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Better Birds Foodie News

Better Birds Foodie News

By Mary-Frances Heck | FoodAndWine.Com Troy Warren for CNT Regenerative agriculture promises a happier ecosystem for animals, farmers, and the planet. Reading food labels can feel like using a very confusing thesaurus, where natural doesn't mean organic and non-GMO isn't the same as heirloom. Labeling confusion can ultimately leave well-intentioned customers unable to make eco-conscious food choices when they want to. But when regenerative started being used to greenwash products that did not fit the true definition of the term, a group of farmers pushed back and set about codifying its meaning. Coined by organic pioneer Robert Rodale in the 1980s to describe extra-sustainable farming practices, regenerative agriculture takes a holistic approach…
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Fridges for All

Fridges for All

By Maria Yagoda | FoodAndWine.Com Troy Warren for CNT Community Fridges have become vital sources of fresh, easily accessible foods in cities around the country.   The COVID-19 pandemic has almost doubled the number of food-insecure Americans, with Feeding America estimating 50 million people lacked sufficient access to food by the end of 2020. As the public health crisis, in part spurred by mass job loss, continues to deepen, one grassroots solution is popping up on sidewalks all around the country: the community fridge. A mutual aid initiative aimed at keeping people fed, the free-standing fridges are open 24/7 for people…
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Recipe: Make Joy Cafe’s Meatloaf with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Crispy Onion Straws

Recipe: Make Joy Cafe’s Meatloaf with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Crispy Onion Straws

By C.W. Cameron / For the AJC Troy Warren for CNT Joy Cafe has a great meatloaf that comes with garlic mashed potatoes. I would love to have the recipe. We had curbside delivery on a rainy cold night. I am looking forward to a meal on their charming outdoor dining patio. — Evelyn Brown, Atlanta Joy Cafe’s meatloaf and mashed potatoes are a classic pairing dressed up a little. The meatloaf starts with house-made breadcrumbs and is made from a combination of brisket, top sirloin and short rib that they grind in-house. The mashed potatoes incorporate garlic and herbs, and the crispy…
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Pile on the pepper: Study says spices are good for your heart

Pile on the pepper: Study says spices are good for your heart

By Kiersten Willis, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for CNT It turns out seasoning your food can benefit more than just the taste. Two new studies show consuming herbs and spices can benefit cardiovascular health. Healthline reported researchers from Penn State University and Clemson University presented the findings at Nutrition 2021 Live Online last week. One study found that seasoning meals could help lower blood pressure in people with a risk of heart disease. The other found a link between spice supplements and decreased cholesterol in people who have Type 2 diabetes. The first study followed 71 participants who had obesity and other heart disease risk…
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U.S. Alcohol Sales in 2020 Were at Their Highest Levels in 18 Years

U.S. Alcohol Sales in 2020 Were at Their Highest Levels in 18 Years

By Jelisa Castrodale | FoodAndWine.Com Troy Warren for CNT Sales of hard seltzers and other ready-to-drink beverages were up 63% during the pandemic. The International Wines and Spirits Record (IWSR) has released its annual Drinks Market Analysis, and it seems like Americans coped with all of 2020's pandemic-related challenges by stocking up on alcohol -- a lot of alcohol. According to the IWSR, alcohol consumption in the United States increased by 2% last year, its biggest year-over-year increase since 2002.  The Drinks Business reports that alcohol sales have continued to surge during the first few months of 2021, as year-to-date volume sales are already higher…
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Beat the heat: Refreshing recipes for mealtime and happy hour, too

Beat the heat: Refreshing recipes for mealtime and happy hour, too

By Bob Townsend / For the AJC Troy Warren for CNT “Eat Cool: Good Food for Hot Days” by Vanessa Seder (Rizzoli, $39.95) is one of the smartest and most useful cookbooks I’ve happened on in a long time — especially for anyone living in a place where summers are stifling. “Eat Cool” promises “100 Easy, Satisfying, and Refreshing Recipes That Won’t Heat Up Your Kitchen.” And it delivers, with dishes that use cooling seasonal ingredients, require little or no heat to prepare, and often can be served cold or at room temperature. Seder, who is a chef, food stylist, recipe…
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Popeyes Launches Loyalty Program for Fried Chicken Fans

Popeyes Launches Loyalty Program for Fried Chicken Fans

By Mike Pomranz | FoodAndWine.Com Troy Warren for CNT Now you can earn reward points every time you order a Popeyes chicken sandwich. With its strong Louisiana roots, Popeyes has always had a bit of a loyal following. But no one -- not even Popeyes -- was prepared for the national fervor surrounding the launch of their chicken sandwich last year and the subsequent "chicken sandwich wars"that have ensued. Now, with so much competition across the board (even outsiders like Taco Bell and Pringles are trying to take advantage of the chicken sandwich explosion), Popeyes is ready to further solidify their newest fan base with the chain's first-ever loyalty…
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Fairness, Delivered

Fairness, Delivered

By Priya Krishna | FoodAndWine.Com Troy Warren for CNT With a business model that doesn’t gouge restaurants, ChowNow wants to turn the tables on third-party delivery apps. Christopher Webb bristles when people call his service a "delivery company." That's because even though, yes, restaurants do use ChowNow, of which Webb is the CEO and cofounder, to operate delivery and takeout, he doesn't see the business in the same category as, say, DoorDash or Grubhub. For one thing, instead of charging restaurants commissions on every order-which often ensures that restaurants either never see a profit on a dish or else have to raise prices-ChowNow…
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