I want to say that it was about 3 years ago in 2011 that i spotted my first food truck in the Cleveland, Ohio area. It was not parked, it was driving on the east side of town near Willoughby. And i remember thinking to myself that that seems like a cool idea but it'd be hard to make a solid living off of that. Well, here it is 3 years after that and if anything, the food truck business is seeing success that is long due.
Ok. So i know i owe a explanation as to where the site has gone, what has been going on, where things have gone and just a general what happened to those of you that followed the site up until it's disappearance some 4 months ago. Well, take a sip of the favorite chilled beverage for this brief story.
Just a FYI for you guys. I'm working on some site issues with the men and women that provide the domain for the website. Once everything is sorted out, everyone should be able to access the site using a naked domain (a la kitchenacademic.com) instead of what I had in a CNAME (you'd only reach the site typing http://www.kitchenacademic.com) earlier. This should make it a lot easier to get to the site for everyone. The site might be up and down during this 'maintenance' so please bear with me and I appreciate you guys and girls!
As someone that's been in the industry for a long while, I've grown to know and learn of the differences between the two main national purveyors of foods for restaurants, hospitals and other food service operations. Those being Sysco and US Foods (formerly US Foodservice). But now there's a deal on the table for these two giants to combine?
It's no big news at this point about Colorado being one of the first states in the US to legalize recreational marijuana. Even while, at the same time, the federal government considers it a illegal substance. But something to note is the way lawmakers in Colorado are going about making marijuana safe for everyone. Obviously, a great majority of marijuana purchased will likely be smoked. But there's nothing to say that it couldn't be used in foods labeled for retail sale. A 'bud brownie' if you want an example.
Something I was reading at http://takepart.com was an interesting article posted to their website.
Composting is not a new concept, but it takes time, direction, and of course, that all-mighty dollar to make it happen. So it's a tough sell on privately owned small restaurants, non-chain grocery stores and food service operations that don't have a wealth of capital to make that investment. The article talks about grocery stores that have started to compost; making the effort to turn unsellable food into a product that can produce rich ones later on.
When I say 'Do you remember 'The Matrix?' everyone should know what I'm talking about. Let me ask you. Do you remember a scene in the movie where they showed how humans survive in that world? If you don't, they ate a compound that provided all the necessary nutrients and vitamins one needed to live.
Science fiction now meets science fact.
Well all I can speak for is myself regarding the Super Bowl...and it was not what I was expecting at all. I did expect Seattle to win, I wanted Seattle to win, but I wanted a game and not a reminder of what my Cleveland Browns went through this season...
Oh well. Back to life and back to reality peoples!
I'm a Clevelander, I'm naturally a Cleveland Browns fan. And yeah, my team stinks. But even I can appreciate a great game and this game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos shapes up to be something I've wanted in a Super Bowl for a long time. An offensive explosion. I kinda wish that I had recipes or content related to the game, but like I've said, Kitchen Academic is funded out of my extra dollars...and I don't have many at the moment, heh. Still, from me to you, enjoy the game!
Man or woman, that title to me means that you're a person that has the power to shape the way that people eat, the way they look at food. You are, in effect, a trendsetter of the highest degree. So who should it be?
Plenty of people to choose from. Chef Thomas Keller of The French Laundry, Alton Brown, former host of Food Network's show 'Good Eats.' Then there's people like William Delaney III, the CEO of the food purveyor Sysco. Or Donald Thompson, the CEO of the chain restaurant, McDonalds. But none of these men are at the top of my list. That is reserved for one man.