Blossom Landau loves our Mom’s G&B Spaghetti Sauce!

Recently we were contacted by a wonderful lady named Blossom Landau who wanted to know if she could use our Mom’s Garlic & Basil Spaghetti Sauce with ground beef to make a meat sauce. She was planning a dinner with a special “young man” and she wanted everything to be “perfect!” We told her, of course she could use the Mom’s Sauce with ground beef–just brown it, pour in the sauce, let it simmer; cook the spaghetti al dente, mix up a tossed green salad–she wanted to know if she should use Italian dressing and we told her “of course,” again. Then she confirmed she’d also be serving a garlic bread accompaniment! Sounded wonderful to us!

After we discussed her menu and recipes, she volunteered that our Mom’s Garlic & Basil Spaghetti Sauce is “the best spaghetti sauce I’ve ever had, and I’m 86 years old and have eaten in the finest restaurants all over the world! I used to be a tour guide in Europe and elsewhere, and I had to go ‘try out’ the restaurants before I’d take my clients to eat in them. So I know what I’m talking about!”

She proceeded to tell us that she had been getting the sauce at one of the large box stores, but they’d stopped carrying it at the one near her—so she “went in there and gave the manager a piece of her mind”—and “they brought it back!”

‘Nuff said! We love Blossom, and thank her for her kind words and support.

Mom's new products

Limited Edition Bolognese Soup, Limited Edition Roasted Red Pepper Bisque, Garlic Marinara and Primavera Sauce

To thank Blossom we’re sending her samples of our newest Mom’s products:  Primavera, Garlic Marinara, Limited Edition Bolognese Soup, and Limited Edition Roasted Red Pepper Bisque!  We hope you enjoy these new Mom’s products, Blossom!

Currycot™ takes 2nd Place in Fiery Food Competition

Cubed pork shoulder is slow-simmered in Currycot™ Indian Style Apricot Curry Sauce to create a delicious Indian style entree! Serve over rice with Naan bread. Lamb may be substituted for pork.

Fischer & Wieser’s Currycot™ Indian Style Apricot Curry Sauce recently garnered a 2nd place award in the 2013 Fiery Food Competition, Barbecue Sauce: Asian Style at ZestFest.  According to the ZestFest website, the competition

brings together the spiciest exhibitors and products from around the country for one sizzling weekend. ZestFest is the ultimate party for bold and flavorful food enthusiasts.

 

The competition has a 10 year history, being held annually in Irving, Texas at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas. It has grown each year, attracting not only small specialty food manufacturers, but large producers, and people from the trades, including celebrity chefs and restauranteurs. The event has become a 3-day affair, featuring not only the competitions, but food demos and entertainment venues as well. Fischer & Wieser has entered the competition since the inception of the contest, winning New Product of the Year with its Razzpotle  and the Golden Chile Award with Chipotle Chile Ketchup, among many other awards.

Fischer & Wieser was among 714 competitors participating at the event. Case D. Fischer, CEO & President of Fischer & Wieser, is quick to encourage entry of the company’s products into all types of competitions and values the awards the company has received from the Fiery Food Challenge.

 

Loyal Customer Uses Raspberry Chipotle in Chanukah Brunch

A closer look at the chocolate cake!

We love it when we hear from loyal customers using our products in easy recipes for special family celebrations! That’s just what Ellen Ingber did! She posted the following on our facebook page:

Ellen Ingber

Ellen Ingber’s Chanukah Brunch table, featuring Fischer & Wieser products in her delicious menu!

  • Just wanted to let you know that F&W made it to our belated Chanukah Brunch table. The Roasted Rasperry Chipotle Sauce over cream cheese stood out on the dip table. I made the Apricot Orange Marmalade Cheesecake Bars which didn’t set properly. I probably over beat it which caused too many air bubbles. I scraped out the filling and served it as a custard which turned a disaster into a success. But the piece de resistance was the Roasted Raspberry Chocolate Cake. I used a devils food cake recipe. I didn’t want to use sherry and forgot to get chocolate sauce so I used caramel. It was unbelievable! Too bad I didn’t see that martini recipe till today. It would have been a great end to the day! By the way, my official taste tester, husband Larry Fox, just asked what I was going to try next.
    Ellen

    • Tonights dinner: I had some Roasted Raspberry Sauce left over and some chicken tenders. Marinated the chicken for 5 hours in just enough sauce to cover it. Sprayed a baking dish with no-stick cooking spray. Brushed the chicken with some sauce. Baked for 10 minutes. Turned the chicken and brushed some more. Baked for 10 more minutes. Served with tomatoes and peppers sauted in olive oil, garlic, and onion and some brunch leftover noodle pudding. Another easy meal a la F&W. Larry thanks you!

    We also thank you, Ellen. Loyal customers such as you are treasured by us at Fischer & Wieser!

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.

To see complete article please go to

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

Raspberry Rumba Salsa

RAspberry Rumba Salsa with The Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

Wow! Serve this great salsa at your next family gathering and get ready for the compliments!

When you’re having a little shindig at your place and looking for some really different munchies with which to entice your guests, set out a bowl of this vibrantly unique and zingy little salsa made from Fischer & Wieser The Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce®. It’s guaranteed to stir up a conversation or two.

Prep Time:  15 minutes
Chill Time:  2 hours

2 cups canned Mandarin orange segments, well drained and roughly chopped
1 small red onion, diced
1 cup Fischer & Wieser The Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce®
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1 bunch cilantro, leaves and tender stems chopped
4 chile pequins (more or less to taste)
Corn tortilla chips

Combine all ingredients in a medium–sized bowl and stir to blend well. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Transfer salsa into serving bowl and serve alongside a basket of corn tortilla chips. Makes about 3 1/2 cups.

Use Our Family Favorites in Your Holiday Menu

 This year, try Fischer & Wieser products in every dish you make for Thanksgiving or Christmas, and make it a Fischer & Wieser holiday! We’ve tried all these recipes, and they get an A+ from all our tasters! We’ve used 7 of our long-standing favorite products so you can try this delicious menu:

Appetizers

Sausage Shell Appetizers with The Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Jam

These make the most delectable appetizers–a new twist on an old standby sausage ball recipe! Fantastic with our new The Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Jam and soft cheese!

Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce® & Cream Cheese Appetizer

The Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce® over Cream Cheese

If there’s an easier, more elegant and delicious appetizer, bring it on. With just a twist of the wrist this show-stopping recipe can be ready to serve in less than a minute.

 Sweet Onion & Garlic Dip

Try this as a dip with crackers or chips, or spread on variety breads to accompany a cold cut tray at your next event. Your guests will rave!

Sweet, Sour & Smokey Mustard Deviled Eggs

Everybody loves deviled eggs and good ones never go “out of style”. Try this zingy version as a finger food for your holiday parties and bask in the compliments that will land in your lap. Best thing about them is that they can be made up to a day ahead of time and kept refrigerated until you’re ready to serve them! My kind of party food.

Entrees

Glazed Grilled Turkey with The Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce®

Now here’s a recipe for anyone who loves sitting beside a grill on a chilly Thanksgiving morning, drinking whatever beverage you choose at that time of day (Irish coffee??). Warming your hands over a bird that’s going to be absolutely juicy, delicious, tender and moist—might we say even succulent? Can’t wait!

Holiday Baked Ham with Charred Pineapple Bourbon Glaze

Baked ham with Fischer & Wieser Charred Pineapple Bourbon Sauce just says “holiday!” When you need a super-easy, but elegant entrée for a special occasion meal, this is your solution!

Sides

Sweet & Savory Onion Glaze Stuffing

So many meals can be better by serving stuffing alongside the main course. Why wait for a holiday or special occasion to enjoy this hearty treat? We love it with our Sweet & Savory Onion Glaze!

Charred Pineapple Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole

Ever tried sweet potatoes and a hefty bourbon-laced charred pineapple sauce together? Now’s the time!

Onion Glaze Green Bean Casserole

A great new twist on an old favorite family recipe! Our Sweet & Savory Onion Glaze is the perfect complement to this old standby green bean casserole

Sweet, Sour & Smokey Mustard & Bacon Creamed Smashed Potatoes

Talk about your comfort food—this potato dish is definitely it! Try with a side of ham or brisket—trust me, these “Smashed Potatoes” will steal the show!

Salad

Mixed Green Salad with Raspberries

If you’re looking for a great “different” salad that provides massive nutrition and taste, try this one! The Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Vinaigrette absolutely MAKES THIS salad! You’ll get rave reviews.

Desserts

You have never tasted a pecan pie like this before!

Easy No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

Try this easy-to-make pumpkin pie any time—holidays or everyday! Even those who don’t like pumpkin pie profess to love this! Best part–only 20 minutes to make!

Mark Wieser in Germany to Promote F&W Sauces

Fischer & Wieser product sampling in Germany, hosted by Deiter Zettier.

Mark Wieser, Founder & President of Fischer & Wieser is currently in Germany promoting Fischer & Wieser products.

From Mark,

“This photo was taken at a private wine and gourmet shop that was hosting an invited guests party. We sampled our [Fischer & Wieser] sauces with great success. We did three of these and [Fischer & Wieser products now] will be placed in stores like this throughout Germany. We also visited meat markets and bakeries that do in-store sampling.

Our host, Deiter Zettier has his own store for fine wines, brandies, spirits, all of which he blends. He was making hundreds of gift baskets and took a large order of F&W sauces.

He is very excited about connecting F&W as German Texans with Germany. He once headed sales training for Nordika’s 15,000 sales force. I watched him sell and speak to people about us and was amazed at his approach. I think he will do well for us. The response to F&W was great.”

We are very excited about this global expansion of our products into Western Europe, specifically Germany. Thanks to all in that part of the world who’ve requested our products.

Fischer & Wieser Publishes Fredericksburg Flavors Cookbook

Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, Inc., is very proud to announce the publication of the company’s first hard-bound cookbook, Fredericksburg Flavors,Recipes from the Heart of the Texas Hill Countryby Case D. Fischer and Mark Wieser, with John DeMers, and food photographer Andrew Hanenberg.

As it explains on the back jacket,

For over forty years, Case D. Fischer and Mark Wieser have created exciting, delicious and innovative gourmet products with unique flavor
combinations to inspire your culinary adventure. Passionate about supporting
your love of good food and shared experiences with their award-winning
cooking sauces, salsas, jams, jellies, pasta sauces and more, now Case &
Mark provide a generous collection of recipes that will bring flavor from the
farm to your family table and make cooking for your loved ones easier and
more delicious than ever.

    More than 125 home-tested recipes, many from fans of the products and
some from Fredericksburg’s fine restaurants, emphasize just how quick and
easy Mark and Case’s sauces, marinades and toppings are to use.

John DeMers…. is the author of more than forty published books—many about food,
wine and travel, plus the West Texas Noir series that includes the Chef Brett
mysteries starting with Marfa Shadows. John hosts the “Delicious Mischief”
food and wine radio program on 1070 KJCE in Austin.

There’s also a little Fredericksburg history added for context, as well as the story of the remarkable company that is Fischer & Wieser. This cookbook will be a family treasure and valuable resource for family-pleasing dishes for years to come!

The book was published by Bright Sky Press, Houston, Texas (www.brightskypress.com)

 

 

 

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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