A few years ago, a map—created by the OECD—made the rounds on the Internet, showing the sites of Nutella’s headquarters, sales offices, factories, and sources of all the popular chocolate hazelnut spread’s ingredients. The map was quite impressive; Nutella had quite literally spread itself to all ends of the earth. The advancements of globalization, and improvements in technology and transportation in recent decades, have made it possible for the food on your table to come from practically anywhere. But it also got me thinking: if the food I eat can come from almost anywhere on this earth, how far is it really travelling to get to me? And what kind of impact does this vast distance have on the planet?
A few years ago I attended the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, and since then multiple family members and friends have reached out to me for recommendations. With the 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival opening later this month, I thought it would be a great time to introduce to you JustGrubbin's guide to the Food & Wine Festival.
**We said it before and we'll say it again, you can't throw a food truck festival and NOT expect Team Grub to show up and show out. The Roxborough Night Market in Manayunk, Philadelphia was no different.**
For the crustacean nation the Atlantic City Seafood Festival is back and is moving to Atlantic City's famous boardwalk! This year's festival will be held outside, adjacent to The Showboat Casino. We have some major seafood fanatics on our team of bloggers at JustGrubbin.com so this might as well be our Super Bowl. The two-day celebration will have something for all ages, including live entertainment, games, a touch tank, and so much more. With September being National Hunger Action Month, the Atlantic City Food Festival will once again support the Community Food Bank of New Jersey by donating a portion of their proceeds from the event to the organization. Last years event was able to raise $10,000 which is equivalent of $100,000 in food distributed throughout the Garden State and this year they plan on increasing that amount!
As the summer grows late and the trees fill themselves with the last reserves of the deep green chlorophyll of summer, many will hike deep into the mountains of Colorado. They are in search of a hidden treasure that only comes with patience and a little luck. It is the season of mushroom hunting in the mountains.
Before I get too deep into this I would like to clarify: there are some places I have visited in my travels I will not review. The reasons for this will vary from "a review is not appropriate" to "I do not review large chains." This falls to the latter. The Steak 'n Shake restaurant is a fairly sizable chain with over 500 restaurants nation wide and is just getting larger. I recently had the opportunity of going to a Steak 'n Shake for the first time. I was pleasantly surprised.
**Mo Hall is part of the JG blogging team and here's his coverage of the Long Beach Film Festival's main event; Taste On The Beach that took place August 4th at the Allegria Hotel in Long Beach, NY.**
The vacation season is at its peak and people try to make the most of the long sunny days, enjoying outdoor weekend escapes, pool parties, and garden barbecues. However, due to the high temperatures and the tendency to eat out more, this is also the season with the highest food poisoning risk. In order to keep having a pleasant summer time, take into consideration our useful food safety advice:
**Lauren is the founder of Just Grubbin and he decided to preview the Long Beach International Film Festival that's happening August 1st through August 4th**
New Jersey is not usually recognized for having fantastic food. However, it is known as the Garden State and is home to some of the best fresh and luscious foods. Foods such as corn, tomatoes, and peaches have a deep history in New Jersey and are known for having a delightful and juicy taste. This list contains the some of the most popular foods in New Jersey.
Time and time again you walk through that door and you begin your experience. You smell the hot and freshly roasted craving lingering through the air. A whiff of the freshly cooked special of the day becomes mystifying as your soon-to-be friendly face walks by and delivers it to an eager table. Suddenly your ears look to the background chiming of a lineup forming behind you. Phew. You are happy you got in when you did and now it is only a matter of time. Before your senses are indulged. Before your gut is permanently satisfied. Before you savor a taste. This is about to be an experience.