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Newman’s Own makes the New York Times food section

I’m relieved to see Kim Severson’s article, And Then There Was the Food, addressing Newman’s Own’s contributions to the food world in The New York Times food section today. The Los Angeles Times food section disappointed as far as Paul Newman or Newman’s Own. At least Newman made their Daily Dish blog.

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Paul Newman

title page of Shameless Exploitation

Hollywood veteran leading man, auto racing enthusiast, food conglomerate philanthropist Paul Newman died yesterday at his Westport, Ct. home. He had returned home from the hospital following chemotherapy in AugNewman's Own Cookbook 1985ust. He was 83.

Newman and writer, A.E. Hotchner, founded Newman’s Own in 1982. Their first product was all-natural Newman’s Own Salad Dressing. Other all-natural products like spaghetti sauce, popcorn, lemonade, salsa, steak sauce followed.


Early on, the boys established the Newman’s Own policy  that all proceeds from the sale of Newman’s Own products, after taxes, be donated to charity. The Hole In The Wall Gang summer camps for for seriously ill children are the among the most well-known recipients.

Newman and Hotchner authored several recipe books:Hole In The Wall Gang Cookbook

  • Newman’s Own Cookbook (1985) [Newman’s Own’s first cookbook by this name]
  • Hole In The Wall Gang Cookbook: Kid-friendly Recipes For Families To Make Together (1998)
  • Newman’s Own Cookbook (1998) [published under the same title as the 1985 cookbook, but with different text and recipes]
  • Shameless Exploitation In Pursuit Of The Common Good (2003) [A business biography/memoir than contains Newman’s Own’s Good Housekeeping Magazine Winning Recipes, company chronology, etc.]

Newman's Own Salad Dressing Cartoon from Shameless Exploitation

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