NBA players hated food in the bubble, so they called in help
DETROIT — All heck was breaking loose.Several NBA players were complaining on social media about the quality of food after entering the NBA “bubble” in Orlando, Florida.So the NBA turned to someone who could fix it — chef Shawn Loving, the department chair of Schoolcraft College’s Culinary Arts program.“I got a call from Sean Ford, who operates USA Basketball and he told me the NBA folks were interested in connecting with me to see if I could support the food efforts down in Orlando,” Loving said.The answer came quickly.“Absolutely,” Loving replied. “I’d love to help. I’m not sure how I can, b...
Detroit Free Press
Jeff Seidel: NBA players hated the food inside the bubble, so they called in some help
DETROIT — All heck was breaking loose.Several NBA players were complaining on social media about the quality of food after entering the NBA “bubble” in Orlando, Fla.So the NBA turned to someone who could fix it — chef Shawn Loving, the department chair of Schoolcraft College’s Culinary Arts program.“I got a call from Sean Ford, who operates USA Basketball and he told me the NBA folks were interested in connecting with me to see if I could support the food efforts down in Orlando,” Loving said.The answer came quickly.“Absolutely,” Loving replied. “I’d love to help. I’m not sure how I can, but I...
Detroit Free Press
Today's Special: Bread stale? Don't throw it away; make this treat
Perhaps you’ve made loaves of delicious challah or sourdough bread during the coronavirus lockdown or picked up crispy baguettes from your favorite bakery. White bread is so amazingly good when it’s fresh from the oven; sadly it goes stale very quickly.Of course, leftover bread can be ground into crumbs or torn into crunchy croutons (I keep crumbs and croutons in my freezer to top macaroni and cheese or to add to salads), but there are many more creative and enjoyable ways to use day-old bread.Dried-out bread is very adaptable to soaking up flavors without getting mushy. Many cuisines rely on ...
Ivanka Trump plugs Goya products, in possible violation of federal law
President Donald Trump says he’s a Goya guy — and Ivanka tambien.The first family lined up dramatically behind the Latino food products giant after its CEO sparked progressive boycott threats by effusively praising Trump in a White House visit.“Goya is doing GREAT. The Radical Left smear machine backfired, people are buying like crazy!” Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday.It’s not just the president who is getting on the Goya bandwagon.First daughter Ivanka Trump posted a photo of herself posing with a can of the company’s iconic black beans.“If it’s Goya, it has to be good. Si es Goya, tiene que...
New York Daily News
Diets high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains linked to decreased risk of diabetes, study says
The findings of two new studies link a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes to a high consumption of fruit, vegetables and hearty whole grains.The studies, recently published in The BMJ according to Science Daily, suggest that even a modest increase in consumption of these foods as part of a healthy diet could help prevent type 2 diabetes.For the first study, researchers looked at the association between blood levels of vitamin C and carotenoids, pigments found in colourful fruits and vegetables, with risk of developing type 2 diabetes. After studying 9,754 adults who developed new-onset t...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Tricks to make mayonnaise your go-to secret ingredient of the summer
Granted, it doesn’t roll off the tongue like “Jimmy ‘the Greek’ Snyder” or “Vlad ‘the Impaler’ Tepes,” but, over the years I’ve acquired the sobriquet, “Jim ‘Won’t-Shut-Up-About-the Visigoths’ DeWan.” But, come on, who doesn’t love a bit of the old barbarian?Like that time Alaric and his gang sacked Rome. You remember: The Visigoths had surrounded the Eternal City, but the residents felt secure inside its gated walls. That is, until some Rome-hating bellyacher went and opened the Salarian Gate and, well — how unexpected was that?Like mayonnaise in July. Who would expect the coolest sauce in th...
Pineapple recipes offer a slice of summer sunshine
When I think of foods to eat during the summer, one flavor rises to the top of my list: pineapple. The aroma of the tropical yellow fruit reminds me of warm days by the pool, or of having my toes buried in the sand and the feeling of sun rays toasting my shoulders.The pineapple plant, which is native to Brazil and Paraguay, is thought to have been transported by Indigenous people throughout South and Central America, and Native Caribbeans would place pineapples at their doorways to welcome guests. Spanish colonizers brought the fruit to the Philippines, and it was later farmed in Guam, Hawaii ...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
A restaurant owner who helped others now needs help: 'I cried a couple of tears'
FORT WORTH, Texas — Rosako Bailey has a chance at a break, and he deserves one.In the pandemic, the persevering owner of Rosako’s Soul Food & BBQ has gone from the Food Network and the Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” to barely paying the rent on his Bedford home-cooking restaurant.“At one point I cried a couple of tears,” Bailey said on a recent Eats Beat podcast on iTunes.“Customers were bringing me money. … . I have a huge support base — I’m very appreciative for that.”On top of business cutbacks and meat prices, a blown transformer and then a leaking gas line cost him both work days and a ...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Northwest's small pig farmers face promise and perils amid the coronavirus pandemic
KINGSTON, Wash. — On a visit to Tania Issa’s farm, you won’t find any pink-skinned pigs reared to produce the lean “other white meat” once touted in pork industry advertising campaigns.She raises Mangalitsas, an eastern European breed that sport startling coats of red, black and blonde wool. They yield richly colored meat marbled with a creamy white fat. They are free to ramble around much of her family’s 23-acre property and supplement their daily rations of barley, wheat and field peas by munching on blackberry brambles, Scotch broom and bugs dug out of the earth.Issa and other small Washing...
The Seattle Times
Warming waters endanger up to 60% of fish species: study
A new study examining fishes’ reactions to heat at different stages of their life process has revealed that warming waters could impede reproduction in up to 60% of species.Saltwater and freshwater fish are most sensitive to heat as spawning adults and embryos, researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute and the Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research found.With medium-level human-caused climate change expected by the end of the century, the world’s oceans, rivers and lakes will be too hot for about 40% of the world’s fish species in the spawning or embryonic life stages, said a study i...
New York Daily News