Welcome to Week 47 of 2019. Chef Works® Weekly Bites is where we take a dive into the fun and notable food stories of the week.
First up is guess the quote. “Food is the most primitive form of comfort.” (Do you know who said it? Answer at the bottom).
♫ Somewhere, beyond the sea; somewhere waiting for me … ♫
We start this week’s Bites with a cocktail — a very, very old cocktail. Explorers have discovered shipwrecked bottles of cognac that date back one hundred years ago to World War I.
Here’s an excerpt from Food & Wine:
Despite being found before Y2K, as Ocean X Team explains, the remains of the S.S. Kyros wreck have “during the years been heavily damaged by fishing trawls and trawl boards,” and as a result, several time, it has “been cleared from nets to make it possible for divers and unmanned underwater vehicles (ROV’s) to access the wreck.” But on October 22, the Deepsea Worker salvage vessel returned to Sweden with the final haul of cargo recovered from the Kyros—a significant supply of De Haartman & Co cognac and Benedictine liqueur, the latter of which is still produced by Bacardi.
- Is global warming impacting Italy’s white truffle hunters? The Associated Press has the story here.
- Dunkin’ Donuts, in a cleverly-named “consciously un-cup-ling” campaign, is giving up the foam cups of old and switching to paper. Here’s the story from Delish.
- Let’s talk casseroles. It’s Thanksgiving, which means the famed Campbell Soup green bean casserole will likely make an appearance. From MSN, here’s what you need to know.
What’s trending in the world of desserts right now? Nation’s Restaurant News has the skinny on the sweet treats that are floating about the industry. Get the breakdown on shakes, pies and everything pumpkin spice.
FOUND THE FORK
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The San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival was a glowing success with chefs – local and from across the country — converging for a week in America’s Finest City. Chef Works® was once again thrilled to be the official culinary and hospitality sponsor.
Cheers to Chef Aaron Allen (pictured above), who was named the Chef of the Fest. He’s wearing his Springfield Chef Coat, one of hundreds of pieces of apparel Chef Works® donated for the event.
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Quote answer: Sheila Graham