Wagatha’s of Vermont has just introduced three wheat-free flavors to its line of 100% organic and kosher premium dog biscuits. Many of the ingredients found in Wagatha’s treats are people food, like eggs, extra virgin olive oil, herbs, honey and tomatoes. The biscuits contain vitamins D, E, and B complex as well as calcium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. The new wheat-free flavors are ideal for all dogs, but are espcially perfect for dogs with allergies. The flavors include Breakfast Biscuit (maple oatmeal with bananas & apples), Cranberry Cheddar and Tuscan Tomato & Herb.
The treats are available online at Wagathas.com and at retail in 30 states nationwide. A 9-ounce, reusable canister is $8.95, suitable for new puppy gifts, holiday gifts and just as an special treat for favorite four-legged friends. Wagatha’s also offers a monthly shipment program that will ship a predetermined amount of Wagatha’s Organic Dog Biscuits to you (or a gift recipient) each month. Shipping charges are waived for all orders over $50.00.
Seeking one-of-a-kind cookie recipes, WearEver is holding its Second Annual AirBake Extreme Cookie Challenge. Do you have the recipe for the most unique and delicious cookie? If so, take on the challenge! Teams of one parent and one child (between the ages of 5 to 15), are invited to submit their most creative cookie recipes. Five finalists will compete in a national “Cookie-Off” in March 2008 in New York City, hosted by Noah Gray-Cabey, the young actor who plays Micah Sanders on the hit T.V. series, “Heroes.” The grand prize is a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond. The deadline is January 7, 2008. Visit Wearever.com for more information, the official rules and entry form.
Can your cookies beat these winners from the last challenge?
November is National Peanut Butter Month—our chance to share our favorite PBs with you. First, learn about the origin of peanut butter. It was invented by a doctor and debuted in 1904 as—of all things—a high-protein food substitute for people who could not chew meat. But it didn’t take long for others to discover its charms, and for it to leap into recipes and the peanut butter cup—a relatively recent invention dating to the Roaring ‘20s. Read all about it, and our favorite peanut butter cups from Bacci. Then, check out our two favorite gourmet peanut butters, from Peanut Better and P.B. Loco. Both companies make sweet and savory peanut butters, and as you’ll read in the reviews, certain flavors are not to be missed! Plan ahead: They make great stocking stuffers, too.
This Little Cookie has a definite point of view: the best ingredients, a wholesome, homemade style, and it’s not too sweet or rich. We’ve never tasted a line quite like it before. Although it’s made by a woman who also turns out detailed buttercream cakes decorated with fragile petals, we have to say that these cookies have a masculine flavor profile—because men tend not to like sugary, buttery baked goods to the extent that women and children do. Still, both men and women who like sweets made with less sugar—we count ourselves among them—will appreciate these [not so little] cookies. The buttery Shortbread made with Fleur de Sel sea salt is not to be missed! You can contact the bakery about special orders of gluten-free cookies, too. Read the full review. Also check out the Cookies & Brownies section of THE NIBBLE online magazine for more of our favorite cookies.
All certified U.S.-based chefs (working chefs or chefs with formal culinary education) are invited to enter the first annual “Urbani Truffles Academy Grant” program, created to inspire creativity in the use of truffles by U.S.-based chefs. To enter, simply submit an original recipe using truffles and answer a brief questionnaire. The grand prize winning chef will win a one-week stay at Urbani’s Accademia del Tartufo in Umbria, Italy where he/she will learn the elusive art of truffle sourcing, distribution and preparation. Three first prize winners will receive Urbani preserved products (valued at $1,500) and an Urbani truffle recipe book (valued at $30). Ten second prize winners will receive Urbani preserved products (valued at $500).
If you’re not a professional chef but know chefs, encourage them enter. If they win a prize….well, you’ll be owed a great truffle dinner. All submissions must be received by December 15, 2007. Further details and submission forms can be found UrbaniGrant.com. Urbani Tartufi (Italian for truffles), founded more than 150 years ago in Umbria, Italy, controls more than half of the global truffle business in both fresh truffles and preserved truffle products. Learn all about truffles in our Truffle Overview & Glossary.