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Spice Place (www.spiceplace.com) Cooking Forums is announcing a contest to increase it's forum membership. The prizes include a Kitchen-Aid Stand Mixer and other cooking related products. It's a well moderated cooking forum and has quality members now.
(PRWEB) August 19, 2007 — Sharon Schroebel, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Spice Place, announces a new member contest for their cooking forum. The contest began on August 2nd 2007 and continues until November 30, 2007. Winners will be chosen based on the number of new members that enroll in the cooking forum, get others to join, participate and referencing them as a referrer. Winners will be chosen on December 5th, 2007. "We choose December for the winners announcement because the prizes will arrive around Christmas time."

Capture of Cooking Forum

A forum is an online discussion group where people with similar interests can interact, share and exchange ideas. Forums' function when members of a forum post messages known as 'threads' that are about a particular topic and other members respond asking questions or providing answers.

"Our Cooking Forum is a great way for folks to share their cooking skills with others. The forum already offers a broad talented group of cooking enthusiasts and we thought that offering a new member contest would add some fun and challenge to the community. We have some nice prizes including a top quality Kitchen-Aid stand mixer." said Sharon.

"Whether you are looking for a recipe, want to know how to buy a quality frying pan or how to purchase quality peaches, there is someone at our forum with knowledge that can help." continued Sharon. "It simply amazes me how helpful and knowledgeable our friends in the forum are about cooking. Plus it's well moderated so the topics are relevant to cooking."

The Spice Place Cooking Forum offers many features including the option to be notified when another member answers a question you ask, or replies to a message you wrote so you don't necessarily need to monitor the forum for answers. Members can also add polls to messages so that others can share their opinions in a graphical manner that's easily understood.

The Cooking Forum has been operating since 2004 and has a number of dedicated supporting members that help with its operation. "Folks love to cook and share their favorite recipes. That's what we're about." says Sharon.

Complete rules of the contest can be found on the Cooking Forum at Spice Place.

About Spice Place: Spice Place is a leading online supplier of McCormick, Tones, and Durkee herbs, spices and seasonings in professional chef size containers. They carry over 560 different gourmet food products including coffees, teas, kitchenware, and other cooking supplies.

The company focuses on providing quality gourmet foods in professional chef sized containers to professional cooks, chefs and home cooks. Spice Place ships primarily to customers located in the United States, and Canada. The companies website cooking blog.

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When cooking with McCormick’s new Grill Mates® Salmon Seasoning, there is no need for the cedar planks. No need to order and store multiple flavor ingredients. No need to measure and mix ingredients. The new McCormick® Grill Mates Salmon Seasoning makes it easy for very flavorful, on-trend cooking. Shaken or spooned, Salmon Seasoning adds the big, bold flavor of lemon, garlic, spices and cedar smoke­- for just pennies per serving.

Grill Mates Salmon Seasoning
Use this Grill Mates seasoning to add a great smoky cedar flavor to recipes beyond just salmon!

  • McCormick’s Grill Mates Salmon Seasoning is great on fish, beef, poultry and pork.
  • Shake Salmon Seasoning on grilled zucchini, asparagus and broccoli for fantastic flavor.
  • Grill Mates Salmon Seasoning is delicious when added to your favorite hamburger recipes.
  • Toss Grill Mates Salmon Seasoning with popcorn for an exciting new snack adventure.
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Eating Trend Update:
According to the US Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2007

  • In 2005, Americans spent $44.5 billion in seafood restaurants, a $1.7 billion increase over 2004.
  • Overall seafood consumption in the US has trended upwards in the past five years from 14.8 lbs in 2001 to 16.2 lbs in 2005.
  • US per-capita consumption of salmon has increased from 1.58 lbs. in 2000 to 2.43 lbs. in 2005.

    Shelf Life of McCormick Grill Mates Salmon Seasoning: 15 months

    McCormick and Grill Mates are registered trademarks of McCormick and Company, Hunt Valley, MD

McCormick Organic Spices and Herbs
McCormick Organic Rosemary, Siagon Cinnamon, and Madagascar Vanilla Extract

HUNT VALLEY, MD (July 2007) – Nationwide demand for organic foods has never been greater. Now home cooks will have many more choices in the spice aisle as McCormick® rounds out its Gourmet Collection® with 21 new 100% organic herbs and spices, plus an Organic Pure Vanilla Extract from Madagascar. Now with a total of 30 organic products, including several trendy spice blends from exotic locales, McCormick Gourmet Collection has something to satisfy every need. What’s more, the entire line of organic herbs and spices now sports a fresh new look, with a distinctive green cap. The 22 new items are:

Turkish Bay Leaves Celery Seed Saigon Cinnamon
Ground Cloves Ground Coriander Ground Cumin
Curry Powder Chinese Ginger Herbes de Provence
Italian Seasoning Marjoram Leaves Ground Mustard
Ground Nutmeg Coarse Grind Black Pepper Tellicherry Black Pepper
Cayenne Red Pepper Crushed Red Pepper Ground White Pepper
Poppy Seed Crushed Rosemary Sesame Seed
Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract

McCormick organic products are certified according to national organic standards regulated by the USDA and confirmed by Quality Assurance International, the nation’s leading organic foods certifier. The 100% organic designation is noted on both the label and the clear, tamper-evident shrink band around the cap of each product.

The new items join eight other organic herbs and spices in the McCormick Gourmet Collection: Basil Leaves, Dill Weed, Garlic Powder, Oregano Leaves, Parsley Flakes, Rosemary Leaves, Rubbed Sage, and Thyme Leaves.

The average retail price for the new organic spices and herbs is $5.47; the Madagascar Vanilla Extract is $9.04. All are available in the spice aisle of grocery stores nationwide. For more information, visit online at McCormick Gourmet or call 1-800-MEAL-TIP (1-800-632-5847).

McCormick and Gourmet Collection are registered trademarks of McCormick and Company, Hunt Valley, MD