I know everyone talks about wanting to meet Paul Newman, Nell Newman’s celebrated father and creator of Newman’s Own, a company that has contributed over $200 million dollars to charity, but PERSONALLY Joanne Woodward is the one I want to meet. Any woman who managed to stay married to one of America’s most popular leading men and active in her own right has my UTMOST admiration. Nell is that type of a woman herself. As you’ll see from the video, she started out as a conservationist and ended up an entrepreneur who convinced her once- skeptical father to loan her and her partner money to start a new branch of the business, which has become MIGHTY successful.
Nell’s charming and unpretentious manner (and her dedication to making the world a better place) is a testament to the ideals her parents seem to have instilled in her. It was not only fun, but lovely to listen to Nell share stories of her childhood and her Mom’s “healthy” cooking. (nut loaf and yeast gravy) Fortunately, Nell, a talented and enthusiastic cook in her own right, learned a thing or two about making snack food. (no nut loafs there!!) Despite their commitment to health, Nell and her staff had NO PROBLEM demolishing the box of Harborsweets chocolates I brought to them. As Nell would be the first to admit, a little chocolate now and then, -especially when it’s Newman’s Own- never hurt anyone.
Onward to organic marshmallows!!! (You’ll just have to watch the video…)