What’s a food writer eating for dinner when no one’s looking? Popcorn, deli burgers and loaded baked potatoes | Lifestyles

Adella Miesner

We enjoy takeout burgers on occasion — mostly as inspiration for our own versions made at home. My current favorite mash-up involves a hot corned beef sandwich with a juicy beef burger. It may sound strange to pile corned beef over grilled beef — but think bacon on a burger and you’ll get the concept. I’ve added a spoonful of sauerkraut and a dressing reminiscent of Thousand Island. This is no ordinary burger. The recipe makes six burgers — leftovers reheat nicely in the microwave for speedy meals. Of course, you can make them with ground turkey to reduce the fat content.

As for any burger, the better the bun the better the sandwich. Ciabatta buns have those large airy holes that keep them from being too dense. Pretzel buns offer sweetness that pairs well with the tang of sauerkraut. Thick slices of toasted, crusty country bed or marbled rye

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United Natural Foods (NYSE:UNFI) and AMCON Distributing (NYSE:DIT) Financial Comparison

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AMCON Distributing (NYSE:DIT) and United Natural Foods (NYSE:UNFI) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares AMCON Distributing and United Natural Foods’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AMCON Distributing $1.39 billion 0.03 $3.20 million N/A N/A
United Natural Foods $21.39 billion 0.04 -$284.99 million $2.08 8.35

AMCON Distributing has higher earnings, but lower revenue than United Natural Foods.

Risk & Volatility

AMCON Distributing has a beta of 0.27, suggesting that its stock price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Natural Foods has a beta of 1.43, suggesting that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

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McCain Foods hires bankers for potential Sara Lee sale in Australia | Food Industry News

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Bankers are reportedly targeting PE firms and trade accounts as potential buyers

McCain Foods, the french fries maker headquartered in Canada, has put its Sara Lee frozen baked goods and desserts business in Australia on the market.

The Australian unit of French investment bank Rothschild & Co. has been hired to auction off Sara Lee, a spokesperson for McCain confirmed to just-food today (14 October). The company is targeting local private-equity firms and food manufacturers as potential buyers, The Australian Financial Review (AFR) reported, citing a document sent to prospective parties.

Sara Lee’s performance during the coronavirus pandemic has reportedly been flagged as a key selling point in terms of sales and profits in its latest financial year, with Rothschild pointing out the business owns the “largest bakery and dessert facility in Australia” outside Sydney, AFR cited the document as saying.

McCain acquired the Sara Lee bakery business in Australia

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No shelter in place: Concord-Carlisle food pantry program seeks indoor location – News – Wicked Local

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Editor’s note: Vital coronavirus stories are being provided for free as a public service to our readers during the coronavirus outbreak. For more coverage, go to concord.wickedlocal.com/topics/coronavirus.

When the coronavirus pandemic forced the closure of schools in March, worry settled in for families with food insecurities.

To help combat the issue, Bryce MacKnight, director of Food and Nutrition Services for Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle Regional High School, started a drive-up pantry program in mid-March at Concord-Carlisle, supported through significant community donations.

Gaining Ground, a nonprofit organic farm in Concord, started supplying the pantry with fresh produce in early April. From March 13 to mid-June, more than 4,000 bags of packed produce were distributed.

In early June, MacKnight partnered with Maynard-based Open Table, which provides healthy food to numerous area communities. Through that relationship, another 2,000 bags of fresh, frozen and shelf-stable items were packed and distributed from June 16

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The ABCs of good-for-you foods, Part 2

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a bowl of broccoli: One cup of raw kale has a measly 33 calories, yet is brimming with health-promoting vitamins and minerals.


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One cup of raw kale has a measly 33 calories, yet is brimming with health-promoting vitamins and minerals.

Last week we started an alphabetical list of good-for-you foods. Today we continue with some tricky letters, starting with I.

Ice cream — that most luscious of desserts made from frozen sweetened cream — is definitely good for the soul, if not the waistline. So here’s the deal: It’s true that all foods (in the right balance) can fit into a healthful diet. We just need to avoid snarfing down a whole carton in one sitting.

Juice? Is that good for us? Actually, fruit juice has all the nutrients of whole fruit with the exception of important dietary fiber. So here’s what we do: Eat whole fruit as much as possible and when presented with that nice glass of fresh-squeezed juice, sip it from a small glass

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Save Your Food From Drying Out With a Great Chip Clip

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If you’re as into snacks as we are (who doesn’t love snacks?) then you end up with all kinds of open food bags. If you want to prevent your food from drying out and going stale, you can use some of the best chip clips.

A great chip clip pinches the bag closed to help prevent air from getting to your food. The tricky part is finding decent chip clip options. It’s hard to know what sizes to get or how strong certain options are. Well, we looked into some of the options and we’ve found plenty of proven strong picks in a variety of sizes and prices.

Thankfully, all of the options offer great utility for not a ton of money, whether you’re using them to close up bags of chips, pretzels, coffee beans or frozen veggies, or just hanging a few lists or photos from the fridge with

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Cadbury turns Australia’s number one chocolate block into FROZEN form

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Australia’s most iconic chocolate block Cadbury has been transformed into decadent ice creams after a sweet makeover.

The confectionery brand has teamed up with Peters Ice Cream in a collaboration like no other to launch the ultimate frozen chocolate desserts just in time for summer.

The new Cadbury Dairy Milk sticks come in two delicious flavours, made with the country’s number one chocolate block.

The classic creamy vanilla flavour is laced with unique decadent choc swirls and coated in the much-loved Cadbury milk chocolate. 

Gallery: Sweeten up your life with these creative sweet potato recipes (StarsInsider)

The second flavour has a

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Golden Harvest plans contactless food giveaway this weekend in Augusta

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Golden Harvest Food Bank will provide a contactless drive-thru food distribution on Saturday.



a man holding a phone: The contactless food distribution in the James Brown Arena parking lot will be like this one in Wilkes County.


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The contactless food distribution in the James Brown Arena parking lot will be like this one in Wilkes County.

Any Georgia resident can receive non-perishable pantry staples, fresh produce and frozen meat.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the James Brown Arena parking lot on the side of the arena facing Seventh Street.

Volunteers will place the food in the trunks of arriving vehicles to minimize the risk of coronavirus exposure.

To receive food:

  • Enter the lot via Seventh Street.
  • Empty your trunk.
  • Bring a government-issued photo ID.

“This event will help families who are struggling to put food on the table so that they can stop worrying about where their next meal is coming from and focus on rebuilding their lives in

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38 Best Pumpkin Foods at Trader Joe’s That Make Fall Even More Amazing

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Missouri Man Lists Frozen Discontinued Taco Bell Tacos For Sale at Only $200

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If your mouth isn't watering right now, you might wanna check your pulse. - BRYANT HOBAN

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Among the many cascading travesties that have defined the year 2020, Taco Bell’s inexplicable culling of many of its most popular items from its menu rates up there at — well, not very high actually, but it is still a solid and unnecessary kick in the balls during an already awful year.

The news broke back in July that America’s favorite house of varying amalgamations of cheese, meat, sour cream, beans and tortilla would be removing some of the more novel forms those five ingredients take from its menu “in an effort to streamline operations,” while eliminating all of its potato options outright.




Among the casualties of the bloodbath are the

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