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Joyce Chen Foods

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USPS CELEBRITY CHEF FOREVER STAMPS WILL HONOR JOYCE CHEN, JULIA CHILD, JAMES BEARD, EDNA LEWIS, AND FELIPE ROJAS-LOMBARDI
Friday, September 19, 2014

I am pleased to share with you that on September 26, 2014, the United States Postal Service (USPS) will issue limited edition Celebrity Chefs Forever stamps. I am thrilled that my mother will be honored along with four other ground breaking chefs: Julia Child, James Beard, Edna Lewis, and Felipe Rojas-Lombardi. According to the USPS, "... the Post Service honors and recognizes milestones, legends and people that have an impact on American Culture. These five chefs truly reflect "The Best of Amer...

BEEF WITH BROCCOLI RECIPE - GLUTEN FREE OR DOUBLE BLACK SOY SAUCE
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I've adapted my mother's delicious recipe for Beef with Broccoli into a gluten free version, and another made with our new Double Black Soy Sauce. The dark soy sauce gives the dish a darker color, and fuller flavor. Unlike other products, our Double Black Soy Sauce does not contain caramel coloring. It's also free of preservatives, added MSG. It's certified Kosher by Circle K. Both recipes are fast and easy, with great results. Enjoy! Stephen Chen, Joyce Chen Foods President

"ABOUT FOOD" WEBSITE AUTHOR RHONDA PARKINSON SHARES JOYCE CHEN'S HISTORY  
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Chinese food expert Rhonda Parkinson recently has added a review of Joyce Chen's history to her website, About Food. Parkinson describes Chen as, "A celebrated Chinese chef, cookbook author, and restaurateur, Joyce Chen is credited with making Mandarin cuisine accessible to North Americans." To read more, follow the link below.

NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM & LIBRARY EXHIBIT ON CHINESE INCLUDES JOYCE CHEN
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

From September 26, 2014 through April 19, 2015, the New-York Historical Society will be presenting an exhibit, "Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion." Among other important people over the past centuries, this exhibit will eatures Joyce Chen, who played a significant role in the history of Chinese immigrants in the U.S. According to the New-York Historical Society, "Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion explores the centuries-long history of trade and immigration between China and the United ...

SOY AND BUTTER TOGETHER - THE FIFTH FLAVOR ACCORDING TO SAM SIFTON ON THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Would you ever think of combining Joyce Chen's Double Black Soy Sauce or Gluten Free Soy Sauce with butter in your cooking? Accroding to Sam Sifton of the New York Times Magazine, it's the "The Fifth Flavor." He writes about it in his March 2, 2014 column, "The Fifth Flavor, Soy and butter combine to make polenta - or just about anything else - otherworldly." According to Sifton, "... the taste is a sublime velvet of sweet and salty, along with a kind of pop the cognoscenti call unami...

DR. PAUL DUDLEY WHITE ENDORSED JOYCE CHEN'S RECIPES AS "GOOD FOR THE HEALTH"
Friday, August 15, 2014

Dr. Paul Dudley White (1886 - 1973), who many consider to be the founder of preventative cardiology, was an ardent supporter of Joyce Chen's restaurants and her recipes. An early advocate of healthy eating and exercise, Dr. White wrote the forward for Joyce Chen's innovative cookbook, Joyce Chen Cooks, which was first published in 1962. In the forward he wrote: "Joyce Chen's recipes are commendable for several reasons. In the first place, they are a delight to the gourmet; second...

WATCH EPISODES OF "JOYCE CHEN COOKS" GROUNDBREAKING WGBH COOKING SHOW
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Thanks to the generosity of WGBH's Open Vault, we are pleased to bring you links to 11 episodes of Joyce Chen Cooks. Filmed in 1966 and 1967, this groundbreaking national show was the first to feature an Asian star. Along with her restaurants, cookbook, and classes, Joyce Chen Cooks was part of Joyce Chen's efforts to expand the reach of Chinese cuisine. WGBH, Boston's public television station, produced this show using the set of Julia Child's, The French Chef, in spite of t...

INTRODUCING DOUBLE BLACK SOY SAUCE - DARKER FULLER FLAVORED
Sunday, August 3, 2014

Acton, MA - Joyce Chen® Foods is pleased to introduce its new, all natural Joyce Chen Double Black Soy Sauce, adding to its line of well-known, high quality Asian products. Double Black, which is brewed for over 6 months in the traditional Asian way, is certified Kosher by Circle K. Joyce Chen Double Black is now available online (click on the product for purchase). This fall, look for the product on market shelves. Also, please note that you can request that your market carry this produ...

GLUTEN FREE SOY SAUCE AND HOISIN LABELS NOW MATCH
Monday, July 28, 2014

Look for a our new label on our Joyce Chen Gluten Free Soy Sauce. It's light background matches the coloring of our Gluten Free Hoisin's label. This change will make it easier to find Joyce Chen's gluten free products. The label on our soy sauce has changed, but what's inside is the same high quality, less sodium, Kosher parve product. As it says on the label: "Unlike inexpensive, salty-tasting, chemically produced versions, our aromatic soy sauce is made by naturally brewing...

FIVE PRODUCTS CONVERTED TO COMPACT BOTTLES, SAME CONTENT
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

We’re excited to let you know that over the next few months, we’ll be converting five of our products in a shorter and round bottle that will replace our current flat wider “Banjo” salad dressing style bottles. These new compact bottles will take up less room in your pantry, refrigerator, and on supermarket shelves, enabling us to offer new products in the same store shelf space. This change will impact five of our current products. Look for the following Joyce Chen produ...

"GRAIN BRAIN" AUTHOR NOTES MANY BRANDS OF SOY SAUCE CONTAIN GLUTEN
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

In his best selling book, "Grain Brain," Dr. David Perlmutter notes that many brands of soy sauce contain wheat. On page 225 of the hard cover edition he says, "Note: Although some naturally brewed soy sauces are technically gluten-free, many commerical brands have trace amounts of gluten." He goes on to recommend using tamari soy sauce as a gluten free alternative. Joyce Chen's Gluten Free Soy Sauce is a more geniune replacement for gluten containing soy sauce. It contains less sodium th...

WHOLE FOODS FEATURES SZECHUAN HOT AND SOUR SOUP
Sunday, July 13, 2014

Fifty-six years after Joyce Chen opened her first restaurant in Cambridge MA, the Whole Foods in Framingham MA is featuring Szechuan Hot and Sour Soup. This is one of several northern-style Chinese dishes that Joyce Chen helped introduce to the U.S. She also introduced her customers to Peking Duck, Moo Shi Pork, and Scallion Pancake.