National Turkey Federation Recipe Database Tops 800

May 2, 2006
Washington, D.C.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
Sherrie Rosenblatt, National Turkey Federation
202-898-0100 ext. 227, srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org
or Lisa Brackett, Devine & Pearson
617-472-2700 ext. 135 l_brackett@devine-pearson.com

More than 800 foodservice recipes are now in the National Turkey Federation (NTF) interactive database on EatTurkey.com. The recipes represent a wide range of day parts, ethnicities and turkey products

Nearly 100 recipes developed by chefs, foodservice operators and other culinary professionals were added since 2005. Some of the dishes added to the database include:

Appetizer: Turkey and Smoked Cheddar Croquettes with Smoked Tomato Sauce from Chef Dean Dupuis of South City Kitchen Soup: Black and White Summer Chili from Chef Robert Merrifield of Polo Grill Salad: Spinach Salad with Smoked Turkey and Green Apple Vinaigrette from Chef Zov Karamardian of Zov’s Bistro Entrée: Asiago Crusted Turkey Medallions and Stuffed Acorn Squash from Chef Brandt Evans of Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern Sandwich: Turkey Pesto Ciabatta from Mimi’s Café

“Visits to NTF foodservice recipes are up an astounding 43 percent,” said Sherrie Rosenblatt, NTF’s director of marketing and communications. “We’re committed to offering innovative, delicious, foodservice-tested recipes to operators looking for new ways to menu turkey, which is why we believe this section of the NTF Web site is so popular.”

To access NTF’s recipe database, log on to EatTurkey.com, click on “Recipe Database,” then “Foodservice.” Users can search by dish type, ethnicity, meal type, occasion, preparation method or product type.

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The National Turkey Federation (NTF) is the national advocate for all segments of the turkey industry, providing services and conducting activities that increase demand for its members' products by protecting and enhancing their ability to profitably provide wholesome, high-quality, nutritious products. Its award-winning web site, www.eatturkey.com, offers consumers, food professionals and the media an extensive library of information including healthy eating and restaurant trends, turkey cuts and purchasing tips, turkey nutrition and cooking techniques, and turkey facts and trivia. Additionally, the site presents a searchable database of more than 1,500 recipes, offers a recipe E-mail program and provides special seasonal and holiday ideas. The National Turkey Federation is headquartered in Washington, D.C.