January 21, 2014

Host of the Emmy Award Winning Cooking Show "A Taste of History" to Conduct Cooking Demonstration and Customer Meet-and-Greet

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ, January 21, 2014 – Building on the free cooking demonstrations and workshops the recently opened Village Food Garden Culinary Center offers at the new ShopRite of Greater Morristown, the Culinary Center will also be hosting visiting guest chefs throughout the year.

First on the menu is Chef Walter Staib, a James Beard-nominated chef, restaurateur, culinary historian, cookbook author and Emmy Award winning TV host. Chef Staib received his culinary training in many of Europe's finest hotels and restaurants before coming to the United States. He is the driving force behind one of the nation's most unique dining establishments: Philadelphia's City Tavern, a faithful recreation of an original 18th century tavern.

Currently, Chef Staib can be seen nationwide on PBS and RLTV bringing the 18th century to life on A Taste of History, which was awarded four Emmy awards, and was nominated in 2012 by the James Beard Foundation for the Best TV Show on Location. Chef Staib is the author of six cookbooks, including his most recent release, A Sweet Taste of History: 100 Elegant Dessert Recipes from America’s Earliest Days.

Drawing on his passion for culinary excellence, Chef Staib will demonstrate quick and easy recipes using Black Bear® European-Style delicatessen meats and cheeses, which are sold exclusively at ShopRite. Chef Staib will present a demonstration of his creations and attendees will receive samples, as well as recipe cards, which he will sign.

WHEN: Thursday, February 6, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
           Cooking Demo Meet and Greet with Chef Walter Staib

EVENT REGISTRATION: The event is free and open to customers on a first-come basis. To guarantee
                                  a spot, please register at the Village Food Garden catering desk.

WHERE: ShopRite of Greater Morristown Village Food Garden Culinary Center
            178 E. Hanover Ave., Cedar Knolls, NJ (at the intersection of E. Hanover Ave
            and Horsehill Rd).

Quinoa Ratatouille Salad
A Recipe by Walter Staib
Serves 6
1 pound Black Bear ® Catering Turkey, London Broil or Deep Smoked Ham, julienned
2 cups quinoa, dry
1 tablespoons, fresh thyme
4 ½ cups reduced sodium chicken or vegetable stock
1 red pepper, cored
1 yellow pepper, cored
1 green pepper, cored
2 zucchini, sliced lengthwise
2 eggplant, sliced lengthwise
2 yellow squash, sliced lengthwise
2 large Portabello mushrooms
1 large red onion, diced
4 plum tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
3 tablespoons Marukan© Rice Vinegar
8 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1. Rinse quinoa through strainer until warm water runs clear.
2. In a medium sized pot, bring stock to a boil and add quinoa and thyme.
3. Reduce heat, cover and gently simmer until cooked through, about 18 minutes.
4. Spray a grill pan with nonstick cooking spray. Grill vegetables over medium heat until al dente. Remove from heat and let rest 5 minutes.
5. Fluff quinoa with a fork.
6. Dice all the grilled vegetables into small pieces. In a large bowl, stir together vinegar and 3 tablespoons olive oil. Add quinoa, Black Bear Catering Turkey, London Broil or Deep Smoked Ham, tomatoes, tarragon and chives, diced red onion and vegetables and toss to combine. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. 

About Village Super Market, Inc.
Greek immigrants Nick and Perry Sumas opened the first Village Supermarket in 1937. Just under 10 years later the brothers joined Wakefern, becoming one of the cooperative’s earliest members. As the Sumas family grew, so too did their business. Today, the family, including Nick’s sons James and Robert, and Perry’s sons William and John, and their children and extended family, owns and operates 29 ShopRite supermarkets located in northern, central and southern New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

About ShopRite
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative, based in Keasbey, NJ and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. With more than 250 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week. A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated $30 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999. As a title sponsor of the LPGA’s ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $24 million for local schools, hospitals and community groups. Progressive Grocer named ShopRite its 2011 Retailer of the Year and Supermarket News awarded ShopRite its 2011 Retail Excellence Award. For more information, please visit

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