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Product Launch: New Libby’s Vegetable Pouches Help Deliver Dinner in a Flash



Innovative Microwaveable Pouches Let Time-Crunched Families Bring Hot Vegetables to the Table in Less than 60 Seconds


MARION, N.Y., Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Libby's® Fruits & Vegetables announced today the launch of brand-new Libby's® Vegetable Pouches, which will begin rolling out at retailers across the country. A first for the vegetable market, Libby's® Vegetable Pouches will sit alongside their canned counterparts on the shelf, but cook in less than 60 seconds in their own pouch – no pots or heating containers needed. The result: hot, nutritious vegetables in a flash and more time to enjoy food and family.

"Although most parents know vegetables are healthy, they are served at only 23 percent of dinners[1]. Libby's understands that parents need options for bringing vegetables to the table that they can feel good about and that help preserve important family time," said Bruce Wolcott, Vice President of Marketing for Seneca Foods. "New Libby's® Vegetable Pouches bring farm-fresh goodness to busy families, providing a wholesome addition that cooks quickly and is easy to enjoy together."


Libby's designed these state-of-the-art, lightweight pouches containing Libby's® Vegetables to make preparing and serving hot vegetables more convenient than ever. Libby's® Vegetable Pouches:

  • Come in five family favorites – Sweet Peas, Cut Green Beans, Sliced Carrots, Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and Mixed Vegetables – and are all grown and packed in the United States
  • Stand up straight, are flexible, easy to open and fit nicely into kitchen cabinets, taking up less space
  • Are shelf-stable – no need for refrigeration
  • Can be served hot or cold, by themselves or as the star ingredient in side dishes, appetizers and other recipes

To introduce the new Vegetable Pouches, Libby's is teaming up with Donatella Arpaia, Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur and Head Judge on Food Network's Iron Chef America, to develop exclusive recipes featuring the Vegetable Pouches. Arpaia's recipes will be featured in the Libby's® Digital Recipe Box at www.getbacktothetable.com, among hundreds of others that provide quick and easy ideas for preparing and serving vegetables.

"As a working mom, I know firsthand how tough it can be to get the wholesome goodness of vegetables on the dinner table after a busy day," said Arpaia. "Libby's® Vegetable Pouches are the perfect solution for these time-crunched moments, as they're an easy, quick, healthy and delicious addition to side dishes, main courses and even appetizers. I can't wait to share my new Vegetable Pouches recipes with other busy parents."

About Libby's® Fruits & Vegetables
Libby's®, the nation's second largest brand of canned vegetables, has been a staple on American dinner tables since the 1880s. With 117 product varieties, Libby's offers among the industry's most complete lines of canned fruit and vegetables, including Libby's® Naturals, which contain no added sugar or salt. Since 1983, Libby's® Fruits & Vegetables have been produced and distributed by Marion, N.Y. based Seneca Foods Corporation, an independent, publicly traded, fully integrated food processing company. For more information on Libby's® and Seneca Foods visit www.senecafoods.com. For information on Libby's mission, visit www.getbacktothetable.com, like Libby's on Facebook, or follow @LibbysTable on Twitter or Pinterest.

[1] Wansink B, Shimizu M, and Brumberg A. How vegetables make the meal: their hedonic and heroic impact on perceptions of the meal and of the preparer. Public Health Nutrition. 2016. Available at: http://journals.cambridge.org/download.php?file=%2FPHN%2FPHN16_11%2FS1368980012004673a.pdf&code=2317478727e791c5a8274c4fdfabca59






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Kedgeree for breakfast

Flexible meal times: who says when it’s OK to eat breakfast?

It began with Sunday lunch becoming Sunday dinner and now it's a free-for-all

The traditional Sunday lunch hasn't disappeared; it's just morphed into dinner. Research shows that we're as likely to serve up a roast with the trimmings in the evening, as we are at lunch time. The survey found that while eight out of 10 people still sit down for the time-honoured feast on Sundays, at least half of us are opting to eat it between 4.30pm and 7.30pm, making it Sunday dinner rather than lunch. It makes sense to me – heavy gravy-soaked meals at lunchtime can kybosh your afternoon.

This poll follows recent reports that diners now opt for cups of tea instead of a glass of wine with their meals, and chef and TV judge Peter Sidwell says he's had regulars who order things including fresh salmon fillets with baby gem lettuce and tartar sauce before 9am. Breakfast or lunch. Who can really say? At least Peter's not being judgey: "I'm partial to eating tortilla wraps with chorizo and parmesan at that time myself," he says.

Continue Reading @ Guardian

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14-Year-Old Chef Launching $160-per-Plate Pop-Up Dinner

Looks like preteen hot shot chef Flynn McGarry isn't petering out anytime soon; the now 14-year-old chef (he made national headlines at 13) is reportedly hosting his pop-up restaurant Eureka in Los Angeles' Austrian restaurant Bierbeisl.

McGarry, who has interned under Grant Achatz at Next and at Modernist Cuisine's Food Lab, not to mention Eleven Madison Park under Daniel Humm, launched Eureka in its early stages in his own house. The monthly supper club served 20 guests a tasting menu of "progressive American cuisine," his website says, from eight to 12 courses.

For this upcoming project at Bierbeisl, LAist reports that McGarry will serve up a winter menu of "snacks," eight courses, and desserts from guest pastry chef Josh Graves (Ray's and Stark Bar). The pop-up takes place Jan. 30 with two seatings, one at 7 p.m. and another at 8 p.m., and dinners are $160 a head. It might be a tad bit pricey, but hey, you'll be eating food from a Achatz-Humm-trained chef, who is only the ripe old age of 14. Email diningwithflynninfo@gmail.com for reservations.

Full Article @ TDM

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Christmas Dinner In a Self-Heating Can

If you suck at cooking, are lazy, or plan on spending Christmas in a tent out in the middle of nowhere, say hello to your holiday feast: The HotCan. Thanks to an exothermic reaction caused by opening the can, the contents heat up in about 12 minutes, leaving you with a hot, nutritionally balanced, and reportedly delicious turkey casserole with winter veg, chipolatas, stuffing balls and cranberry jelly.

Pre-order now (release is expected next week).

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