Kontos Mentioned in Barefoot Contessa’s New Cookbook

Cook Like a Pro’ features two strudels made with Kontos Fillo Dough

Paterson, New Jersey – Dec. 6, 2018 –Kontos Foods, Inc., a U.S.- based manufacturer and distributor of traditional artisan breads and Mediterranean specialty foods, is proud to be included in the new cookbook from Ina Garten of The Barefoot Contessa, “Cook Like a Pro, recipes & tips for home cooks.” The book is published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Kontos Foods Fillo Dough is mentioned in Garten’s “Sausage & Mushroom Strudels” on pages 34-35 in Appetizers, and again on pages 196-199 in Desserts with the “Rum Raisin Apple Strudel with Rum Glaze.”

Garten notes that because Kontos Fillo Dough sheets are sized 14×18 inches they are big enough to make two large strudels (shown above), unlike other brands that are smaller sized. Garten is the best-selling author of 11 cookbooks and Food Network Star of the “Barefoot Contessa” TV show.

This is the second cookbook this year to feature Kontos Fillo. “Kukla’s Kouzina: A Gourmet Journey~Greek Island Style: Meze” by Kelly Salonica Staikopoulos and Joanne Staikopoulos Marzella from the eponymous Greek Cuisine site KuklasKouzina.com also showcases Kontos Fillo dough in a recipe for Tyropitakia, cheese pies as a well as resource for fine Mediterranean flatbread and fillo.

Kontos Foods Fillo is not the only product that cookbook authors have featured. Kontos Pre-Oiled GYRO Bread is recommended and featured in the 2016 No. 1 New York Times Bestselling Cookbook, “SkinnyTaste Fast & Slow,” by Gina Homolka from Clarkson Potter/Publishers. Homolka recommends using Kontos Pre-Oiled GYRO Bread in her Greek Panzanella Salad recipe (shown below). The recipe is one of 140 “figure-friendly” recipes featured in the book, with about half of them designed for a slow cooker so they are family-friendly and made to suit families’ busy lifestyles. On her site SkinnyTaste.com and her cookbooks, Homolka says she likes to use foods that have “clean” ingredients. Kontos Foods. Kontos Pre-Oiled GYRO Bread contains no Trans Fat, is ‘Hand stretched for fluffiness™’, and is 100% Vegetarian, as well as being Halal and Kosher Certified.

“We ensure our products use the highest quality ingredients so the end result will be not only taste great and look good, but it also ends up being healthier, true to the roots of the Mediterranean cuisine,” said Warren Stoll, Kontos Foods Marketing Director. “As much as we expand our business, and introduce new products, that core principles never wavers.”

Kontos sells its products to retailers and foodservice establishments across North America and several other countries. Find Kontos on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Kontosfoods and follow the company on Twitter @KontosFoods.

About Kontos Foods
Founded in 1987, Kontos Foods, Inc. is a Paterson, New Jersey-based provider of artisan breads and traditional Mediterranean foods for restaurants, hotels, food service, retail specialty stores and supermarkets worldwide. The family-owned company specializes in hand-stretched flatbreads, including the Kontos Pocket-Less Pita®, Fillo dough, pastries, olives, gyro meats, and Greek yogurts, as well as over 60 varieties of multi-ethnic flatbreads. Kontos Foods has over 275 employees and was founded by Evripides (Evris) Kontos and his son Steve, who together bring over 100 years’ experience in the premium food industry. The company’s bread and Fillo products are Made in the USA. Visit https://kontos.com or call (973) 278-2800.

Media Contact:
Patty Yeager
Fastlane Communications
(855) 677-5263, ext. 109

Kontos Contact:
Warren Stoll
Kontos Foods Inc.
(973) 278-2800, ext. 326

Strudels and Cook Like a Pro Cover: Reprinted from Cook Like a Pro © 2018 by Ina Garten. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Greek Panzanella Salad: Reprinted from SkinnyTaste Fast and Slow. Copyright © 2016 by Gina Homolka. Photographs copyright © 2016 by Helene Dujardin. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.