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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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Do You Know Cuisine Tech?

Posted by Bruce Banner on May 7, 2021 9:27:33 AM

 

 

 

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Cuisine Tech is a line of products that help elevate the chefs plate.   From ice cream, to sauces, to even flavored pearls.  The possibilities are endless!

  Check out the videos below

Topics: Cuisine-Tech, Ultra Tex, Ravifruit, Fruit Spreads, Oils, Liquid Chef, Pastry Trends, trends, chef, youtube, food, pastry techniques, Pastry Skills

You Say Tomato πŸ…, I Say Tomato πŸ…

Posted by Bruce Banner on Apr 7, 2021 9:30:00 AM

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Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

 

Last week, Paris Gourmet had a webinar on tomatoes.  Not just any type of tomatoes, but peeled plum tomatoes from Italy!

In cased you missed it, we got you covered!  See below for the video featuring Val Italia tomatoes and feel free to contact us with any questions.

 

Topics: Videos, chef, youtube, Italian Restaurant, food, tomato, plum tomato, Val Italia, plum tomato in a can from Italy, Italian tomato

It's Like BUTTAH!  Beurremont Butter for Croissants with Chef Eric Bertoia

Posted by Bruce Banner on Mar 10, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Chef Eric and Croissant

Last week, Chef Eric Bertoia shows you the tips and tricks to make a beautiful tasty croissant!  

The video features the main component, which is the Beurremont sheeted butter and it DOES make a difference!

Check out our video listed below for a little taste!

For the full video check it out here!

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Topics: Techniques, viennoiserie, croissant, youtube, bread, Butter, eric bertoia, food, pastry techniques, venoiserie techniques, venoiserie skills, dough, dough sheeter, Beurremont butter, Pastry Skills, croissant dough

In Case You Missed It.... Ingredients for CBD Edibles!

Posted by Bruce Banner on Mar 8, 2021 9:30:00 AM

 

Last month Paris Gourmet did a live virtual discussion of ingredients for CBD edibles.  

Paris Gourmet's Colin Deschamps, John Duffy, and chef instructor Calogero Romano educated us on ingredients like glucose syrup, purees, and many more ingredients to help diversify your edible creations.

For more information, check out our video and feel free to leave a comment below.

 

 

Topics: Cuisine-Tech, Videos, Ravifruit, Oils, Pastry Trends, Amifruit, gelatech, trends, youtube, chocolate, Butter, marshmallow, food, Noel Chocolate, nutley farms, ingredients for edibles, gummies, cannabis, edibles, CBD, CBD edibles, glucose syrup

***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.

 

 

Topics: Videos, Techniques, nuts, Cacao Noel, decorations, Pastry Trends, education, Amifruit, trends, youtube, chocolate, celebration, marshmallow, Calogero Romano, dark chocolate bark, candied fruit, chocolate bark, Noel Chocolate, freeze dried raspberries, freeze dried strawberries, nutley farms, valentines day

πŸ¦ƒ17 Random Facts About Thanksgiving πŸ¦ƒ

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

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Photo Credit: www.pastemagazine.com

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.

πŸ¦ƒ 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.

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

πŸ¦ƒ The average American eats around 16lbs of turkey per year.

πŸ¦ƒ 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

πŸ¦ƒ 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!

πŸ¦ƒ 60 million boxes of Stovetop's instant stuffing is sold each Thanksgiving

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Photo Credit: www.goodhousekeeping.com

πŸ¦ƒ 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.

πŸ¦ƒ Minnesota produces the most turkeys in the U.S.

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

πŸ¦ƒ 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.

πŸ¦ƒ 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

πŸ¦ƒ Apple pie is considered the most popular pie in the States.

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πŸ¦ƒ The average American consumes 3,000 - 5,000 calories at Thanksgiving dinner.

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

πŸ¦ƒ There is a National Turkey Federation... it does exist!

πŸ¦ƒ 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.

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

πŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒ For more fun facts about Thanksgiving πŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒ

πŸ¦ƒ Mental Floss - 25 Little Known Facts About Thanksgiving

πŸ¦ƒ Mental Floss - 23 Thanksgiving Food Facts

πŸ¦ƒ Mental Floss - Debunking 18 Thanksgiving Myths

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πŸ¦ƒπŸ€£Addams Family Values (1993)- Wednesday's Revolt

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Topics: meats, seasonal, youtube, holiday, celebration, fun fact, Thanksgiving, Turkey

πŸŽ΅πŸŽ™πŸŽ΅ Bacon, Eggs = Thank You, Next πŸŽ΅πŸŽ™πŸŽ΅

Posted by Bea Davis on Nov 20, 2020 9:30:00 AM

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Friday's are usually considered the day to kick off the weekend. For those in the restaurant industry, we consider Friday's to be our "Monday's". Either way, today's Feel Good Friday ends/starts with a funny note!

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Comedian Bec Hill has a unique way of show casing her talent. For this blog, let us introduce you to Bec Hill's "When you're in the club and hungry..." misheard lyric serious. This video is crafty with expressing the misheard lyrics to food and very entertaining to watch!

A common but misheard lyric is Ariana Grande's "Thank you, next" where many people have interpreted the lyrics as "bacon, eggs" and it has gone viral!

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Songs like Britney Spears' "You want a piece of me" is shown as " you wanna pizza me". Lyrics in the song " now she's too thin and she's too big" can be misinterpreted as " now cheese to thin and cheese to big".

So when you are "hangry", bored, or pretending to know the lyrics when singing to a song... enjoy yourself and PG's Feel Good Friday's featured youtube video.

Guilty as is, you know you have misheard lyrics and sang it with full confidence! Feel free to share in the comments below

When you're in the club and you're hungry... - Bec Hill

Topics: trends, youtube, lyrics, food, misheard lyrics, Comedian Bec Hill, music

πŸ«πŸ’£ Chocolate Bombs... "It's So HOT To Drink Right Now" β˜•

Posted by Bea Davis on Nov 16, 2020 9:55:03 AM

Chocolate Bombs

Trending on Tik Tok to Instagram, these so called "Chocolate Bombs" and/or "Cocoa Bombs" have gained a huge following and trend for 2020.

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Chocolate Bomb/ Cocoa Bomb is basically a hollow chocolate shell filled with hot chocolate mix which usually consists of cocoa powder, some sugar (optional), and marshmallows.

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The reason why it is gaining so much attention is because the experience is both delicious for the mouth and entertaining for the eyes to see.

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Each "bomb" is slightly different depending on where you purchase it or make it yourself. The chocolate bomb can be experienced by either pouring hot milk over the chocolate bomb and watch it melt from the top view or place the "bomb" into a a cup already filled with hot milk and watch it disperse from below.

The item has gotten so popular that even Costco is selling a 16 pack of chocolate bombs with different flavors and the product is flying off its shelves. Some people are even taking advantage of the popularity and using the profits towards donations such as a local baker from North Idaho who sells it to raise money for Autism Speaks.

This tasty trend is going viral and hope it is a trend that will stay mainstream just a little bit longer and return every year. So cheers to those who are drinking the chocolate bombs!

My question is... who will be making the "Irish" Chocolate Bomb version?!? 😁

Topics: Videos, Restaurant News, Cacao Noel, Pastry Trends, beverage, trends, youtube, Drinks, chocolate, holiday, hot chocolate, cocoa bombs, marshmallow, cocoa powder, chocolate bombs

🍫🍫🍫 FUN Facts of CHOCOLATE!!! 🍫🍫🍫

Posted by Bea Davis on Oct 19, 2020 9:15:00 AM

 

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With Halloween just weeks away and more holidays around the corner, chocolate has been a huge staple to celebrate the holidays. To the majority, chocolate is apart of our daily lives so why not learn some fun facts of chocolate!

 

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🍫 Chocolate was first consumed by drinking not eating. 90% of chocolate consumption history was drinking "hot chocolate".

🍫 September 13th is International Chocolate Day and Milton Hershey, founder of Hershey's chocolates birthday.

🍫 The chocolate industry is worth $110 billion per year.

🍫German chocolate cake is not from Germany. The cake is named after an American named Sam German who developed a sweet baking chocolate in 1952.

🍫100 pounds of chocolate are eaten each second in the United States.

🍫 The average person from Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, and Great Britain consumes 24 pounds of chocolate each year and China 99 grams of chocolate each year.

🍫Ghirardelli brand is the U.S. portion of swiss confectioner Lindt.

 

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🍫The United Kingdom sells 200 million Cadbury Creme Eggs each year and produces 1.5 million a day.

🍫A week before Easter🐰 , Americans purchase 71 million pounds of chocolate candy, 48 million pounds for Valentine's DayπŸ’Ÿ , and 90 million pounds for Halloween πŸŽƒ.

🍫Harry Barnett Reese, the founder of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups was a former Hershey employee and created the famous candy in the 1920's.

🍫The scientific name for the cacao tree is "Theobroma Cacao" which literally translates to "Cacao, food of the Gods".

🍫It takes the whole years crop from one cacao tree to produce a half kilo of cocoa.

🍫Milton Hershey, founder of Hershey's Chocolate company expanded so rapidly that Milton built an entire town for his employees to live in.

🍫Napoleon always had chocolate with him. He ate it as whenever he needed an energy boost.

🍫 Chocolate producers worldwide use an estimated 20% of the world's peanut crops and 40% of their almond crops.

 

Lindt Chocolate

Photo Credit: lindt-home-of-chocolate.com

 

🍫 In 2020, Lindt Chocolate introduced the world's largest chocolate fountain that pours from 30 feet high with 1,500 liters of real chocolate pouring into a giant Lindor truffle at their latest Lindt shop, museum and factory.

🍫 Rodolphe Lindt, founder of Lindt Chocolate invented the conche press

🍫It takes about 400 beans to produce a single pound of chocolate.

🍫Each cacao tree produces approximately 2,500 beans

🍫Nutella was invented during World War Two, when an Italian pastry chef mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his cocoa supply.

🍫The French celebrate April Fool's Day with a chocolate shaped fish also known as "Poisson d'Avril"

 

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Saving the best fun fact for last!

🍫CaCao Noel is named after the founders of Paris Gourmet, Xavier and Dominique Noel!

 

 

 

More Fun Facts About Chocolate:

Mental Floss - Food History of Chocolate

EatThis.com - Chocolate Facts

Mental Floss- 30 Facts About Chocolate

Insider.com -Worlds Largest Chocolate Fountain Opens At Lindt Chocolate

Mental Floss - 38 Sweet Facts About Candy

CandyUSA.com - Story of Chocolate

Topics: Videos, Restaurant News, nuts, Cacao Noel, education, Pantry, youtube, easter, chocolate, Truffle, holiday, fun fact

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