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Food (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Pizza of the future? AI being used to make pizza at T-Mobile Park

    10/15/2019 5:38:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KIRO-TV ^ | October 3, 2019 | Deedee Sun
    Artificial intelligence could be used to make your next pizza, if you order one at T-Mobile Park. A Seattle startup called Picnic has developed a machine capable of turning out hundreds of pizzas an hour. The CEO of the company said the machine can also help solve a staffing shortage in the food services industry. “You can make different pizzas, each one in a row,” said Clayton Wood, CEO of Picnic. The machine gets the pizza order from an iPad app that was developed in-house, at the company’s office and lab in Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood.
  • California Turns Off a Lot More Than Just the Lights with Forced Blackouts

    10/14/2019 12:27:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 14, 2019 | Stephen Green (Vodkapundit)
    Going solar isn’t necessarily any protection from California’s new “planned” power outages, and local residents and businesses are enduring a lot more than just a few inconveniences. Bloomberg’s Chris Martin has a story on California’s troubles with one of my favorite headlines ever: “Californians Learning That Solar Panels Don't Work in Blackouts.” Apparently, many of California’s would-be Earth-savers had no idea that just putting solar panels on their roofs doesn’t mean they’ll have power when PG&E switches it off. As Martin explains:
  • New-to-Houston concept tosses salad-making robots into the mix with rapid expansion

    10/14/2019 5:17:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Innovation Map ^ | September 23, 2019 | Sarah Hobson
    A healthy foods concept has selected Houston as its next spot to bring its salad-making robot — aptly named Sally. The Salad Station, a Louisiana-based restaurant group, has partnered with California-based Chowbotics to bring salad-making vending machines to Houstonians. Chowbotics invented Sally, which serves customizable, made-to-order salads, snacks, breakfast bowls, and grain bowls. Scott Henderson, founder and president of The Salad Station, tells InnovationMap that the discussion with Chowbotics about being the company's operational manager started in 2018. "In seven states, from Texas to Florida, The Salad Station does operations for Sally the robot," says Henderson. "We both have a...
  • VIDEO: My FIRST Cast Iron Pan Pizza

    10/13/2019 7:21:48 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 61 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 13, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO I had been intending to make a cast iron pan pizza for a long time but kept putting it off for what might seem like an incredibly silly reason. Namely I never made dough before and for some weird reason I had a fear of working with yeast because it is a type of bacteria. Well, after I worked with the yeast and the dough, I saw just how absurd that fear was and also how easy it is to prepare dough for pan pizza. With that out of the way, the rest was easy. The great thing...
  • Eggless Recipes

    10/11/2019 3:29:08 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 53 replies
    Free Republic ^ | October 11, 2019 | little jeremiah
    I posted recipes yesterday for chocolate pudding cake, which is by its nature eggless. One person freepmailed and told me that a young relative is highly allergice to eggs and she was very happy to have that recipes. So, I figured that a thread with many eggless recipes may be useful to people with egg allergies, or those cooking for people with such allergies. Observant Hindus also do not eat eggs, and then of course there are vegetarians who for various reasons may not eat eggs. So, in honor of the young relative who is highly allergic to eggs, here...
  • Penzey’s Spices Spends $100,000 to Support Trump Impeachment

    10/10/2019 10:35:06 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 80 replies
    Right Wisconsin ^ | October 9, 2019 | James Wigderson
    Bill Penzey, the owner of Penzey’s Spices, is putting his money where his mouth is by promoting on Facebook the impeachment of President Donald Trump, according to a report from Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) on Wednesday. “According to advertising data released by Facebook, Penzeys Spices, a Wauwatosa-based spice company, spent $109,933 between Oct. 1 and Oct. 7 posting and reposting an ad that called Trump’s phone call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky a ‘mandatory open and shut case for the impeachment,'” WPR reported. The same report notes that Penzey claims the amount he has spent in support of impeachment is...
  • Secretary of ate: Hillary joined Chelsea for 'three-hour tastings' in the lead-up to her wedding

    10/08/2019 7:08:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 8, 2019
    Hillary Clinton refused to let global politics or a couple of debilitating earthquakes get in the way of her daughter's big day. Bryan Rafanelli, the event planner tasked with creating Chelsea Clinton's picture perfect wedding, said in an interview with Page Six that the former first lady made herself available for the 'three-hour tastings' - despite the fact that she was also serving as Secretary of State. 'It was amazing that’s how devoted they were in this one moment in time,' said Rafanelli. 'For their only daughter, they were like, "We’re gonna be present for this" … and they showed...
  • Smithfield Foods Launches Apprenticeship Program to Recruit the Next Generation of Talent

    10/07/2019 2:56:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Perishable News ^ | September 24, 2019
    GOLDSBORO, N.C. — Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of its new apprenticeship program aimed at developing the next generation of experienced professionals for valuable skilled trades. The program provides internal candidates, high school graduates, and military veterans with hands-on engineering and mechanic training while earning their associate degree. Program participants receive free college tuition, salary, and benefits as they progress through the program. “The workforce is changing rapidly, and we understand the importance of preparing the next generation of manufacturing professionals with an adaptable and diverse skillset,” said Lisa Swaney, chief human resources officer for Smithfield...
  • Drudge Sucks and Eat the Babies

    10/04/2019 2:32:45 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 65 replies
    Some Blog Some Were ^ | 10/04/2019 | Matt and Alexandria
    I am upset that Drudge has changed. Why has nobody at Free Republic mentioned this? And did you know that AOC supporters want to eat the babies? And worse yet - The Drudge Report has NOT mentioned it. Read more at my blog
  • Keen on quinoa: Idaho Falls miller expanding quinoa processing, plans buckwheat facility

    10/03/2019 8:57:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Intermountain Farm & Ranch ^ | September 20, 2019 | John O'Connell
    IDAHO FALLS — Local miller Jeremiah Clark plans to soon expand into a new Idaho Falls facility with the capacity to process up to 5 percent of the world’s quinoa supply. Clark, owner of American Mills, LLC, contracts with 17 growers from American Falls through Ashton to raise his own proprietary variety of the nutrient-rich, pseudo-cereal crop. His quinoa fields range in size from 100 to 200 acres, and he’s already made Eastern Idaho the largest quinoa production region in North America. He hopes to have equipment installed by the end of October to commence operations at his new quinoa...
  • Should meat be banned to save the planet?

    09/25/2019 1:19:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 23, 2019 | Emine Saner
    That late-night kebab might be considered a guilty pleasure, but could it one day be seen as a crime against the planet? Will the time come when the only means of procuring a slab of Aberdeen Angus is from a dodgy dealer with a cool box? The barrister Michael Mansfield has suggested that we should have new laws against ecocide – practices that destroy the planet – and that under them, meat could be targeted. “I think when we look at the damage eating meat is doing to the planet, it is not preposterous to think that one day it...
  • Climate Change Cultists Want To Make Your Life More Miserable

    09/25/2019 12:11:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Hayride ^ | September 24, 2019 | Kevin Boyd
    This week is climate action week where climate change cultists will be holding all sorts of marches and school strikes to demand action on “climate justice.” I do believe that the climate is changing (as it always does) and that man is a contributor to it. I think how much man contributes to it is up for debate. But to be honest I don’t take most climate change cultists seriously and the few that I do take seriously I believe are extremely dangerous for individual liberty and human flourishing. Why? Most seem to use the “climate justice” bandwagon as an...
  • Roper plant cooking up more growth in LaFayette, Georgia (100 jobs)

    09/23/2019 1:48:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Times Free Press ^ | September 20, 2019 | Mike Pare
    LAFAYETTE, Georgia — Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday checked out GE Appliances' sprawling oven and cooktop manufacturing plant, where the company is spending $43 million to launch new products. "Rural Georgia is ripe for investment and economic growth," said Kemp, as he toured part of the Roper Corporation facility that's bigger than Hamilton Place mall and already makes 1 million cooking products annually. Kemp also spent time with Roper officials talking about the future. Lois Crandall, the president and plant manager, said GE Appliances has plans to grow, and it wants to convince leadership that LaFayette is the place where...
  • Candidate Comes Out Against Meat and Autos [semi-satire]

    09/21/2019 11:33:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Sep 2019 | John Semmens
    In a bid to outflank his Democratic presidential rivals, entrepreneur Andrew Yang vowed to “severely curtail the consumption of meat” and “do away with privately owned and operated automobiles.” Yang contrasted “my honesty with the deceptive presentations of the other Democrats running for president. Their implication that all it will take to battle climate doom is to tax the rich and tout this as the height of virtue won’t cut it. There isn’t enough money in the hands of rich people to pay for the kind of gut-wrenching changes in behavior that are required. Ninety-nine percent of the population is...
  • Food sales propel job growth at Walmart distribution center (Hundreds of jobs in New York state)

    09/20/2019 2:11:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Albany Business Review ^ | September 17, 2019 | Robin K. Cooper
    Walmart's growing grocery business throughout New York state is prompting the retailer to add 80 jobs at its Johnstown distribution center this fall. "The throughput at this building has nearly doubled [since it opened 20 years ago]," said general manager Andy Walton. "We have been growing by 10% to 15% over the past three years." The nearly 1 million-square-foot distribution center employs 750 forklift operators, order fillers and support staff who supply food and nonperishable goods to 117 Walmart Supercenters between Rochester, eastern Long Island and northern New York state. The warehouse also supplies perishable food to 21 Sam's Club...
  • DHS: About 35K Minnesotans To Lose Food Stamps Under New Trump Administration Rules

    09/18/2019 9:34:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WCCO-TV ^ | September 18, 2019 | Pat Kessler
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thousands of Minnesotans could be kicked off food stamps under new Trump administration rules. State officials have until next week to file objections to the plan which will take food stamps away from almost two million low-income families nationwide. The new rules would disqualify tens of thousands of Minnesota families who earn more than $27,000 a year. The Trump administration says it could save $2.5 billion a year by ending food stamps in Minnesota for families earning up to $34,000 a year, requiring families be on welfare for at least six months — and testing their income...
  • Foxconn Will Make Coffee Houses! (Robotic)

    09/13/2019 1:48:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Urban Milwaukee ^ | September. 13. 2019 | Bruce Murphy
    While it’s true that Foxconn won’t be creating the eighth wonder of the world, building a 20-million-square-foot manufacturing campus, or hiring 13,000 employees, it does have big plans, which were announced last week. Ahem. Foxconn will be manufacturing a line of fully automated, robotic brewing machines that that can push out 100 cups of coffee in a single hour — equaling the output of three to four baristas, according to the Briggo company, which sells the machines, which they have dubbed a “coffee haus”. The coffee haus will end all the travails you’ve no doubt suffered trying to order a...
  • Lidl kicks off hiring for Perryville warehouse and regional headquarters (200 jobs in Maryland)

    09/13/2019 4:50:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 26, 2019 | Lorraine Mirabella
    Lidl, the German discount grocer that’s growing in Maryland, will begin hiring more than 200 people next month for its regional headquarters and distribution center in Perryville. The food retailer plans to hire warehouse workers during a September 5 event, the first of several job fairs planned to fill positions. The warehouse in Cecil County will support new Lidl stores opening next year and in the future along the East Coast. Salaries start at $15 an hour plus benefits, which can include health, dental and vision plans, a 401(k) retirement plan with a company match and possible performance bonuses. The...
  • Just When You Think McDonald’s Couldn’t Get More Mechanical…

    09/11/2019 1:40:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 67 replies
    The idea behind fast food is speed and efficiency. When it comes to fast-food chains, McDonald’s is always on the cutting edge of getting people fed quickly—too quickly, some say. In the rush to gobble down food, much of the joy of eating is lost. Fast food is a soulless commodity that neglects the spiritual appreciation of flavor and taste. It can turn what should be a dining place into a biological fueling station. The bad news is that it has just gotten worse. Just when you think the fast-food giant has reached a peak of efficiency, it comes out...
  • McDonald's Just Got Some Surprising New Competition From A Company That's Suddenly A Huge Threat

    09/10/2019 5:29:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 143 replies
    Inc. Magazine ^ | September 10, 2019 | Chris Matyszczyk
    The trouble with too many fast-food restaurants is that they're often so close together. It's like car dealers who line up in auto malls, waiting for customers to greet each brand in turn, as if it's a wedding line. With the fast-food joints, rivals can see what the competition is doing by just looking out of the window. Which makes me wonder what the staff at McDonald's are going to be thinking next year. You see, one of McDonald's peskier rivals -- Wendy's -- just announced that it's going to start doing something that may seem a touch obvious. It's...