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2/22/2018

The James Beard Foundation will give the Humanitarian of the Year award to chef and restaurateur Jose Andres, whose World Central Kitchen fed more than 3 million meals to residents of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. "He has demonstrated how, at the most difficult times, hot-cooked meals provide more than nutrition, they provide dignity," said foundation executive Mitchell Davis.

2/22/2018

Domino's Pizza won't ever outsource its delivery to third-party players because it sees its in-house delivery system as more efficient and cost-effective, Chief Executive Officer J. Patrick Doyle said. "The only way to bring a long-term competitive advantage is to do it yourself."

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2/22/2018

Local farmers are benefiting from an effort at an Iowa elementary school meant to divert food scraps from the landfill. On "No Waste Wednesday," the school collects students' food scraps and donates them to a local farm to help feed the animals.

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2/22/2018

The category of fermented soy sauces known as jang -- which includes ganjang, doenjang and gochujang -- is a main building block of Korean cuisine. Also important in the Korean kitchen are a chili powder called gochugaru, crushed garlic, Welsh onion, salted and fermented seafood called jeot, plum syrup, sesame oil and dried kelp called dasima.

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Serious Eats
2/22/2018

Meaty vegetables such as eggplant, broccolini, sweet potato and seared king trumpet mushrooms add heft to vegetarian sandwiches, according to chef Matthew Cahn. Using herbs instead of lettuce pumps up the flavor, and rich avocado or mayonnaise and acidic ingredients such as pickled red onions improve the texture and add tang.

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2/22/2018

Cracker Barrel could launch biscuit bars as part of a larger effort to expand off-premise market share and sales, Chief Executive Officer Sandra Cochran said. Off-premise sales are on the rise with online ordering and catering options, and new efforts could also include breakfast sandwiches.

2/22/2018

Baker Reem Assil will open a full-service restaurant in Oakland, Calif., in partnership with Daniel Patterson's Alta Group. The new eatery, dubbed Dyafa, will serve a menu flavored by the food of the James Beard Award nominee's childhood in a Palestinian-Syrian home.

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Eater
2/22/2018

As a child, Anne Albertine played with spices and cooked eggs Benedict, and later she left a job developing women's shoes for Nike to return to her passion for food. Today, as research and development director for Del Taco, Albertine takes a servant-style approach to leading her diverse team.

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2/22/2018

Seattle-based Lend an Ear has created a certification program to help consumers who have trouble hearing find "ear-friendly" restaurants. The program evaluates restaurants on factors including the use of noise-reducing design features, willingness to turn down the music and the availability of quiet spaces.

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2/22/2018

Suicide prevention and awareness training could be required for teachers who are renewing their teaching licenses under legislation being considered in Iowa. The proposed one-hour training program is intended to help educators spot the warning signs.