Welcome to Week 30 of 2019. Chef Works® Weekly Bites is where we take a dive into the notable and fun food stories of the week.
First up is guess the quote.
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above horded gold, it would be a merrier world.” (Do you know who said it? Answer at the bottom.)
Have you been looking for an Impossible Burger, only to be shut out of the plant-based substitute? Because demand has been so high, the company has struggled to meet (not meat) its quotas with distributors. Fortunately – for now – the shortage seems to be over.
Impossible on Monday sent a letter to its distributors, which sell the product to restaurants, announcing that a cap on ordering has been lifted. The product is now “fully stocked” within the ordering systems of its over 400 US distributors, said Rachel Konrad, the company’s chief communications officer.
“We are absolutely back in business,” Dennis Woodside, the company’s president, told CNN Business.
You can read the full story here on CNN.
- So it might be too late to get a room at “The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort,” but you can still get a look at the swanky menu. Nation’s Restaurant News has the story and slideshow.
- What is America consuming for the “most important meal of the day?” FOX News reports on a recent study about breakfast habits.
- Wine and cheese have been the perfect pairing for centuries. So why not wine and Cheez-Its? CNN has the story on this playful pairing from Kellogg and House Wine.
- Californians are bypassing the traditional “doggy bag” and bringing their own reusable containers at restaurants when taking home leftover food. Food & Wine has the story, by way of MSN.
Just wolfed down that cold cut combo and wanting something sweet? Subway is testing low-calorie milkshakes at more than 1,000 locations across the country. Starting this week you can get vanilla bean, chocolate or strawberry. USA Today has the full report.
FOUND THE FORK
We had Chef Amber Lancaster, the executive chef of Soho House in Chicago, at the Chef Works® HQ last week. We’ll tell you more about her visit on the blog on Friday.
WEAR OF THE WEEK
Like what Chef Amber is wearing?
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Quote answer: JRR Tolkien