“There is a strong demand for great tasting, healthy, restaurant-quality food that can be easily prepared, and a growing need for individuals with gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease”, explained Sean O’Neil, Bookbinder’s Chief Soup Officer.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 18, 2012
Bookbinder Specialties, a PA Preferred Company, will showcase six all natural and gluten-free soups at the upcoming National Foundation for Celiac Awareness’s (NFCA) "Appetite for Awareness" on September 23rd. The Appetite for Awareness is Philadelphia’s premier gluten-free food fest. The event will take place from 1 to 5 pm at the Historic Strawbridge Building, 8th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA.
Four of the soups featured are Ready-to-Serve gourmet vegetable soup in 15 oz, resealable glass jars. The four flavors are:
- Butternut Squash & Mushroom Soup – A velvety blend of organic butternut squash paired perfectly with fresh mushrooms, onions and a hint of curry and pepper. (Vegetarian)
- Sicilian Tomato-Zucchini Bisque – A savory blend of sautéed zucchini, pureed tomatoes, red peppers, cream, onions, carrots, celery and spices, designed to fill the belly and please the palette! Only 100 calories per cup. (Vegetarian)
- Brandywine Mushroom Soup - Inspired by recipes from the Brandywine Valley, the mushroom capital of the world. Brimming with a blend of fresh mushrooms in a sherry wine base. (Vegan & Kosher)
- Cuban Black Bean Soup – Castro never dined as well! Pureed Black beans accented with corn, red peppers, onions, carrots, and a hit of garlic, cumin and proprietary spices. Fiber with good taste – Need we say more? (Vegan and Kosher).
In addition, Bookbinder Specialties will be serving two of their traditional clam chowders: a New England Clam Chowder and a Southwestern Clam and Corn Chowder. Both are all natural, gluten-free, semi-condensed and packaged in a 10.5 oz. can.
“There is a strong demand for great tasting, healthy, restaurant-quality food that can be easily prepared, and a growing need for individuals with gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease”, explained Sean O’Neil, Bookbinder’s Chief Soup Officer. “We modified the recipes to be gluten-free, with lower sodium, and no artificial additives, flavors or colorants.
Bookbinder’s soups have been a staple in the Philadelphia area, and served in the Old Original Bookbinder’s Restaurant since 1865. The restaurant created a foods division in the early 1970s to share the original restaurant favorites as packaged foods sold throughout the United States. Today, Bookbinders Specialties carries on the tradition of the restaurant while catering to the expectations of the nation’s gourmet consumers. The soups are sold in natural and specialty food stores across the United States, including most Acme, Shop-Rite, Redner, and Weis markets in the greater Philadelphia area.
Through empowerment, education and advocacy, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness drives diagnoses of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders and improves the quality of life for those on a lifelong gluten-free diet. This will be the 8th annual "Appetite for Awareness", and will raise funds to support NFCA's healthcare education programs, free patient resources and food safety initiatives.