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Food (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Control Your Kids at the Restaurants

    09/19/2017 10:24:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 85 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | Published on Aug 5, 2012 | E.T. Williams
    Control Your Kids at the Restaurants Control Your Kids at Restaurants, Your Kids Are Not Cute To Everyone, I'm Trying To Enjoy My Food, Can I Eat In Piece, It's Your Kid Not Mind, Get Over Yourself, Stop it please, You must be kidding, No That is not funny
  • This Is What Hillary Clinton Ate On The Campaign Trail

    09/18/2017 3:33:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    Refinery 29 ^ | September 17, 2017 | Caitlin Flynn
    Hillary Clinton's new book What Happened takes readers behind the scenes of her historic presidential campaign. Unsurprisingly, a large portion of the book focuses on policy, debate prep, campaign strategies, Russia, and (you guessed it) those damn emails. But the former secretary of state also shared her daily routine, including what she ate on the campaign trail. "It's funny how much you look forward to the next meal when you're living out of a suitcase," Clinton wrote. After spending nearly 600 days on the road, she'd know. Clinton started her day by ordering scrambled egg whites and vegetables from room...
  • Immigrants from Middle East reviving lamb and goat market

    09/17/2017 3:27:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Berks Country ^ | September 13, 2017 | Lisa Scheid
    Shumaila Shah knows how to cook her husband's favorite dish the way one might say the Pledge of Allegiance. "Cook onions, tomatoes, garlic and ginger crushed together," she said, articulating something so familiar it didn't need words, English or Punjabi. "Salt, pepper, garam masala. Put meat in and add water to make a gravy. Cook until the meat is soft, not tough." How long? She thinks for a moment. "A half-hour; it depends on the meat," she said. "Then add the potatoes, because they take a shorter time to cook. We eat it with naan." The recipe for her aloo...
  • Cinemas are seducing movie-lovers with gourmet food and booze

    09/09/2017 2:52:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 8, 2017 | Gregory E. Miller
    All the Raisinets in the world aren’t enough to sugarcoat this fact: In recent months, the Hollywood box office has been a disaster. In terms of attendance, Tinseltown just wrapped up its worst summer at the box office in nearly a quarter-century. That means theaters now have to fight harder than ever to get butts in seats. “For a very long time, movie theaters were not overly focused on pleasing the consumer,” says Eric Handler, a media analyst at MKM Partners. But in recent years, he says, theater owners have wised up to a novel idea: making the theater experience...
  • Gold Standard Baking Expands Into Kenosha County, 96 New Jobs (Wisconsin)

    09/07/2017 5:34:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Patch ^ | September 7, 2017 | Scott Anderson
    Gov. Scott Walker today announced WEDC is providing Gold Standard Baking Inc. with up to $575,000 in tax credits to support the Illinois company’s expansion in Kenosha County – a project expected to create 96 jobs. In addition to the 96 jobs expected to be created by Gold Standard Baking, an economic modeling study estimates the expansion could indirectly generate 75 additional jobs in the region. Those 171 new jobs could generate up to $1.6 million in state income tax revenue over a five-year period. The new 200,000-square-foot facility in Pleasant Prairie, which opened in July, is expected to operate...
  • The magic oven is now a reality

    09/02/2017 5:11:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Philippine Daily Inquirer ^ | September 3, 2017 | Margaux Salcedo
    There are times I would like to make the effort of throwing dinner for friends or family and cook everything from scratch. But the labor of love just takes so long. In spite of all the inspiration from Rachael Ray, the 30-minute meal is actually more myth than fact. Thawing your food alone may take almost an hour. Then there’s the diligence of slow cooking the meat to your desired tenderness. Not to mention the many times you will have to change pots and pans, as the vegetables, which cook faster, have to be cooked much later than the meat—you...
  • Local Atlantic Salmon farm is the first of its kind in the U.S.

    09/01/2017 6:53:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    WKBT-TV ^ | August 31, 2017 | Sarah Thamer
    HIXTON, Wis. (WKBT) - Nestled in the small town of Hixton, Wisconsin, sits a one-of-a-kind farm. Superior Fresh is the first of its kind indoor Atlantic Salmon farm in the country and it's one of the largest aquaponics facilities in the world. The facility combines aquaculture and hydroponics, where waste from fish will be used to supply nutrients for plants grown in water. The 720-acre-farm uses recirculating technologies that collect water and reuse it to grow plants. That water is collected from the aquaculture systems which carry 120,000 pounds of Atlantic salmon. Nutrient-rich water from the fish is then used...
  • Winning recipes at the U.P. State Fair (Michigan)

    08/26/2017 5:18:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Press ^ | August 26, 2017
    ESCANABA — A highlight of the annual Ladies’ Day at the Upper Peninsula State Fair is the recipe contest. This year, entrants had to create dishes featuring potatoes. The judges chose winners based on taste, appearance, and creativity, along with clarity of the recipe. Taking home the top prize with her sweet potato casserole was Linda Romps. Second place was awarded to Joanne King for her red picnic basket potato salad. Coming in third place was Becky Kuehl, who created a pumpkin sweet potato cheesecake. The winning recipes will be published in the Ladies’ Day Cookbook for the 2018 Upper...
  • Here’s Where to Eat During Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week (Oregon)

    08/22/2017 1:51:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Williamette Week ^ | August 21, 2017 | Sophia June
    This week, August 21-27, marks the third annual Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week, which encourages people to support black restaurant owners and local business. First started in 2014 by Bertha Pearl after she was inspired by the Bay Area's Black Restaurant Day, the annual event has now grown to a full week of celebration. This year's Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week kicks off today, and in honor of the eclipse, many restaurants will be offering deals. The week will end with a party at chef/owner William Travis' Dub's St. Johns on Sunday, August 27 from 6-10. Travis has been a major part...
  • 10 Easiest Goat Breeds to Raise

    08/18/2017 4:12:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Stocks Review ^ | August 17, 2017 | Maria Mancic
    If you consider buying a farm or you already have some field and want to use it for this purpose, you would need to know about 10 easiest goat breeds to raise. First of all, you need to know why to choose goats instead of cows, pigs, or sheep? They give the same product as these three breeds, but products of cows, pigs, and sheep are more in demand. Well, that is true, but, when you look at the numbers, you will see that raising goats is more profitable and better in every matter than keeping these three. First of...
  • Chewy to expand in South Florida, hire 1,100 new employees

    08/16/2017 10:13:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The South Florida Business Journal ^ | August 4, 2017 | Debora Lima
    Chewy will create a customer service hub in Hollywood and hire 1,100 people, a move that will make the online pet product retailer the largest private employer in the city, it was learned today. Expected to be up and running by October or November, the new customer service outpost will be in the Hollywood Mall at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Park Road, according to Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy. “[1,100 new jobs] is huge, for any city,” Levy wrote in a Facebook post making the announcement. “I am very excited for the surrounding restaurants and businesses who will benefit...
  • South Burlington pizza cook fired after attending Charlottesville rally

    08/16/2017 9:33:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Vermont Digger ^ | August 16, 2017 | Alexandre Silberman
    BURLINGTON — Ryan Roy, an employee at Uno Pizzeria and Grill in South Burlington was fired after participating in white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned violent last weekend. Social media users identified Roy as a participant after he appeared in a Vice News report on the events in Charlottesville. Roy is seen carrying a torch and chanting white supremacist slogans in the video. Roy’s involvement in the rallies and employment status at the local restaurant was first reported by the Burlington Free Press. Skip Weldon, the Boston-based restaurant’s chief marketing officer, confirmed to multiple media outlets on Wednesday...
  • 25 Tips for Small Businesses Selling at Farmers Markets

    08/16/2017 8:19:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Small Business Trends ^ | August 14, 2017 | Annie Pilon
    Farmers markets offer great opportunities for farmers and other small businesses to connect with customers and make sales. But it’s not as easy as just reserving a booth and setting some products out on a table. Here are 25 tips to help you succeed when selling at farmers markets. Selling at Farmers Markets Visit Markets Beforehand One of the biggest factors in your farmers market success is the actual market. You need to find one that fits with what you want to accomplish. And the best way to make that determination is to go and see for yourself. Leigh Adcock,...
  • Food cart maker to invest $13.3 million, adds 27 jobs in West Michigan

    08/16/2017 7:31:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Crain's Detroit Business ^ | August 16, 2017 | Annalise Frank
    New York-based food cart manufacturer Move Systems International is spending $13.3 million and adding 27 jobs at its production center in Walker, outside of Grand Rapids. With the investment, Move Systems will amp up production, bring in new equipment and add on to administrative areas at the Walker facility. The company received a $200,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant through the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to support the expansion. The Right Place Inc., an economic development organization based in Grand Rapids, worked with MEDC to assure Move Systems would invest in Michigan as opposed to out of state, The...
  • Tyson Foods Investing $80M, Creating 300 Jobs In Tennessee

    08/16/2017 7:00:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | August 16, 2017
    Tyson Foods, Inc. will invest approximately $80 million to expand operations in Union City, TN. Tyson, one of the world’s largest food companies, plans to create more than 300 new jobs as part of its expansion in Obion County. Tyson plans to add 25,000 square feet and new production lines to its Union City plant, effectively doubling its output capabilities at the facility. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall. The expansion is expected to be operational by mid-2019. “Customer and consumer demand for protein, especially chicken, is increasing so we’re investing in projects that build on our strengths, expand...
  • Flagship Food Group expands to create 194 new NM jobs

    08/14/2017 12:58:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KOB-TV ^ | August 14, 2017 | Stefan Dill
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Flagship Food Group -- parent company of the 505 Southwestern brand of food products -- will invest nearly $3 million to expand its manufacturing and distribution facilities in the Albuquerque area, creating 194 new manufacturing and distribution jobs and supporting over 100 construction jobs, according to an announcement made by Gov. Susana Martinez and CEO Rob Holland at the company's Albuquerque facility Monday. "Our New Mexico-based products have helped us to grow internationally, and we look forward to further developing our partnership with the great state of New Mexico," said Holland in an accompanying statement. Holland...
  • Big Tex-Urban Farms Farm on grounds of State Fair of Texas helps feed homeless

    08/11/2017 12:56:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    KRIS-TV ^ | August 11, 2017 | The Associated Press
    DALLAS (AP) - Drew Demler is digging in a box of dirt in the middle of Fair Park. The Dallas Morning News reports he is harvesting potatoes - big, small, misshapen, one that even looks like a snowman - in a hotter-than-deep-fried parking lot just outside the Cotton Bowl. "I think potatoes and onions are two of the most important crops that we grow," Demler, farm manager at Big Tex Urban Farms , says as he uses his bare hands to search for the tubers. "They're hearty and prolific, and their storage life is long."(continued)
  • 100-Year-Old Fruitcake Found in Antarctica Is ‘Almost’ Edible

    08/11/2017 9:00:56 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 60 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 10 Aug 2017 | Christine Dell'Amore
    Famously indestructible, a fruitcake has withstood a century in the coldest, windiest, and driest place on Earth. "Fruitcake was a popular item in English society at the time, and it remains popular today,"
  • Campbell's Soup distribution facility to create 220 new jobs (Ohio)

    08/08/2017 8:54:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WTOL-TV ^ | August 8, 2017 | Jonathan Monk
    FINDLAY, OH (WTOL) - A ground breaking ceremony Tuesday in Findlay marked yet another step in an effort to bring more jobs to northwest Ohio. Campbell's Soup is officially the second tenant of the new Tall Timbers West Industrial Park in Findlay. Findlay and Hancock County leaders, along with officials from Campbell's, officially broke ground on the new facility that will bring hundreds of jobs to the area. The facility is a 700,000 square-foot distribution center, costing $44 million. Campbell's chose the site due to its proximity to other facilities in Willard and Napoleon, along with improvements to I-75. "And...
  • Finally, Little Caesars lets you pick up a pizza without talking to anyone

    08/07/2017 3:56:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | August 7, 2017 | Lulu Chang
    It’s already the meal you turn to when you’re looking to expend as little effort as possible, and now pizza chains across the U.S. — and the U.K. — are looking to simplify the process to purchase a pie. The latest innovation comes from Little Caesars, which on Monday introduced its new Reserve-N-Ready service. The key to the service is a device known as the Pizza Portal, which is being heralded as the first heated, self-service mobile order pickup station in the fast-food industry. So what does this mean for you? In essence, you can now get your pizza without...