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1960‘s Catalina Salad Dressing Recipe

  1/2 cup onions, grated 1/2 cup ketchup 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 cup salad oil Salt and pepper to taste Grate onion. Add the ketchup, sugar, vinegar, onion, paprika and Worcestershire to a blender. Pulse until blended. With the blender running, slowly add the oil, salt and pepper. personal chefs and event catering Hollywood / Fort Lauderdale | 954-367-YADA (9232)

The Worst Grocery Stores of 2020

  An interesting consequence of the pandemic for the food retail industry is the extent to which national and regional chains have had to assume responsibility for public health. At this point, you likely feel safe when you walk into a  Costco ,  Walmart , or Whole Foods and see the directional arrow decals on the floor, the plexiglass barriers at the registers, and the Purell dispensers at the store entrance (and exit). More importantly, you carry this feeling with you, perhaps all the way home. (Related:  8 Grocery Items That May Soon Be in Short Supply .) Across the board, major supermarkets and retailers have made significant adjustments in the way they do business in order to prioritize—possibly to a greater extent than ever before in the food industry—consumer health. But, not all chains leapt into this new role as successfully as others, and as COVID-fatigue continues to set in, not all have remained vigilant in maintaining in-store precautions. Moreover, as our understanding of

Court Rules That Baker Has to Stop Using Sawdust in His Cookies

A German cookie company had been making and selling sawdust-enhanced treats for around 20 years, and the owner claimed they only used "microbiologically sound" sawdust. By   Jelisa Castrodale  December 22, 2020   A recent court ruling in Germany is great news if you'd prefer that your cookies weren't made with sawdust—and less great if you  only  eat cookies that have been made with sawdust. The Verwaltungsgericht (VG) Karlsruhe, an administrative court in the southwestern city of Karlsruhe, Germany, flat-out told the owner of a mail-order cookie business that he needs to adjust his recipe and stop selling any baked goods containing sawdust.  Read more:   25 Festive Christmas Cookie Recipes to Make This Holiday According to, the unnamed plaintiff had been producing and selling the sawdust-enhanced cookies for "around 20 years." He alleges that he wrote a letter to the city of Karlsruhe about his ingredient list in 2004, but they never got back to h

Restaurant Workers Deserve Easier Access to COVID-19 Testing

Staring in January, Philly restaurant workers will have access to free weekly tests at a shuttered local bar. Cities everywhere should adopt the same playbook. By   Regan Stephens  December 22, 2020   Nicole Marquis got an email from her son’s preschool this fall. One of the students had tested positive for  COVID-19 , so they were offering free tests for the students and teachers through a wellness company called Ivee. Marquis, a Philadelphia-based restaurateur and founder of   Save Philly Restaurants , wondered how she could use the same resource for the city’s restaurant workers. Marquis started the coalition in the spring, right after the pandemic  forced restaurants to shutter . Months later, as colder weather halted outdoor dining and new cases of the virus began soaring, the restaurateur saw there was still no help on the way for restaurants. “We realized the city still doesn't have a plan,” she said. “The only weapon that they're using against the virus is shutting down