OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The steam is rising this
summer as The Glad Products Company is turning up the heat in the kitchen
with five of America's steamiest chefs. Glad is asking fans to vote for
America's steamiest chef to help introduce its new cooking breakthrough --
GLAD(R) SimplyCooking(TM) Microwave Steaming Bags, which are specifically
designed to steam vegetables in the microwave in a healthy, safe and
Starting August 15, the "Culinary Fab Five" face off in the GLAD(R)
SimplyCooking(TM) Steamiest Chef Contest, an online "election" in which
consumers can vote to decide who will be named America's Steamiest Chef.
The chefs are listed below.
In addition, Glad is conducting a sweepstakes in which consumers can
win dinner with that winning chef or a trip to Miami for a "Top Chef" VIP
Experience. Visit http://www.GLAD.com/SteamiestChef to vote for your
favorite chef and enter the sweepstakes*, all the while ogling over the
steamy chefs' photos and recipes specially created for GLAD(R)
SimplyCooking(TM) Microwave Steaming Bags. Voting will help benefit several
charities, with the winning chef's charity receiving a $30,000 donation
from Glad and the other four chefs' charities each receiving $5,000.
Fans can cast their vote for one of these steamy chefs:
-- Govind Armstrong -- The hottie behind Table 8 restaurant in Los Angeles
and Miami who has been named one of People magazine's "50 Most
Beautiful." Chef Armstrong supports Common Threads, which educates
children on the importance of nutrition and physical well-being, and
encourages an appreciation for the world's diversity through the food
and art of different cultures.
-- G. Garvin -- The sexy star of TV One's "Turn Up the Heat" and the king
of keeping it super simple in the kitchen. Chef Garvin supports the
Jenesse Center, the oldest domestic violence shelter in the country.
The center provides victims of domestic violence with a comprehensive,
centralized base of support during times of crisis and beyond.
-- Dave Lieberman -- The charming boy-next-door host of Food Network's
"Good Deal with Dave Lieberman" TV show and "Eat This" web show, as
well as the author of two cookbooks. Chef Lieberman supports Grow for
Good, a national initiative dedicated to supporting local farms and
encouraging sustainable agriculture.
-- Aaron Sanchez -- The brains and brawn behind New York City's Paladar
and Centrico restaurants, and one of People magazine's "50 Most
Beautiful." Aaron supports Vineyard Workers Services, a non-profit
corporation dedicated to providing the farm worker community with
suitable housing and assistance in meeting their related human needs.
-- Sam Talbot -- The bad-boy finalist of season two of BRAVO's hit series
"Top Chef" and restaurateur. Chef Talbot supports Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation International, the leading charitable funder and
advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide.
Fans can vote as often as they'd like. In addition, consumers who enter
Glad's Steamiest Chef Sweepstakes will have a chance to win one of the
-- Grand Prize: Take a trip to the hometown of America's Steamiest Chef
and dine with him at his favorite restaurant. Prize also includes
round-trip airfare for two, a three-night hotel stay, and $500 spending
-- First Prize: Enjoy a VIP trip for two to Miami, the home of "Top Chef"
Season 3. Prize includes round-trip airfare for two to Miami, a
three-night hotel stay, and a gourmet dinner.
-- Second Prize (5): Five people will win 12 10-count packages of GLAD(R)
SimplyCooking(TM) Microwave Steaming Bags.
About GLAD(R) SimplyCooking(TM) Microwave Steaming Bags
Made with a proprietary technology that includes heat-resistant
materials, GLAD(R) SimplyCooking(TM) Microwave Steaming Bags have a
stand-up functionality that not only makes them easier to fill, season and
serve, but allows for cooking with liquid seasonings or sauces. A venting
mechanism regulates the steam level to consistently steam fresh or frozen
vegetables in minutes, leaving them colorful, tender and more flavorful
than boiling. Vegetables turn out crisp, yet tender, and are ready in
minutes without pots and pans. Steamed vegetables, like those made in
GLAD(R) SimplyCooking(TM) Microwave Steaming Bags, retain more nutrients,
natural flavors, and colors than vegetables that are boiled.
"Studies continue to show that, despite understanding and awareness of
the many inherent benefits of eating vegetables, produce consumption
continues to be low," said Elizabeth Pivonka, president and CEO of Produce
For Better Health. "With consumers using the lack of convenience as an
excuse, GLAD(R) SimplyCooking(TM) Microwave Steaming Bags provide the
perfect solution by making preparation quick, easy and delicious."
GLAD(R) SimplyCooking(TM) Microwave Steaming Bags provide moms with a
convenient way to get flavorful vegetables on the dinner table more often.
What's more, they also are a contemporary take on the traditional bagged
lunch, enabling portability and easy preparation for a nutritious meal in
minutes at work. In addition, the bags can also be used to store vegetables
in the refrigerator before or after cooking.
Availability and Price
GLAD(R) SimplyCooking(TM) Microwave Steaming Bags hit grocery and mass
merchandise store shelves nationwide this month, available in 10-count
packages at a suggested retail price of $2.99. For more information,
including suggested recipe ideas, preparation tips and a demo video, visit
About The Glad Products Company
The Glad Products Company is a subsidiary of The Clorox Company,
headquartered in Oakland, Calif. In addition to GLAD(R) Simply Cooking(TM)
Microwave Steaming Bags, the Glad lineup of products in the United States
and Canada includes freezer, food storage and sandwich bags; food wraps;
outdoor, indoor and recycling disposal bags; GladWare(R) containers and
Ovenware; and GLAD ForceFlex(R) trash bags. Through its Glad to Help(TM)
program, the Glad Products Company is committed to helping make a positive
difference in the community. Glad products are developed and manufactured
under a joint venture agreement between The Clorox Company, The Glad
Products Company and The Procter & Gamble Company. For more go to
* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF
WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) 18 YEARS AND
OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 10/17/07. For Official
Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit
http://glad.eprize.net/steamiestchef. Sponsor: The Glad Products
Company, 1221 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612.
SOURCE The Glad Products Company