Freed’s Bakery in Las Vegas creates world’s first NFT wedding cake | Local

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — Freed’s Bakery has taken its creativity to a digital level with the production of the world’s first non-fungible token (NFT) wedding cake.

The popular family-owned establishment of over 60 years has designed the NFT, which is a token that can be used to represent ownership of a unique item. It displays a handcrafted and digitized Freed’s Bakery spinning wedding cake gif. 

Freed’s Wedding Cake NFT. (Credit: Freed’s Bakery)

This NFT is being auctioned with bidding beginning at 0.1 ETH (approximately $370.06) and is available now through Friday, September 10.

The Freed’s Bakery two-tiered wedding cake, named

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Study finds US kids eat mostly junk food. Here are six tips to reduce sugar in kids’ diets | Connect FM | Local News Radio

(NEW YORK) — The coronavirus pandemic has upended much of the lives of children, and their diets too, research is showing.

One recent study found that after one year of the pandemic, one in three pediatric patients was above their expected weight, a 41% increase from before the pandemic.

Another study, published this month in the medical journal JAMA, found that two-thirds of U.S. children’s calorie intake comes from ultra-processed foods, defined as ready-to-eat foods that contain “little to no whole foods,” like frozen pizza, chips and cookies.

The greater the intake of processed foods,

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Find local, healthy Alabama food and farmers market

Locally produced food is not too far away, and the new Sweet Grown Alabama website can help you find it.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — If you’re looking to buy locally grown products, Sweet Grown Alabama can help you find them.

The state’s agricultural branding program launched a new online searchable database and website to make it easier to find farmers in the Tennessee Valley and beyond and the fresh products they have to sell. 

There are 23 farms listed in North Alabama from Florence to Cullman. 

Each farmer’s profile features products, location, social media, their website, and how to purchase items.

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5 things to know in Austin food: Local brewery drafts top food trucks

Editor’s note: We get it. It can be difficult to keep up with the fast pace of Austin’s restaurant and bar scene. We have you covered with our regular roundup of essential food news.


Meanwhile, at … uhh … Meanwhile Brewing Company, some tasty transitions are in the works. The popular brewery/outdoor park space/music venue has welcomed some of the city’s hottest culinary operations to its own food truck park. Moving from its former east side home to the South Austin space is chef Damian Brockway’s truck Distant Relatives, which specializes in what he’s dubbed

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Here’s how continued food shortages are affecting local restaurants

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“Chicken has been a nightmare in terms of pricing and shortage,” one food truck owner said.

Chicken wings are experiencing a shortage. Photo for The Washington Post by Deb Lindsey
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    ‘Bear with us’: As restaurants fully reopen, a new reality sets in

As the economy slowly comes back to life, food and supply shortages have seeped into almost every aspect of the restaurant industry. Starbucks has reported a shortage of cups, straws, and peach-flavored juice. Ketchup packets are hard to find. And with most items, a dearth in supply has led to skyrocketing prices, leading some restaurants

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Dog crashes local wedding, bites the cake

In human years, Luna the black lab-Great Dane mix is about three years old. And, like many preschoolers, she’s drawn to dessert and doesn’t understand the idea of look, but don’t touch. 

This led to a bit of a problem at Jennie Perry and Jesse Keltz’s wedding Saturday at June Farms in West Sand Lake. 

As the staff was setting up for the venue’s first wedding since the pandemic dogged the industry last spring, Josh Vics  —  the farm’s manager  —  helped unwrap and arrange chairs. Vics’ 6-month-old dog, Luna, played nearby. 

The dog was frolicking and being her usual

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FAKH, Anthem continue partnership to combat food insecurity in region | Local News

Feeding America, Ken­tucky’s Heartland and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield are continuing a lengthy partnership that will help meet the need to provide fresh and healthy produce in FAKH’s service area.

With Anthem’s new three-year commitment of $420,000, Feeding America will be able to host 150 fresh produce distribution events that will provide nearly 1.9 million pounds of produce to 75,000 households in need.

“We know that oftentimes fresh produce items can be expensive, and as such will be one of the first items left off the plates of people dealing with food insecurity,” said Jamie Sizemore, FAKH executive

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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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Go ‘green’ with your wine: Choose cans or boxes, drink local and consider farming practices

Here are some environmental factors to consider when purchasing wine:

Farming. Look for wineries practicing environmentally friendly viticulture. Words to look for on labels are sustainable, “made from organic grapes,” Demeter biodynamic and the newest, regenerative agriculture. There are several certifications that vary by country or even region, but they all show the winery’s commitment to eco-friendly practices, such as avoiding pesticides and herbicides. Many wineries follow good practices but don’t get certified for various reasons. In general, smaller family-owned wineries use fewer chemicals than the larger, more industrial producers you see in every grocery store.

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