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    Microwave hack says we’ve been heating up our food all wrong

    Microwaving food might just require more thought than one would realize. Or at least that’s what a viral TikTok video is suggesting, which shows three microwave hacks that can help ensure your quick meals are heated evenly. According to verified TikTok creator and STEM graduate Isabella Avila, home chefs can benefit from placing their dishes on the edge of a microwave plate rather than putting it in the center. GRANDMOTHER’S VIRAL DISHWASHER HACK CLAIMS TO SOLVE AN AGE-OLD PROBLEM “You know when you reheat food in the microwave and some parts of it are hot enough to burn your mouth   Read More

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    Food hall in Orlando’s Avalon Park expected to open by September

    ORLANDO, Fla. – The owners of Orlando’s newest food hall, Marketplace at Avalon Park, hope to have its grand opening in September. Marketplace at Avalon Park is located at 3801 Avalon Park E. Blvd. The food hall will have space for 11 vendors, according to a company spokesperson, and all the spaces have been filled. [TRENDING: Florida averages 19,200+ daily cases as state breaks pandemic records | Parents sue DeSantis over mask mandate ban] Below is the full list of vendors that will occupy the Marketplace: Ad Avalon General Store According to a spokesperson, the owners of Marketplace   Read More

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    From soul food to West African stews – Isthmus

    Madison Black Restaurant Week was started by longtime activist and publisher of Umoja magazine Milele Chikasa Anana in 2016. Held this year from Aug. 8-15, the event in its sixth year is bigger than ever, shining a spotlight not just on the more visible restaurants and food carts but also specialty food producers and caterers.  Twelve restaurants, seven food carts, 11 caterers, five small producers and four bakers are participating in Black Restaurant Week this year. Cuisines represented include American soul food, barbecue, Jamaican, West African, East African, Togolese, Ethiopian and vegetarian, along with good old pizza. In addition to   Read More

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    Nearly 60,000 pounds of frozen chicken sold at Aldi and other stores recalled

    Several frozen chicken products sold at Aldi and other stores are being recalled due to a possible salmonella contamination. On Monday, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued an announcement saying that Indiana-based Serenade Foods is recalling “approximately 59,251 pounds of frozen, raw, breaded and pre-browned stuffed chicken products” that may be contaminated with salmonella. The recall names five items under three different brands: Dutch Farms, Milford Valley and Aldi’s Kirkwood brand. The USDA previously issued a public health alert on June 2 related to these products. The recalled items were produced on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25   Read More

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    brisket brittle, ‘fried Halloween’ and more

    Dallas’ biggest, greasiest and weirdest food competition is back after a one-year break. When the State Fair of Texas opens Sept. 24, 2021, concessionaires will serve a host of new fried foods — made from recipes some have been tweaking for two years. The fair was canceled in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.(Ashley Landis / Staff Photographer) On Wednesday, Aug. 11, reps from the State Fair of Texas announced the 10 Big Tex Choice Awards finalists — a list of judges’ favorite dishes, each of which will be sold at the fair during its three-week run Sept. 24   Read More

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    Food poisoning outbreak prompts frozen chicken recall

    Editor’s note: A previous version of this recall stated that Costco brand was involved. That is incorrect. None of the recalled products are connected to any Costco brand. Serenade Foods is recalling 59,251 pounds of frozen, raw, breaded and pre-browned stuffed chicken products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.  The recalled product was shipped to distributors nationwide.                        The FSIS issued a public health alert on June 2, 2021 related to these products. FSIS has been working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and   Read More

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    Frozen honey health risks you should know before you jump on the TikTok food trend

    Frozen honey might be the hot new food trend for summer, but experts say people need to be mindful of their sweet tooth. Participants of the trend either freeze honey overnight or blend the gelatinous sweetener with corn syrup or another syrup of their choice, according to the thousands of videos shared under the #FrozenHoney hashtag on TikTok. HOW TO MAKE FROZEN HONEY, TIKTOK’S HOTTEST SUMMER TREAT According to the USDA’s online nutrition database, FoodData Central, a single tablespoon of honey contains around 63.8 calories and 17.2 grams of sugar by itself while a single tablespoon of corn syrup  Read More

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    Pelino’s Pasta debuts on King Avenue

    Openings & Announcements  Last Thursday, Pelino’s Pasta opened its first brick-and-mortar restaurant at 245 King Ave., formerly Yellow Brick Pizza. At the Dennison Place restaurant, husband-and-wife co-owners Vinny and Christina Pelino serve traditional house-made pastas such as bucatini, rigatoni, tagliatelle and more.  The Gateway location of Coffee Connections reopened last week at 1572 N. High St. The Campus-area coffee shop had been closed since last December because of the pandemic. Coffee Connections has two other shops in Hilliard and one in Plain City.   The Central Ohio taco chain Local Cantina continues to grow. Its newest location opened late last month   Read More

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    Gluten-free brunch, Smashed Waffles, and more Pittsburgh food news | Food | Pittsburgh

    click to enlarge Photo: Courtesy of Smashed Waffle Company Smashed Waffle Company D’s SixPax & Dogz 1118 South Braddock Ave., Regent Square. ds6pax.com D’s SixPax & Dogz is still closed after a fire caused damage to the restaurant. According to a report from TribLive, police believe the fire was intentionally set. It reportedly only damaged the back end of the restaurant, but the establishment was still closed as of August 9. Keep updated on the situation by following D’s on Instagram. Smashed Waffles 3501 Forbes Ave., Oakland. smashedwaffles.com This North Carolina   Read More

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    Downtown Portland food truck owners ‘don’t feel safe anymore’

    by: Lindsay Nadrich, KOIN 6 News Staff Posted: Jul 6, 2021 / 04:20 PM PDT / Updated: Jul 6, 2021 / 06:22 PM PDT PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The owners of a downtown Portland food truck are closing their SW 2nd Avenue location over safety concerns. The owners of Veggie Bowl say vandalism, an upswing in Asian hate and changes to the environment have made it unsafe for them to operate downtown. Several food cart owners on SW 2nd Avenue told KOIN 6 News they also don’t feel safe at night and are frustrated with the state of downtown Portland.   Read More

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