How Nonprofits That Train People to Work in Restaurants Navigated COVID-19

For many organizations, the first step in dealing with pandemic shutdowns was just to help their participants and alumni get through the initial weeks

On the evening of Saturday, March 14, 2020, the staff at Café Momentum served only seven diners. The downtown Dallas restaurant was consistently listed as one of the best in the city, but suddenly, fears about an emerging pandemic were keeping folks home. Café Momentum is more than just a restaurant, though. It is also a nonprofit that has spent 30 years training at-risk youth exiting the juvenile detention system to work in hospitality. So the staff and the 15 young people working that night spent most of the evening doing extra training and cleaning to keep busy.

The year had started off strong. In fact, Café Momentum was so successful that it was planning to expand to other cities around the country. Thanks to a … Read more

Sweet and Sour Pork

This sensational Sweet and Sour Pork is everything you want in take out, only better!  You are going to love the succulent chicken combined with the most incredible sauce!

This recipe will take your take out game to a whole new level of yumminess. Pair with Wontons, Egg Rolls and Rice for a restaurant worthy night!

A Bowl of Sweet and Sour Pork.

Skillet Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

Hands down, this is one of my family’s favorite Chinese meals to make at home. It is the most perfect combination of sweet and sour. By using two different vinegars instead of just one you get a complex flavor that combines with the sweet of the sugar and ketchup that is divine. The soy sauce gives it that savory touch it needs to balance it all out. Then you toss the sauce with tender juicy pork, crisp tender vegetables and sweet tart pineapple that is so heavenly. This … Read more

FSA survey shows date label confusion

A poll of adults in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland has revealed that half of them do not always check the use-by date on food before eating it.

Findings show that 44 percent view use-by dates as a useful guide and half of adults surveyed could not identify the correct definition for a use-by date. A use-by date relates to safety and can be found on meat and ready-to-eat salads. A “best-before” date is about quality and appears on frozen, dried and tinned foods.

Research also showed that 76 percent of adults have knowingly eaten food past the use-by date, with 37 percent cooking food for other people that is after this date. This rises to 43 percent of people aged 25 to 34 years old.

The online poll by Ipsos Mori was based on 2,132 respondents aged 16 to 75 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland between March 5 … Read more

Why’d Dolly Parton Come in Here and Crash Jeni’s Website Like That?

Photo-collage by Eater. Photos via Dolly Parton and Jeni’s Ice Cream.

The artisan ice cream brand wasn’t able to keep up with fans’ demand for the singer/songwriter’s limited Strawberry Pretzel Pie flavor

A new ice cream flavor made by Dolly Parton and artisan ice cream company Jeni’s is in such high demand, customers trying to get their hands on the limited-run pints crashed the Jeni’s website on the release date yesterday.

The flavor, called Strawberry Pretzel Pie and described as “layers of salty pretzel streusel, subtly sweet and effortlessly tangy cream cheese ice cream, and lipstick red strawberry sauce,” was created in collaboration with the Queen of Country/Moderna vaccine major funder to benefit her children’s book-gifting charity Dolly’s Imagination Library. Anticipation for the ice cream has been building since mid-March, when it was officially announced following some Instagram teasers.

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The BEST Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These are the Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies you will ever make! These cookies are chewy, sweet and the perfect treat.

Oatmeal is a wonderful ingredient to bake with, it adds nutrition and flavor. We love these glorious oat recipes, No Bake Cookies, Chocolate Chip and Granola!

A stack of oatmeal cookies ready to eat.

Easy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I know, oatmeal raisin cookies can sometimes get a bad rap. They are often the last ones to get eaten out of a combo pack, but that needs to change. With this homemade cookie recipe, oatmeal raisin cookies are going to get the credit they deserve. These cookies are soft, buttery and heavenly. With a crisp chewy outside and tender outside, the texture is perfect for all cookie lovers. The raisins give the cookie a touch of extra sweetness and a bit of bite that is perfectly balanced with the oats. They are sublime.

Oats are super good for you. … Read more