Couple Starts Cooking Workshops To Raise Money For Adoption
An Upper East Side couple hoping to adopt has come up with a unique way to raise the necessary funds — teaching men how to cook for the women in their lives.
Mat Rosa and Jen Ramos started Pot Pan Knife, a series of themed cooking workshops, in March to help raise money to adopt their first child. The couple, who has been together for 16 years and married for four, has long wanted to start a family, but found that they were unable to have children.
They started looking into adoption about three years ago and learned domestic adoptions can cost upwards of $40,000 due to birth parent counseling, the adoptive parent home study, agency fees and other factors.
“We felt very helpless at first,” Ramos, 40, said of when they first learned of the adoption costs. “It was so much money. We didn’t know if we’d ever be able to raise that.”
Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at New York, New York in Vegas
Competitive eaters from across the region are building their appetites and training their stomachs for New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s 17th annual qualifying event for the 99th Annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, N.Y.
The first stop on this year’s national qualifying tour route is Saturday, April 26 at 3 p.m. on New York-New York’s brand new Strip-side plaza. During the main event, male and female winners will be crowned “Nevada Hot Dog Eating Champions” earning the right to represent Las Vegas in the July 4 finals. A special employee contest along with a “Heroes” competition for charity will begin at 1 p.m.
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Literary Food Magazine in New York: Put An Egg On It
Put A Egg On It is always looking for writing, photography and drawings by people who love food.
We’re interested in essays and art that document the culture and community surrounding eating and cooking; work that explores the historic, artistic and metaphysical qualities of food.
We’re always looking for proposals for these regular features:
• Short pieces on a classic, regional food product: a loved packaged food item that is as much about time and place as it is about flavor.
• Photo essays of a dinner party: An interesting meal shared by friends and/or family.
• An illustration of a favorite childhood food memory for the back cover
• Food and Cooking related poetry
Illustrators and photographers should send links to their portfolios; Writers should email a pdf or link to samples along with their propsal to email@example.com
Please note: Put A Egg On It does not do product or restaurant reviews.
TECHmunch New York Is Coming Back On May 20th
TECHmunch, the food blogger conference sweeping North America, is returning to NYC to serve up tasty strategies for food blogger success! This year’s TECHmunch conference will inspire food bloggers of every level and provide the ingredients you need to succeed and pursue your passion.
Who should attend? Bloggers of every level – from hobbyists to media conglomerates and everything in between as well as Brands, PR and Marketing Pros that want to connect and form partnerships with bloggers (mostly lifestyle, food and wine).
America’s Test Kitchen has an on-call expert to help explain and solve the mysteries of the kitchen. Meet Guy Crosby the Food Science Guy. http://bit.ly/1kKxA61
Easter Candy Statistics By The National Confectioners Association
From The National Confectioners Association
Nearly 83% of parents plan to include candy and chocolate in their Easter baskets this year. Other popular items in the basket include non-edibles, like crayons and stuffed animals (73%).
· About 66% prefer chocolate bunnies over hallow ones.
· Cherry is the most popular jelly bean flavor (24%)
· Brand names influence 71% of American’s candy purchases
Maple bacon, Dixie Donuts, Richmond
Hospital Gingerbread- Soldiers Fighting For Food
Gingerbread was a favorite when it was available, and a comfort food often offered to wounded soldiers in field hospitals. One diary entry of a Civil War nurse described how, after spending the day bathing and bandaging soldiers wounds, she found a sutler’s stand and bought a supply of gingerbread which she called “a singular food for sick men.”
However, Mrs. Levins pointed out, the conflict’s food history “was not all about goodness and light. During the war the four items that caused the most food-related fights within the ranks were bread, meat, apples and pickles. Documents record that soldiers were court martialed, beaten almost to death, and even shot over apples as they went foraging. These were desperate times when large numbers of men often lived just this side of starvation for long periods of time.”
Credit To: http://historiccamdencounty.com/ccnews112.shtml
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There’s a artisan popsicle business here in Atlanta called “King of Pops”. I guess someone is being funny with “King of Poops”.