Miami-based Tio Gazpacho has entered the New York City market with its high-pressure processed line of organic soup blends. Gourmet Guru is distributing the products to independent grocers such as Brooklyn Harvest Market and Nature's Pantry. The brand has a line extension in the works that could include a watermelon, habanero and cilantro soup, founder Austin Allan said.
Baking cakes is suddenly a big deal in the U.K., with celebrity chefs showcasing their creations and young people praising baking as a "sexy" activity. Gerhard Jenne, founder of Konditor and Cook cake shops, is opening a kitchen offering cake-baking lessons. Recipes are included.
William Mukabane, a CIA graduate, owns Safari DC, the only Kenyan restaurant in Washington, D.C. Barack Obama's grandmother, Sarah Obama, visited with friends and enjoyed a feast that included tilapia, samosas, Kenyan sausages and chapatis.
Consumers are cutting back on organic milk to save money during the economic crunch. The pullback is hurting organic dairy farmers, who find themselves with too much milk and not enough consumers to purchase it.