New York City based nonprofit City Harvest has launched a multichannel marketing campaign with a positive tone, highlighting the 35-year-old group's accomplishments and the solutions it has found for feeding the city's hungry. City Harvest collects surplus food from restaurants, retailers and other sources and distributes it to about 500 food pantries, soup kitchens and other food programs.
Pret a Manger owner Bridgepoint has signed a deal to become Burger King's master franchisee in the UK, and has also acquired a British franchisee that operates 74 Burger King units. Burger King has about 500 units in the UK.
The Council of the District of Columbia is considering adding universal free lunches to all city public and charter schools. All schools already serve free breakfasts, and about 75% of schools offer both free breakfasts and lunches.
In northern and southern regions of Arizona, a burgeoning wine industry is buoying the economy, making an estimated $56.2 million in economic impact this year, according to a study by Northern Arizona University. As the California wildfires kept tourists from traditional spots, Arizona's wine country, which produces different wine, received more visitors this year.
Brewers like Left Hand and Breckenridge have spent years trying to get their nitrogenated beer available in cans. Fixed-widget cans from the Ball Corporation represent a significant innovation, and brewers continue to experiment with nitro styles and flavors.
San Diego's wine industry contributes $30.4 million to the local economy, according to research from San Diego County and the San Diego County Vintners Association. Sales at wineries rose between 2015 and 2016, and wine tasting is a popular activity among tourists.
Familiar condiments such as mayonnaise or mustard dressed up with spices, fruit or other additional flavors can elevate dishes in a way that doesn't take diners too far outside their comfort zone. "Creative flavor additions to condiments add uniqueness and complexity -- two important elements in modern menu design," said research and development chef Andrew Hunter.
A blend of sweet, tart and aromatic apples provides a balanced flavor to applesauce, writes Stella Parks. Tossing chopped apples in lightly toasted sugar adds a mellow sweetness and hint of caramel, while apple cider vinegar provides a touch of acidity and aromatics such as cinnamon sticks and orange peels can enhance the flavor even more.