Where’s Guy Fieri’s Sympathy for Restaurant Workers?

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In a New York Times interview, Fieri — regarded as a populist hero — compared workers collecting unemployment to kids filling up on Doritos

Guy Fieri has spent the entire pandemic working to save restaurants. He partnered with the National Restaurant Association to launch a $21.5 million relief fund, offering $500 grants to hospitality workers. He fed firefighters in Northern California. He called out Jeff Bezos for not donating. He has used his popular, lovable, nigh-indestructible persona as a populist hero to shine light on small businesses across the country. But he also has a confusing message about the return of restaurants: Spoiled workers are holding the industry back. “You can’t sit on your ass and expect that it’s going to come to you because it’s not,” he told Kara Swisher on her New York Times podcast Sway.

During the interview, … Read more

Amazing Grilled Vegetables

These delicious grilled vegetables are the perfect side to enhance any meal. They are drizzled with a savory garlic marinade that amplifies each vegetable’s amazing flavor and texture!

I love healthy ways to add a burst of flavor to vegetables. I know you will love my asparagus, broccoli, and brussels sprouts for other veggie side dishes that will taste just as good as your entrée!

Variety of grilled vegetables on serving dish.

Easy Grilled Vegetables Recipe

You can never go wrong with a juicy cut of meat served with a side of grilled vegetables at a barbecue. And why pick just one veggie when you can have a variety of all the best summer vegetables? With zucchini, mushrooms, asparagus, yellow squash, corn, and red onion, you have a decadent selection of veggies that not only look good, are good for you, but taste good too!! The juicy, savory marinade truly brings out the best in each of … Read more

Study uncovers many strains of pathogenic E. coli in German flour

Researchers have found a wide distribution and high diversity of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in German flour. Recent outbreaks associated with contaminated flour and undercooked dough have been reported in the United States and Canada.

The study on German flour revealed that it can serve as a vector for STEC strains with a high pathogenic potential. Uncooked flour, such as that in cookie dough and cake batter, should not be consumed because of the risk of infection.

In January 2020, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) published an assessment of STEC in flour and gave advice to consumers on how to mitigate risk.

Widespread contamination
Researchers characterized 123 STEC strains isolated from flour products collected between 2015 and 2019 across Germany as part of food surveillance programs. The most isolates were in 2018 with 56 and the least was eight in 2016 and 2019.

They foundE. coli  … Read more

These Restaurants Were Approved for Federal Aid. White Restaurateurs Just Hijacked It.


Over 2,900 businesses owned by women, people of color, and veterans haven’t gotten the sorely needed money the SBA promised them following lawsuits filed by MAGA-aligned groups on behalf of white restaurant owners

When Ruth Gresser heard about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund’s grants for restaurants that had been affected by the pandemic, she made sure to get her paperwork in order as quickly as possible. “We were prepared,” she said. “On May 3, we submitted an application at 10 minutes after noon, and the portal opened at noon.” Gresser, the owner of the Washington, D.C.-based Pizzeria Paradiso chain, applied for a grant and was relieved when her application was approved a few weeks later.

Gresser had big plans for the grant money: She was going to pay back rent, and set some funds aside for maintenance costs. Most importantly, she was going to use it to hire more staff.… Read more

Strawberry Icebox Cake

Strawberry Icebox Cake is the cool, creamy, and moist no-bake dessert of your dreams. Add a pop of juicy strawberry and you will never want to make cake another way!

Strawberries are the perfect summer fruit. Take advantage of them being in season and try out my cake, cinnamon rolls, and peanut butter pie all infused with delicious strawberry!

Serving a piece of Strawberry Icebox Cake.

Easy Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe

I’m a sucker for cold cakes in the summer. Tres leches, ice cream cakes, you name it! This strawberry icebox cake, though, takes the cake. Literally. It is so rich and decadent but also cool and refreshing for hot summer days. Add a touch of ripe, juicy strawberry and you have the ultimate summer dessert on your hands.

Icebox Cake first originated in the 1930s to advertise the production of iceboxes. The recipe has now become an irresistible treat consisting of layer upon layer of graham … Read more