants, cafeterias, schools, etc. can delight their diners with Rumba Desserts ice creams and sorbets, sold both in retail and food service sizes. Rumba's Mango Sorbet is shown below.
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The answer to the contest question can be found on SavorCalifornia.com. The person who comments on Facebook with the first correct answer will win the featured item.
Check back for the winner and the answer, which will also be posted on our contest page: �Enter! Eat! Enjoy!.
The answer to the first question was Napa Valley Fudge (above). Congratulations to winner Mindy!
The Year of the Heirloom AppleCelebrate the Year of the Heirloom Apple with Nana Mae's Organics and the girl & the fig, on Thursday, October 7 on the Patio at Estate Restaurant in Sonoma. The 5-course menu, with wines paired to each course, includes Apple-Goat Cheese Fritters, Pork Chops with Apple-Yam Gratin, and Apple-Honey Gelato.
National Rice MonthCelebrate with these delicious recipes:
Festive and delicious Pork Chops with Jubilee� Rice and Peas, using the new multicolored Jubilee Rice blend from family-owned and operated Lundberg Family Farms in the Sacramento Valley.
Or Carmelized Onion, Smoked Gouda and Pecan Rice Tart (below) using Lundberg Family Farms' organic brown rice.
Fall River Wild Rice, a cooperative of 28 small growers, is located in the Fall River Valley of Northern California where soil, water and climate combine for the perfect growing conditions.
Wild rice pairs well with many foods. Wild Rice Artichoke Salad is not only delicious, but also makes a lovely presentation.
Apple harvest timeApples are the focus of Nana Mae's Organics: juices, apple sauce, apple cider vinegar, and the latest, an apple and fig mostarda. The star of the line-up (above) features Gravenstein apples, from organically farmed trees in Sonoma County.
Bellindora Vinegars blends classic balsamic vinegar with pure natural concentrates from California fruits. Their Apple Balsamic in the vinaigrette for the salad above, compliments the other flavors: Spinach & Pear Salad with Balsamic Apple Vinaigrette.
Apples pair wonderfully with endive (above) from California Endive in Endive, Apple and Parmesan Salad.
Pollen Ranch has a nifty way with apples -- their spice blend called Divine Desserts. Just sprinkle it on apple (or pear) slices, as above, and serve.
Oat Cuisine�s Ginger Pecan Gourmet Granola (below) is full of pecans and dried apple with a bit of a dark edge from molasses and spices. Use it to top Quince, Cranberry, Pecan Crisp.
Quotable"We were very tired, we were very merry --
We had gone back and forth all night on the ferry;
And you ate an apple, and I ate a pear,
From a dozen of each we had bought somewhere:"
-- "Recuerdo," by Edna St. Vincent Millay
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