Alfonso Ribeiro Partners With Bob Evans Farms To Create “REALLY” Gourmet Sides This Thanksgiving

“I want to spend all day in the kitchen fussing over my holiday side dishes,” said no one ever. That’s why this holiday season Alfonso and Angela Ribeiro are teaming up with Bob Evans Farms, Inc. to launch “Step One: Done” – a recipe video series that helps even the rookie meal preparer become the MVP of the Thanksgiving meal.

The Ribeiro’s “Step One: Done” videos, available at along with other holiday recipes and tips, use Bob Evans Farms Original Mashed Potatoes to show how to make “really” gourmet side dishes out of refrigerated mashed potatoes in minutes because, in reality, people want to spend less time on sides and more time with their family and friends during holiday meals.

“We believe the most important part of hosting Thanksgiving dinner is finding a way to not ruin the turkey. My wife and I are excited to partner with Bob Evans to help invite more home cooks across the country to focus on the turkey instead of the sides,” said Alfonso Ribeiro. “The videos were fun to make, and they may definitely seem silly, but Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes really do taste just like homemade and we can successfully trick our friends into thinking they are homemade by throwing just one delicious ingredient on top.”

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10 Things to Know About Gaillac Wines

From its range of wine styles to indigenous varieties, here is what every wine lover should know about Southwest France’s Gaillac region.

It can be both intimidating and rewarding to discover an unfamiliar wine region, but the key is to know the essentials first. That is particularly true when it comes to a region with as much depth and history as Gaillac, a characterful appellation in the heart of Southwest France.

Complex and captivating, Gaillac has many exceptional grapes and styles for wine lovers to explore, influenced by millennia of winemaking history. While there’s a wealth of wine to discover, these 10 facts serve as a comprehensive introduction to the region of Gaillac – though oenophiles will almost certainly want to continue exploring after getting a taste of this robust region.

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Kings Family Restaurant to Offer Five Free Entrees to Veterans and Active Military Members

Monday, November 12th, Kings Family Restaurant will be celebrating Veterans Day with a free meal for all veterans and active military members. The free entrée choices include Double Down Breakfast, Biscuits & Sausage Gravy Breakfast, Classic Burger, Hot Roasted Turkey Sandwich and Kings Meatloaf Dinner.

“We have had a military discount for over 10 years. It’s something that feels right for Kings because giving back to the veterans and military members in our community aligns with our values,” said Alisha Merico, Marketing Manager for Kings Family Restaurants. “In 2017 alone, King’s applied over 121,000 military discounts.”

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Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews Celebrates Veterans Day with Free Red’s Tavern Double™ Burger and Bottomless Fries® for Military Members

In keeping with tradition, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews is celebrating Veterans Day by giving back to the brave men and women of the military. On Sunday, Nov. 11, the Gourmet Burger Authority is honoring all veterans and active duty military guests with a FREE Red’s Tavern Double™ Burger served with Bottomless Steak Fries®at participating Red Robin restaurants nationwide.

“We look forward to expressing our gratitude and appreciation for military veterans and those currently serving our country on Veterans Day,” said Dana Benfield, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Red Robin. “Not only is it a special day for these men and women, but for everyone at Red Robin as we have the opportunity to say, ‘thank you’ for their dedication, service and sacrifice.”

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Inequality Exacerbates Hunger, Malnutrition and Obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean

Hunger, malnutrition, lack of micronutrients, overweight and obesity have greater impact on people with lower income, women, indigenous people, Afro-descendants and rural families in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a new UN report.

The Panorama of Food and Nutrition Security 2018, focuses on the close linkages between economic and social inequality and the higher levels of hunger, obesity and malnutrition of the most vulnerable populations of the region.

According to the report, in Latin America, 8,4 percent of women live in severe food insecurity, compared to 6,9 percent of men, while indigenous populations generally suffer greater food insecurity than non-indigenous people. In ten countries, children from the poorest 20 percent of households suffer three times more stunting than the richest 20 percent.

The Panorama indicates that one of the main causes of the rise of malnutrition in vulnerable population groups are the changes that the region’s food systems – the cycle of food from production to consumption – have undergone.

These changes have affected the entire population, but the most excluded members of society have suffered the worst effects; while many have increased their consumption of healthy foods such as milk and meat, often they must opt for cheap products with high fat, sugar and salt content.

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Red Lobster® Offers A Free Appetizer Or Dessert For Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, and to thank veterans, active duty military and reservists for their service, Red Lobster® is offering a free appetizer or dessert on Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12. Guests only need to show a valid military ID or proof of service to redeem this offer.

Guests may choose their free appetizer or dessert from a special menu that includes the following selections*:


  • Sweet Chili Shrimp
  • Mozzarella Cheesesticks
  • Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp
  • Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Lobster and Langostino Pizza
  • Signature Shrimp Cocktail

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Ramada by Wyndham Invites Guests to Sample the World through New Brand-Inspired Red Wine Offering

Ramada by Wyndham is one of the world’s most recognised hotel brands, with over 850 locations in more than 60 countries. Whether travellers are venturing to the edge of the earth, or simply to the edge of town, Ramada invites them to ‘Say Hello to Red’, a colour that has come to symbolise the brand’s warm and welcoming approach to hospitality. To bring to life the brand’s global presence and signature colour, Ramada has teamed up with wine expert, author and prolific blogger, Jamie Goode, to craft a special red wine list which offers guests a taste of some of the many exciting destinations where Ramada hotels can be found.

Jamie Goode is an internationally renowned, writer and wine expert. He holds a PhD in plant biology and is the founder of, one of the most comprehensive wine resources on the web. Building on his expertise and passion for wine, Jamie has carefully curated an exclusive red wine list for Ramada, combining grapes from some of the world’s most renowned wine regions with lesser-known yet distinctive tastes.

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Miami Beach Invites Travelers to Celebrate the Holiday Season with Sun, Surf, Sand and a Cultural Twist

Miami Beach is calling all travelers to embrace culture and the most wonderful time of the year this holiday season.  From global dining experiences at luxury resorts and restaurants inspired by the season to worldly and artistic performances filled with holiday spirit and unparalleled shopping options to discover unique gifts from around the globe, Miami Beachis like no other place in the world, especially during the holidays.

Miami Beach is home to a number of holiday-inspired events, shows and experiences, all showcasing the city’s vibrant cultural landscape. Visitors will find days filled with sun, surf and sand, all while enjoying some of the season’s most notable activities including the Moscow Ballet, International shopping and caroling on Lincoln Road, worldly sounds at the New World Symphony and more,” said Steve Adkins, Chairman of the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA). “We look forward to enhancing the holiday spirit for all guests this year and proud to share the sentiments of the season through marquee offerings with international appeal.”

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