12 Easy Ways You Can Cut Down on Food Waste Now, According to Experts

Thursday is Earth Day, and while we should all take measures to care for our planet every day, there’s even more reason to go the extra mile today. From picking up trash at a public park or investing in a compost bin to reduce food waste, there are so many ways in which you can give the environment a little extra tender, loving care today.

Aside from composting—a process that enables food scraps and other organic materials which would otherwise go to waste to be repurposed as fertilizer for plants—there are other actions that you can take to reduce your

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Richmond Food News: Week of April 19-23, 2021

Running Rampant

The time has come: Ramps, the fleeting, uber-seasonal, prized spring ingredient, have hit area menus. Intoxicatingly pungent, the garlic-meets-onion alliums can be found at Richmond-area eateries on everything from pizza — one of our favorite vessels — to fluffy gnocchi and Southern shrimp and grits. (Richmond magazine)

Mangia, Mangia!

Pasta is one of those foods that are in style all year long, and with an influx of pasta concepts, Richmond has set the stage for a carb lover’s dream. Writer Genevelyn Steele rounds up a collection of prime pasta dishes, from a regularly sold-out pop-up to

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Food truck meal giveaways from community activist

POUGHKEEPSIE – The City of Poughkeepsie’s well-known community volunteer, Frankie Flowers was hard at work again on Friday, helping those in need.  Flowers, the son of the late John Flowers, a community legend, and brother of Councilwoman Yvonne Flowers, joined with Dutchess Outreach to provide food to anyone in need on Friday in Poughkeepsie.


Joined by one of his countless volunteer assistants, Flowers parked his box truck in the parking lot at the corner of North Hamilton and Mill Streets at lunchtime to giveaway groceries including eggs, milk, vegetables, and other staples.  There were enough bags of food for 100

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Food truck chef opening restaurant in South Longview | Local

The name Freda Wobberton chose for her new restaurant — Fre’Duh’s Scratch Kitchen — tells a little something about how people react to her food.

They tell her it’s delicious, she said.

“And we say, ‘Well, duh!,'” Wobberton said.

She’s planning to open the restaurant June 1 at 401 S. Mobberly Ave., where King’s Hot Links previously was located.

Wobberton said she started making turkey legs and stuffed turkey legs because she and her siblings would drive to Houston to purchase them. She decided to make them for herself and posted a picture on social media. She said the post

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Weekend food events: Barbecues, colorful cocktails, and more

We’re all eating a little differently these days: Cooking at home more. Ordering takeout. Dining on patios. Whatever your comfort level, here’s what’s been going on in Boston’s restaurant world recently, plus a few ways to enjoy some of our region’s best restaurants and bars from both the comfort of your own home and out in the world.

Here’s what you may have missed this week:

Cisco Brewers Seaport Beer Garden
Cisco Brewers Seaport Beer Garden. —Courtesy of Seaport by WS Development

These Boston-area beer gardens are now open for the season. Your next move: Sit in the sunshine and sip on locally-made brews.

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Meet Mike Chen, the YouTube food star who just moved to this Dallas suburb

“You get hungry every day, so you might as well film it.”

That’s the attitude of Mike Chen, whose full-time job is to post videos on YouTube from his food adventures all over the world. His videos — many that eclipse 1 million views each — will highlight Dallas-area business more than ever, now that Chen has relocated from Seattle to the Dallas suburb of Allen.

Mike Chen records a video as Luke Smithson presents his cut of steak at BAR-Ranch Steak Company on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in Plano. (Smiley N. Pool / Staff Photographer)

Chen moved to Texas

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Earth Day Foods Deals 2021

Earth Day is finally here (it’s today, April 22!), and if you’ve been on the hunt for a list of sustainable food brands to support, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re still not hip to what Earth Day actually is, don’t worry, it’s probably exactly what you think. Spanning back to 1970, Earth Day is the one day a year that we really honor the planet by demonstrating support for environmental protection. And since this is technically our home, we should keep it as safe as possible, right?

Though there are a number of brands whose entire model

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