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12/3/2021

This easy, healthy and delicious vegetarian Indian curry bowl includes red kidney beans and cauliflower. Chef Lars Kronmark from The Culinary Institute of America demonstrates how to toast the spices to maximize flavor and use Greek yogurt to make a creamy, rich texture.

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ciaprochef.com
12/3/2021

Piped decorations give these vanilla-flavored meringue cookies the look of cozy, cable knit hats. The recipe includes a template for getting the shape just right.

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sweetambs.com
12/3/2021

Branded apparel from Publix and General Mills' desire to offer more natural and organic options were among this week's roster of most-read food-and-beverage stories. News of Mondelez's first foray into the metaverse and a hot take on inflation from the USA CEO of Ahold Delhaize also made the list.

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USA
12/3/2021

Organic plant-based meal brand Amy's Kitchen has unveiled plans to grow its four-unit Amy's Drive Thru restaurant chain to up to 30 locations over the next half decade. The restaurants serve vegetarian and vegan versions of popular American quickserve favorites, including burgers and shakes.

12/3/2021

Wafu, a cuisine that combines aspects of the culinary cultures of Japan and Italy, has become popular in those countries and chef Robbie Felice is on a mission to raise Wafu's profile in the US. "You can use any Japanese or Italian techniques, flavor profiles and ingredients and blend them. The main rule is you can't really tell if it's Japanese or Italian," said Felice, who showcases Wafu cuisine at the pastaRAMEN pop-up in New Jersey.

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Restaurant Business
12/3/2021

By collaborating with its logistics partners and leveraging technology to increase efficiency, SpartanNash has targeted a cut of 10% -- about 7 million miles -- for its truck fleet in the coming year. "Network optimization" will be key to the effort, said Chief Supply Chain Officer David Petko, and the company says this can keep 10,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions out of the atmosphere.

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SpartanNash
12/3/2021

KeHE's trend spotters say convenience and local shopping will be among the top 10 macro trends for the coming year, a list that also includes an increase in flexitarian diets and the continued rise of plant-based and dual-purpose brands that support sustainability. The distributor also chose 20 new companies for its DIVERSEtrade program, which will add their products to shelves at 30,000 retail sites.

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Progressive Grocer
12/3/2021

Roy Pistone, director of food and nutrition services for Citrus County School District in Florida, has received the Golden Foodservice Director Award in the 2022 Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence Awards competition. In this interview, Pistone shares how his district has been affected by supply chain disruptions and shortages and how he and his staff have adapted to keep students fed.

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Food Management
12/3/2021

Nine consumer packaged goods firms rank in the top 100 of the America's Most Responsible Companies 2022 list compiled by Newsweek and data firm Statista: General Mills, Clorox, Colgate-Palmolive, Kimberly-Clark, Keurig Dr Pepper, Campbell Soup, Procter & Gamble, McCormick & Co. and Estee Lauder. The list recognizes companies that "take their environmental and social responsibilities as citizens of the country and of the world more seriously than others," writes Nancy Cooper, Newsweek's global editor-in-chief.

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Statista
12/3/2021

Soaring demand for Coca-Cola's core products at the start of the pandemic required the company to adopt an ambitious SKU rationalization "in a fraction of the time and a fraction of the pain if it hadn't been for the opportunity afforded by the pandemic," said CEO James Quincey. "Now, there's space in the system, in the shelf, in the truck, in the factory; we can refocus again on innovation as consumers go out and about and the world reopens," said Quincey.