Feast Grand Tasting 2016


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We cooked up a storm this weekend at Feast Portland, the major food and drink festival of the Pacific Northwest. It was our third time at the event sharing our Portland made goods and treats during the sold out Grand Tasting, the festival’s largest tasting event.

At Feast’s Grand Tasting Friday and Saturday we debuted our newest product, Bunches & Bunches Provisions Jerk Sauce. Over 2000 servings of our Jerk Chicken with a grilled pineapple and black bean salsa flew out of our hands and made the local TV news. Our favorite things about Feast are sharing our products – seeing the delight on people’s faces as they enjoy the flavors, meeting other amazing chefs and makers, and the music! Great DJ this year.

Our Jerk Sauce is inspired by the flavors and spices used in Jamaican jerk sauces, marinades, and Caribbean style barbecue. It is gluten free, easy to use, and made with ingredients that we are proud of. We think you will love the taste. It will be on shelves and available via our website in a few weeks. Stay tuned!

Bunches & Bunches of love.

(Photo: KATU News, katu.com)

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Many Kitchen Cookbook


Many Kitchens Cookbook

“Good recipes that never fail you should be collected over time, passed from parent to child, from friend to friend, and treasured as a most prized possession.” – Valentina Rice

Our friend Valentina Rice has composed a beautiful compilation of recipes from cocktails to sweets to our Colorado Mole. It is a treat to be included with such fine company in the Many Kitchens cookbook. You can find this cookbook, other recipes, and an array of products including ours at manykitchens.com.

And remember love is the most precious ingredient!

Love, B&B

Photos: manykitchens.com

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Nachos With Smoked Oaxacan Mole


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Nachos anyone? Everyone?! Many Kitchens, a sweet place (online) where you can buy our mole and cookies, recently created this recipe. It looks like something we would make and love! Nachos With Bunches & Bunches Smoked: Oaxacan Mole Sauce (you could also use our Red: Dried Chilaca Mole Sauce or Green: Fire Roasted Chile Sauce for delicious nachos). Here’s Valentina Rice’s mouth-watering recipe (and we think it would be great vegetarian as well!):

Mole Beef Nachos

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Chicken In Mole Sauce


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Wonderful review of Bunches & Bunches Smoked: Oaxacan Mole Sauce on the blog by Ted Kennedy Watson (TKW) and a simple recipe for how they like to use our product:

Chicken In Mole Sauce

Preparation:

  1. Buy a jar of Bunches & Bunches Smoked Oaxacan Mole Sauce (the Red Mole & Green Chile Sauce work great this way too!).
  2. Just spoon over a few chicken breasts and roast in the oven. Add more in the last few minutes of the cooking process.
  3. Add a bit more once the meat has rested and spoon over the cut up pieces of chicken so the sauce really gets all over the meat.

“The deep, smoky flavor turning ordinary chicken into extraordinary chicken.”

“Last night I served it with roasted Yukon gold potatoes, black beans, salsa and a sprinkling of feta over the whole thing. Fun to have a few jars of things around to add to something simple like chicken to bump up the flavor quotient and make it extra special.” – TKW

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Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee


Congratulations to comedy’s secret agent Julia Louis-Dreyfus on her Emmy wins for Veep this week. We are big fans of both Veep and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

Speaking of Comedians In Cars…it was a HUGE thrill to see our Snaps and moles in the episode with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jerry Seinfeld who were having a great time together at our favorite coffee shop in the whole world – Caffe Luxxe (Montana Avenue, Santa Monica and other locations in the Los Angeles area).

Check out our friends at Caffe Luxxe, we love them and they will always get your coffee just right! Really good people and owners who have been carrying out handmade Bunches & Bunches treats since the beginning. Here’s the link to see Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jerry Seinfeld having some good laughs and fun in Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.

  (Photo: Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee)

(Photo: Bunches & Bunches Snaps, cookies, with the perfect latte @caffeluxxe)

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Selected by Dean & DeLuca for Cinco De Mayo


  Lovely to share these sauces handcrafted by us here in Portland, OR. For another year, Dean & DeLuca has chosen Bunches and Bunches trio of moles and sauces for their Cinco De Mayo feature. 

We enjoy using these sauces ourselves and post recipe ideas here on our website so you can easily cook with them at home. 

Happy Cinco De Mayo, may you savor life with good food and people often! 

Love, B & B

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Beautiful Store in Bernal Heights


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Bailey's Biscuits in Garden and Gun

Mark and I met at culinary school in San Francisco, and the city is a sweet sweet place in our story…Now, a baker’s dozen years or so later we are delighted to share our goods and treats with the people and dogs of San Francisco via our company, Bunches & Bunches. We make several human treats (see shop), but with a pack of big dogs we were inspired to do something they would love too. Hence, Bailey’s Biscuits named for our first dog, Bailey, a big goofy lover of all manner of deliciousness.

We are delighted to share these all natural hand crafted dog treats via this lovely spot in Bernal Heights. Thank you Epicurean Trader…we LOVE seeing Bailey’s Biscuits lining up your window! We hope many dogs will enjoy them like ours do! XO Woof! Special wishes for a bountiful first season Mat & Holly – Cheers!:

The Epicurean Trader is a specialty food & beverage store in San Francisco.

We hand select small batch artisan products from across America for their incredible

flavors and fusions, natural ingredients and beautiful packaging.

Our goal is to be a brand ambassador for these smaller brands, sharing their unique stories, and bringing many of them to San Francisco for the first time.

We aim to provide a platform for epicureans to discover and taste

the best artisanal foods from across the country.

–  401 Cortland Avenue, Bernal Heights, San Francisco CA 94110, T: 415 872 9484

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Portland Monthly O’We love thee!


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Bunches and Bunches was selected for Portland Monthly magazine’s Local Food + Drink Gift Guide:

“10. Satisfy both savory- and sweet-seekers with a Bunches & Bunches gift basket stuffed with Oaxacan smoked mole sauce, airy cloud cookies boasting crisp meringue and chewy macaroon, and spicy ginger snaps.” (Portland Monthly, December, 2014)

#OpdxweLoveyou #madewithlove #bunchesandbunches

Thank you Portland and Portland Monthly!

 

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Food & Wine Magazine


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Bunches & Bunches made it’s first appearance in Food & Wine, Thanksgiving from America’s best artisans (November, 2014).

Pai (Tamalpais Star Roth-McCormick), chef and creator of Bunches & Bunches, was invited by Food & Wine to submit a holiday recipe using a Bunches & Bunches product. As Pai has a deep love for making soups, she came up with a recipe for Curried Carrot & Apple Soup that calls for her Snaps – a ginger snap for those who enjoy the spice of life!

Pai says that it was a fun experience to create this recipe for Food & Wine readers and to be featured alongside her sweetheart Mark Slawson, also a chef and creator of Bunches & Bunches products (in particular his line of Provisions, which currently include moles and sauces). Pai and Mark were pictured side by side “in print” for the first time for the company that they started and pour their love into daily. You can find Pai’s recipe at Food & Wine and on Bunches & Bunches website Recipes Page.

Remember to add love, the most precious ingredient!

Pai and Mark in Food and Wine Magazine

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The Latest Juicy Bits


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Hello Friends!

It continues to be a deliciously fun ride at Bunches & Bunches. Our products are reaching more people, we continue to love each other (of course!) and enjoy eating our own creations! Mark’s favorite question everyday – “What’s for dinner?” Tonight, our very own green fire-roasted chile sauce (pictured above/photo via food52). Yum! Life is good.

Here are some of the juicy bits as of late:

1.) The best first…We have added two new dog loves to our pack (pics @eatmoretreats)! A brother and sister who were ready for a new home, our home. She’s a muppet dog we call “Lex” and he’s a thick-headed yellow lab named “Luke Skywalker,” who we are lovingly calling “Chunk.” It’s been really fun to take river swims with a pack of three again and enjoy life together.

2.) We continue our relationship with Food52 – Provisions, a wonderful online store, who just celebrated their first birthday. Happy Birthday!! We love being alongside such tasty, incredible creations!

3.) Bunches & Bunches moles/sauces are now available in California and the Rocky Mountains region! Stay tuned for a list of new stores carrying our Provisions brand  (like Nugget Markets). This is a wonderful development. I mean, it is what we are eating tonight! We love sharing the love.

4.) We are preparing for our second showing at Feast Portland! Come visit us there at the Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting. It’s a delicious time!

5.) One more juicy bit…We have been selected as one of the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards Finalists. Ten winners will be announced on October 17th, we will let you know! Or, look for us on Instagram (@eatmoretreats) posting pics from NYC! It’s all a treat, this adventure of love.

That’s our news. We hope that you are adding bunches and bunches of love to your life and your meals. Enjoy the journey and savor life!

Love,

The team at B & B xo

 

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