The Specialty Food Association is announcing the finalists for the 41st annual sofi awards for the outstanding foods and beverages of 2013. Gold winners will be announced at a red-carpet ceremony July 1, 2013, at the association's Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City. Finalists include Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, Olli Salumeria, and Storye Bread. President, Ann Daw, said, “Creativity, innovation, and excellence were in evidence across all the awards categories this year. The judges had a challenge to narrow down their favorites to come up with this great group of finalists."
Pastry Smart has released its latest organic and American Humane Certified brioche bread, Miettes de Pain. Exclusively produced for Whole Foods Market, Miettes de Pain is a line of French-inspired handcrafted brioche breads, light, airy and rich with the flavors of organic farmstead butter and cage-free eggs. President and Founder, Mark Ainsworth, said, “We use the best local, organic ingredients. Our labels list fewer than ten. We use and cultivate yeasts naturally that are specific to the San Francisco Bay Area, which makes our breads especially good.”