Layered Guacamole and White Bean Dip
Serves: Serves 8-10 people
Prep time: 25 min.
Cook time: 25 min
CEO, of REEDS, Inc., Chris Reed joins The Fork Report to discuss REEDS, Inc. and their various ginger beverages and food products. Chris Reed created his first “ginger brew” while researching old soft drink recipes at one of UCLA’s libraries in 1987. Using fresh ingredients and natural methods REEDS, Inc. makes a diverse assortment of ginger flavored soft drinks, candies, and ice creams.
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Mixologist, Forrest Taylor joins The Fork Report to discuss his creative concoctions for alcoholic beverages and holiday drinks. Thirteen years ago, Forrest started his career off bartending when he learned the trade from two old school bartenders. Five years ago he started his “mixology” career when his old restaurant general manager entered him into a contest. He has had the privilege to work with many different liquor companies and high profile clients like the Oscars. Forrest won “best Mixologist” last year and was nominated for “best cocktail” at the 2012 Golden Foodie Awards. Forrest currently works for Remy Cointreau.
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Southern California’s fast food restaurant, Slater’s 50/50, is preparing to introduce the “Sriracha Burger", which they consider the “ultimate tribute to the most amazing condiment known to mankind.” The burger will consist of 50 percent bacon, 50 percent beef burger and then it will be blended with Huy Fong Sirarcha set on top of Sriracha coleslaw and a bun.
After years of police cracking down on street food carts and trucks, Los Angeles officials are beginning to embracing “street vending”. Over the past month the City Council has been working on a strategy to legalize and regulate vendors but these regulations would have to be approved by the county Health Department.
Street vendors especially taco trucks are looked down upon by the city’s law enforcement, as many of the vendors are illegal immigrants trying to survive in the poorest neighborhoods of Los Angeles. With this new campaign to legalize street vending, the city of Los Angeles might carry a different appetitive in mind.
Buying and eating more healthy products is not a myth and is actually more expensive. According to a recent review published in the British Medical Journal, it costs around $550 dollars more a year to purchase healthier options. "Meats and proteins” account for a larger chunk of this difference. For example, the price difference was $0.29 for meats, $0.03 for grains, $0.004 for dairy, and $0.11 for juice. Subsidies for healthier options and taxing of less healthier options could be potential solutions in balancing out this differential.
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There are more than 10,000 Veterans living in Los Angeles
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A new study finds that white wine and beer may contain toxic metal arsenic. In New Hampshire researchers studied the diets of 852 people and found levels of arsenic in their toenails—indicating long-term exposure to the chemical. Out of the 120 foods analyzed, the researchers discovered four foods that predominately increase people’s arsenic levels: beer, Brussels sprouts, white wine, and dark-meat fish like salmon. Water seemes to be the central source.
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After the city of Irwindale filed a lawsuit on October 21st, 2013 against Huy Fong Foods asking that their factory stop production of Srirarcha because unpleasant odors,coming from the hot sauce, were distrubing residents. Judge Robert H. O’Brien ruled on Tuesday in favor of the city of Irwindale and demanded that Huy Fong Foods does not have to "shut down" but must stop the type of factory production causing these unpleasant odors.
However, other residents and members of the local community don't mind the odor and are more concerned that if the plant is forced to close, many workers will lose their jobs.