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Harry & David Teams Up With Geoffrey Zakarian

Specialty Food Association

Harry & David has partnered with Iron Chef, TV host, and author Geoffrey Zakarian to share his passion for fine food, entertaining, and healthy living with customers.

As culinary ambassador for Harry & David, Zakarian will curate and create products, recipes, and experiences that reflect his philosophy on cooking and entertaining. Zakarian has presided over some of the country's top kitchens, traveling the world for new inspiration to marry with his classical training and techniques in an effort to deliver paramount hospitality experiences.

"I am a long-time fan of Harry & David, starting with the famous Royal Riviera Pears, but these delicious pears are just the beginning of what the brand has to offer," Zakarian said, in a statement. "I've had such a great time immersing myself in all the Harry & David offerings and taste-testing products, from meats and cheeses to seafood and desserts, so I can share some of my personal favorites through new recipes, experiences, and more.”

To launch the collaboration, Zakarian has curated a collection of more than 30 Harry & David specialty products, including items from Wolferman's Bakery and Vital Choice. Items within the assortment range from $32 to $200 and will change seasonally.

A sampling of key categories and gourmet food products in the inaugural collection include:

• Sustainably Sourced Seafood: Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, Wild Alaskan Halibut, Wild-Caught Chilean Sea Bass

• Fine Meats: Bone-In Ribeye Steak, Porterhouse Steak, Filet Mignon

• Meat and Cheese: Classic Epicurean Charcuterie and Cheese Collection, Charcuterie and Cheese Assortment, Ultimate Charcuterie and Cheese Collection

• Seasonal Fruit: The Favorite Royal Riviera Pears, Navel Oranges and Grapefruit, Deluxe Organic Fruit Basket

Zakarian will share his expertise on everything in the kitchen, from pairing food with wine to making an unforgettable birthday dinner. Customers can learn more through how-to videos featuring newly created recipes, such as Poached Pears with Red Wine, Roasted Rib Eye with Caramelized Shallots, Greek Sunday Morning Yogurt Parfait, and and Geoffrey Zakarian's Famous Bloody Mary.

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