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Flavors Hit a Simmering High with new Progresso Cooking Stocks

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — It’s no secret that bone broth has been one of the hottest trends of 2015, and continues to build steam on the food scene. From New York to Portland, bone broth bars continue to pop up. And now, with the introduction of a new premium line of Cooking Stocks from Progresso, foodies can enjoy sipping, cooking and experimenting with a high quality bone broth from the comfort of their own kitchen. Made by simmering real bones, flavorful vegetables and aromatic herbs, Progresso’s new line of premium Cooking Stocks debuted at Chicago Gourmet, Sept. 26-27.

Chicken bones, vegetables and herbs are gently simmered to create a rich, layered, meaty flavor. Progresso Chefs brought their gastronomic knowledge, passion and expertise using a bone simmering cooking method to give more body to the Cooking Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 2.55.16 PMStocks, making them ideal for adding deep, complex flavor to a variety of dishes including soups, stews, sauces, and gravies.

“I drew on my classical training as a saucier to help create this new line of cooking stocks that deliver a homemade taste to help any cook craft flavorful meals in their own kitchens. I’ve prepared delicious new recipes, like a Ramen bowl, a Miso sip and savory pan sauces, all with this one ingredient as the base,” said Michael Braden, chef and General Mills culinary manager. “Stocks are such a wonderfully versatile ingredient, they offer a quick and easy way to bring the flavors of your home cooking to life.”

According to NPD Group’s market research team, Millennials are looking for quick and convenient home cooking options while still creating exciting and new experiences in the kitchen. Progresso’s Cooking Stocks offer the benefits of a high-quality, homemade stock while saving home cooks’ time in the kitchen.

“Millennials are cooking at home more often, and take pride in the presentation and quality of their dish,” said Pinar Tutuncu, new products team lead for Progresso Soups. “We created Progresso Cooking Stocks to fulfill that need of creativity and convenience in the kitchen while still using quality ingredients.”

Progresso Cooking Stocks, available in chicken, unsalted chicken, and vegetable varieties, can be found in the soup aisle at grocery stores nationwide. For inspiration, complete recipes, and tips to get you started, visit www.progresso.com/stocks or follow the conversation at Twitter.com/Progresso using #ProgressoEats.

Progresso Soup:Â Crafted for taste, Progresso soups are made from authentic recipes using quality ingredients. Founded as an Italian import company by Guiseppe Uddo and Vincent Taormina over 100 years ago, Progresso has grown to become one of the most popular brands of ready-to-serve soup in the United States. Progresso is a member of the family of brands within General Mills (NYSE: GIS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. Learn more on www.progresso.com

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