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    Packs 4 LH brings healthy food to area schoolchildren at Thanksgiving

    Volunteers distribute food to families What happens when volunteers from 100 Women of Lake Highlands, Exchange Club and Knights of Columbus 799 roll up their sleeves and band together? Hundreds of schoolchildren – neighborhood kids who might go hungry during the Thanksgiving holiday – take home healthy food for themselves and their families. Packs 4 LH was created five years ago when the three leaders of the three groups realized how many students on LH-area campuses depend on free breakfasts and lunches during the school year. Student holidays may be fun times with family, but they can be lean  

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    Massive new food festival brings national culinary stars to Houston

    A massive new food festival is coming to Houston this summer. The eyes of the culinary world will be on Houston from August 21-September 5 when Commune takes over the Heights House Hotel. Organized by the Indie Chefs Community, a Texas-based group known for its multi-course collaboration dinners that showcase up-and-coming culinary talent, Commune will bring over 200 chefs to Houston for a series of pop-ups, dinners, and other happenings. The preliminary roster includes Food & Wine Best New Chefs, James Beard Award winners, former Top Chef contestants, and more. Overall, 45-percent self-identify as female and 40-percent  

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    Chef brings healthy options to Charlotte’s food deserts

    Black neighborhoods are typically limited to fast food. Chef Dee Hairston’s goal is to provide healthy, affordable options on Charlotte’s west side. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte chef is breaking barriers by bringing healthy food to communities of color, an issue that dates back centuries.  Take soul food for example. The origin of soul food in the Black community can be traced back as far as slavery. The savory meals we know today came from recipes made from scraps and leftover foods.  Chef Dee Hairston grew up in St. Louis and now lives in Charlotte. Hairston saw how those recipes  

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    Container gardening brings big flavors in small spaces | Food and Cooking

    That all changes when he re-pots the peppers again into five-gallon buckets as soon as the temps warm up again. “I do everything in stages,” Burrish explained. “I slowly acclimate them to outdoor living. To help his fatalii plants grow, he’ll water them with magnesium-fortified H2O.  Support Local Journalism Your membership makes our reporting possible. {{featured_button_text}} “Epsom salt works well,” Burrish said. So does supplementing potting soil with plenty of good compost. “I keep adding compost to a bin I keep in my backyard,” Burrish said. “Any food scrap or brush will do.” On this day, he was mushing around  

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    The Keto Kitchen brings ketogenic dining option to Iowa City

    Owner Mo Nasr poses for a photo in front of the Keto Kitchen in Iowa City on Monday, April 5, 2021. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette) IOWA CITY — After a ketogenic diet changed his life, one Iowa City business owner set out to share the food he ate with everyone he could. When it became unfeasible to feed all of his friends and employees at his home after work, he knew it was time to open The Keto Kitchen, 116 E. Washington St., to the public. The restaurant, catering service and meal prep service, which had a soft-opening in December and  

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    Disney World brings back food festivals with COVID-19 restrictions in place

    Walt Disney World is ramping up tourism efforts in the New Year, though obviously with COVID-19 restrictions in place.  The most magical place on Earth is inviting guests back to a series of food events, including the Food and Wine Classic, its annual dining festival. However, in the age of the pandemic, expect your favorite cast members to be dressed up in personal protective equipment. Touchless menus and temperature checks will also be the norm at these events.  Disney is bringing back its food and wine events with COVID-19 restrictions in place.  (iStock) DISNEY BRINGS BACK 4-DAY DISCOUNT DEAL FOR  

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    Local Eats: Abeshi Ghanaian Cuisine brings a taste of West Africa to West Michigan

    MUSKEGON, MI – Abeshi Ghanaian Cuisine presents a slice of Tacitus Bailey-Yabani’s culture to customers in West Michigan. Bailey-Yabani moved to Muskegon from Ghana seven years ago. In 2018, he won StartGarden’s 5X5 Night competition to launch his food truck, which offers “what I grew up with and what my grandma used to cook for me,” Bailey-Yabani said. Abeshi presents food inspired by West African cooking — recipes that are “very close to my heart,” Bailey-Yabani said. The word abeshi means “I’m here.” Crossing from West Africa to West Michigan, Bailey-Yabani uses “abeshi” to chronicle his relocation, finding a home  

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    Far East Ghost Kitchen Brings Indian Cuisine to Pizza

    ^ Keep Dallas Observer Free I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free. When chef Nidhi Mittal immigrated to the United States from India almost four years ago, she was seeking a better life for herself and for her family. Although the past year has posed many challenges for chefs, Mittal is confident in her new concept, Far East Pizza, a new ghost kitchen fusing Indian and Italian cuisines. Many chefs say they’ve always had an affinity for food and cooking, but 40-year-old Mittal admits she didn’t pick  

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    Taco Bell brings back Nachos Fries, more menu items for limited time

    As Christmas approaches, Taco Bell is serving up some comfort by bringing back some discontinued items to its menu for a limited time. One popular returning favorite is Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries, which will be available for a limited time nationwide beginning Dec. 24 for $1.39 or as part of a $5 combo box including Nacho Fries, a Beefy 5-Layer Burrito, a Crunchy Taco and a medium fountain drink. Related “In a year as difficult and uncertain as this one was, we know that consumers crave the comforts they love most. That’s why we’re excited to bring back Nacho Fries  

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    Quick-cooking brisket bulgogi brings rich Korean flavors to the table | Food

    Chef Hooni Kim says that if you’re only going to make one recipe from his new cookbook, “My Korea,” braised beef short ribs should be it. Being the contrarian I am, I instead went straight for the Beef Brisket Bulgogi, which is the basis for the sliders that happen to be the best-selling dish at Danji, one of Kim’s two New York restaurants. Because this is 2020, Kim and I jumped on Zoom to chat about this Korean staple, and the more we talked about it, the more Kim realized that bulgogi is in fact the ideal starting point for  

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