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FISCHER&WIESER

What a summer Food Nation New York has experienced. Back in the month of August, Case Fischer and Mark Wieser (Fischer & Wieser) got in contact with me to present their product from Fredericksburg, Texas.  I missed the opportunity to travel down to the Lone star state to visit their famous peach house. Lucky enough they shipped their jams, jellies and Moms pasta sauce so I could experience their craft.

From the looks of things Mr. Wieser has been in business since the slamming sixties producing the finest peaches and raising them himself.  A decade later he acquired Case Fischer straight out of High School. Similar to Lebron James making the transition to join the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers almost. Back in the day Mr. Weiser always hired kids from local neighborhoods and such, but he saw Fischer had the potential, the gift of gab sort of speak and overall great customer service. It was a dynamic duo in the making. Fast forward a couple years later they have developed over eighty products from pie fillings to their top selling roasted raspberry chipotle sauce. (LOOK BELOW!!)

Fischer & Wieser's The Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce® over scallops

Fischer & Wieser’s The Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce® over scallops

Speaking of roasted raspberry chipotle sauce, OH MY HEAVENS as in my grandmother would say! This is the sauce you have to get your hands on. ASAP!  I kid you not! Good thing he doesn’t just ship nationwide, now worldwide. When I received the package, I quickly went for the raspberry sauce. Why? The description alone on the bottle sold me. So I opened it and took a spoonful to taste. My crazy and creative mind started to flow. Here’s what I did… < Ingredients

  • 1 to 1 1/4 pounds dry sea scallops, approximately 16
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 3 or 4 Slices of bacon to render
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • A small bag of roasted salt peanuts to crush
  • About 2 teaspoons Fisher & Wieser “Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce”

Directions

Remove the small side muscle from the scallops, rinse with cold water and thoroughly pat dry.

Add bacon to a 12 to 14-inch sauté pan on medium heat to render bacon fat. Salt and pepper the scallops. Once the fat begins to smoke, gently add the scallops, making sure they are not touching each other. Sear the scallops for 1 1/2 minutes on each side. The scallops should have a 1/4-inch golden crust on each side while still being translucent in the center. For garnish, add salad leafs for bedding the scallops. You may want to add dabs of light soy sauce. In a squeeze bottle, add “Fisher & Wieser’s” Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce. Finally sprinkle crushed roasted peanuts. Serve immediately..

Hollywood Food Stylist uses F&W Sauces on “Raising Hope” set

F&W's Mango Ginger Habanero Sauce and Salsa a La Charra used on the set of "Raising Hope" by Food Stylist, Wendy Blasdel (Photo by Wendy Blasdel)

F&W’s Mango Ginger Habanero Sauce and Salsa a La Charra used on the set of “Raising Hope” by Food Stylist, Wendy Blasdel (Photo by Wendy Blasdel)

We recently came across a beautiful website that caught our eyes, in the form of Edible Style, a business owned and operated by food stylist, Wendy Blasdel, Hollywood, Ca. After reading with much interest, we approached Wendy via an email, asking her if she would be interested in trying our sauces and if she thought there would be a place for them on her TV show schedule. After all, she’s done food styling since 1983 for so many wonderful TV shows and movies, to mention a few, The Thornbirds, Christmas Vacation, Mountain Man, Designing Women, Joe vs. The Volcano,  Dances With Wolves, City Slickers, Jurassic Park, Twilight, Star Trek [pilot and series], Grey’s Anatomy, Law & Order, Dynasty, Falcon Crest, Doogie Howser, Frasier, Cheers,and many more.

Prop Food from some of the sets created by Wendy Blasdel over the years (Photo by Wendy Blasdel)

Prop Food from some of the sets created by Wendy Blasdel over the years (Photo by Wendy Blasdel)

When she agreed, we were thrilled, so we began the process of deciding what to send  that would best fit the dishes needed for her schedule. We sent some of our best-sellers and we were very pleased with what she did with them! She used our Mango Ginger Habanero Sauce and Salsa a La Charra  in a recipe for “Grilled chicken and veggie Tostada with Mango Ginger Habanero Sauce and Salsa a la Charra.” (Please click on the “read more” link on her blog to see the recipe).

Tostadas prepared for Raising Hope using Fischer & Wieser's Salsa a La Charra

Tostadas prepared for “Raising Hope” using Fischer & Wieser’s Salsa a La Charra
(Photo by Wendy Blasdel)

On an upcoming episode of the new  "Ironsides" series starring Blair Underwood, Wendy used our Mango Ginger Habanero Sauce on chicken (Photo by Wendy Blasdel)

On an upcoming episode of the new “Ironsides” series starring
Blair Underwood, Wendy used our Mango Ginger Habanero Sauce on chicken (Photo by Wendy Blasdel)

Not only does Wendy do food styling for Hollywood, but she is also a premiere Catering/Event Planner, offering “the full complement of Party and Event Planning, Classes in Culinary Arts as well as Food Presentation for entertaining at home.” On top of that she recently introduced a new service that encompasses “Spa and Gourmet Food to go.”  What a busy, talented lady!

It has been a pleasure working with Wendy! Please read her blog post at fadetofoodblogspot.com, and by all means, sign up for her Fischer & Wieser Sauce Assortment Giveaway! It ends soon, so hurry!