Traditional "gooey" deserts like brownies, sundaes, fudge cakes topped with whipped cream, marshmallow-based dishes, soda floats and baked Alaska are cropping up on sophisticated menus all over Boston. For many, the appeal is nostalgic, and restaurants report high sales of the confections.
Maplebrook Farm began four years ago after a customer at a popular gourmet shop near Manchester convinced the owner to sell his mozzarella balls to grocery stores. Today the cheese, still made by hand, is sold at Whole Foods Markets and other establishments.
Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is trying to raise awareness of the nation's obesity problem, describing how, at more than 280 pounds on his 5-foot-11-inch frame, his health care provider told him he had about 10 years to live if he didn't change his lifestyle. As many as two out of three Americans is reportedly either overweight or obese, but Huckabee says his loss of about 120 pounds should inspire others that it can be done.
Britain should carefully increase production of organic milk to meet a growing demand, the Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative said. "We are at a threshold. We can get this next phase of growth right and everyone will prosper or we will get it wrong and return to this boom and bust cycle," said Richard Hampton, sales and marketing director at the cooperative.
Wegmans Food Markets, lauded by industry experts as among the best-run grocery retailers, has no plans to speed up its schedule of store openings, the company says. "We're not afraid of growth. The reason we have grown slowly is that we want to make sure our people are fully prepared and trained to deliver on our model of incredible service," said Colleen Wegman, the chain's president. The rock-concert-like atmosphere of new store openings is attributed to the excitement generated by presentation, experience and word of mouth.