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We Are Paris Gourmet

Posted by Bruce Banner on May 10, 2021 9:45:18 AM

 

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Established in 1983, Paris Gourmet is the New York tristate area’s leading specialty food service importer and distributor. We source the finest products from around the world and make them available across the country through a network of independent distributors. 

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Our staff of chef technicians conduct extensive research and development of products in pursuit of quality and innovation. They also provide multiple opportunities for continuing education, training, and support within the industry.

Paris Gourmet is located in New Jersey’s Meadowlands, 8 miles from New York’s Times Square.

 

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Broadway or Hollywood?

Posted by Bruce Banner on May 3, 2021 10:38:24 AM

Paris Gourmet is proud to announce our Noel Bonbons.  Its comes in two different assortments called Broadway and Hollywood.

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Broadway's flavors are Almond Praline Oval, Morogoro Square,  Salted Butter Caramel Dome, and Vanilla Ganache Square

Hollywood's flavors are Lime Dome, Passion Mango Pod, Raspberry Pod, and Banana Caramel Dome.  

We also carry each flavor separately.

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***New Video Alert: Chocolate Bark***

Posted by Bruce Banner on Jan 26, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Someone once said "Flowers mean I'm sorry and chocolates mean I love you".  With that being said and Valentine's Day coming up, what better way to show "I love you" with some chocolate!

 

But lets be honest, picking up a box of chocolates for Valentine's Day and any occasion is a very typical fashion.  Its time to get creative and by creative, we mean chocolate bark!  

Best known for consuming during the winter as peppermint bark.  The varieties of making chocolate bark are endless and very eye catching!

 

For more tips, tricks, and inspiration check out the video below featuring our very own chef technician Calogero Romano.

 

 

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I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas 🎄Margarita🥂

Posted by Bea Davis on Dec 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM

 

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While this may seem like a lame excuse to have a margarita in December, let’s just remember that 2020 is not over yet! Sure, margaritas are usually reserved for hot summer days but there are no rules as to when you can have one. Enter the White Christmas Margarita. With the addition of white cranberry juice and coconut milk, Santa Claus himself will wish you left this out instead of milk. You can keep your garnish simple by using rosemary sprigs and lime or you can rack up some bonus points and skewer a row of sugar coated cranberries (you got this!) So even if it doesn’t snow on December 25th, I know I’ll be having a White Christmas. Cheers!

 

Recipe courtesy of The Spruce Eats

White Christmas Margarita


Ingredients:

  • Cinnamon sugar (for rim)
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce coconut milk
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur (triple sec or Grand Marnier)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce white cranberry juice
  • Garnish: lime slice
  • Garnish: cranberries
  • Garnish: rosemary sprig

Directions:

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Rim an old-fashioned glass with cinnamon sugar: Begin by wiping a lime wedge around the edge of the glass to wet the rim, then roll it in a shallow dish of cinnamon sugar.
  3. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the tequila, coconut milk, orange liqueur, lime juice, and white cranberry juice. Shake well.
  4. Strain into the prepared glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime slice, a few cranberries, and a sprig of rosemary.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Paris Gourmet Donates a Harry Potter's Gingerbread House

Posted by Bea Davis on Dec 18, 2020 9:59:43 AM

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Earlier this month, our chef technician Calogero Romano created a gingerbread house version of the 4 Privet Drive house that Harry Potter grew up in from the movies.

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Paris Gourmet donated the gingerbread house to Saint Barnabas Medical Hospital in Livingston, New Jersey to bring holiday cheer to the children at the hospital and also donated lots and lots of delicious pastries for the doctors, nurses, and staff of the hospital as well.

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The whole process of making the gingerbread house was featured on Paris Gourmet's daily Instagram stories.

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In case you missed seeing chef Calogero in action, you can still see it in Paris Gourmet's Instagram profile or in Chef Calogero's Instagram account as well.

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From drawings of the house to spraying the sorting hat. Every single detail of this intense process was captured.

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We hope that we can continue this tradition every year, where a member of our very talented chef technicians will produce a kid friendly gingerbread house to donate each holiday season.

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Any ideas or suggestions for which house to make next year? Do you have a favorite chef technician you would like to see? Let us know so we can start planning for next holiday season!

Again, another huge thank you to the staff at Saint Barnabas Medical Hospital and all the doctors and nurses risking their lives to help others everyday and of course a big round of applause for chef Calogero Romano for sharing his talent and skills and creating a wonderful gingerbread house... we think J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter would be very proud!

Happy Holidays to everyone!

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🦃17 Random Facts About Thanksgiving 🦃

Posted by Bea Davis on Nov 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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Every year in November, family members gather around the table and give thanks while enjoying the traditional turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes etc.

In honor of Thanksgiving, Paris Gourmet has listed 17 random facts about this holiday. So make your plate and enjoy your meal and these random facts.

May you enjoy the holidays with family and friends.

🦃 In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday due to honoring Sarah Josepha Hale's ( she is known for writing the song "Mary had a little lamb") on going letters, requesting for 17 years that it should be a national holiday.

🦃 It has a rough history, but some U.S. Presidents pardon their turkey from being their dinner.

🦃 The average American eats around 16lbs of turkey per year.

🦃 In 1953 Swanson company had 260 tons of leftover frozen turkeys, so a salesman came up with the idea to make tv/ frozen dinners out of the leftovers

🦃 Cranberries are also known as "bounce berries" due to the method of tossing the cranberry in order to determine if it is ripe. So if your cranberry has a bounce, its ready to eat!

🦃 60 million boxes of Stovetop's instant stuffing is sold each Thanksgiving

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🦃 The USDA states not to rinse your turkey in order to prevent harmful bacteria from spreading. As long as you cook the turkey to 165 degrees F, it will eliminate bacteria.

🦃 Minnesota produces the most turkeys in the U.S.

🦃 Only male turkeys can produce the "gobble" sound and it ca be heard from a mile away.

🦃 The tradition of football on Thanksgiving began in 1876 with a game between Yale and Princeton. In 1920 the NFL played their first game on the holiday.

🦃 Butterball answers over 100,000 questions about turkey and its cooking techniques every November and December. These questions can be answered via their Butterball Turkey Hotline

🦃 Apple pie is considered the most popular pie in the States.

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🦃 The average American consumes 3,000 - 5,000 calories at Thanksgiving dinner.

🦃 There are 4 towns in the U.S. named " Turkey". They are located in North Carolina, Texas, Arizona, and Louisiana.

🦃 There is a National Turkey Federation... it does exist!

🦃 In WW2, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was cancelled due to the war and the rubber from the balloons was used to supply the army.

🦃 The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade didn't even have balloons. Instead they featured animals from the Central Park Zoo.

🦃🦃🦃 For more fun facts about Thanksgiving 🦃🦃🦃

🦃 Mental Floss - 25 Little Known Facts About Thanksgiving

🦃 Mental Floss - 23 Thanksgiving Food Facts

🦃 Mental Floss - Debunking 18 Thanksgiving Myths

🦃🤣🦃 For A Good Laugh🦃🤣🦃

🦃🤣Addams Family Values (1993)- Wednesday's Revolt

🦃🤣Addams Family Thanksgiving Turkey Day Song

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Spice Up Your Life In Honor Of Chef Floyd Cardoz

Posted by Bea Davis on Oct 16, 2020 12:54:03 PM

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In March we lost Chef Floyd Cardoz to Covid- 19. The food industry was at a loss for such a talented chef that also pioneered Indian cuisine to the mouths of many who dined at his restaurant Tabla.

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Prior to his death, chef Floyd was working on a collaboration project with a Queens based spice company Burlap & Barrel.

The concept is to create a line of masala blends and thanks to his wife, Barkha Cardoz the product is now available. With each purchase a $1 of the proceeds is donated to Cookies for Kids Cancer.

It is honestly a winning purchase for all parties. We can't wait to hear, taste, see, and of course try all the delicious creations that will come out with this spice line. What an amazing way to honor chef Floyd Cardoz!

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Memorial Day 2020

Posted by Bea Davis on May 21, 2020 10:18:43 AM

It may look different, but the celebration is the same.

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Parades. Remembrances. Family Barbecues. Theses are all the hallmarks of a typical Memorial Day celebration. But how we celebrate Memorial Day 2020 with be very different from years past. How will it maintain its special place in American hearts, not only as a day to remember America's heroes, but also as the unofficial start of summer? 

Screen Shot 2020-05-21 at 9.35.00 AM"It is unclear where exactly this tradition originated; numerous different communities may have independently initiated the memorial gatherings. And some records show that one of the earliest Memorial Day commemoration was organized by a group of freed slaves in Charleston, South Carolina less than a month after the Confederacy surrendered in 1865. Nevertheless, in 1966 the federal government declared Waterloo, New York, the official birthplace of Memorial Day." (History.com)

In the beginning , the day (known at that time as Decoration Day) was celebrated every year on May 30th, regardless of the day of the week.  In 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees; the change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.

And as with any holiday, food (and group celebrations) have always played a large part. Whether it's with typical cookout fare of "burgers and dogs," or more traditional barbecue like ribs or briskets, Americans have used this day to come together. 

If you're going to have a small gathering of people over for a cookout, here's a great discussion about how to do so safely. If you'd rather bring in food from a local restaurant, there are great options available. Our friends at Eater have covered a lot of barbecue over the years. Here's a link to some of their recent coverage of great barbecue around the country that may help you get your fix this weekend.

Whatever you do, and however you celebrate, stay safe, eat well, and raise a glass to the brave men and women of our armed forces. 

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