Amys Kitchen, Santa Rosa, Calif., recently purchased seven frozen food vending machines, which the company is testing in office buildings, hospitals and police stations, according to Vending Market Watch. The machines offer a range of Amys items currently available in supermarkets, including breakfast entrees, pasta bowls and enchiladas, all retailing for $2.25 to $3.95.
Even as "food culture" blossoms in countless cookbooks and chef shows, many adults simply don't know cooking basics. Thus, on a weekend when other kitchen classrooms at the Culinary Institute of America are packed with adults preparing paella and green mango salad, Chef Greg Zifchak is teaching Chicken Roasting 101.
Over the past 20 years, the diets of American adults have become more consistent with most dietary recommendations for heart disease prevention -- but the trend may not be continuing, research suggests.
Following a year or more of speculation, Altria Group Inc., the New York-based holding company that owns both Kraft Foods Inc. and cigarette-maker Philip Morris, said it would spin off its 89 percent stake in Kraft to its shareholders on March 30.