From peanut butter to applesauce, Washington state stockpiles tons of food for the need ahead
SEATTLE — In Washington state’s new food warehouse, there’s enough Jif peanut butter to make nearly 3 million sandwiches.Barilla pasta boxes stretch to the ceiling, 100,000 in all. Large stacks of TreeTop applesauce, pancake mix and canned green beans sit on pallets, like soldiers waiting to be sent into duty.Since the coronavirus crisis first rocked Washington in March, nonprofits and state agencies working in food assistance have been forced to draw a completely new road map for getting food to people who need it.The warehouse in Fife is part of that new model. After seeing food banks strugg...
The Seattle Times
Getting pickled: 7 recipes that don't use cucumbers
Everyone sort of assumes it is the chicken. Everyone thinks that the process of pickling was invented as a way of preserving food in a time long before refrigeration, and that people who tried it decided that it tasted great, too.But what if it were the egg? What if someone in that long-ago time dropped a cucumber in a vat of vinegar and salt because he thought it would taste good, and later discovered to his surprise that the liquid also helped to preserve the vegetables?Not that it matters. Pickles are wonderful, and they last a long time. They’re the best of both worlds.And they don’t have ...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Selena Gomez leans on master chefs in new cooking show
What’s the hottest trend in TV cooking shows? Formats pegged to celebrities who actually can’t cook — or who are, at least, culinary challenged.Count Selena Gomez among them. In “Selena + Chef,” a new series coming to HBO Max on Thursday, the pop star and actress attempts to make delicious meals while stuck at home in quarantine and receiving instructions from acclaimed master chefs.“This was an opportunity to make something that could make people smile,” Gomez told journalists recently. “I hope they’re going to laugh because I look like a fool. … I love cooking. I just don’t know how to do it...
The Mercury News
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