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1/14/2022

Instacart customers in 35 states can now use a new feature of the service's app that allows them to order prepared meals from more than 4,000 local grocers for home delivery. The "Ready Meals" platform features ready-to-eat meal offerings from Publix, Kroger and Ahold Delhaize USA's Giant, Food Lion, Hannaford, Stop & Shop and Martin's banners, with Wakefern's ShopRite banner set to join the lineup within a few weeks.

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Wakefern, Stop & Shop
1/14/2022

A board of seven educational organizations in New York state are advocating for the state to adopt free school meals for all students. A federal waiver puts universal meals across the US in place through June, but the New York State Educational Conference Board has released a recommendation that the USDA extend the waiver.

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USDA
1/14/2022

Welch's is investing $26.2 million in its Lawton, Mich., production facility to meet growing demand for its single-serve beverages, according to a company statement. The funding will be used to install a new bottling line.

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Welch, Welch
1/14/2022

Unilever's personal care brand Dove is reducing plastic use with its new Dove Body Wash Reusable Bottle and Concentrate Refill system. The refills are packaged with either an aluminum or 100% rPET plastic refillable container and are available at online and brick-and-mortar retailers across the US.

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1/14/2022

Developing new flavors for chocolate can take years due to challenges related to solubility, viscosity, and water and fat migration, said Daniele Bwamba, food scientist and candy researcher at Hershey. Although occasional flavor combinations prove disappointing, Bwamba celebrates wins such as Fruity Cereal Kit Kats and expects sweet and savory mashups, as well as tropical and spicy flavors, to continue to trend in confectionery.

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Popular Science
1/14/2022

Birds that forage for insects in forests and tree canopies likely pose less of a danger to produce crops than their avian counterparts who frequent feedlots and bird feeders, according to new research published in the journal Ecological Applications. The research highlights the need for further separations between livestock operations and produce fields, and points to the ways fruit and vegetable farmers and ecological groups can work together.

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Food Safety Magazine
1/14/2022

Across the country, chefs are gearing up to open new restaurants this year that are generating big buzz, including Little Saint in Healdsburg, Calif., from SingleThread owners Kyle and Katina Connaughton, and the Basque-inspired Bar Spero from Washington, D.C., chef Johnny Spero. In New York City, chef Atsushi Kono's eponymous restaurant will serve up a yakitori omakase experience at a 14-seat counter.

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Robb Report, Vogue
1/14/2022

Knowing how to make foolproof meringue opens the door to macarons, pavlovas, frostings and many other desserts, and this guide includes a primer on the three different types (French, Swiss and Italian) and tips for troubleshooting common problems.

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Epicurious
1/14/2022

Chicken simmered with garlic, ginger, cumin, paprika and saffron gets a burst of briny flavor from olives. Castelvetrano olives have a fruity flavor that works well in this dish, but you can use any type of olive you have on hand. CIA Foodies

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1/14/2022

Red quinoa is an ancient grain high in both protein and fiber. Paired with navy beans, toasted almonds, yellow zucchini and a cumin lime vinaigrette, this salad is a healthy and delicious powerhouse.

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ciaprochef.com