Chef Alex Guarnaschelli Partners With Fisher Nuts to Share

Chef Alex Guarnaschelli Partners With Fisher Nuts to Share Fresh
Twists on Traditional Holiday Recipes 
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 11/15/12 --  Fisher(R) Nuts is
partnering with Food Network Chef Alex Guarnaschelli to offer fresh
twists on traditional holiday recipes this season. Guarnaschelli, a
regular judge on "Chopped" and currently competing on "The Next Iron
Chef: Redemption," is sharing a variety of nut-inspired recipes and
offering her own tips for cooking with nuts during the holidays and
throughout the year. A nationally-recognized, award-winning executive
chef at The Darby and Butter in New York, Guarnaschelli is also a mom
who enjoys creating simple, yet appealing recipes, that don't require
a lot of prep and ingredients. 
"Fisher Nuts is the perfect ingredient for holiday cooking because
it's so versatile," said Guarnaschelli. "I particularly like their
Freshness Seal Bag -- it features a stand-up design and press-to-seal
closure that locks in the freshness and preserves the flavor of the
nuts after the bag has been opened. This way, your Fisher nuts will
always be ready for the next recipe."  
As Fisher's first official spokesperson, Alex has developed a series
of exclusive recipes that will live on Additionally,
she'll share tips on how at-home cooks can add simple ingredients
like Fisher Almonds, Walnuts or Pecans to meals to easily create a
chef-caliber dish. Guarnaschelli's tips include:  

--  Healthy Holiday Snack: Nuts add wonderful flavor and texture when
    mixed into recipes, but they can also be a healthy snack -- season
    nuts with a little cayenne and quickly roast them in a little olive or
    nut oil.
--  Simply Delicious Dessert: For a great addition to your holiday dessert
    table, melt some sugar in a pan until golden brown and stir in some
    nuts. Transfer the mixture to a baking sheet to cook and then break
    into pieces for a quick and simple nut brittle.
--  Top off a Side Dish: Parsley and basil are great flavors to finish
    many holiday dishes. Try chopping parsley with some Fisher almonds for
    added texture and taste.
--  Spruced-Up Spice Rub: For this year's holiday roast, try adding some
    ground nuts to the spice rub. The nuts can mellow so
me of the heat
    from the spice and add needed richness to the mix.

For more information on Fisher Nuts and to see more of Guarnaschelli's
tips and recipes, visit  
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(NASDAQ: JBSS), founded in 1922, is a leading processor, marketer and
distributor of baking nuts, snack nuts and nut-based products that
are sold in multiple distribution channels. Our products can be found
under the Fisher Nuts, Orchard Valley Harvest and Sunshine Country
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