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Product Review: Rudi’s Organic Bread!

Loaves of Rudis Bread
All Photos By Gail

Do you like bread? I sure do, and I am fortunate to have no intolerance to wheat flour, so I can eat all the bread I want – yay! I recently met up with folks from Rudi’s Organic Bakery at an Editor Showcase press event here in the City, and they sent me four varieties of their delicious organic bread (pictured above, lounging comfortably on my duvet) to review for you on The Gig! Here are my findings.

Rudis Whole Wheat Bread

Rudi's Whole Wheat Bread Detail
Rudi’s 100% Whole Wheat Bread: See The Goodness

Rudi’s 100% Whole Wheat has cracked the code on cracked wheat bread! This classic bakery treat blends whole wheat flour with a hint of molasses: an old world recipe that’s become a modern favorite!

Tuna Sandwich on Whole Wheat
Tuna Salad Sandwich on Rudi’s 100% Whole Wheat Toast: A Crowd Pleaser!

Rudis Honey Sweet Whole Wheat
Rudi’s Honey Sweet Whole Wheat

For added variety, Rudi’s Honey Sweet Whole Wheat is lightly sweetened with organic honey. All Rudi’s breads stay fresh in the bag for about two weeks, but can be refrigerated and defrosted slice by slice as needed with no loss of quality and taste — convenient!

Rudi's Soft Wheat Kids Bread
Rudi’s Soft Wheat Kids Bread

We have already established that I like bread, but do you know who really likes bread? Kids. Kids love bread. But sometimes, they can be a bit finicky, like wanting the crusts cut off the sandwich and blah blah blah, kids! Do you know that I once watched a Wonder Bread sandwich actually melt in the sun? Yes, it happened. Point being: There is a fine line between bread made to appeal to children, and Bread Not Found in Nature. Fortunately, back in 2015, Rudi’s introduced a Kids Bread that gets everything right.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich on Soft Wheat
Grilled Cheese Sandwich on Soft Wheat Kids Bread

Rudi’s is the first nationally available organic bread specifically for kids, made with simple organic ingredients that you might find in your own kitchen. Available in both white and wheat varieties, Rudi’s Organic Bakery Kids Bread is unique to the market. And it’s important know that the recipe for this incredibly soft and fluffy bread was developed to appeal to parents as well as kids. It is my favorite bread for sandwiches. When grilled for the traditional favorite, Grilled Cheese, the wheat bread takes on an irresistible nutty flavor that will make kids go insane.

Rudi's Soft White Kids Bread

Rudis White Kids Bread
Rudis Soft White Kids Bread in its Natural State

To be made on Rudi’s White or Wheat Kids Bread  is every sandwiches’ dream !

Rudis White Kids Bread Toast

Rudis Soft White Kids Bread is also my go-to bread for the most delicious toast!

Find out more about the family of quality products of Rudi’s Organic Bakery, including where to find them in your area, and get a money-saving coupon on your purchase, at This Link!

Duran New York: Unique European Open Faced Sandwiches!

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All Photos By Tom Szebeni

In NYC, event catering is a big deal business. Those in the position to hire caterers — from administrative assistants  to event planners to television production crews — are always on the lookout for reliable, hassle-free sources of delicious foods that can appeal to a variety of dietary requirements (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free) while coming in at a reasonable price. Having personally accumulated about 25 years of experience working as an office manager and administrative assistant, I know this much  to be true: when it comes to event planning, no matter if it’s for 5, 50 or 500 people, the food is everything.

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Recently, I was invited to join my friend Anne from the LuxeLifeNYC blog for a private tasting at Duran Sandwiches New York, located on Madison Avenue and 27th Street. Duran is a family owned business, originating in Vienna, Austria, and dating back about 50 years! Now, you can get their fine sandwiches in the States! This is cause to celebrate!

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Duran New York is owned and operated by the completely charming  and super friendly Tom Szebeni, a former line producer for European Reality TV who came to the states and missed the delicious, open-faced sandwiches he grew to love while living in his native Hungary. When Tom decided he was ready for a career change, his love of good food and talent for bespoke customer service led him to open Duran New York. Many of the sandwich recipes served at the Madison Avenue location are actually based on traditional Austrian and Hungarian recipes.

Roast Beef with Red Onion
Roast Beef with Sweet Red Onion

We had a lovely time sitting with Tom and being entertained by his engaging stories while sampling a variety Duran’s most poplar sandwiches.

Egg Salad Lobster Salad Sirloin
Image Above By Gail

Above is a photo I took of three of my favorites: Egg Salad, Lobster Salad (especially good with a squirt of fresh lemon juice), and thinly sliced Sirloin with Cranberry Marmalade and White Asparagus. Each one was excellent in its own way, and you can see and taste the quality!

Avocado Salad

We also tasted the Avocado Salad (above) and the Sundried Tomato Salad (below), made with both sundried and fresh tomatoes, pureed to a smooth and creamy consistency along with sweet imported dates – amazing and totally vegan-friendly!

Sundried Tomato Salad

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I Got Yer Picnic Right Here

Sandwich toppings are served on the most complimentary bread variety, with a choice of White, Pumpernickel bread with sesame seeds, or Whole wheat with oat. All breads are baked exclusively by Tubito’s Brick Oven Bakery of Suffern, NY, and delivered fresh daily to the store.

Cucumber and Farmers Cheese
Cucumber and Farmers Cheese, Perfect for Tea Time

Party Catering Set Up
Duran Sandwiches Get The Party Started

The sandwiches are not only amazingly delicious, but — as you can see by these photos — each one looks like a work of art!

Camembert Cheese
Camembert Cheese

Not only should Admins and PAs be seriously considering Duran Sandwiches as a new option for corporate catering, but being able to choose from a seemingly endless variety of toppings also presents an ideal solution for passed hors d’oeuvres for home holiday entertaining — when you’d rather enjoy time with your guests than spend time in the kitchen.  They’re also terrific to take as a picnic to nearby Madison Square Park!

Duran Sandwiches is located at 62 Madison Avenue at 27th Street in NYC. Call 212-576-1000 (tell them The Worley Gig sent you!) or visit them online at Duran Sandwiches Dot Com!

Duran Smail to Go Box

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Nature’s Own Presents: The Most Delicious Toast

Natures Own White and Wheat Bread

Do you like Toast? I sure do. I recently received a generous Care Package of toast-able bakery items from Nature’s Own that I wanted to share with you. Two of the items in the package were loaves of both Nature’s Own Whole Wheat bread, and their amazing Butter Bread — a soft, buttery white bread baked with butter on the top that was my favorite kind of bread to eat growing up. Seriously, I could eat the entire loaf. Both varieties of bread taste great with any kind of sandwich filling, but the best thing about Butter Top White Bread, especially, it that it makes the most delicious toast.

Buttered Toast
Mmmm, Delicious Toast

Also in the shipment were packages of Nature’s Own Whole Wheat Sandwich Rounds and the Cinnamon Raisin variety of their Oatmeal Toasters, which are like a healthy adult version of a Pop Tart, but without all the sugar and fat. Both of these products are fiber rich, whole grain and they come in resealable, zip lock packages to keep them fresh longer.

Natures Own Bakery Products

Sandwich Rounds are a fun alternative to regular sliced bread and are perfect for stuffing with chicken or tuna salad. They are also good for school lunch boxes, as they are easy for kids’ tiny hands to hold.

With the Oatmeal Toasters (of which I also enjoy the Cranberry Orange variety) I like to toast them lightly, then split them into two halves and toast them again, so they get a bit crispy, and then I slather on the margarine. Yum.

Smart Balance Organic Buttery Spread Package

What I enjoy spreading on my toasted goodies is Smart Balance Whipped Buttery Spread. This new variety of product from Smart Balance  is organic — a quality that is so in demand right now — and, of course, naturally low in cholesterol, with zero grams of trans fat. What’s most important though is that it tastes rich, buttery and delicious. I also use it for cooking, always with great results.

If you are now hungry for some delicious toast, please consider adding these fine items to your shopping list!

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal  Toaster and Eggs
Split Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Toaster and Eggs