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San Giorgio® Pasta Celebrates 100 Years of Bringing Families Together

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Iconic Pasta Brand Kicks-Off Centennial Celebration with Pasta Recipe Contest and Celebratory Festivities throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year marks the 100th Anniversary of San Giorgio® pasta, an iconic brand that has brought families together around the dinner table since 1914. To commemorate this formidable milestone, San Giorgio is launching a pasta recipe contest and celebrating with festivities in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and surrounding neighborhoods throughout the month of October.

San Giorgio(R) Pasta Celebrates 100 Years of Bringing Families Together

San Giorgio 100th Anniversary Festivities

  • San Giorgio Pasta 100th Anniversary Recipe Contest: San Giorgio pasta is launching a pasta recipe contest to celebrate 100 years of turning mealtime into family time. Now through August 28, pasta lovers in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and surrounding neighborhoods can enter the contest at www.sangiorgio.com/contest by submitting their favorite San Giorgio pasta family recipe for the chance to win a Grand Prize of $5,000. The contest will have one Grand Prize winner in the Baltimore-area, Philadelphia-area and Pittsburgh-area respectively.

 

  • Cook-Off Competition: Three contest finalists in each city will put their family recipe to the test by competing head-to-head in a cook-off competition. To determine a contest winner in each city, San Giorgio pasta has teamed up with local chefs and restaurateurs to host and judge the competition at their restaurants. All boasting a long-standing family heritage of serving up mouthwatering Italian cuisine to multiple generations of diners, the chefs joining San Giorgio to celebrate the 100th anniversary include:

 

  • Free Pasta for all!: To thank San Giorgio's fans for 100 years of love and support, the San Giorgio pasta 100th Anniversary Food Truck will travel across the Mid-Atlantic region throughout the month of October to celebrate many years of delicious family meals with local residents. In Baltimore, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, the San Giorgio pasta 100th Anniversary Food Truck will host all-day, free pasta celebrations where the local chefs will help the city contest winner dish out tastes of their winning recipe and some San Giorgio pasta family favorites. City celebration events will be held at the following locations and dates:
    • Baltimore, October 21: Inner Harbor, Marketplace at Pratt Street, 11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
    • Philadelphia, October 14:
      • Rittenhouse Square, 10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
      • Center City, Market Street at N. 18th Street, 3:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
    • Pittsburgh, October 1: Market Square, 11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.

The San Giorgio 100th Anniversary Food Truck will also be making stops in other cities across the region to serve free pasta for all to enjoy. For information on food truck stops, visit: www.sangiorgio.com/foodtruck 

"San Giorgio is a brand that has brought family and friends together around the dinner table for 100 years," says Paul Galvani, senior vice president of marketing. "Not many brands have been around for a century. Honoring generations of family recipe traditions and bringing delicious pasta to the cities that have supported the brand over the last 100 years felt like a natural way to say thank you and celebrate this momentous anniversary."

For more information on San Giorgio pasta's 100th anniversary celebration, food truck locations, recipes from the local chefs, more details on how to enter the recipe contest and for official contest rules, visit www.sangiorgio.com/contest.

How it All Began

Family spirit has been at the heart of San Giorgio since 1914 when an Italian immigrant named Girolamo Guerrisi founded the company with his five sons. One hundred years later, San Giorgio pasta is still at the center of the dinner table helping to create great food, make memories and celebrate family. Today, the San Giorgio brand of pastas is part of the New World Pasta Company family of brands and continues to be revered in the Mid-Atlantic region and is enjoyed by generations of residents from the area.

About San Giorgio® Pasta

San Giorgio Pasta is part of the New World Pasta Company family of brands, the leading dry pasta manufacturer in the United States. New World Pasta brands also include Ronzoni® Healthy Harvest®, Ronzoni® Smart Taste® and Ronzoni Garden Delight®. San Giorgio is available at grocery stores throughout the Mid-Atlantic. There are 39 varieties available including both long and short cuts. For more product information, visit www.sangiorgio.com.

About New World Pasta Company 

New World Pasta, headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, provides pasta meal solutions for every family member's taste and diet.  We have something for your whole family, from the whole grain goodness of Ronzoni® Healthy Harvest,® Ronzoni GlutenFree™, and fiber-enriched Ronzoni® Smart Taste® to regional classic, white pasta brands.

New World Pasta has achieved a loyal following over the years with regional brands such as Ronzoni®, Creamette®, San Giorgio®, American Beauty®, Prince®, Skinner® and Light 'n Fluffy®.  For more information, please visit www.newworldpasta.com.

New World Pasta, part of the division Ebro Foods North America, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ebro Foods, S.A., a leading Spanish food group, with interests in rice and pasta products.  It is the world leader in the rice sector and is the world's number two pasta manufacturer.

Ebro Foods' other subsidiary in the United States, Riviana Foods Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is the largest processor, marketer and distributor of rice in the United States and has such well-known brands as Mahatma®, Carolina®, Success®, Minute®, Adolphus®, Comet®, Blue Ribbon® and Gourmet House®.

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