OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2008 GLAD(R) SimplyCooking(TM) Steamiest Chef calendar is now available for download at GLAD.com/simplycooking. The free calendar includes exclusive recipes and photos from five celebrity chefs that participated in the recent Glad Steamiest Chef contest. Featured chefs are contest winner Sam Talbot, Govind Armstrong, G. Garvin, Dave Lieberman and Aaron Sanchez. Two new, steamy recipes from each chef are featured in the calendar including Chef Sam Talbot's Chinese steamed halibut filet with broccoli rabe and Chef Dave Lieberman's Mediterranean style artichoke. Consumers cast more than 107,000 votes for America's Steamiest Chef during the two-month competition, choosing former "Top Chef" contestant Sam Talbot as the winner. One fan won a trip to have dinner with him in New York City. Voters also helped benefit five charities. Chef Sam Talbot's winning charity, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, received a $30,000 donation from Glad. The other chefs' charities each received a $5,000 donation. The contest celebrated the introduction of The Glad Products Company's new cooking breakthrough -- GLAD(R) SimpyCooking(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. GLAD(R) SimplyCooking(TM) Microwave Steaming Bags are available at grocery and mass merchandise stores nationwide 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 GLAD.com/simplycooking. 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) SimplyCooking 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 container and Ovenware; and GLAD ForceFlex trash bags. Through its Glad to Help 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 information, visit GLAD.com.
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