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  1. Five threats to US food supply chains Virus outbreaks at food plants Agricultural reliance on guest workers Supply chain mismatches Increased food insecurity Crunch on delivery capacity
  2. RESTAURANT APOCALYPSE: 8 million restaurant workers are now unemployed, as the industry braces for $240 billion in losses
  3. My friend Lloyd makes a lot of kosher charcuterie... https://kosherdosher.blogspot.com/ The basic techniques and rules are the same no matter what meat you're working with. Curing tool here, some background here.
  4. This appears to be the can opener that ATK recommends. It's EXPENSIVE, and the average reviews on Amazon aren't glowing.
  5. I wonder how the take-out/deliver container supply is holding up!?
  6. I finally got tired of turning the air blue* when attempting to open cans. I just ordered and Oxo side opener — Amazon had a coupon. *I actually never get tired of turning the air blue!
  7. Unless there's a drastic turn around very soon. The house-of-cards north American culture is headed for catastrophic crisis. This domino effect will be difficult to reverse once it starts. Nearly every facet of life is at risk of upheaval, not the least of which is food security.
  8. I've seen jellied cranberry sauce and the like labeled upside down. As was said above, it should plop out of the can easier.
  9. Whatever folders suit me. Then whatever sub-folders I may want. Recipes are saved in mostly *.pdf — some *odt (LibreOffice ODF) A partial example..... Modernist BBQ Charcuterie Sausagemaking Cured Meats Cheesmaking Hard Cheeses Soft Cheeses Winemaking Wild Fruit Wines Unique Wines Fermented Foods Fermented Vegetables Milk based ferments Family Recipes Etc. Etc. Etc.
  10. No, I'm not stuck with anything. Purchase, cancellation, & refund policies Google offers 15GB free, and $1.99 per month for 100GB. That's a small price to pay for the extra space and the ability to access files anywhere. Photos CAN be organized (labeled in "info") and then put into albums and, if you wish, downloaded to your PC. When they're downloaded you can open them in any program you wish. You have even more control if you organize them into folders in Google Drive. AND "Thanks to Google's new Backup and Sync application for computers, you can now back up Google photos to your Windows PC or Mac automatically. " Back up photos & videos https://photos.google.com/apps What proof do you have of this? If it does become truth I have everything backed up on four 1 GB drives and in other places. That's a symptom of poor organization. As for back-ups: Back-ups of ANY files is ALWAYS recommended.
  11. Very simple and low-carbohydrate. Country ham and composed salad.
  12. I also convert some old indexes and recipes via optical character recognition. If the text isn't clear prior to OCR I can often improve it greatly with a program called SmillaEnlarger.
  13. I drop recipes into Google Drive and group them in broad general categories before serious organizing. Average 60 to 120 recipes per hour. Videos are downloaded into Google Drive and organized when I get a group of them. I've organized thousands of recipes and several hundred videos. When notes are needed I dictate them via voice recognition. I work on it all when I have extra time.
  14. FWIW-Here's my kitchen PC set-up. A 2008 HP xw4600 Workstation that I paid $100 for about 8 years ago. Easily running free Xubuntu 18.04 Linux. The monitor is a 27" Acer—portrait orientation. One of the nice things about portrait orientation is that I can read an entire recipe from anywhere in the kitchen—zooming if necessary. I keep almost all of my personal recipes organized in Google Drive. I keep 4 copies of ALL my files on 4 separate drives. One copy is at my brother's house—just in case... Shown is a recipe from Escoffier's A Guide to Modern Cookery—1907
  15. I'm currently using 26.1 GB of Google Drive space for my various interests. I do quadruple backups, just in case!
  16. You can search within any specific file in Google Drive. Use keywords in the title of whatever to make searching and sorting easier. Specific ingredients can be found via a general search.
  17. Folders, tags and or labels in Google Drive.
  18. Showcase the saddle and fry the rest.
  19. I'm set for months with necessities. The only thing I'm unfortunately low on is tea. I guess I can order that via Walmart.
  20. For what it's worth, when I'm speed chilling meat before grinding it for sausage I "blast" it on sheet pans in a small chest freezer with a $20 high-velocity fan. It's only takes a few minutes. If I'm doing a double grind a use a Hamilton Beach disher, before chilling, to make balls of appropriate size for my meat grinder. Works a treat!
  21. [Amazon Pantry] "Deliveries may take up to 21 days" Here's a bargain: One can of 14.5 oz. Hunt's Petite Diced Tomatoes, $8.62 In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon Pantry.
  22. Walmart will limit customers and create one-way traffic inside its stores
  23. Thousands of products are out of stock or the price has been jacked up by third party sellers. Amazon Pantry was over-rated before this crisis, unless one is a carbohydrate addict. I had trouble putting together a $35 order before things went to hell! The only Prime things I've ordered recently are avocado oil and some nutritional supplements.
  24. Under location, click on "Central New Jersey."
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