America’s Test Kitchen Launches Kids Multi-Media Brand

America’s Test Kitchen Kids dedicated to instructing and inspiring the next generation of cooks

America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) has launched a new multi-media brand dedicated to instructing and inspiring the next generation of empowered cooks, engaged eaters, and curious experimenters. America’s Test Kitchen Kids features kid-tested and kid-approved content, including cookbooks, board books, picture books, digital products and comprehensive video programming. The brand uses food to create natural—and delicious—hands-on activities that teach about STEAM: science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.

This month, America’s Test Kitchen Kids launched its website, The new, free site is designed to inspire excitement and experimentation in the kitchen for kids ages 8 to 13, and features kid-tested and kid-approved recipes, experiments, fun quizzes and trivia. Recipes include everything from homemade rainbow sprinkles to the best ever Sheet Pan Pizza. Experiments on the site help answer important questions like “Why does popcorn pop?” and “How does cheese melt?”

The site also includes food-focused video content in which a small group of young adults, ages 14 to 18, help engage and teach younger kids—through recipes, experiments, and kitchen techniques. All video content was shot in America’s Test Kitchen studio kitchens and features local Boston-area talent. Additional recipes, activities, and videos will be added to the site in the coming months. Each of the hands-on activities use food to teach about STEAM: science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.

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Oprah Winfrey Surprises Volunteers Fighting Hunger During Kroger’s Zero Hunger

Zero Waste Anniversary Event Winfrey’s O, That’s Good! Food Line and Kroger Donate One Million Meals to Feeding America

Meal-packing volunteers received an unexpected helping hand yesterday. In support of Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste anniversary, Oprah Winfrey surprised over 100 members of the Cincinnati community to help pack meals for school children at the Freestore Foodbank on Tuesday, September 11 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In addition to packing 2,000 meals on-site to go toward helping children in the greater Cincinnati community, Winfrey’s food line O, That’s Good! and Kroger together donated one million meals to Feeding America® to help families across the country.

“Kroger is thrilled to have Oprah Winfrey and O, That’s Good! be a part of Zero Hunger | Zero Waste —our plan to end hunger in the communities we call home and eliminate waste in the company by 2025—as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of announcing our moonshot,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO.

“It’s an honor to support this initiative in the local Cincinnati community and beyond,” said Winfrey. “I am committed to the fight against hunger because I’ve seen the impact it has on people. That’s why I wanted to be here today to help pack food for Cincinnati children facing hunger. The work Kroger is doing is special and meaningful.”

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Eggland’s Best Teams Up with Iconic Entertainer Patti LaBelle

Eggland’s Best (EB) and legendary artist and actress, Patti LaBelle, are joining forces to promote EB eggs in a new radio series. The radio segments will air nationally in the U.S. over the course of ten weeks starting in September and will reveal how Eggland’s Best helps Patti LaBelle whip up her sweet desserts and an even better breakfast.

Patti LaBelle is known for her award-winning career in music, theater, film and television. More recently, she took her passion for performing and for cooking and expanded her presence into the culinary industry. LaBelle’s latest ventures include a successful line of food products, the television show, Patti LaBelle’s Place on the Cooking Channel, and ‘New York Times Bestselling’ recognition for several books.

“I’m as comfortable making sweet desserts in the kitchen as I am making sweet music in the recording studio, and when I make my delicious treats, there’s only ONE egg that’s good enough for MY family – Eggland’s Best!” said Patti LaBelle. “With 6 times more vitamin D, 10 times more vitamin E, 25% less saturated fat than ordinary eggs… AND better taste… it doesn’t get any better than the best – Eggland’s Best!” Continue reading

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Wendy’s Serves Free Dave’s Singles All Month Long

Use Wendy’s mobile app to score a free Dave’s single with any Wendy’s purchase

WHAT: In a world full of crazy and sometimes ridiculous national holidays, there is one that is near and dear to Wendy’s® heart – National Cheeseburger Day. With the momentous holiday approaching on September 18, Wendy’s wants everyone to celebrate with a fresh never frozen* cheeseburger.  And because one day of hot and juicy burgers is never enough, Wendy’s believes you deserve to celebrate through the end of the month.

On Saturday, September 8, Wendy’s mobile app began offering a free Dave’s Single® with the purchase of anything else on Wendy’s menu.** And unlike most offers, this one will refresh daily through September 30. Yes, you read that right – a full-blown celebration all month long in honor of cheeseburgers. But not just any cheeseburger, a juicy, mouthwatering Dave’s Single, made with fresh, never frozen beef*, found only at Wendy’s. Get it while it’s hot!

WHEN: Saturday, September 8 – Sunday, September 30

WHERE: At participating Wendy’s restaurants across the U.S.

HOW: Download the Wendy’s app at the App Store or Google Play Store

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The Makers of the WHOLLY GUACAMOLE® Brand Celebrate National Guacamole Day on Sept. 16 with Free Guac

Everyone knows that guac is typically extra, but not on National Guacamole Day, thanks to the makers of the WHOLLY GUACAMOLE®  brand – America’s No. 1 refrigerated guacamole! As the nation celebrates National Guacamole Day this Sunday, September 16, the brand will make avocado lovers’ dreams come true by offering free* guacamole to fans nationwide, while supplies last.

“We’re spreading real guac goodness and showing appreciation for our fans by giving them free guacamole on this national holiday,” states Diana Pusiri, senior brand manager of the WHOLLY GUACAMOLE® brand. “With the continued growth for consumption and people’s passion for guacamole, we thought there is no better day than National Guacamole Day to share our delicious guac made with real, simple ingredients like hand-scooped Hass avocados—and no added preservatives.”

In honor of National Guacamole Day, the company joins with Antoni Porowski, the home chef known for whipping up simple yet mouthwatering dishes on Netflix’s Queer Eye, as well as his love—rather, obsession—with avocados.

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Tickets Now on Sale for Events During First Ever Oakland Cocktail Week Sept. 15 – 23

Oakland celebrates its unique bar heritage and community during Oakland Cocktail Week this September 15-23, 2018. Over 40 participating bars and restaurants from Oakland, Alameda and Emeryville have crafted cocktails to tell the stories of Oakland, offering them to cocktail enthusiasts at $10 throughout the week. Their cocktail creations are now ready to explore on See a curated or full list of cocktails.

Special events will further tell stories about Oakland’s heritage, crafts spirits and the role the bar industry plays in Oakland’s future. Events range from a tiki crawl to a short documentary premiere to a bitters making workshop to a panel discussion moderated by Oakland mayoral candidate Cat Brooks. Tickets are now on sale on the Oakland Cocktail Week website. A portion of proceeds from events benefit the local chapter of non-profit Restaurants Opportunity Center (ROC the Bay). For the full list of events see below or on the Oakland Cocktail Week website.

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Round Table Pizza® to Send One Lucky Fan to the Big Game with Ultimate Fantasy Football Throwdown Contest

Round Table Pizza® customers who purchase a DraftKings® football bundle (a Large Specialty Pizza and two Pepsi beverages) will be provided with a text code to build fantasy line-ups to win weekly cash prizes and VIP tickets, airfare and hotel for two to the 2019 big game in Atlanta

Talk about a fantasy line-up! Round Table Pizza®, DraftKings and PEPSI® are partnering to send one lucky fan to the 2019 big game in Atlanta with the Ultimate Fantasy Football Throwdown Contest*. Customers who purchase a Round Table Pizza DraftKings bundle (a Large Specialty Pizza and two 20-ounce bottles for carryout or delivery, or, two fountain Pepsi beverages for dine-in), will be eligible to win weekly cash prizes and the opportunity to win VIP tickets, airfare and hotel for two to the 2019 big game. The bundle costs $25 and weekly cash contests run every Sunday from September 9 through November 11, 2018. The VIP Championship Contest will take place the week of November 18, 2018.

“Nothing goes better with football and fantasy selections than delicious pizza, refreshing beverages and unparalleled customer service,” said Kristin Lynch, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Round Table Pizza. “Whether dining in and enjoying your draft and games on our big screen TVs, or ordering carryout and delivery, Round Table Pizza, DraftKings and Pepsi have you covered this season. Visit us this Fall and come February, it might just be you going to the big game in Atlanta.”

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Bob Evans Farms Awards Veterans With $75,000 In Business Grants and Coaching From Daymond John

Three Veteran-Owned Businesses Each Granted $25,000 in Second Year of Bob Evans Farms “Heroes to CEOs” Program



Bob Evans Farms, Inc. announced that BeneFIT Medical ApparelK9 Salute and Street Smarts VR are the three winners of the company’s second annual Our Farm Salutes grant-giving program Heroes to CEOs. All three businesses will be awarded with a $25,000 business grant and they will each receive one-on-one mentoring with Daymond John, Founder & CEO of FUBU and Co-Star of ABC’s Shark Tank, at an exclusive event at blueprint + co in New York City.

There were 158 entries for the second-annual Heroes to CEOs grant-giving program. Each eligible entry was scored based on reason, presentation, feasibility, opportunity and future success of the business or plan submitted. Three of the judges were the recipients of the 2017 Heroes to CEOs Contest.

“At Bob Evans, it is in our DNA to support our veteran and military communities. I was personally awestruck by the meaningful and innovative ideas presented by veteran entrepreneurs in this year’s Heroes to CEOs contest,” said Mike Townsley, President and CEO, Bob Evans Farms. “BeneFIT Medical Apparel, K9 Salute and Street Smarts VR each provided us with passionate stories and comprehensive business plans. Their ideas coupled with the capital from this grant and the priceless coaching from our partner Daymond John will have a powerful impact.” Continue reading

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