Celebrity Chefs and Jennie-O Turkey Store Collaborate on New On-Trend Turkey Burger Recipes for Summer Grilling Season

From the Turkey Burger Spring Roll by Award-Winning New York City-based Chef Chris Cheung to the Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Burger with Guacamole and Jalapeño made by TV Personality and Chef Kenneth Temple, creativity and deliciousness are on the menu

Jennie-O Turkey Store, one of the most beloved turkey brands in the nation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Hormel Foods (NYSE: HRL), announced today the release of new ground-turkey-burger recipes for the grill, developed by award-winning big-city restaurateurs, culinary entrepreneurs, TV personalities and a certified master chef. Some of these recipes, while developed specifically for home cooks to spice up their grilling routines, will soon be found on menus in Chicago and New York City.

“Turkey burgers are on trend this summer grilling season, especially with millennials who are looking for a better-for-you burger option,” said Certified Master Chef Ron DeSantis. “These new recipes take the classic turkey burger and add exciting culinary elements that fans can create themselves.”

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Chefs Eric Ripert & José Andrés Announce Scholarship Dedicated To Anthony Bourdain

The two chefs celebrate their dear friend’s birthday with the dedication of a new scholarship at The Culinary Institute of America

Chefs Eric Ripert and José Andrés and The Culinary Institute of America are celebrating the upcoming birthday of Anthony Bourdain on June 25 with the announcement of The Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship, a new scholarship for students of the CIA who hope to follow Anthony’s global path of discovery.

In partnership with Eric Ripert and José Andrés, The Culinary Institute of America is now actively fundraising for its Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship, which — in the spirit of Bourdain himself — will be awarded to CIA students pursuing a semester abroad or taking part in one of the CIA’s global cuisines and cultures international programs.

The college is accepting donations through its website, as well as identifying other event and partnership opportunities to benefit the fund with the goal of issuing the first of these scholarships for the Winter 2020 semester. The number and dollar amount of scholarships awarded will be determined by the funds raised. 

More info can be found on the scholarship here, including a link to donate.

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Fairchild Launches Nationwide ‘Maker Contest’ to Reinvent Food Production Systems for Long Distance Space Travel

At the Nation of Makers annual conference June 15-16, 2019 in Chattanooga, the national conference that brings together leaders from maker organizations that represent the U.S. maker movement, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden launched its Growing Beyond Earth Maker Contest, a three-year multidisciplinary endeavor to leverage the ingenuity of minds across the nation to reinvent the systems used to grow edible plants on the International Space Station (ISS) and beyond.

“We are calling on makers across America to collaborate with us and submit their designs for gardening systems to be used aboard spacecraft,” said Dr. Carl Lewis, Director of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. “The Maker Contest is a unique opportunity for everyone to get involved on the ground floor and help meet the challenges of growing food in long distance space travel.”

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Museum of Ice Cream San Francisco Celebrates Summer July 4 – September 22

Debuts the Ultimate ‘Summer Camp’ for All Ages with Unique MOIC Twist on Favorite Summer Activities and Treats

This summer, there’s no cooler place to make memories that last a lifetime than Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC). To celebrate the season synonymous with ice cream, MOIC launches its newest experience ‘Summer Camp’ on July 4th in San Francisco! Join fellow “campers” on an unforgettable adventure filled with summer-inspired activities and treats, and earn camp badges along the way.


A Sweeter Theater Experience
Enter MOIC’s reinvented iconic theater for a sweet take on the well-loved “River-Crossing Game,” where campers cross the River of Color to find treasures. With special color superpowers, campers jump across on colored dots for an ultimate reward: juicepops!

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Ayesha Curry of ABC’s ‘Family Food Fight’ and No Kid Hungry Launch Share Summer Campaign to Connect More Kids to Free Summer Meals

Families can text ‘FOOD’ or ‘COMIDA’ to 877-877 to find free summer meals for their kids

Share Summer is a signature platform developed by No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America, to bring awareness and increase access to free summer meals for kids living with hunger. When the school doors close for the year, many kids lose access to the meals they depend on like school breakfast and lunch, making summer the hungriest time of year for kids in need. Free summer meals are available for kids across the country through the national Summer Food Service Program but too many children are missing out. Six out of 7 hungry kids don’t get the summer meals they need.

To make sure kids have enough to eat during the summer months, No Kid Hungry runs a summer meals texting service. Parents, grandparents and caregivers can text ‘FOOD’ or ‘COMIDA’ to 877-877 to find free summer meals sites in their neighborhoods, open to anyone 18 years or younger. Over a million families have used No Kid Hungry’s texting service to find free summer meals for their kids.

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The Vegans are Coming… to Your BBQ! Have No Fear: Sabra is Coming to the Rescue

Sabra launches 1-866-Code-Vegan Hotline for stumped BBQ hosts, offering vegan rescue kits and encouragement from celebs

Sabra, maker of America’s favorite hummus, is kicking off the busy summer BBQ season by coming to the rescue of panicked BBQ hosts nationwide. The brand went live with 1-866-Code-Vegan and CodeVegan.com today, offering consumers Rescue Kits filled with vegan BBQ flatbread recipes, product coupons and quirky laptop stickers all designed to remind vegans and omnivores alike that the answer to your summer menu challenge is already in the fridge! Sabra has enlisted the help of hummus-loving celebrities who will spread the word, chime in on the hotline and inspire fans to grab the hummus … because the vegans are coming!

“What everyone wants at a BBQ is great company and fantastic food,” said Sabra Chief Marketing Officer Jason Levine. “Hosts shouldn’t be so stressed about the menu for guests who choose not to eat meat. Rather than trying to substitute a ‘fake burger,’ be proud to serve a crowd-pleasing, vegan, plant-based food like Sabra hummus. Sabra, with help from some celebrity friends, is having fun with the idea that hummus is truly delicious for all.”

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Six-Time NBA All-Star Anthony Davis Signs First-Ever ‘Chip Deal’ With Ruffles, Official Chip Of The NBA

Davis Debuts The Ridge Tops, A Custom-Designed Ruffles-Inspired Shoe

Ruffles, the Official Chip of the NBA that put its mark on the game of basketball  when it introduced the Ruffles RIDGE 4-point line in 2017, is doing so again with the signing of six-time NBA All-Star Anthony Davis to a first-of-its-kind “Chip Deal” that puts Davis in the driver’s seat as a Ruffles creative partner to develop bold products and offer transformational fan experiences.

To announce the collaboration, Davis visited the flagship NBA Store in New York City earlier today to debut the Ruffles-inspired signature shoe, The Ruffles Ridge Tops, designed by the famed Shoe Surgeon (www.theshoesurgeon.com) of Los Angeles. From June 24 to August 4, fans who purchase a bag of Ruffles and enter the on-pack code will have a chance to win coveted fashion and sports “grails” daily and the grand prize of a pair of the Ruffles and Davis-crafted sneakers. 

“Ruffles keeps finding new ways to make the game more fun for basketball fans and a ‘Chip Deal’ in itself is unprecedented – which is exactly why I wanted to do it,” said Davis. “From the design of The Ridge Tops to new flavors and contests, I have a lot of ideas and Ruffles shares my excitement for making them happen.”

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The Olive Oil World Tour Makes a Stop at the Busiest Airport in the World, Atlanta

Olive Oils from Spain and the European Union have launched the “Olive Oil Lounge” at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta as part of the global campaign “Join the European life style with Olive Oils from Spain. Olive Oil Makes a tastier World”, which is touring the main cities of Europe, the United States and Asia. This airport is the ideal place to present the message of the campaign to travelers from virtually every corner of the Earth. The figures are impressive. Flights are operated to 150 destinations in the US and more than 75 international flights from 50 countries. Each day it hosts 2,700 flights and 275,000 passengers. We are talking about the only airport that exceeds 100 million passengers a year, many of which will be able to access the culture of Olive Oil for the first time.

The Olive Oil Lounge – which has visited other airports, train stations and international ports on three continents – has been installed in the center of the terminal, just before the first security check, in the area called “The Atrium”.

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