For the past seven years, the Manischewitz All-Star Cook-Off contest had searched the country for the tastiest and most creative kosher recipes prepared by at-home cooks. This live Cook-Off happens in front of an esteemed panel of judges consisting of food media and other culinary experts. The 2014 Manischewitz All-Star Cook-Off featured top competitors from previous Cook-Off events in a head-to-head competition for a second chance to win the Grand Prize. Each finalists was invited to submit a new recipe with kosher guidelines having no more than nine ingredients including one of the Manischewitz all-natural broth flavors, (turkey, chicken reduced sodium chicken, beef or vegetable, plus one additional Manischewitz product.
Jamie Brown-Miller won the Manischewitz All-Star Cook-Off at the JCC in Manhattan in New York City! She was selected as the winner of the $25,000 Grand Prize from a group of 5 past Cook-Off finalists that were chosen as All-Stars for this year’s competition:
1. Joe Carver, Philadelphia, PA – Bubby’s Noodle Strudel
2. Dina Burcat, New York, NY – Latke-Crusted Chicken with Apple Cider,Mushroom & Rosemary Sauce
3. Jamie Brown-Miller, Napa, Ca – Waffled Latkes with Matzo Fried Chicken &Spicy Syrup
4. Naylet LeRochelle, Miami, FL – Halibut Couscous with Pan-Tossed Tomato,Chickpea and Oregano
5. Ronna Farley, Rockville, MD – Beef Tenderloin Puffs
Her prize consists of a beautiful trophy as well as cash, a one-year Saveur magazine subscription and a bundle of Maytag® kitchen appliances! Jamie Brown-Miller was a finalist in the 2010 Manischewitz Cook-Off competition, but not top winner. Her winning recipe, Waffled Latkes with Matzo Fried Chicken & Spicy Syrup, easily won over the panel of five judges.
Passover will also be more delicious than ever this year with two new desserts: Coconut Crisp Cookies and Pistachio Orange Macaroons. The Coconut Crisp Cookies are mouthwatering with a homemade taste just like Grandma used to make. The Pistachio Orange Macaroons are hard to resist with a crunchy Pistachio texture and tangy citrus taste that creates a unique and scrumptious holiday treat. Even better, the Pistachio Orange Macaroons, along with the rest of the Manischewitz Macaroon line, are certified gluten-free.
Also new and exciting for Passover is new Manischewitz Almond Pecan Granola, a crunchy, bite-sized blend of whole grain wheat matzo, hearty almonds, pecans and luscious cranberries. It is lightly sweetened with coconut for a delicious wholesome taste that is great for breakfast or a snack.
The Manischewitz Brand was founded in a small bakery built to make Passover matzo in1888 by Rabbi Dov Behr Manischewitz in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1932, Rabbi Manischewitzopened a plant in Jersey City, NJ, replacing the operation in Cincinnati. This move pavedthe way for the introduction of new products like Tam Tam® Crackers, Chicken Soup,Noodles, Gefilte Fish and much more. The company offers a diverse line of specialtykosher food products that cover over 60 different categories.
For more information, log onto www.manischewitz.com