With a little TLC, an old NYPD van became a grilled cheese-centric food truck. "Morris Grilled Cheese" is quickly becoming known in the neighborhoods of DUMBO, Chelsea, and Midtown, serving up sandwiches and egg creams.
“I wanted to take a step into something that wasn’t high risk,” said Jacober who launched Morris Grilled Cheese last January selling nosh like the $10 Croque Monsieur melt - smoked ham, pickled spring onion with provolone.
“It’s not like investing in a restaurant where the start up costs are much higher,” said Jacober who lives in Park Slope and is a former cook at fancy spots like Per Se in Columbus Circle.
Made from natural sheep's wool, more than 4,500 tiny sheep have been put on display to raise awareness of farming, as part of the Flock art project in Cumbria, U.K.
One of the key elements of the project is to promote the use of sustainable and biodegradable wool from sheep farmed in the Cumbrian fells as a natural alternative to man-made materials.
After Penrith, the exhibition will visit Farfield Mill in Sedbergh and the Sheep and Wool Centre in Cockermouth before arriving at Grizedale Visitor Centre in September.
A film titled Hefted, which deals with the theme of how sheep - and people - feel a sense of belonging to their landscape, will premiere alongside the art installation.
A 750 pound cow was running rogue through the streets of Patterson, New Jersey after it apparently escaped from a slaughterhouse. Talk about stopping traffic!
Animal control officer John De Cando tells The Record newspaper (http://bit.ly/IqWC6F) it was like "Dodge City" with police cars trying to corral the 750-pound animal. But the cow managed to break loose.
De Cando tranquilized the cow after it became trapped between a fire hydrant and a truck.
De Cando says the slaughterhouse owner has promised to take the animal to a farm.
It's tough for everyone these days, but dairy farmers are especially feeling the strain; the profession appeared second on CareerCast's 2012 Worst Jobs List. The jobs were ranked based on work environment, income, outlook, stress and physical demands, so it's easy to see how any farmer could end up on this list, especially when the cost of one's product constantly fluctuates.
Among the new menu items Burger King has recently unveiled, the Bacon Sundae is certainly the biggest head-turner. Currently available only at Nashville locations, we're wondering if this dessert has a star-studded future:
The new delight may have been inspired by bacon-ice cream combos at smaller fast food chains Denny's and Jack in the Box. The latter, a bacon milkshake, inspired a national fervor despite the fact that it contained no real bacon and the widely-held opinion that it tasted awful. So if the bacon sundae is actually good -- and it doesn't look bad, in pictures on Instagram and Twitter -- it could be a huge hit.
Kriemhild Dairy and their sinfully rich Meadow Butter inspired the editors of Edible Brooklyn to ask Lindsey McDonnell, the Agricultural Economic Development Specialist Assistant in Madison County, some questions about buttermaking and dairy farm models.
The specialty foods industry has seen a spike in sales recently, topping $75 billion in 2011. Cheese is the number one specialty food purchased, with $3.44 billion in sales. We definitely contributed to that number here at Culture!
The next largest retail sales categories are meats, poultry and seafood; chips, pretzels and snacks; coffee, coffee substitutes and cocoa; and bread and baked goods. Functional beverages are the fastest growing segment, followed by yogurt and kefir.
"Gillette E Smurf" has broken the current world record with 216,893 kilograms of her milk, thanks to her superbly long life span -- she's 15, or 105 in human years. This Holstein shows no signs of slowing down, either. She's currently pregnant with her eleventh calf!
He [dairy farmer Louis Patenaude] credits her success to good care and good genes. Four generations of dams all lived to age 10 or much older, he says. Smurf, whose middle initial “E” stands for her sire Emperor, was named after a young farmworker called Murphy, who bought a share in her grandmother.
Earning the title of world champion is the dairy industry equivalent of winning the Stanley Cup, says Patenaude.
Japanese brew company Kirin, has figured out how to keep your beer colder longer. Better than a beer koozie, soft-serve frozen beer topping keeps your bev cool for 30 minutes:
To make the topping, regular Ichiban beer is frozen to -5 degrees Celsius (23 degrees Fahrenheit) while air is continuously blown into it. It's kind of like when a child makes bubbles in their drink, except inside a blast freezer. Once the topping is placed onto regular, unfrozen beer though, it acts as an insulating lid and keeps the drink cold for 30 minutes.
Processed, frozen "pizza" is in the limelight of this Saturday Night Live skit, starring Kristen Wiig.