Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Nominee -- Martha Stewart's American Made 2013 Audience Choice Award

With a little help from my friends, I'm hoping to win Martha Stewart's American Made 2013 Audience Choice Award!

American Made is a movement. It spotlights American makers for their creativity, craftsmanship and entrepreneurial spirit. It is pretty exciting to be a nominee in the Food category and I'm hoping for your support to help me win.

Vote for Baron's International Kitchen. Category winners are selected by popular vote and you can vote for me up to 6 times in 24 hours (yep, you can vote for me up to 6 times in any 24 hour period!). Category voting ends on September 22nd.

Click to be directed to my profile page or enter this link into your browser http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/79889 then click the vote button which appears under my picture on the right side of the screen.

The support so far has been just amazing! Thank you everyone for voting and for continuing to vote every day.
Remember to share the news too and help me get the word out.

GO Baron's International Kitchen!

... don't forget VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! Take a few minutes now, VOTE 6 TIMES! :)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

A Taste of The Hudson

Featuring the best foods the Hudson Valley has to offer! The a Taste of the Hudson food event is happening at DeCicco's in Cornwall, NY this Saturday from 12-4.

The event showcases some of the amazing specialty food and beverage companies that are based right here in the Hudson Valley including bakeries, breweries, meat, yogurt, jams, and of course, Baron's International Kitchen.

There's going to be a lot of food. DeCicco's will also be showcasing some of their own sauces and I think I heard someone say something about homemade Quiches ;) All vendors will have product for sale so come ready to shop for dome delectable yummies. As Store Manager Ainsley said, "we'll have it all, soup to nuts".

Bring your appetites!

Monday, June 17, 2013

In the Huffington Post

Yeah, very cool!

The Huff Post gang dropped by our booth at the 1st Annual Hot Sauce Expo at East River State Park in Brooklyn, NY.

I was so psyched -- they LOVED the scrumptious flavor of my Caribbean Jerk Sauce Marinade. Baron's International Kitchen is featured in coverage of the event where they wrote, it was "Seriously...the best jerk sauce we've tasted. Hands down". YES!!

Check out the article. Baron's International Kitchen is in the slideshow.

Thanks Huffington Post for getting the word out about this fantastic event and some great gourmet specialty companies.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Now featured in ShopRite's new Hudson Valley/local section

If you're looking for Hudson Valley produced products in more of the markets where you like to shop, then you're gonna love ShopRite's new Hudson Valley/local section.

It was great to hear of ShopRite's new Hudson Valley local initiative. Makes sense! There are lots of fantastic gourmet specialty products produced by artisinal companies based right here in the Hudson Valley. ShopRite is now showcasing the best of the Hudson Valley's indie artisinal foods to Hudson Valley residents and visitors alike and I'm psyched to be a part of it!

You'll find Baron's International Kitchen in the new Hudson Valley/local section in ShopRite stores in the Hudson Valley. Things are still getting going so it may take a little while before this new Hudson Valley/local section is up and running in all the ShopRite stores but keep an eye out for us.

If you're around this weekend, check out the A Taste of ShopRite event happening today and tomorrow at the ShopRite store on Central Avenue in Albany, NY. The event runs both days from 10am - 3pm. We'll be there along with many other indie Hudson Valley artisinal producers- stop by and say a quick hi if you're there.

The event's happening outside and everybody's got lots of stuff- free samples, recipes. It'll be great weather so come on out and get your gourmet favorites, you're likely to find some new ones too...and with Memorial Day coming up fast- it'll be here in just a couple of weeks, you'll be stocked and all set to kickoff BBQ season.

See you there!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Now available at Union Market locations in Brooklyn & NYC

My savory Caribbean Jerk Sauce Marinades, tantalizing Portuguese Repolho Relish and delectable Caribbean Hot Sauce are now available at Union Market's 4 locations- Park Slope and Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn and on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

I'm excited to be on the shelves at Union Market. It was a pleasure to read the founders' mission...they seem like regular guys who feel about food the same way I do, which is nice. It feels good to be doing business with Union Market.

Hope to see all you friends out there and meet new ones at the 1st Annual Hot Sauce Expo this weekend at East River Park in Brooklyn. If you're in the area, stop by for special deals and of course free samples and recipes. If you can't make it to the expo, pick up a bottle of my award winning marinades, hot sauce and relish at 1 of the growing list of retailers to feature Baron's International Kitchen in Brooklyn and Manhattan:

In Brooklyn:

Court Street Grocers  -- Carroll Gardens
Fleisher’s Grass Fed & Organic Meats -- Park Slope
Greene Grape Provisions  --  Forte Greene

In Manhattan:

Garden Of Eden  --  Union Square
Many Kitchens --  Artisinal, hand crafted foods and specialties, online at manykitchens.com

Friday, February 1, 2013

Now available at Ginsberg's Wholesale Market

Great news for all our customers in and around Columbia County NY! My award-winning Caribbean Jerk Sauce Marinades, Caribbean Hot Sauce and Portuguese Repolho Relish are available at Ginsberg's Wholesale Market.

Ginsberg's Wholesale Market is located at 29 Ginsberg Lane in the historic city of Hudson, NY. The Market is open to the public Monday - Friday from 9AM till 5:30 and on Saturday from 9AM till 3PM. A variety of payment methods are accepted including cash, check and credit cards. With over 7,000 items in their warehouse, they're sure to have anything you need for your party or picnic- from disposable utensils and cooking tools to appetizers and desserts, but if you don't see what you need, one of the associates will give you a hand.

The wholesale market's website has a great party planning checklist that you're sure to find invaluable when you're planning your next get together. There is a handy shopping list to help you keep track of the food and serving or disposable items you might need, useful guides to help you determine (based on the number of guests attending) how much deli food you need to buy or how many appetizers to serve and great advice including recommended serving sizes for cocktail or dinner parties, safe handling for perishable and non-perishable foods and grilling tips. You've gotta check this out.

I always enjoy visiting Hudson, NY. The city of Hudson is located along the western border of Columbia County and was named after the nearby Hudson River and Henry Hudson, the explorer. It's a short ride from the Taconic State Parkway or NYS Thruway and an Amtrak train stop makes it a 2-hour trip from New York City. You're sure to enjoy exploring it's scenic waterfront, miles of historic streets and buildings, lighthouse and of course, the gourmet & specialty food stores. Come up and stay for the weekend at one of the cozy B&B's, take in a performance at one of the live performance spaces or be pampered at one of the mind, body and soul rejuvenating salons. There are also lots of restaurants to choose from like American Glory BBQ located right in the heart of Hudson's restaurant district on Warren Street.

I'm continuously working to get my gourmet specialties, which are based on my family's recipes from destinations around the world, on the shelves of your favorite grocers. I'll be sharing a big announcement about a new retailer soon so stay tuned. In the meantime, keep those requests and recommendations coming!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Now featured on Many Kitchens' curated artisanal online marketplace

My award-winning gourmet marinades and condiments are now featured on Many Kitchens' new and really cool gourmet artisanal, online marketplace.

I met founder Valentina Rice last September when she invited Baron's International Kitchen to be featured on the marketplace. Like me, Valentina is a foodie who enjoys all kinds of fine foods. Starting Many Kitchens has been her dream for some time because, "...sometimes you're looking for something new but you don't know what's good to try. Wouldn't it be great if there was an online space you could go to to find gourmet foods someone else has already tried and recommended". As she discovered new and truly scrumptious gourmet delecacies, she also wished there was an online space where she could share those culinary experiences with other foodies. She joined forces with Chef Aurora Satler and created Many Kitchens to be that online space.

If you enjoy gourmet food, visit Many Kitchens' curated online marketplace and browse all the featured fine gourmet artisanal foods. You won't be able to resist getting something for that foodie in your life! New gourmet specialties are continuously being added to the marketplace too so be sure to check in regularly to find out what tantalizing new gourmet yummies they've discovered.

Here's to being "in the know",