Entries by ChrisS

Aramark Celebrates Hot Dog Month with Fanciful Franks

PHILADELPHIA, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), the award-winning food and hospitality partner for nine Major League Baseball teams, is celebrating National Hot Dog Month (July) with a delicious roster of gourmet hot dogs. Selling nearly four and a half million hot dogs at MLB ballparks last season, Aramark’s lineup of ballpark hot dogs […]

Study: Eating pickles, yogurt can reduce social anxiety

By Alixandra Caole Vila (philstar.com) | Updated July 7, 2015 – 2:08pm MANILA, Philippines –  A study published in Psychiatry Research claims social anxiety may be eased by eating fermented foods like pickles. Social anxiety is defined by Socialanxietyinstitue.org as the fear of interaction with other people that brings on self-consciousness and feelings of being negatively judged and evaluated which, as a result, […]

Jalapeno Cheddar Pretzels

Recipe adapted from Alton Brown Cooking time: 2 hours Yield: 12 pretzels   Ingredients 1 1/2 cups warm water (105-110 degrees F) 1 tbsp sugar 2 tsp kosher salt 1 package active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp) 22 oz (4 1/2 cups) all-purpose flour 2 ounces unsalted butter, melted 10 cups water 2/3 cup baking soda 1 […]

4th of July Parade Features Pickles

The 4th of July parade in Lexington, MI features pickles in addition to candy and other items that are more traditionally seen handed out at parades.  This has to be one of the few parades in the country where pickles are featured and it seems like a great idea.  In addition to the kids and […]

Homemade Pickles Two Ways

Pickles Two Ways The process is precisely the same with just a variation in seasonings. This same pickling recipe works for other vegetables such as okra, radishes, cauliflower, carrots and sweet onions. Once you master the basics you can make flavor variations to suit your own pickled preferences. 12 large cucumbers, cut into 1/4-inch rounds 1 […]

Jalapeno Blackened Shrimp with Potatoes

 Prep time: 15 minutes  Cook Time: 15 minutes  Yield: 2 servings 12 jumbo gulf shrimp, peeled & deveined 8 small potatoes, diced into 1” cubes 2 packages of Tito’s Sliced Jalapenos (1.4 oz total) 1 Tablespoon blackened seasoning 2 cloves of garlic, minced ¼ white onion, minced 1 teaspoon olive oil ¼ cup orange juice […]

Chili pepper shortage dampens the heat of Indian cuisine

Chili pepper shortage dampens the heat of Indian cuisine BY JEANETTE SETTEMBRE    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS   Thursday, June 11, 2015, 2:00 AM   The spice isn’t right! A federal ban on certain green chili peppers has sent shockwaves through the Indian restaurant world — with chefs from Curry Hill to Jackson Heights scrambling to […]

When in a Pickling Pickle…

The following is an excerpt from Becky Krystal’s article “When in a pickling pickle, how D.C. food businesses get around shortages,” appearing April 15 at www.washingtonpost.com “The world was full of panic — and mock panic — early this year when Chipotle pulled carnitas from some of its restaurants after a pork supplier was found […]