Food Safety: Kroger Recalls Four Seasonings

from the press release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 25, 2015 – Cincinnati, Ohio – The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it is recalling Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac’n Buds sold in its retail stores due to possible contamination from Salmonella. A sample of Kroger Garlic Powder from a store in North Augusta, South Carolina was tested by the FDA and found to be contaminated with Salmonella. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with these products. Out of an abundance of caution, the company has recalled all
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Food Recall: Frozen Sushi Tuna Salmonella – 11 States

What’s safe to eat anymore? FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 20, 2015 – Gardena, CA – Osamu Corporation of Gardena, CA is recalling all of its frozen tuna (loin, saku, chunk, slice, and ground market forms) sourced from one processing plant in Indonesia because the Minnesota Department of Health Investigators found samples of this product from one retail location in Minnesota to be contaminated with Salmonella , an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which
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Fried Green Tomatoes, Eat More Plants

For some odd reason yesterday I woke up thinking about fried green tomatoes – the food not the movie. While strolling though the Heirloom Farmers Markets, I found green tomatoes among other things – red tomatoes, long purple (green) beans, roasted tomatoes/tomatillos, lemon cucumbers, and a refreshing glass of cold brewed coffee. At home I decided to make a plant-based dinner and thought if I was going to create some magic for my mouth and dirty a whole bunch of pots and pans, I may as well invite a friend. Also I thought I would pretend like I was on
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Apple Annie’s: Sweet Corn Festival & Peach Mania, Willcox

Here’s a family-friendly Southern Arizona treasure only about 60 to 75 minutes away from Tucson. If you and/or your kids have never been to a farm, then head south to check out the festivities in Willcox. from the press release What: Despite rumors to the contrary, Apple Annie’s in Willcox is OPEN and all the Sweet Corn Festival and Peach Mania weekend events are on schedule. A recent microburst storm caused some damage to the barn roof but all activities are on track; Apple Annie’s Country Store is unaffected and remains open for business. For further information regarding weather conditions
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Tucson Dining: Penca, Food Co-op Classes, Wine

Take a bite out of what’s happening around the Tucson dining scene this week – Penca’s three-course street food menu, remembering Bonnie Lee/a wine tasting, making cold brew and plant-based diet classes. Mexican Street Food at Penca Penca took a short summer break and will reopen Thursday, July 16. Mexican street food will set the theme for the next round of “Noches de Penca”, special three-course meals offered every Wednesday throughout the summer. Menu for Wednesday, July 22 and all succeeding Wednesdays will be posted on the Penca Facebook page each week. Street food in Mexico called antojitos (“little cravings”)
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Tucson Community Fundraiser: Isaac Thomas, Pastry Chef

from the press release Tucson, AZ (July 15, 2015) – Those who work at Hotel Congress and Maynards Market & Kitchen consider themselves a family and when one of its members is in need they mobilize. That’s exactly what they did when they learned their Pastry Chef at Maynards Market & Kitchen was in a horrific car accident while he and his family were traveling to California, covered in a story by Fox 10 Phoenix. Luckily his partner and son walked away relatively unharmed, while Isaac was seriously injured and has received specialized surgeries for his hands, arms, legs, and
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RIP Bonnie Lewis (Lee) – Pour Me Some Grapes

It is with great sadness that I learned tonight on Facebook that a friend died yesterday. I met Bonnie when I used to hang out at CataVinos Wine Shoppe. There was a small group of people that would go every Friday night and because of Bonnie’s inclusiveness, we became friends. We had some good times together like tasting wine at Pastiche along with Edie Jarolim and the winemaker from Cupcake Vineyards. He was some cupcake and we drank far too much wine and couldn’t stop giggling. Bonnie also joined Rita Connelly and I when we took the-taxi-from-hell to a food
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Tucson Food Buzz: Go Veg, Go Edible, Go Cats

PlantPure Nation Special opening night event at the Loft Cinema on Friday, July 10 — enjoy healthy and tasty plant-based treats from local vendors at the mini food court on the Loft patio from 5 to 7 PM. The film starts at 7 PM and there’s a post-film discussion about the benefits of a plant-based diet. PlantPure Nation’s producer and writer is the same talent who did the documentary Forks Over Knives. Learn how and why our political arena (aka lobbyists) rather have you eat factory farmed food than whole foods. Watch the trailer here Sunny Holiday Peg Raisglid, the
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Tucson pork & scotch, wine, tequila and beer dinners

While it’s the dead of summer, restaurants are still dishing up some dinners pairing scotch, wine, tequila and beer to hungry gourmands. Enjoy. Agustin Kitchen Tuesday July 14 Pork & Scotch Scotch lovers – this one is for you! Chef Ryan Clark at Agustin Kitchen is pleased to welcome Russ Kempton, renowned distilled spirit expert, as his special guest for “Dinner with Chefs.” Upon hearing that Kempton would be in Tucson for a special event, Clark reached out to see if he would be interested in teaming up to create a unique dinner combining their talents. The result is an
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Ice Cream Showdown – July 11

You won’t want to miss the Second Annual Ice Cream Showdown from 6 to 8 PM this Saturday with ticket proceeds benefiting the amazing non-profit Ben’s Bells. Be kind. $10 buys you 10 tasting tickets to sample ice cream from creameries throughout Southern Arizona. Participating are: The Screamery Gentle Bens The Hub Isabella’s Ice Cream Brushfire Ice Creamery Maynards Kitchen Cup Cafe Sullivans Cashew Cow Melt This all happens at Maynards Market, 400 N. Toole Avenue during Second Saturday Downtown PLUS at 7:30 PM, the movie FROZEN will play at the Historic Train Depot, 414 N. Toole Avenue.
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