Archive for the ‘Culinary’ Category

Cool Things Down For National Ice Cream Day

Is it Sundae yet? With National Ice Cream Month approaching in July and National Ice Cream Day on July 20, The Fresh Market has everything shoppers need to celebrate! As the summer heats up, the specialty grocer is churning out choices to stay cool. Food lovers with a sweet tooth can rejoice at the festive return of private label all-natural apple pie ice cream and mango sorbet. New private label tastes include fruit cream bars and sea salt caramel gelato along with plenty of summer essentia…

Is Your State Committed to Local Foods?

Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire, respectively, claimed the top three spots in the 2014 Locavore Index, a ranking of each state’s (and the District of Columbia’s) commitment to promoting and providing locally grown foods.

At the bottom of the heap are Arizona, Nevada and Texas, with the Lone Star State dead last despite the fact that it’s the nation’s No. 1 cattle producer and No. 3 for crops receipts, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“There are many good reasons …

Reduce Food Waste in the Home

Food waste is a major global issue that affects the environment, economy and food security. According to a 2012 report by the National Resources Defense Council, American families throw out 25 percent of the food they buy. That’s roughly the equivalent of $1,500 wasted each year.

Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, who participated in Food Network’s “The Big Waste” special and serves as a judge on “Chopped,” is encouraging food enthusiasts to love food more and waste it less, one day at …

Gordon Ramsay restaurant in Hong Kong

Gordon Ramsay will be taking his London restaurants to Asia with the announcement that Bread Street Kitchen will be opening in central Hong Kong in September followed by further restaurants in the area and across the region later in the year and in 2015.

Operating as a consultancy and licensing arrangement, the Gordon Ramsay Group will be partnering with Dining Concepts in Hong Kong who specialise in the development of high quality experiences throughout the region.

Opening in Septembe…

Shape Up, Get Fit and Have Fun This Summer

In a perfect world, everyone would eat healthfully, exercise regularly and find time for a little bit of fun every day. The reality is, busy schedules, family time and social activities make it challenging to stay on track. Here are a few easy ways to add more health and balance to your daily routine.


Eat Well.

Grow your own:  It’s easy to eat more vegetables when you have a garden full of fresh produce growing outside your door. Planting a small garden in a raised bed or large pot…

Helpful Kitchen Tips

So much of life happens in the kitchen – from hurried morning breakfasts to after school snacks with the kids – it’s likely to be the most traveled room of the home.


Unfortunately, all this activity in one room can cause many messes and much required upkeep. By following a few simple steps, you can keep this important space tidy, clean and smelling great.


Here are some simple tips to keep your kitchen clean and inviting:


Add Some Citrus.

Does your garbage dispos…

Deliciously Balanced Eating Routine

(Family Features) Sometimes even the smallest changes can offer big results to your overall well-being.


When maintaining or pursuing a healthful eating routine, adopting a balanced approach is essential for success. Rather than restricting yourself, strive instead to make small steps toward a healthier lifestyle. A few simple changes to your daily routine can eventually turn into lasting habits that are far more enjoyable and easier to maintain.


As an expert on the positive impac…

Rock the Dock at The Marina at Edison Ford

The first of many events to come at The Marina at Edison Ford is slated for April 25th and 26th. Rock The Dock offers a weekend of fun, food and entertainment for the entire family.

On Friday, April 25th,  the Southwest Florida Yacht Club, which is based at The Marina, will toast the inaugural event, kicking it off at 5:50 p.m. followed by food and live entertainment by Deb and The Dynamics.

The next day, Saturday, April 26th, the fun goes all day! The Rachel Hughes Duo…

Learn to cook with Love

Norman Love has announced the 2014 class schedule for chocolate making classes at Norman Love Confections.

Through September, the master chocolatier will share some of the techniques he uses to create the chocolate indulgences that are ranked No. 1 in the nation. Love, along with his award-winning team of artisan pastry chefs, will lead participants in the step-by-step process of making exquisitely beautiful chocolates and desserts.

Love has planned an assortment of evening classes tha…

Blimpie Stores Celebrate 50th Birthday with 50 cent Subs

First 200 Customers to Visit Local Blimpie on Friday, April 4th Receive 50 Cent Blimpie Best

What: Local Blimpie stores will join all Blimpie stores around the country in commemorating the national chain’s 50thanniversary by offering up 50 cent subs on Friday, April 4th 2014.   The first 200 customers to visit any local Blimpie on April 4th will receive a 50 cent Blimpie Best – the brand’s best-selling sub made of slow-cured ham, prosciutinni, cappacola, salami and provolone and …