Hershey Company Making Healthier Snacks With Latest Acquisition

(Harrisburg) — The Hershey Company is making a move to gain a stronger foothold in the “better for you” snacking market. It’s the chocolate-maker’s second non-candy acquisition in the last three years. Hershey has agreed to pay $1.6 billion for Texas-based Amplify Snack Brands, which makes healthy snacks like Skinny Pop popcorn and Oatmega protein bars. Read full story here. 

How to Make Roasted Beet and Chèvre Stacks with Oranges with Tracy Maines

Learn how to cook this sweet and savory dish of Roasted Beet and Chèvre Stacks with Oranges with Tracy Maines. In anticipation of our Seasons at the Lake documentary, we’re giving viewers a taste of what’s to come (and how to make this recipe themselves.)

Roasted Beet and Chèvre Stacks with Oranges (pg 53 in My Cottage Kitchen Cookbook)
12 ounces Chèvre (goat cheese), softened
2 tablespoons fresh thyme, minced
6 medium beets (about 1 pound), roasted
3 large naval oranges (2 for segments and 1 for zest and juice)
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar glaze
6 large basil leaves
2 ounces walnuts, chopped

In a small bowl combine the softened cheese and the minced thyme, mix well. Place the cheese on a piece of plastic wrap and form into a tidy tube shape about 1 1/2 inches thick. Wrap and refridgerate for at least 2 hours or until firm. Assemble the roasted beet stacks by slicing the beets into 1/4 inch rounds.

Which PBS Celebrity Chef Are You?

We adore celebrity chefs and TV food personalities for their outrageousness and willingness to say, do, and taste almost anything. But which of these famous chefs are you most like? Take the quiz to reveal the answer!  

 

This month PBS celebrates some of our favorite chefs on American Masters. James Beard: American Masters airs Friday, May 19, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Julia Child: American Masters airs Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:00 pm

Jacques Pepin: American Masters airs Friday, May 26, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Alice Waters: American Masters airs Friday, May 26, 2017 at 10:00 pm

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Almost All New Yorkers Think Poor Families Struggle To Get Healthy Food, New Poll Says

Ninety-six percent of New Yorkers say, “in our state, no one should go hungry,” according to a new poll released from Siena College today. However, about 1 in 8 New Yorkers received food from a pantry last year. Most respondents to the survey said they understand a few things about struggling to get food: it’s harder to plan a meal; it’s harder to get to the store; and it’s harder to eat healthy. In the last year, 45 percent of respondents said they contributed money to an anti-hunger agency. Forty-nine percent said they have donated food.