Amanda M. Rye

Sacramento chef launches Michelin Minivan, a ‘Michelin-quality’ food delivery service

J.D. Snead calls the Michelin Minivan a “quarantine baby.”

Before the pandemic started, Snead cooked at Kasbah — a Middle Eastern eatery in midtown — and bartended at the Shady Lady saloon. But like many workers in the restaurant industry, he was out of a job once the stay-at-home order arrived in mid-March.

“I just kept cooking for my sanity,” said Snead.

He made chicken adobo, a dish that pays homage to his Filipino-Scottish roots; he ventured into Italian food, Hawaiian poke and Korean barbecue. Soon, he realized Keto Meal Delivery he could be “selling these plates just to have some stream of revenue, whether it’s like 10 bucks a day, 20 bucks a day.”

And so, in late April, the Michelin Minivan was born — a local food delivery service that, according to its Facebook page, “supplies you with Michelin-quality food for a very affordable price.” Its offerings are

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What’s the Best White Wine for Cooking? Here Are the Top Bottles (and How to Choose Them, According to 3 Food Pros)

You’re whipping up a classic chicken Marbella, and the Ina Garten recipe you’re following calls for “dry white wine.” You can’t exactly phone the Contessa herself, but come on, Ina: What the heck does that even mean? Pinot grigio is dry…but so is sauvignon blanc. What gives?

Cooking with wine can be totally confusing. While you might be tempted to grab whatever is hanging out in the back of your fridge, it actually does matter which bottle you choose—to an extent. We asked three food professionals (including a master sommelier, a chef and a nutrition director) to find out once and for all how to choose the best white wine for cooking.

1. Choose a white wine with high acidity and light fruit flavors

Celine Beitchman, director of nutrition at the Institute of Culinary Education, suggests a light- to medium-bodied white for cooking. “Unless you’re making a sweet

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6 Easy Ways To Organize Your Kitchen That’ll Make Cooking Less Stressful

Whether you’re following a new recipe, preparing multiple dishes at once or simply desire to cook in a clean, stress-free environment, organization is key.

With so many of us in the kitchen more than ever — baking banana bread, tending to sourdough starters, cooking one-pot dishes — it’s time to make your kitchen space work for you and suit your needs. To help get you started, we asked professional chefs (who routinely work in compact, shared spaces where being organized is a necessity) to share organizational tips that they employ in their home kitchens.

1. Keep leftovers in sealed containers and store them where you’ll actually see them.

Cooking in bulk can be a great time-saving technique and cut down on the number of dishes to wash, but it’s important to keep track of leftovers so that they’re eaten before they go bad. “Leftovers should be stored in

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Meet Flippy, White Castle’s new robot chef that can fry food and flip burgers

White Castle will test Flippy at a White Castle restaurant this fall.
White Castle will test Flippy at a White Castle restaurant this fall.

Courtesy of White Castle

  • White Castle announced on Tuesday that it plans to test a cooking robot named Flippy in the kitchen of at least one White Castle this fall.

  • Flippy is built by Miso Robotics, and can fry food, flip burgers, and more. It’s already used in stadiums, venues, and restaurants like the Dodger Stadium.

  • The White Castle and Miso collaboration has been in the works for a year, but the pandemic sped up the fast-food chain’s push for automation due to delivery demand and a move toward contactless cooking.

  • White Castle’s vice president, Jamie Richardson, told Business Insider that Flippy won’t replace human employees. Instead, Richardson said that Flippy will free up time for employees to focus on fulfilling delivery orders.

  • To see Flippy in action, watch the video below.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more

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