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!

Austin American Statesman touts Fredericksburg Flavors Cookbook

Photo by Anne Traver

 

By Addie Broyles

Cheddar Ale Soup from The Brewery, Fredericksburg, Texas

Photo by Andrew Hanenberg
The cheddar ale soup from Fredericksburg Brewing Company is one of the recipes in the new book, “Fischer & Wieser’s Fredericksburg Flavors.”

American-Statesman Staff

Food Matters: Fischer & Wieser share a taste of Fredericksburg history, recipes in new book

Did you know that one of the country’s largest gourmet food companies started as a roadside fruit stand?

It’s a tale that Mark Wieser has told countless times. His parents planted a peach orchard near Fredericksburg just before the Great Depression, and by the time Mark had taken over the orchard, he knew that he wanted to sell more than peaches, so he opened a roadside stand to help with sales.

Like many growers in the area, Mark Wieser also hired local schoolkids to help pick the peaches, and one of the students, Case Fischer, had the vision to help grow the business to the corporation it is now, says John DeMers, who teamed with Fischer and Wieser to write “Fischer & Wieser’s Fredericksburg Flavors: Recipes from the heart of the Texas Hill Country,” (Bright Sky Press, $24.95) a new cookbook that also helps tell the story behind the company’s long history.

“Their entire enterprise grew from a roadside food stand,” he says, and the company’s success is tied to the “magical combination” of Wieser’s experience in farming and food and Fischer’s vision for a gourmet foods company that was almost unheard of at the time.

Homemade jams and jellies are all the rage now, but to understand just how far ahead of the curve they’ve been on so many levels, DeMers points to the company’s URL: jelly.com. “Can you imagine having to call at 7 a.m. on the first day of the Internet to get that?” says DeMers, the author of almost 40 books and host of the weekly food radio show Delicious Mischief, which airs in Austin at 10 a.m. Saturdays on Talk 1370AM.

DeMers says that when looking at the impact of the company, you can’t discount the company’s award-winning raspberry chipotle sauce, which remains one of its bestsellers. “They are considered the fathers of chipotle. That sauce really put them on the map,” he says.

Most of the recipes in the cookbook call for Fischer & Wieser products, but a number of the dishes come from fellow food businesses in the Hill Country, including chef Rebecca Rather, who recently opened the Pink Pig, Becker Vineyards and the Fredericksburg Brewing Co.

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http://www.austin360.com/news/lifestyles/food-cooking/food-matters-fischer-wieser-share-a-taste-of-frede/nTpcL/#

Fischer & Wieser receives A+ in food safety audit

International food manufacturing auditor Silliker posted an audit score of 97.7 percent last Wednesday for Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, Inc. on the ICIX Compliance Suite, which reports food safety as well as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements. Silliker is accredited as a certification body for the Safe Quality Food (SQF) program of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI). Continue reading

Case D. Fischer NASFT Board Member

Case D. Fischer, CEO & President of Fischer & Wieser

Case D. Fischer named a director on the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc. (NASFT) board.

Fischer, CEO & President of Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, Inc.,  will assume the position for a two-year term, alongside four officers and five other board members who were also elected. Board members were chosen from a slate of 12 candidates who are members of the NASFT, a not-for-profit trade association representing all segments of the $75 billion U.S. specialty food industry and member companies abroad.
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