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4 Games to Turn Mealtimes Into Family Time

4 Games to Turn Mealtimes Into Family Time

Some of our favorite memories involve the dinner table and family. But with the ever-present lure of screen-time, it can be a challenge to keep the conversations going during meals. (Teenagers anyone?) Here are four games for all ages you can play to keep the attention on the family instead of the screens. 20 Questions It’s probably been a while since you’ve played, but this is a great game that needs nothing except your imagination. One player comes up with a person, place or thing and the other one-to-10 players try to guess the answer within 20 questions by asking yes or no questions. If more than two people are playing, the person who guesses correctly determines the next subject. Depending on the ages of the players, the answers could be anything from a favorite stuffed animal to the theory of relativity. This is a great game for children because it encourages their natural inquisitiveness and improves their critical-thinking skills. Geography We like this game for the sense of teamwork it inspires. One player says the name of a place, such as a continent, country or state. The next player has to say another place or destination that begins with the same letter as the last letter of the previously mentioned place. The object of this game is to keep naming places to build a series longer than the ones you’ve built before. I Packed My Grandma’s Trunk This one uses the alphabet also, but instills some friendly competition among the family by challenging each person’s memory skills. The first player begins the game by filling in the blank at the end of: “I packed my grandma’s trunk and in it I put_______.” The chosen word must begin with the letter A. The next player has to repeat the sentence, including the first player’s chosen word and add a new word that begins with the letter B. Keep the chain going as long as you can. You can even award a small prize, like the player who correctly keeps the chain going until the person after them breaks it doesn’t have to help with dishes. Categories This game is a brainstorming session that sparks creativity. One player chooses a category for the group to name items that would be found within that category. A category can be as anything from Disney princesses to types of flowers. Once you’ve come up with all the answers you can, the next player selects a category. The round ends once all players have had a turn choosing their category. We hope these ideas bring out the fun and conversation in your family! Be sure to remember to order Mama Flasch’s Gourmet Salsa for your next game night, and share your game tips with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram!
Tips To Make The Best Fish by Mama Flasch

Tips To Make The Best Fish

Fish, especially wild caught, can be good for our skin and heart because of its protein, minerals, and vitamins. When it’s cooked just right our taste buds love it, too! It’s not uncommon to be wary of cooking fish, but with a few tips, you’ll be fish master before you know it! Before you’re ready to cook though, here’s a list of seasoning pairings that work well. Cod: lemon, pepper, thyme, paprika, ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric, Cajun seasoning, parsley, basil Halibut: lemon, dill, honey, paprika, oregano, thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, black peppercorn, cayenne pepper, sage Salmon: dill, fennel, tarragon, chili powder, parsley, basil, bay leaves, garlic, ground coriander, ground turmeric, thyme Sea Bass: garlic, onion, dill, orange zest, curry powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme, paprika, lemon zest, ground cumin, sage Tilapia: parsley, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne, oregano, thyme, celery seed, Cajun seasoning, cilantro, sage Trout: thyme, garlic, lemon zest, oregano, bay leaves, cayenne pepper, ground turmeric, ground cumin, pink peppercorns, curry powder, orange zest, shallots, Cajun seasoning, marjoram Baked Fish Some of the best fish for baking are cod, salmon, trout, halibut and sea bass. Cook times can vary depending on the size of the fish, but a good rule of thumb is to cook a thawed, 6-ounce piece of fish at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Frozen fish requires about 30 minutes. Gently press on the filet and if it starts to flake, it’s good to go. If it’s too firm, it needs more time. If you start to see white excretions, get it out of the oven immediately. Prefer a little more zest with your fish? Try adding a layer of breadcrumbs or some of our salsa as a topping. Grilled Fish Fish that go great on the grill are salmon, halibut, trout, and cod. Thicker filets do best when marinated in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime, for at least 15 minutes before grilling. Be sure to prime the grill, making it nice and hot before starting. Also, avoid overcooking by estimating 10 minutes of cook time for every inch of thickness at the thickest part of the fish. You can put a layer of lemon slices in between the fish and the grill. This helps prevent the fish from sticking plus it adds a great flavor. Be sure to turn fish just once to allow a nice sear on each side. Steamed Fish Steaming is a great way to keep the integrity of the fish’s natural flavors. Great candidates to steam are sea bass, halibut, salmon, tilapia and cod. It’s best to start with room-temperature fish. Pierce with tooth-pick size holes to allow the heat to distribute evenly. In general, it takes 6-10 minutes to steam a 6-ounce piece of fish. The fish will turn more opaque in color and become flaky when it’s ready. Be careful not to drop the temperature rapidly by removing the lid during steaming. This can affect the flavor of the fish drastically. We enjoy rotating our cooking methods to enjoy a variety of flavors. That said, of course, we don’t eat our fish without one of our delicious salsas. Order your Mama Flasch’s Gourmet Kitchen salsa and email us with questions at support@mamaflasch.com! Share your tips and recipes with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram!
Mama Flasch Salsa Beyond The Chips

Salsa Beyond The Chips!

Chips and salsa. They go together like chocolate and peanut butter. Although it’s undeniable they make a great combination, there are many ways to enjoy salsa beyond the chips. Snack Time with Mama Flasch Salsa Beyond the Chips When eating salsa as a snack, there are several alternatives for dipping beyond chips. Any sturdy vegetable will work and have fun experimenting! For example, common options are celery, sliced peppers, carrots, cucumber or zucchini. Other unique dipping vegetables include jicama, radicchio, broccoli or snap peas. If you’re craving that extra crunch, but don’t want the salt and fat from nacho chips – try unsalted pretzels, pita slices or pita chips. You could even make your own chipsfrom kale, sweet potatoes or turnips. Top it with Mama Flasch Want more than a snack? Maybe you just finished a workout and need to refuel. Or you’ve hit that midday slump and need a pick me up. Our salsa can be added to almost anything, but here’s a few ideas to get you started. Instead of cocktail sauce, dip shrimp into salsa. It’s a zestier and healthier option. Like baked potatoes? Top one with salsa! It adds nutrition and color to an otherwise plain food. And because our salsa is packed with flavor, you can skip the butter and salt. We know eggs are rich in protein. Top with Mama Flash Salsa and you’ve added vitamins A and C for a well-rounded meal. Another idea is to cook up a bowl of whole-wheat pasta and mix in salsa. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Mama Flasch’s Gourmet Salsa is chock full of nutritious ingredients. Each of our salsas are made from a special combination of roma tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, garlic, cilantro, onions and habanero peppers. We source vegetables from a local produce company and make our salsa in small batches. This means you get the finest, freshest ingredients and superior taste! In addition to being delicious, our salsas are all natural, heart healthy, low sodium, low calorie, fat free, diet friendly and contain no added sugar. Whether eaten as a snack, used in cooking, or as a topping, Mama Flasch’s salsas are full of color and flavor. And with only 15 calories and 2 grams of sugar per serving, it’s a guilt-free food. Enjoy! Enhance Recipes with Mama Flasch Salsa can be used to kick up recipes. Depending on how much spice you like, choose from our Gregular™ Mild Salsa, Scottsome Heat™ Medium Salsaor InCindyary™ Hot Salsa™. Visit our website for a list of recipes using salsa. We pulled one here that’s low fat but high flavor. Turkey Lettuce Boats Brown 1 pound of ground turkey. Drain and add 1 jar of Mama’s salsa. Heat up for a few minutes to let the turkey absorb the salsa. Then take a head of lettuce, remove large lettuce leaves and fill with mixture. Add some low-fat sour cream and shredded cheese and serve. Easy! As you can see, there are many ways to enjoy salsa. Mama Flasch’s salsas are loaded with flavor and nutrients, so if you’re wanting healthier options for enjoying salsa – think beyond the chips! Buy Mama Flasch's salsa on our websiteor find Mama Flasch at a store near you! Questions about our products? Email us at support@mamaflasch.com. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Instagram!
Meatless Monday Meals

Meatless Monday Meals

Do you practice Meatless Monday? Or maybe you’re just looking for new meal ideas? Either way, we know that incorporating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains into our diets helps us be healthier. Although it’s recently grown in popularity, the Meatless Monday movement began as a way to conserve food during WWI and WWII. According to the Meatless Monday website, it was reintroduced in 2003 as a public health awareness campaign. “With the average American eating as much as 75 more pounds of meat each year than in generations past, our message of ‘one day a week, cut out meat’ is a way for individuals to do something good for themselves and the planet.” Meatless Monday Recipes We’ve gathered a few recipes for a meatless day that are centered around vegetables, whole grains and other types of protein. And of course we’ve included Mama Flasch’s salsa in each recipe. Depending on how much spice you like, choose from our Gregular™ Mild Salsa, Scottsome Heat™ Medium Salsaor InCindyary™ Hot Salsa™. Adding our salsa into meatless dishes adds color, texture and flavor! Breakfast Burrito The great thing about burritos is that you can fill them with the foods that most appeal to you. They’re also nutritious and delicious. Start with a flour or corn tortilla. Choose one or more proteins such as scrambled eggs or beans, then add a variety of ingredients. Top with Mama Flasch’s salsa and you have the perfect meat-free start to your day! Here are some ideas for filling your burrito: Quinoa Rice Potato chunks Spinach Cheese Mushrooms Hash browns Peppers Onions Beans Sour cream Tomato Avocado Jalapenos Corn   Here are two recipes that would be a great addition to your Meatless Mondays, submitted from our readers! Cabbage Carrot Stew Ingredients: 1 jar of Mama Flasch’s Gourmet Salsa (your choice on spice level!) 8 oz chicken stock, vegetable stock or water carrots mushrooms parsley garlic powder ½ head of cabbage Add jar of Mama’s salsa to a large crock pot. Add 8 oz of chicken stock (vegetable stock or water can be substituted), mushrooms, carrots, parsley and garlic powder. Mix together. Place on stove on low heat. Cut half hear of cabbage in 1” or 2” squares and add to mixture. Cook and stir about every 15-20 minutes for at least 2 hours. The longer it sits, the better it tastes!  - Chris D.   Taco Chili Ingredients: 1 small onion, chopped 1 (15.5 oz) can black beans 1 (15.5 oz) can kidney beans 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce 10 oz package frozen corn kernels 1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes w/chilies 4 oz can chopped green chili peppers, chopped 1 jar of Mama Flasch’s Gourmet Salsa (your choice on spice level!) 1 packet reduced sodium taco seasoning 1 tbsp chili powder Directions: Combine beans, onion, chili peppers, corn, tomato sauce, diced tomato, Mama Flasch salsa, chili powder and taco seasoning in a slow cooker and mix well. Cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours. Top with your favorite toppings such as shredded cheese or tortilla strips.  – Lisa M.   Whether you want to dedicate one day to eating meat free or add more healthy foods into your cooking, our salsas are all-natural, heart healthy, low sodium, low calorie, fat free, diet friendly, no sugar added and naturally packed with vitamins A and C! Purchase on our website or find Mama Flasch Salsa at a store near you! Questions about our products? Email us at support@mamaflasch.com. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Instagram!
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Common Questions and Answers About Mama Flasch’s Salsa

Here at Mama Flasch’s Gourmet Kitchen, we get asked all the time about what makes our salsas taste so delicious.  From quality ingredients to small batch production, we take great care every step of the way to ensure that you receive a great tasting salsa made with farm fresh produce. That’s why we wanted to take the time to provide some common questions and answers about Mama Flasch’s Salsa. What goes into your salsa? Our salsas are made from only the freshest all-natural ingredients. We source our produce locally to make sure that the tomatoes, onions, and other vegetables that go into our salsas are selected with the greatest care to ensure a quality product. Our salsas are low in sodium, low in calories, and with no added sugar, are great tasting and healthy.   Fresh all-natural ingredients. What makes you different from other salsas? Along with using farm fresh vegetables, we craft our salsas in small batches. What does that mean? It means that every batch we make is perfectly proportioned to not only maximize flavor but that our ingredients don’t go to waste. Because we don’t mass produce our product, we make sure you receive great tasting salsa made with the greatest care. I’m out of chips, can I use salsa for more than just dip? Absolutely! We offer great ideas for great tasting healthy snacks you can make with salsa. From lettuce wraps to burgers, we’ll show you different ways to incorporate Mama Flasch’s Salsa into your next meal. Great tasting healthy snacks! Are your salsas vegan and vegetarian-friendly? Yes, they are. Because we take great care with what goes into our salsas, we make sure the ingredients we use are able to be enjoyed by everyone. What kind of salsas do you make? From chiliheads to those who prefer to take a walk on the mild side, we offer three delicious salsas perfect for any palate. For those who enjoy a flavorful salsa that won’t set your mouth on fire, our Gregular mild salsa is perfect for you. If you want to kick it up a notch, our Scottsome Heat medium and InCindyary hot salsas are sure to wake up your taste buds. We offer three delicious salsas perfect for any palate. Where can I buy Mama Flasch’s Salsa? We’ve partnered with retailers who believe in our mission to provide high-quality products made with fresh ingredients. That’s why you can find Mama Flasch’s Salsa in Ohio at Jungle Jim’s, Mackie Meats, The Meat Store; and in Kentucky at the Party Source. You can also buy our salsas on our website, which are available individually or in a combo pack featuring all three of our delicious salsas. Can’t get enough of our salsa? Try a monthly subscription, available in 2, 3, 6, and 12, jar options. For more great recipes and dinner ideas don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and twitter.
Family Holiday Traditions

Mama Flasch’s Favorite Family Holiday Traditions

Mama Flasch’s Gourmet Kitchen is ALL about family and tiny tots with their eyes all a glow. Rather than the traditional caroling or new-wave traditions like dressing in matching holiday pj’s, we prefer to stick with the classics. We hope Mama Flasch’s favorite family holiday traditions will inspire you to start some for yourselves or try something new! Long before and especially during the holiday season, we go fanatic for football. We gather around the TVs strategically placed in the usual viewing rooms, we rock around the rooms like we were rockin’ around the Christmas tree, eating, rooting (or booing) at the TV in unison or catching up with each other’s lives. Sometimes, the kids even give the teams’ cheerleaders a run for their money! Another family holiday tradition is giving back. Nothing fills our hearts with joy more than providing fresh, tasty salsa to support fundraisers! We especially love supporting our community and schools. Though we love giving back all year long, the holiday season presents us with more opportunities and seems to give us that sentimental feeling. Last but certainly not the least of our favorite family holiday traditions is baking. From Rudolph to wreaths or gingerbreads to teddy bears, we love to bake cookies, pies and all sorts of sweets. Growing up in a family where we’d spend Sundays together carefully chopping fresh vegetables and creating salsa delights, you could say creating food for the holidays is naturally one of our favorite things. With a twinkle in our eyes and laughter in the air, we always seem to sleep in heavenly peace afterward. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Instagram!
Salsa Food Holiday Recipes

Salsa-rrific Holiday Recipes

Tired of the traditional holiday meals?Looking for a little more zest this year?At Mama Flasch’s Gourmet Kitchen we love to spice things up with these salsa-rrific holiday recipes! We thought we’d start with a festive veggie tray that is a lot more enticing than the standard tray hardly anyone ever eats. Holiday Vegetable Appetizer With Creamy Salsa Dip Serves: 6, Prep time: 30 mins, Cook time: 2 hrs For the Vegetable Wreath • 2 cups broccoli florets • 2 cups cauliflower florets • 1 jicama, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch slices and cut into star shapes • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips • 8 cherry tomatoes For Creamy Salsa Dip • 8 oz whipped cream cheese • 1/4 cup mayonnaise • 1 cup Mama Flasch’s Salsa -- your choice of Gregular (mild), Scottsome Heat (medium) or In Cindyary (hot) • 1 tbsp.drained fire roasted diced green chilies • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped or parsley Cooking Instructions 1. Arrange the cauliflower and broccoli on a round platter in a wreath-shape.Leave space for the dip in the center of the platter. 2. Use a small star cookie cutter to make stars out of jicama. Garnish the wreath with the jicama stars. Decorate the wreath with strips of bell pepper and cherry tomatoes. 3. Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, Mama Flasch Salsa, green chilies and cilantro or parsley in a food processor and blend until smooth. Refrigerate the dip for at least two hours to blend the flavors before serving. Chances are you’ve had about as much chicken in your lifetime as the rest of us.Therefore, we wanted to share a recipe that allows your taste buds to party during the holiday season, too! Salsa Stuffed Marinated Sheet Pan Chicken Serves: 8, Prep time: 10 mins, Cook time: 35 mins Recipe Ingredients For the Marinade • 1/2 jalapeno • juice from 6 limes • 1 handful of cilantro • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1 garlic clove • 1/3 cup water For the Chicken • 1/3 cup of your preferred Mama Flasch Salsa flavor • Few pinches of taco seasoning • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese • 2 lbs. boneless chicken breasts Cooking Instructions 1. Blend all marinade ingredients until smooth. 2. Marinade chicken in the refrigerator for 2 hours, minimum. 3. Preheat oven to 425F.With heavy duty foil,line a heavy duty baking sheet. 4. Slice a pocket into the chicken breast for salsa stuffing. Starting and ending approximately an inch from each side so you don’t split them in half. 5. Fill pocket with your favorite Mama Flasch salsa. 6. Place on baking sheet and sprinkle with taco seasoning.Bake for 30 minutes. Once the internal temperature of chicken reaches at least 165F, sprinkle with cheese and broil for 3-4 minutes.Stay close and check on it every minute or so, until the cheese is melted. Then bon appetit! Mama Flasch's Gourmet Kitchen hopes these salsa-rrific holiday recipes bring some spice to your holiday season! We’d love to hear a few of your salsa-rrific recipes, too! From Mama Flasch’s home to yours, we wish you happy holidays!
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What Mama Flasch is Thankful for This Year

The annual signals of autumn are all around and soon the holidays will be upon us all.  The leaves have turned colors and most have fallen to the ground, the air is crisp and clean, the bulky comfy sweaters are out of storage and now in use, and football tailgate parties are a common weekend occurrence. Reflecting back over the years, Mama Flasch’s Gourmet Kitchen has so much to be thankful for including our friends, partners, and our very loyal customers who have all played a huge part in our success. Mama Flasch’s Gourmet Kitchen has so much to be thankful for.               In 2005 with the encouragement of friends, the idea of starting a business with the family salsas was suggested.  Our salsa is made with fresh ingredients and Mama’s love. Fast forward to 2010 the family made the decision to form an official business entity, and in 2011 the family launched Mama Flasch’s Gourmet Kitchen. Also in the same year, the three signature salsas were established and named after Mama Flasch’s three children: Greg, Scott, and Cindy.  The mild salsa is GregularTM, the medium is Scottsome HeatTM, and the most spicy and full of heat is InCindyaryTM.  In 2016 we relaunched the business on a national level. Three signature salsas were established and named after Mama Flasch’s three children: Greg, Scott, and Cindy.                     A large part of our success has come through our regional partners within the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky loop. We pride ourselves on working with local businesses and national retailers who value fresh ingredients and small-batch, high-quality products. Our local partners include Mackie Meats, located in Findley Market, Cincinnati, OH, Jungle Jim’s International Markets in Eastgate, OH, and Fairfield, OH, The Meat Store, Batavia, OH, and The Party Source in Bellevue, KY. Our salsa is made with fresh ingredients and Mama’s love.               As a family-owned business, we are extremely thankful to our loyal customers.  Over the years we have cultivated several ways to ensure our customers have easy access to our online salsa products.  On our website our customers have three purchase options.  The first is to purchase one or two jars at time.  The second provides the option to purchase a full case, 12-16 oz. jars or half case, 6-16 oz. jars.  Finally, the third option, which a fantastic holiday gift for the salsa aficionado on your gift list, is a monthly subscription. As a family-owned business, we are extremely thankful to our loyal customers.                 As our family gathers together for the holiday season, we are truly blessed and grateful for our growing circles of friends, partners, and customers.  What will you and your family be grateful for as you gather around the holiday table?
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Small Business Saturday 2018 And What It Means To Support It

The holiday season is fast approaching.  Time to give thanks, shop at small businesses and post #shopsmall on your social media to support your favorite small business!  Small business Saturday 2018 is the first Saturday after Thanksgiving where consumers are encouraged to support their favorite small businesses for their holiday shopping. Reasons to support small business Saturday 2018, and what it means to Mama Flasch to be a small business, are truly synonymous.  Supporting small business Saturday or hashtagging shop small shows that you value your local community, health, and family! Supporting small business Saturday or hashtagging shop small shows that you value your local community, health, and family!                 Supporting small business Saturday is important for your local economy! Small businesses are the cornerstone of America. By shopping at small and minority-owned businesses you’re reinforcing your local economy.  You keep tax dollars circulating locally. As a result, this helps build a flourishing community. Similarly, small businesses tend to support other small, local and minority-owned businesses by buying locally.  This helps further develop and strengthen your economic environment.  Part of being a small business means supporting small businesses, for Mama Flasch too!  Therefore, we partner with local farms and retailers and Uncle Jester’s Fine Foods. Uncle Jester’s is a custom packing service and a certified Native American-owned minority business. Hence, one could argue, shopping small makes a big impact. Small business Saturday 2018 and what it means to support it.               Consequently, small businesses can be healthier for you too! Entrepreneurs and small businesses take pride in the products and services they offer.  Instead of being worried about shareholders they can focus on the quality of their service and products. Furthermore, their craft is an extension of who they are.  In Mama Flasch’s case, our salsas are an extension of our family.  A lot of small business owners make their product by hand.  We make our products in small batches with fresh and local ingredients.  This means less or no preservatives, and healthier for you and your family too! Because we make our salsas in small batches, a lot of love ends up in every jar. And since love is priceless, we don't charge extra for it! We make our products in small batches with fresh and local ingredients.               Supporting a small business means supporting families. In supporting small business Saturday, you’re supporting what is at the heart of Mama Flasch’s salsas; family.  Our family created Mama Flasch’s salsa together.  Growing up, we’d spend our Sundays together canning fresh fruits and vegetables with different flavors and fun sealed in every jar.  Family is everything to us; therefore, we named our salsa flavors after our children; Gregular (mild), Scottsome Heat (medium) and InCindyary (hot). We aim to spread this message of familial love by providing you with fresh, pure and heart-healthy salsa you can enjoy together. Creating fond new memories in the process. From our family to yours! After a long day of shopping on small business Saturday, and throughout the rest of the holiday season, we hope we inspire you to make family time a priority. You can support small businesses, your community, family and your health with your taste buds, by picking up a combo pack at our website or any of these locations this holiday season! Happy Holidays!      
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The Best Cincinnati Food Festivals

At Mama Flasch’s Gourmet Salsa we’re all about great tasting food and there’s no better place to get your favorite foods and try new dishes than at a food festival. Whether you’re a foodie like us or simply looking to adventure out and try something new, food festivals offer tasty treats, live entertainment, and fun for the whole family. So if you’re looking to make plans that will get your stomach growling and your taste buds dancing, check out our guide to the best Cincinnati food festivals. Food festivals offer tasty treats               Great Tasting Food is a Cincinnati Tradition We’re proud to call the Queen City our home, and as a Cincinnati based company, we’re excited to share its rich culinary past. From chili to goetta, Cincinnati’s history is rooted in diverse cultural traditions and unique cuisine. Our favorite food festivals share these traditions and help celebrate what makes Cincinnati such a great city. Germania Society Maifest - Celebrate the arrival of spring with traditional German culture, food, and music. Held in Germania Park, this festival features whole roasted pigs, various wursts, and traditional German pastries (May 13-15). Asian Food Fest- Held in Washington Park in Over the Rhine, this culinary festival features the best of Asian cuisine. Enjoy dishes from the Philippines, Thailand, Korea, China, and more at this food festival (May 14-15). Taste of Cincinnati- Held since 1979, the Taste of Cincinnati is the nation’s longest running free food festival. With live music, rides, and great tasting food from all over Cincinnati make sure not to miss this Queen City staple (May 28-30). Panegyri Greet Festival- Enjoy traditional Greek music, culture, and food at this annual festival. Held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, this festival has been a Cincinnati staple since 1968 (June 22-24). Glier’s Goettafest- A longtime Cincinnati culinary tradition, this festival celebrates all things goetta. Located over the river in Newport, enjoy everything from goetta Rangoon and goetta burritos to goetta funnel cake (August 4-7). Findlay Market Fall Food Fest- Celebrate the fall harvest with apple, pumpkin, and other fall-themed dishes at Cincinnati’s historic Findlay Market. While you’re there, make sure to stop by Mackie Meats and pick up a jar of Mama Flasch’s Gourmet Salsa (October 8). Mama Flasch’s Gourmet Salsa is proud to be part of Cincinnati’s rich history of culinary excellence.               Mama Flasch’s Gourmet Salsa Mama Flasch’s Gourmet Salsa is proud to be part of Cincinnati’s rich history of culinary excellence. Since 2011, we’ve carried on this tradition, using only fresh, locally sourced produce and the best all-natural ingredients in our small batch salsas. You can find Mama Flasch’s Salsa in Ohio at Jungle Jim’s, Mackie Meats, The Meat Store; and in Kentucky at the Party Source. You can also buy our salsas on our website, which are available individually or in combo packs featuring all three of our delicious salsas.