Do You Love Food? Do You Know Where To Get More?

Oct 25 2013

Farmer markets

What kind of Food Network local broadcasting do you watch? What interests you when it comes to watching the Food Network locally? Some people only watch it for the reality shows and the competitions. And there are some great ones on there. But there is so much more when it comes to the Food Network, and food in general. Break out of your comfort zone when it comes to your watching habits, and try something new.

  • Why Is Food Important?
  • There are a lot of cooking shows out there that really stress the importance of food. It is not just about cooking food for supper every night. Food is a communal experience. It brings family and friends together to share in that one thing that they can all agree on.

    Being able to cook, even on a basic level, allows you to communicate in that way wi

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Why Should You Buy Locally? Three Options and Reasons to Avoid the Big Supermarkets

Sep 23 2013

Farm markets

Did you know that the average American meal travels for about 1,500 miles before it arrives on your plate? There are a lot of reasons this is not ideal. Not only does it increase our carbon foot print, or how much carbon dioxide emissions our purchases contribute to the atmosphere, but it can also lead to lower quality foods. Because fruit, for example, has to travel long distances, it is often picked while still unripe, then gassed to ripen it after transportation. Tired of being a part of this? Here are three solutions for learning to eat locally grown foods.

1. Farmer Markets

Most communities both large and small support a local farmer’s market, and this can be a great way to get produce that is both cheap and locally grown. Not only will you cut down on your footprint, but you also get a c

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Three Excellent Reasons to Skip the Supermarket, and Find a Farmer

Aug 26 2013

Organic farmers market

Local, natural, free range, organic, fair trade, all these words get thrown around so often that it can be easy to forget about what they truly mean. Buying and eating local means to seek out food that is grown in your community. For example, if you live in a temperate climate, it might mean buying tomatoes from a local farmer instead of ones from the supermarket. Supermarket produce is usually imported from across the country, or from some other country altogether.

There are many excellent reasons to eat local, but here are the big three.

1. It is easy!

CSA, also known as Community Supported Agriculture farms, and farmer markets make it easy for you to find local fruits, vegetables, meat, and other products. Depending on where you live, you may also find it easy to get local foods year round. Cali

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Buying Food Does Not Always Have to Feel Like a Chore

Jul 26 2013

Market place foods

Many individuals spend all week looking forward to the weekend only to realize that, on at least one of the days, they will not be able to do anything fun because they have to run errands and go grocery shopping for their family. However, fresh food markets provide an opportunity to combine the two. Going to the grocery store is a hassle, and pushing through crowded aisles and waiting in line at the cashier is never any fun. In order to avoid those problems, many individuals will want to do their shopping in the fresh air and laid back atmosphere of farmer markets.

Despite constant efforts by management teams to make their supermarket feel more fun, grocery stores still feel like grocery stores. While there are probably more items there than at a fresh food market, for most, shopping for food always feels

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Catering Can Make or Break an Event

Jan 09 2018

Catering services lexington ky

Food can make or break an event. Food has the power to bring an event together beautifully, enhancing the action and leaving the guests satisfied and happy. From weddings to corporate catering, the catering industry has enhanced events and provided a much-needed service (there’s nothing like hunger to ruin a big day or important meeting) for years. The catering industry in the United States has grown to employ over 200,500 people, and caterers have become more flexible than ever when it comes to the needs and wishes of the customers. For example, almost 80% of corporations seek to include a vegetarian option. Caterers handle any number of different events, as different as weddings and corporate catering.

Catering services are particularly popular for weddings. Almost half of engaged couple

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Weird Facts About BBQ You Never Knew

Jan 04 2018

Portable barbecue grill

We Americans absolutely love our grills. When there are Home Depot bbq grills on sale almost everyone gets excited. The Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association (HPBA) says that 75% of us have a smoker or a grill, and 60% of us use them all year round. That?s a lot of BBQ.

If you love BBQ, you?ll love knowing every weird fact about the stuff that we can dish up. Use your knowledge of BBQ trivia to impress your friends next time you have them round to test out your new classic grill!

Where Did Barbecuing Come From?

We seem to have gotten this national habit from our nineteenth century cowboys. Cattle barons had to feed the cowboys working for them, but didn?t want to give them the best steaks and other cuts they could sell for a good profit. Instead, they gave them brisk

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What You Need to Know About Organic Micro Greens

Jan 02 2018

Edible flowers and plants

If you are looking to add new and bold flavor to your food, you have a lot of options. Organic micro greens are very popular and are great for doing just that. This can even help if you have young, picky eaters at home. It has been found that while adults can be ok eating meals that have only three different food components and colors, kids prefer a more diverse and colorful plate. They like it better when their means have seven different food components and at leasts six colors. Edible flowers and true leaf micro greens can help get them to the table. It may be hard to believe but there are more than 100 types of edible flowers around.

When it comes to organic micro greens, it is important to know what they are and what they are not. While they are frequently confused with sprouts, they ar

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Why You Need to Invest in Good Catering

Dec 14 2017

Catering companies santa clara

Catering and events go hand in hand. How can you possibly hold an event without proper catering? Without the great food that people love as they share conversations and take some time away from work to relax? From wedding venues to business ventures, we understand catering and want you to have the best experience possible when it comes to your event. Most catering companies have a set menu of i

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