Restaurants have long been popular, as people simply love to eat. Eating is more than just gaining sustenance for our bodies, though this is, of course, certainly an important component of it. But eating is more than that. It’s an activity to be enjoyed. It’s a way to socialize with our friends, family, and loved ones. On top of all this, it’s a way to bond, to relax after a long day, and to try new things and connect with new identities and cultures. Food is important. Food is cultural. Food is part of how we communicate. And because of this, many restaurants of various origins and cuisines have long thrived in the melting pot that is the United States. After all, diversity in food is just another way that cultural differences can, in some cases and to an extent, be overcome.
Your daughter has definitely entered an entirely different part of the country. Her phone calls home are about crawfish boils, creole dishes, and other kinds of cajun specialties. Her first three years at college have been south in the state of Louisiana and after she completes her Bachelors Degree this year she may be staying down there when she world on her nursing certification.
The first time that you were with her for a crawfish boil, you could not imagine why in the world the list of things that were needed was a small wading pool. Little did you know that the crawfish that you would be eating later in the evening would arrive live!
The fact of the matter is, however, the boil takes nearly as long to prepare as it does the eat the tiny morsels once they are cooked. While the tiny little mud bugs await their fate in the wading pool, their is a lot preparation that goes into preparing the water that will be used (more…)
While we typically think of flowers as something just to be seen, humans have always known that certain flower petals can also be eaten. Today, the crystallized rose petal and other edible blossoms are used in many different ways to enhance our eating experience. Here’s what you need to know about the crystallized rose petal and other edible flowers.
- We used to think of edible flower petals as a type of spice. At least, that’s the closest analogy. Today edible flowers for salads are more of a decorative item, and a crystallized rose petal is most likely to be seen upon something like a wedding cake. But a long time ago, edible seeds were seen as something very much like a fine and expensive spice. It’s impossibl (more…)
Few industries are growing as fast as craft brewing. In 2015, the number of operating craft breweries in the U.S. grew 15% to more than than 4,200, which was the most in the history of the country. Craft beer now makes up about 12% of the overall beer market in the U.S., and the craft beer market is worth about $23.5 billion. There are a number of ways you can experience craft beer, largely depending on your tastes and preferences and the size of the brewery.
One of the easiest ways to experience craft beer is to visit a brewery’s tap room. Nearly all craft brewers have their own tap rooms, where they serve their beer offerings. For some smaller breweries, this may be the only place you can experience their beer. In addition to drinking the beer in the tap room, you may have an opportunity to take home beer in a growler. Growlers are half-gallon containers of beer that can be bought and taken home. (more…)
Similar to an ice maker or a coffee maker that is plumbed into the main water system, a bottleless water cooler service can help you make sure that you are offering your staff the a way to stay both healthy and comfortable. In fact, with the latest water filtration systems the water that is available to your workers will not only be cold, but also great tasting.
As more and more companies move away from refrigerators full of bottled water, bottleless water cooler services continue to grow in popularity. With the use of commercial water dispensers companies can eliminate plastic waste and provide a constant source of water. Many people are looking for a way to move away from drinking soda and other caffeinated offerings. Instead, there are a (more…)
Your Guide to Sweet, Frozen Treats
Let’s face it, summer is hot. It gets humid, sticky or outright unbearable in areas. What better way to cool off than to enjoy a frozen sweet treat? Did you know that 90% of U.S. households regularly indulge in a sweet, frozen treat? There are a variety of frozen treats, but the most popular ones are ice cream, gelato, and frozen yogurt.
Select a Sweet: Ice Cream, Gelato or Fro Yo
There’s no doubt that ice cream is a favorite all year round, in all seasons. In fact, the average American will consume ice cream 28.5 times this year. This milk and cream based treat is most popular in summer, with June as the month that the most ice cream is produced. In any given two-week period, according to research by NPD Group, 40% of Americans will eat ice cream and there are about 1.5 billion gallons of ice cream and similar desserts produced in the United States every year. Who doesn’t enjoy picking up a cone of vanilla or a cup of sherbet (more…)
If you are someone (or know someone) who enjoys drinking coffee or is considering drinking coffee, you have come to the right place. When it comes to coffee consumption, there are numerous benefits (aside from hydration) that help reiterate the perks of drinking coffee regularly. Consider, that when you visit a company with coffee service, a simple purchase can have long-term benefits. Be sure to read below for key information regarding the various health perks of drinking coffee (whether it be from an office coffee maker, or a coffee company) as there are many reasons to go out and grab a cup of joe!
1. One cup of coffee alone, whether t be office coffee delivered or picked up on your way to work, can help you reach daily recommended intake of various nutrients.
Consider, that one cup of coffee represents appro (more…)
You know why your store needs to keep a constant inventory of plastic spoons and other ice cream dessert supplies available year round. There could be a blizzard outside and some folks will go out for ice cream. In fact, in any two-week time period, you can expect 40% of Americans to fulfill their craving for a frozen sweet treat. In our great country, 90% of the households consistently will find a way to regularly satisfy a craving for ice cream, gelatos, frozen yogurt and other frozen treats. That’s a lot of plastic spoons digging into a lot of frozen desserts!
Here are the cold facts for your consumption:
-Even though there is a year-round demand, the production of Ice Cream peaks in the month of June right when the hot weather brings out the ice cream lover in all of us.
- Six Billion quarts, that’s 1.5 Billion gallons, of ice cream and similar style frozen treats are produced ev (more…)
People who want to help their bodies fight against diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer should consider adding nuts to their diet. Research from Harvard has found lower incidents of these common diseases in people who eat about two servings of nuts or seeds every day. Wondering how this simple addition to your diet can improve your health? Read below for the amazing benefits of nuts and seeds.
The Amazing Benefits of Nuts and Seeds.
The most common nut consumed in American households is the peanut. About 90% actually eat peanut butter regularly. People often eat foods cooked in organic peanut oil. The great thing about nuts and seeds is that while all varieties provide health benefits, each type offers slightly different benefits.
The Nutritional Value of Nuts: Should I Worry About the Fat?
Nuts sometimes get a bad re (more…)
The weather may be getting hotter, but our appetite for a delicious, cold beer has yet to go away. If anything, spring and summer brings with it an all-new craving for the latest local brews.
For those that have events and birthdays just around the corner, you’re likely wondering as to what new present you can offer to one-up the one from last year. Look no further than a personalized growler. Able to slot in perfectly at any party or get-together, these are designed to hold enough drink to satisfy plenty of dry throats. Custom growlers can even come with additional items like the growler pressure cap and a growler tap to deliver a truly unique experience. Before you start considering which beer gifts will suit a loved one best, learn more about the state of the beer industry today and why more people are getting in touch with their favorite brew.
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