Category: Food News

People News: December 2020 | WholeFoods Magazine

Tom Grillea has joined Palko Services as the distributor’s new CEO. Grillea brings over 25 years of experience from other distributors, as well as retail experience from his time at Vitamin Shoppe.

Shirley Cohen has been appointed the new CEO of Lycored. Cohen has over two decades of management experience in multinational companies. She will oversee major expansion. The company recently announced that it is more than doubling its tomato-based lycopene production to meet unprecedented demand. Cohen replaces Rony Patishi-Chillim, who joined Lycored in 2014 and takes up the role of VP, Finance at ADAMA, Lycored’s parent company.

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Thousands of cars form lines to collect food in Covid-hit Texas

Texas becomes the first US state with more than 1 million Covid-19 infections
North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) distributed more than 600,000 pounds of food for about 25,000 people on Saturday, according to spokeswoman Anna Kurian. There were 7,280 turkeys distributed to families, Kurian told CNN.
Photos provided by NTFB show thousands of cars lined up for NTFB’s Drive-Thru Mobile Pantry at Fair Park. Kurian said the need for food “has certainly increased” with the pandemic, with Texas last week becoming the first US state to report 1 million cases of coronavirus.

“Forty percent of the folks coming through our partners doors are doing so for the first time,” she said.

“I see
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2021 is going to be worse than 2020, Nobel food agency warns

The head of the World Food Program says the Nobel Peace Prize has given the UN agency a spotlight and megaphone to warn world leaders that next year is going to be worse than this year, and without billions of dollars “we are going to have famines of biblical proportions in 2021.”

David Beasley said in an interview with The Associated Press that the Norwegian Nobel Committee was looking at the work the agency does every day in conflicts, disasters and refugee camps, often putting staffers’ lives at risk to feed millions of hungry people — but also

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October Food and Event News

Here’s what’s happening in and around Los Angeles in October.

The Abbey/Abbey Road Launch Italian Nights

WeHo’s The Abbey has launched Italian Night at Abbey Road. Located in a charming alley next to The Abbey’s lively patio is a pretty romantic dining spot. Every Tuesday night becomes Italian night with ½ off select bottles of wine, antipastos, pizza and pastas.

Leviathan Opens in Encino

Chef Phillip Frankland Lee has opened Leviathan, the latest edition to his Scratch Kitchen restaurants, in Encino. The menu focuses on seafood and all dining is al fresco, open Wednesday – Sunday 5 – 10pm, reservations

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Gin, hard kombucha, sweet vermouth from California-based producers

Stay home, drink local? Here are three California-based producers that are well positioned to capitalize on current trends.

JuneShine hard kombucha

JuneShine hard kombucha

It’s been a banner year for hard kombucha, which, similar to hard seltzer, has sought to appeal to a growing segment of “health-conscious” drinkers (the brew is produced by fermenting sugar-enriched tea until it reaches about 6% alcohol by volume).

JuneShine, a startup San Diego brewery best known for its floral print cans, has generated strong buzz this year with flavors such as blood orange mint, dry-hopped tropical citrus and charcoal-infused pineapple-coconut. It can be found at grocery stores

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