Month: July 2020

The best chef’s knives of 2020: Mercer, Wusthof and more

A good chef’s knife is an investment, but there’s a reason that chefs tote their knives around with them. The best chef’s knife is one that feels irreplaceable, even as kitchens and appliances may vary. After college, I invested in a chef’s knife, and I have used it almost every day since then; at this point, it feels like an extension of my own arm when I’m preparing food.

But a chef’s knife is an investment. And $150 can feel like a lot for a good knife — let alone for one you might end up disliking. So before swiping

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Kitchen and bathroom redesigns that will upgrade your space

Is this the year you’ve decided to update your kitchen or redo your bathroom? Maybe you need a more functional space for meal prep or a more soothing environment for your morning ablutions. Whatever the reason, the new year is often a time for new beginnings, and what better place to start than in these two rooms?

Kitchens and bathrooms are not only two of the most remodeled rooms in a home — they are also two of the more expensive renovation projects. The average kitchen update cost upward of $66,196 in 2019, according to Remodeling magazine, while the

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The State of the Specialty Food Industry, 2020-2021 Edition

View recorded webinar on the State of the Specialty Food Industry + COVID-19 Impact 

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The Specialty Food Association, working with Mintel, releases its 2020-2021 Edition of the State of the Specialty Food Industry. The annual research helps companies make data-driven business decisions by exploring the market and where it is going based on sales forecasts in key categories, and how the specialty food consumer is evolving.

Critical this year: The impact of COVID-19. Analysis and supply

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Local Eats: Flint entrepreneur launches ’810 Taco’ seasoning business

FLINT, MI — A new local taco seasoning business started in Flint this year with a rapidly growing customer-base.

Flint native Chuniq Inpower launched 810 Tacos in February. Since then she says online sales have doubled every month.

“Out of all of the crazy things that have happened this year, the birth of 810 Tacos was positive,” Inpower said.

Everyone in town loves tacos, Inpower said. Different cultures make adaptations to food, including tacos. She said she’s been making tacos for 15 years and spent a year perfecting the original seasoning formula that is on sale online.

Seasoning is also

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Not Your Gram’s Tuna Casserole

ORLANDO, Fla. — Since we’re all spending more time at home these days to help curb the spread of COVID-19, we might be wanting to use up what’s in our pantry.

“There’s no need to panic,” said Se7en Bites Bakery Chef & Owner Trina Gregory-Propst. “We’ve got this … The reality is a lot of people have more in their pantries than they think they do already.”

On the menu is something your kids can totally handle: “Not Your Gram’s Tuna Casserole.”

“We’re going to go back to some of the things that your mother was raised on and

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