Back To The Roots Teams Up With Ayesha Curry For The Holidays

Back to the Roots Launches New Kitchen Herb Garden with Ayesha Curry Available at Lowe’s Nationwide

Back to the RootsOakland-based, organic food & gardening company, announced today its partnership with celebrity Mom & restauranteur, Ayesha Curry to create an indoor grow kit equipped with Curry’s exclusive home recipes just in time for the holidays. Ayesha Curry’s Kitchen Herb Garden is available at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores nationwide.

Back to the Roots is reinventing the way people connect with food. The new Ayesha Curry Kitchen Herb Garden is set in classic mason jars ready to compliment any countertop and includes complete care instructions along with Ayesha’s secret home recipes – it’s the ultimate holiday gift for anyone who wants to unplug, dig in, and get their hands dirty! With everything included, families can start growing fresh mint & basil in no time – just add water & place on the windowsill.

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KIND Healthy Snacks Announces Minis

Today KIND Healthy Snacks (KIND) announces the national introduction of KIND® Minis and in the process redefines the small portion snack category that has been comprised of empty calorie options for decades. To date, most food manufacturers have failed to make reduced portion snacks that effectively balance health and taste. The 100-calorie or less KIND Minis aim to fill a need for people seeking on-the-go snacks that not only taste good but also offer balanced nutrition.

“For years, 100-calorie snacks have enjoyed a health halo due to their smaller pack sizes and lower calorie count, but in reality they provide little nutritional value,” says Daniel Lubetzky, Founder & CEO of KIND. “With KIND Minis, we aim to turn the industry’s approach to small portion single-serve snacks upside down. In so doing, we hope to shift the conversation so that it focuses less on quantity of calories and more on quality of ingredients.”

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KFC Is (Finally!) Serving Chicken & Waffles – Now You Can Have Brunch Anytime, Anywhere

Kentucky Fried Chicken® – the original chicken purveyor– is making a formerly upscale brunch favorite available to everyone with the introduction of its new Kentucky Fried Chicken & Waffles, available for a limited time only. With Kentucky Fried Chicken & Waffles, you can forget the reservations, long lines and expensive checks and get back to what really matters: the food.

“Our famous extra crispy, savory fried chicken atop a Belgian Liege-style waffle, with the finishing touch of classic Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup, makes for a scrumptious dish I’d put up against versions at upscale restaurants, but we’re offering it at a price just about anyone can afford. And it can be enjoyed at KFCs across the country for brunch, lunch or dinner,” said Andrea Zahumensky, Chief Marketing Officer, KFC U.S.

The menu item perfectly pairs the southern favorite, Extra Crispy™ fried chicken, with scrumptiously thick, Belgian Liege-style waffles. The waffle recipe was developed specifically to pair perfectly with KFC’s Extra Crispy fried chicken and is made with a yeast-raised dough instead of a batter. The waffles include pearl sugar imported from Belgium that creates a delectable sweet and crunchy outer texture.

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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 www.BobEvansGrocery.com 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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