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Friday, January 29, 2010

Take a gander!

Welcome back!

So remember last time I said we were getting all techincal and stuff? You know, I told you about the super cool new video that is posted on our website? You really don't remember? Geez, and I thought I had a bad memory... Well, luckily for you, I have another video for you to look at! Featuring my dad, the Little Chef! Since it is the end of the day, I guess I won't talk it up and instead I will just let you watch it for yourself! How about this, you can let me know what you think about it!



Enjoy the show! Oh yeah, and once you are nice and hungry, check out the website! Since you have already been to the actual website, here is a lnk to the store :) http://shop.scottsfoodproducts.com/ Have a fantastic weekend! Bon appetit!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Oooooh Technology!!!

Hello!

Welcome back to another exciting installment of the SFP blog! Riveting and informative, I try constantly to keep at least myself entertained while writing to all of you, who may not have discovered us yet, but you will in the near future! And when that time comes, not only will you be wildly entertained with our saucy (get it? saucy? HA!) antics here in our company, but you will also have tasty meals, because who can resist a little Santa Maria pork tenderloin with Lemon Pepper broccoli, and Garlic Oil mashed potatoes to top it off! Wow, I just had breakfast and I already want dinner...

Anyway, I hope you, the reader, are as internet savvy as we are learning to become, because we have a super cool new video posted on our website, www.scottsfoodproducts.com, featuring the Little Chef himself, Tony LoBue! For the past 30 or so years, the Little Chef has been an awesome little drawing (kind of like the one in the top right hand corner of the blog, but that one is especially new and improved) and for the very first time in the history of our company, you can put a face to the name! I'm excited, and I grew up with the guy!

In conclusion, today I will be short and sweet, but that is so everyone can spend the time they would have taken to read this blog to instead check out the website and watch our fancy little video!

Oh yea, and further proof of our internet savvy-ness, we also have a twitter page! Leave us some love at http://twitter.com/ScottsFoods

Happy viewing!

Friday, January 22, 2010

To sum up the week

TGIF. It has been an interesting week, to say the least. It all started with a trip to San Francisco. Fancy Food Show, here we come! Or went... That would be more approriate, considering it is now in the past...

Anyways, from the moment we arrived up north, it rained. Then it continued to rain the entire time we were up there. It continued to rain everywhere else in California too! Whoever says California doesn't have weather wasn't watching the news this past week, but that is besides the point. Luckily we had a lot to do to keep us busy and out of the rain while we were there!

We spent about 4 days in San Francisco, and we could easily have spent the entire time at the Fancy Food Show, it was so huge! There were tons of people there, lots of food to try, and a good time was had by all, or at least by me... :) To get an idea of the show and what is was like, check out http://www.livestream.com/nasft to see footage of it. Hey, if you are lucky, you may even catch the interview with our National Sales Manager, Kimberly!

We also spent some time in Bristol Farms in the Westfield shopping center making sure the meat counter was absolutley gorgeous for any and all to see! Interesting place, considering the store was inside the mall, and literally right next to Bloomingdales!


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Ah yes, a picture of all the girls, hard at work inside Bristol Farms! or are we hardly working? I'll let you decide... You can even get a glimpse of the pretty counter behind those pretty girls! Flattery will get you everywhere! Ooh, let's play a game! 5 points to each correctly identified person, 10 points for each correctly identified product on the counter, and a 50 point bonus for being the first person to get all of it correct!!!! What do you get with all of these points, you ask? The satisfaction of knowing all the correct answers, and the title of being Scott's Food Products #1 fan!!!

Another great place to stay dry in the rain is a lovely market in Portola Valley called Bianchini's Market. It is an old fashioned type of market with a full service meat and seafood counter! Great service, friendly people, and great products! Look out for out Santa Maria Style Seasoning set up on their meat counter right over the beef roasts! It is an excellent addition to just about anything to make an ordinary meal extraordinary!!! Check out their website too! It is just as lovely online as it is in person. http://www.bianchinismarket.com/ They even have fun recipe contests for you online folk to participate in! Check it out, then stop by their market and check out! Just don't forget to grab a jar of Santa Maria on the way out.

Well, now that I have jibber jabbered for a bit, it is time to start the weekend, and come up with some more ideas to jibber jabber about next week. Until then, happy weekend, and happy grilling!!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Winter Fancy Food Show

Today I am writing from the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco! This is my first time at a trade show, and I must say it is quite impressive! I have heard about this show for my entire life (remember I said we are family owned?) and I am so excited that I finally get to be here myself!

The show is held in the Moscone Center and this year it is taking up three halls! It is massive, to say the least. Currently our National Sales Manager, Kimberly, is being interviewed in the Social Media Lounge here. Many different vendors are being interviewed throughout the course of the show and the interviews are being streamed through YouTube and also on the Fancy Food Show website. Click on the title of the blog to follow that link to check out some fantastic interviews, including our own!!!

I guess this would be an opportune time to introduce myself. I am Cristina, and I am a sales merchandiser for Scott's Food Products. Joining me on this journey to San Francisco is Kimberly, as mentioned above, and Carrianne, co-owner of the company and also my fantastic
mom! As for the Little Chef/Tony/my dad, sorry buddy, no show for you this year, the girls are taking over!!

Well it seems to me the interview is over. I guess it is just about time for me to get off the ground and start another day walking the show floor! Don't worry folks, I am sure I will be tasting enough cheese, chocolate, and sauces for ten people! Be jealous, you know you wish you were me!

Until next time folks, happy grilling!!!

This is Cristina with Scott's Food Products, signing off.

Friday, January 15, 2010

January is...

What do Batman and Robin, peanut butter and jelly, Mickey and Minnie, and Mario and Luigi all have in common? Let me give you a hint: January is Dynamic Duos month!

                    


Just like how all of those dynamic duos above go together like bread and butter, these pairs work together as a team to give you a fantastic meal! We have some great duos of seasonings and marinades for you to choose from at a great price!




So what kind of dynamic duos do we have to offer you this month you ask? Here’s a list!

Monterey Mesquite Seasoning and Marinade

Jezebel Spicy Spice and Sauce

Bourdelaise Marinade and Steakhouse Rotisserie and Grill Seasoning

Creamy Sicilian and Strictly Pepper

Buy one set for $12, save $1, two sets for $23, save $3, or better yet, three sets for $34, and save $5!

Ok. So there are a few fine points to the deal… isn’t there always a catch? Each pair must be bought together. This means no mixing and matching. Sorry folks! Monterey Marinade and Seasoning can’t be broken apart or else the world might end! Separation is their kryptonite. I promise we paired these little guys together for a reason, you won’t be disappointed! Check out the website for some fun serving suggestions, or just to look at pictures of some delicious food! Just in case you forgot the address, www.scottsfoodproducts.com is the place to be!



Step out from the ordinary into the extraordinary and have a great meal tonight with some amazing products you have yet to try!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What's the deal with that Garlic Oil?

 On to the next installment of Scott’s Food Products blogging! I mentioned last time that our Garlic Oil is made with canola oil, not olive oil. You must be wondering why that matters, right? Let me help to illuminate you on our reasoning behind straying from the crowd in our use of a different kind of oil!



-First of all, canola oil has a higher smoke point. This means it can be cooked at a higher temperature than other oils, such as olive oil, without burning. No longer will your food taste like burnt olives, just delicious garlicky goodness!!!

-Next, for you health conscious consumers out there, canola oil tends to be low in saturated fat and high in monounsaturated fat. This has been known to lead to a lower risk of heart disease and cancer.

-Another cool (no pun intended) feature of canola oil is that it will stay liquid and clear if it is refrigerated. Normally oil will harden and turn a cloudy white, but not canola oil! You can store it in your fridge to keep it fresher, longer, and it can also be displayed in a refrigerated meat case without it hardening up! Add a touch of class to your meat case! For those of you who work around meat cases….

-Lastly on my list of canola oil points to ponder, it is tasteless, for the most part. This makes it even better to cook with! Especially when it is infused with garlic, as ours is! Your food won’t taste like olives, or burnt olives, just garlic! Mmmmmm garlic! I’m getting hungry already!

So what's for dinner?  Try using our Garlic Oil to use in a stir fry, or in your mashed potatoes to make garlic mashed potatoes!  You can even add some to your rice cooker to add a nice garlic flavor to your rice, as long as you don't mind your rice being a little less sticky....  The sky is the limit!  What are some of your favorite ways to use Garlic Oil?

Monday, January 11, 2010

Welcome!!!!

Hello world!  Welcome to the blog of Scott's Food Products!  It's a new year, and it's a new Scott's Food Products!  We have been around for the past 32 years, believe it or not!  We make many of your favorite sauces, seasonings, and marinades, such as Santa Maria Style Seasoning, our #1 seller, and apparently everyone else's #1 as well! :) Some other popular items you may have heard of are Bourdelaise Marinade (great for filet mignon), Mediterranean Garlic (excellent for lamb, chicken, and fish), and that super awesome Garlic Oil, made with canola oil, not olive oil!  Oh yeah, and how could I forget our awesome pair of Asadas!  We have a green asada for chicken and seafood, and our Vaquero Asada is great on beef!  Check back for some great serving suggestions, history on our fun little/big family run business, new items, interesting facts, and much more!  Better yet, check out our WEBSITE!  Newly up and running! http://www.scottsfoodproducts.com/!!!! 

Until next time, Happy Grilling!