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Petition to get Hasbro to Feature Boys on Easy-Bake Oven Packaging

McKenna Pope’s little brother loves to cook. She was surprised when she walked in on him “cooking” tortillas on top of his lamp’s light bulb.  Obviously, this is not very safe. So he asked Santa for his very own Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven, made by Hasbro. McKenna found it appalling that boys are not featured in packaging or promotional materials for Easy Bake Ovens, and the oven only comes in pink and purple, ostensibly targeting girls.

So McKenna started a petition at Change.org to get Hasbro to feature boys on the packaging. There are many talented and successful male culinary geniuses, like Gordon Ramsey, Mario Batali, Emeril, Bobby Flay, etc., but Hasbro continues to market that girls are the only ones who should be in the kitchen.

Join McKenna and sign the petition to get Hasbro to feature males on the packaging and in promotional materials for the Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven, as well as offering the product in non-gender specific colours.

[via Change.org]

 

December 12, 2012 | By | Reply More

The Startup Chef Shares Recipes from Technology Founders and Funders


What does the founder of the most popular blogging platform on the internet make for breakfast? What type of creative pastry do Randi Zuckerberg and her sister Donna whip up for their family during the holidays? These recipes and more are featured in a charitable new cookbook, The Startup Chef, released Friday. Containing personal recipes and stories from over 7o technology founders, writers, investors and more.

The book is available as an e-book or PDF from Leanpub. There’s a suggested donation of $20 for the book and a minimum of $10. Proceeds are going toward helping hunger-fighting charities No Hungry Kid and the Hurricane Sandy inspired Rockaway Plate Lunch Project.

The Startup Chef is the brainchild of ABC News product executive Maya Baratz and Hunter Walk, head of YouTube for Good. The editors only started planning the book a month and a half ago.

The book will be continuously updated as Leanpub allows for digital changes post-publishing. If you would like a recipe considered for future inclusion you can submit it here (via a Google Doc form). The books’ editors also hope to see a print edition one day.

[via Mashable]

 

December 7, 2012 | By | Reply More

Alexander Keith’s Birthday Festival – October 5 2012

Alexander Keith’s Birthday Festival took place this past Friday at the Brickworks in Toronto. Fans of the beer and foodies came out to celebrate Alexander Keith’s 217 birthday at the sold-out event. Although there was a little bit of rain, it didn’t put a damper the celebratory vibe.

Of course, there was plenty of Alexander Keith’s beer on hand, with both their India Pale Ale and their Red Amber Ale available. They were also showcasing their Alexander Keith’s Original Cider, served in official Keith’s Cider glassware. There were plenty of non-alcoholic options as well. Paired with the beverages was a diverse range of offerings from local food trucks and pop ups.

Here are some of the food highlights from the night:

Gourmet Gringos

Gourmet Gringos, a latin themed food truck/pop-up, were dishing up a variety of taco options; pork cochinita, pork carnitas, chicken, and mole short ribs. Below are their beer battered mahi mahi fish tacos with cabbage slaw and fresh guacamole.

Neptuno Oysters

The Neptuno gang was kept busy shucking New Brunswick French Kiss oysters. The sustainably-grown oysters (from Canadian farms) were served on ice with lemon, and topped with a variety of condiments including horseradish, cocktail sauce,  red wine vinaigrette, and their signature hot sauce.


Babi&Co & Dobro Jesti

Babi & Co. is a pop-up specializing in Indonesian street food. Their menu featured pork satays, pork belly on a bun, corn fritters and mie kuah kacang (below left), with cold noodles, veggies and ricecakes tossed in peanut sauce. Dobro Jesti, a food truck focused on hot, wholesome, European food, was on the flip side of the spectrum with their schnitzel themed menu. The Kraut (below right), featured their chicken schnitzel with sauerkraut and mustard. It paired well with their butternut squash soup and risotto balls.

Some of the other food vendors included the omnipresent Rock Lobster, serving up their famed lobster rolls. Fidel Gastro was kept busy dishing out his Sgt. Slather and other extremo sandwiches throughout the night. Bonfire Catering had their wood oven pizza. Caplansky’s Deli Truck was serving up plenty of their smoked meat sandwiches. Stuft Gourmet Sausages, a newcomer to the local food truck scene had an interesting offering with their thanksgiving themed “Creole Turducken” (consisting of turkey, duck, and chicken seasoned in authentic creole spices). The Turkducken was a big draw of the night, as was their Thai Chicken Sausage. Pretty Sweet was there with their cupcakes for all those with a sweet tooth.

Aside from the excellent food and drinks, there were musical performances by Matt Mays and special guest Dwayne Gretzky. Attendees had a great time taking pictures in the photo booth. There was a games corner where players had the opportunity to play games and guess trivia questions with Keith’s girls. Game winners were awarded with a special edition Keith’s mug. There was also an engraving station as well as complimentary glassware, with the signature Keith’s Original Cider glass being given away throughout the night.

Additional Keith’s birthday celebrations were also held in Halifax, Montreal, Vancouver and many other Canadian cities. For more information on Keith’s visit: Keiths.ca

Happy Birthday Alexander!

October 8, 2012 | By | Reply More

KEO Confiserie at the Toronto Underground Market (TUM) – September 2012

KEO Confiserie makes artisanal candies with the best ingredients they can find. Their current focus is on French confections, specifically caramels. They use recipes and techniques that they perfected while working in the top restaurants and patisseries of France.

October 3, 2012 | By | Reply More

Alexander Keith’s Birthday Festival – Toronto – October 5th 2012

On October 5th, gather your friends and join Alexander Keith’s for a night of incredible food crafted by local chefs, live music and unforgettable experiences at the Brick Works.  Tickets are $10 and include complimentary shuttle service, entrance to the festival, access to see Matt Mays (with special guest Dwayne Gretzky) perform live and a host of other made to share experiences.

Some of the city’s best chefs and food trucks will be in attendance selling dishes crafted to pair with Keith’s. Food prices are capped at $5.00 so that customers can enjoy a variety of food vendors.  Vendors include: Rock Lobster, Neptuno Oysters, Pretty SweetFidel Gastros, Dobro Jesti, Bonfire Catering, Caplansky’s Deli Truck, Gourmet Gringos, Babi&Co and Stuft Gourmet Sausages.

They will also be offering a free dessert cooked with Keith’s, as well as personalized glassware engraving with complimentary glassware give-a-ways throughout the night. For a chance to win more swag, Challenge a Keith’s girl to some east coast games.

Tickets are available at alexanderkeithsbirthdaytoronto-en.eventbrite.ca. Get yours today as they are limited and are going fast!

Additional Keith’s birthday celebrations are being held in Halifax, Montreal, Vancouver and many other Canadian cities. Visit keiths.ca/birthday for additional details.

September 28, 2012 | By | Reply More