• Food & Cooking

    Island Cooking: Traditional Foods for Rosh Hashanah

    This year, sunset on Monday, September 6, marked the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, a Holy Day in the Jewish calendar that is commonly called the Jewish New Year. It is a two-day holiday, ending at nightfall on Wednesday, September 8, that marks the beginning of the 10 Days of Awe, a time when Jews reflect, reset, and reevaluate their lives approaching Yom Kippur, the most sacred Day of Atonement. There are several traditional observances; all are filled with rich symbolism. The central observance is the blowing of the shofar, (or ram’s horn), on both mornings of the holiday, (except on   Read More

    Comments Off on Island Cooking: Traditional Foods for Rosh Hashanah
  • Food News

    Community members stick up for food truck told to close on Pine Island

    PINE ISLAND Lee County told the owners of a food truck on Pine Island they needed to close down, and community members are unhappy about it. People lined up Wednesday to get one last taste of authentic Mexican food at El Viejon Taco food truck on Pine Island. The owners of El Viejon Taco told us zoning for Pine Island Road does not permit food trucks. With tears in her eyes, co-owner Cahroy Garcia said all she wants is to continue serving her community and doesn’t understand why she was allowed to operate the last four months. “They   Read More

    Comments Off on Community members stick up for food truck told to close on Pine Island
  • Food News

    Young pilot helps deliver food to stranded residents on Kelleys Island

    KELLEYS ISLAND, Ohio (WJW) — A young pilot has become a pretty popular guy on Kelleys Island this winter.  Every Friday, he makes a voluntary food run for people who are cut off from the mainland by an ice-covered Lake Erie. Warmer temps bring relief as cold-weary South starts cleanup “I’m just doing it because it’s just a good deed,” said Robby Quinn, 20. Quinn says he first learned to fly a plane when he was in the third grade. Friday, the Bowling Green State University student, who aspires to be a commercial pilot, set out on a weekly mission   Read More

    Comments Off on Young pilot helps deliver food to stranded residents on Kelleys Island
  • Food News

    Staten Island mom sues baby food companies that reportedly have ‘dangerous levels’ of heavy metals in their products

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A Staten Island mom has sued five companies that appeared on a government report’s list of baby food businesses recently found to have “dangerous levels” of heavy metals in their products. Michelle Walls filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Eastern District of New York this week against Beech-Nut, Hain, Nurture, Gerber and Plum after the U.S. House of Representatives released a report that found the five companies, along with two others, were producing foods with high levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury, the complaint indicates. Walls has been almost exclusively feeding her son, identified in   Read More

    Comments Off on Staten Island mom sues baby food companies that reportedly have ‘dangerous levels’ of heavy metals in their products
  • Food & Cooking

    Island Cooking: Valentine’s Dinner for Two

    Photo by Jennifer Paddock Valentine’s Day, like all of our holidays over the past year, will be celebrated at home.  Forrest and Jennifer Paddock have created a romantic dinner for two that will send you running for groceries so you can reproduce it.  That is certainly my plan! Photo by Jennifer Paddock The Paddocks, who have lived in Buxton since 2003, have been involved in the food and hospitality industry on Hatteras Island for many years. I credit them with introducing me to some of my favorite and most well-used kitchen equipment and some very lovely serving pieces. I first   Read More

    Comments Off on Island Cooking: Valentine’s Dinner for Two
  • Food & Cooking

    Shit Mendy Cooks: DJ on hiatus takes island cooking for a spin

    Satika Rapimsamrong has climbed the nightlife ranks as DJ Mendy Indigo. But now that the clubs have gone dark, she’s stepped down from deck to turn her other passion, food, into a booming side hustle. Now that she’s fixing treats instead of mixing beats, she updated us on her new channel, Shit Mendy Cooks, and her new life on Koh Phangan. Why did you start Shit Mendy Cooks, and what do you hope to achieve with the channel? With Shit Mendy Cooks I wanted to create a platform for people to get inspired, learn more about Thai food culture,   Read More

    Comments Off on Shit Mendy Cooks: DJ on hiatus takes island cooking for a spin
  • food recipes

    The Takeout Project gets restaurant gift cards to Long Island food pantries

    Barbara Bolen hopes that every community on Long Island will steal the idea she has turned into action in Northport and East Northport: “Encourage people to buy gift cards to help the restaurants get through the winter, and then distribute the cards to people who go to food pantries.” Over the holidays, Bolen was considering the plight of two at-risk groups in her community — the hungry and struggling restaurants — and she asked Darin Parker, owner of Northport’s Main Street Cafe, if she could make a weekly purchase of the restaurant’s family meal ($60 for four people) and donate   Read More

    Comments Off on The Takeout Project gets restaurant gift cards to Long Island food pantries
  • Food & Cooking

    Island Cooking: Hatteras Holiday Food

    Christmas Eve Shrimp. Photo by Lynne Foster It is New Year’s and I have been AWOL throughout this holiday season. Time to get my groove back, as we used to say, or in other words, FOCUS. I didn’t prepare the usual holiday foods and, frankly, it was liberating! I have been cooking for two and it isn’t conducive to big, multi-dish meals. Yes, I expect leftovers, but not so many that I run out of fridge space, or worse, waste food. However, I didn’t entirely slide. I used my celebration dinnerware and one of the Christmas tablecloths, albeit, the more   Read More

    Comments Off on Island Cooking: Hatteras Holiday Food
  • Food & Cooking

    Bar owners on Greek island angry over virus restrictions | Food and Cooking

    This summer, there will be nowhere near the same number. For one, cruises, which account for about a third of visitors, aren’t happening. But people on the island say that hotels are at about 70{c33c21346ff5e26ab8e0ae3d29ae4367143f0d27c235e34c392ea37decdb8bed} capacity, an unheard of number compared to other Greek tourist destinations. On Saturday afternoon, beaches were quite crowded. After the midnight closing time, large crowds of people were milling around in the town center, many with beers they had bought from a kiosk. When similar restrictions were first imposed on the island of Poros, near Athens, visitors left in droves. But not in Mykonos. Businesses   Read More

    Comments Off on Bar owners on Greek island angry over virus restrictions | Food and Cooking
  • healthy food

    Hellmann’s® new Animal Crossing island converts players’ virtual food waste into real food for people in need

    For each spoiled turnip donated on the island, Hellmann’s will donate a meal to Second Harvest TORONTO, Aug. 12, 2020 /CNW/ – As part of its global brand mission to help people be more resourceful with food and waste less. Hellmann’s® Canada has created an island in Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, that offers a five-star virtual island experience and escape, as well as the opportunity for gamers to make change in the real world, by converting their virtual food waste in the game into real food for people in need. The world of Animal Crossing sees gamers   Read More

    Comments Off on Hellmann’s® new Animal Crossing island converts players’ virtual food waste into real food for people in need