Dallas Market’s Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards now open for entries

Will Kreznick

DALLAS – The Dallas Market Center is now accepting entries for its Dallas Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards, to be held during the Total Home & Gift Market, June 23-29. In addition, Gourmet Catalog is planning its 2021 GC Member Conference during the market, which will celebrate GC’s 40th anniversary.

Food entries are judged on taste, originality and packaging. Participation is limited to current Dallas Market Center exhibitors in permanent showrooms or temporary space for next month’s market. Participants may enter one product per category in up to two categories, and the entry fee is $50 per entry or

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Uncle Ben’s is now Ben’s Original: Rebranded rice hits stores

Will Kreznick

Next time you visit the rice aisle at your local supermarket, you might notice that one of the products you’re used to seeing looks a little bit different.

The brand formerly known as Uncle Ben’s just relaunched with a new name — Ben’s Original — and new packaging, and the company’s products are already showing up in stores across the country.

Mars Food, the parent company of Ben’s Original, made the announcement on Wednesday and shared photos of the sleek new packaging, which includes the new brand name and a familiar orange background/navy blue font.

Noticeably absent is the photo

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Photos and Food Inside Chattahoochee Food Works Food Hall Now Open in Northwest Atlanta

Will Kreznick

The first set of restaurant stalls have opened for business inside the much-anticipated Chattahoochee Food Works, the latest addition to the growing collection of food halls now found in and around Atlanta. The sprawling 31-stall market and test kitchen in the city’s Underwood Hills neighborhood is a collaboration between celebrity chef and Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern and Robert Montwaid — the man behind Gansevoort Market in New York City.

Zimmern and Montwaid see the market as a snapshot of the Atlanta food scene, with stalls featuring everything from brick-oven pizzas, decadent cookies, ramen, and Southern and soul food twists

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Costco Is Now Offering Two-Day Delivery On These Food Items

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Eat This, Not That!

5 Everyday Habits That Might Lead to a Heart Attack, Say Doctors

Many factors can raise our risk for a heart attack, from family history to certain diseases. But the most significant are everyday behaviors that are directly within our control, says Elena Ghiaur, MD, a primary care physician with Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. “The most important factors that impact us day-to-day are smoking, lack of exercise, the diet choices that we make, and obesity,” she says. Unfortunately, like many physicians, Ghiaur has seen stress and isolation from the pandemic cause too many patients

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Uncle Ben’s rice is now ‘Ben’s Original’ and available on store shelves in new package

Will Kreznick

The rice is still in the familiar orange package but it looks a little different and has a new name.

Mars Food last year said it would change the package for its Uncle Ben’s brand rice after it was criticized for using racially insensitive stereotypes.

The rebranding to Ben’s Original also removed the picture of a Black man from the package.

Today, Mars Food said the new packages are now available at retailers nationwide.

“The new packaging is the brand’s next step in its ambition to create a more inclusive future while maintaining its commitment to producing the world’s best

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