Post to Facebook Guess who has rolled out a food truck? on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1fs0Uj7 Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Guess who has rolled out a food truck? Dispatches Candyce H. Stapen, USA TODAY 10:21 a.m. EDT September 27, 2013 Guests line up at for bombolini at the FS Taste Truck at the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto, the first stop on an 8-week tour of Four Seasons’ properties in California, Arizona and New Mexico. Each location offers different fare. (Photo: Amy Sherman) SHARE 15 CONNECT 65 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE Belly-up to the FS Taste Truck, the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts’ new food truck, and you can munch on a sea bass and avocado panini, house-made gnocchetti, chicken schnitzel, gluten-free banana bread, a crab Louis roll, or fried green tomatoes, depending on the location. The Four Seasons, a luxury resort chain known for its deep-pocketed clientele who appreciate the good life, joins the food truck revolution — at least for two months — as its mobile kitchen travels 1,000 miles to serve eight Four Seasons’ properties. ARCHIVES: Food truck fad comes to fine hotels hawking restaurant fare The journey began last week when the FS Taste Truck pulled into the Four Seasons’ Palo Alto resort. The mobile eatery parks in San Francisco until Sept.
Kroger expands unsold-food program
None of the dishes will reach McDonalds drive-thrus, at least not in the near future. But company spokespeople said the exercise will help engender new ways to think about the existing menu and highlight the chain’s ingredients. At the event, dietitian Jessica Foust, who manages McDonalds nutrition and culinary division, will craft mojitos made with the chains Mango Pineapple Smoothie base. Her beef and gnocchi dish will be made with McDonalds French fries, another smoothie base, carrots and meat normally used for burger patties. As McDonalds struggles to keep sales growing at the fast clip maintained during the recession, the chain is spicing up its menu with Habanero Ranch sauce and rice wine vinegar in its McWraps bolder flavors that werent as acceptable five to seven years ago, Foust said. You can find these ingredients in grocery stores and some of the most fine dining in the country, she said in a recent interview. Were helping people understand that its food thats all it is. James Tahhan, star of cooking shows on Telemundo and Utilisima, will create tortilla espanola with garlic and saffron aioli using the fast-food companys hash browns, eggs and onions. There will also be Kung Pao chicken made using Chicken McNuggets by Dale Talde, a contestant on Bravos Top Chef show. Aaron McCargo Jr., winner of the Next Food Network Star competition and host of the Big Daddys House show on the television network, will present barbecue chicken. The ingredients? McDonalds crispy chicken, hash browns, Chipotle BBQ sauce, cheddar jack cheese and espresso. Recently, in a production studio in the City of Industry, McCargo prepped his dish as McDonalds film crews looked on.
McDonald’s tries fancy food with celebrity chefs in NYC
Its a win-win situation, said Carl York, spokesman for Krogers Mid-Atlantic region that has headquarters in Roanoke and covers Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and the eastern portions of Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio. Food banks are getting more food donations and less waste because they are involved earlier in the process, York said. Kroger is saving money and has better control of its inventory. Kroger initially considered setting up its own reclamation center, but instead decided to cut out the middleman and partner with food banks to make them reclamation centers. With software and training from Kroger, Feeding America discards the trash, obtains data needed to process vendor payments or credits due to Kroger, and then distributes the edible and safe food to hungry people, Fussenegger said. For years, Kroger sent its unsold non perishable products to third-party companies that would discard damaged foods and send the rest back to the manufacturer, sell the goods to discount operations or route the goods to food banks. The process was costly and inefficient, Fussenegger said in the news release, adding that team in Salem embraced our pilot, worked hard to make a home for the project and helped Kroger grow the concept. Since April 2012, Krogers program has sent more than $1.2 million worth of goods to Feeding America Southwest Virginia, making up about 6 percent of the food banks monthly product base, according to a news release. Kroger sends about five truckloads of non-perishable goods to the facility every month, and the donations have become an important part of the inventory, said Pamela Irvine, president and CEO of Feeding America Southwest Virginia. Kroger, she said, really understands our need for food, adding that the food bank expects the reclamation program to contribute 750,000 pounds of food in 2013. A recent Feeding America study reports that 147,120 people in Southwest Virginia do not know where they will find their next meal. The model that Kroger has put together is different from anything weve had, said Eric Davis, director of retail product sourcing at Feeding America, the national hunger relief organization. Kroger has made this so simple. Feeding America Southwest Virginia also recently received a $100,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation. The grant will help Feeding America expand its food distribution program to better serve its 405 regional partners. This commitment comes at a critical time as we meet increased demand throughout our 26-county region, Irvine said. One in six people in Southwest Virginia struggles to put food on the table, she said. Feeding America Southwest Virginia has experienced a 57 percent increase in food distributed, as well as a 52.3 percent increase in the number of households receiving emergency groceries through its partner programs since 2001, she said.
The Food Stamp Gospel
Or working them 60 hours a week by fear that they can lose their job, and keeping them away from their families. Or maybe having 3 billion dollars and obscene amounts of wealth and property while fellow men, women, and children are homeless. Or maybe making overpriced contracts to weapons companies while paying soldiers a pittance. Or maybe sending a soldier to war, but not having the social safety net to take care of his broken mind and/or body when he is back. Or maybe starting wars while not putting your own family on the front line is immoral. Or putting workers in unsafe working conditions so the stock holders can get their quarterly dividend. I can think of numerous things that could be (and are) considered immoral in America. And again, I ask you, what type of charity is it that a so-called Christian is practicing if he does it out of fear of hell or the promise of heaven? When an atheist is charitable, it’s actually an altruistic act – from the heart. And not by compulsion. Reply to this log in or register to reply Arnie| 9.27.13 @ 12:24PM But anyhow Al Adab, yes, taxes have been considered the price we pay to live in modern, civilized states, and it has been this way for quite a long time.