TRENDSETTERS TASTEMAKERS: From executives to artisans, these inspiring Atlantans are shaping the city's future - and it's looking bright.
Throw a Do-Nothing Dinner Party - Haven’t you always wanted to be that host who makes it all look effortless? Lucky for you, some popular cook-at-home meal-delivery services are sending out party-ready kits built to feed a crowd. Ingredients arrive already portioned, and most recipes are doable in under an hour. Atlanta-based PeachDish collaborates with Southern chefs on the meals it delivers nationwide. Try Kevin Clark’s Comfy Chicken ($150 for up to 12 people, https://www.peachdish.com), a bounty of fried chicken, buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy.
Food delivery services have quickly become the latest ecommerce trend, with a range of national companies for Atlanta metro-area consumers to choose from. Big names on the scene include Blue Apron—which might be priming for an IPO—and HelloFresh, which has reportedly raised more than $360 million in funding. Their large scale plans are all about serving the masses, without a personal, local touch. That's where several local companies come in, offering meal kits and foodie subscription boxes—with an emphasis on what makes the Peach State special.
The Christiane Chronicles: Meal delivery services turn haste into waste: There are ready-to-cook meals in Atlanta that cut down from the waste of New York-based companies such as Blue Apron.
PeachDish has a fresh and wholesome taste for good reason: all the Southern-infused recipes you’ll receive in your box each week are created by classically trained chefs. With the ease of pre-measured and incredibly organized ingredients, you might even forget you’re in your own kitchen — not at a 5-star restaurant.
MEALS VIA WHEELS: Meal delivery services are reinventing the way we think about meal planning. Now it's easier than ever to stick to dietary restrictions or whip up a gourmet, chef-inspired meal in record time. Creative, prepared and pre-prepped meals are a smart choice for working couples, singles and busy families who crave variety but don't have the time or energy to invest in finding recipes and cooking everyday. These balanced meals, with options that please a variety of palates, are delivered straight to your door and are ready to heat or to assemble.
Which meal-kit delivery service is right for you? Comparing Blue Apron, Hello Fresh and 8 more: Home-delivered meal-kits are all the rage right now with more than a dozen companies offering diverse menus and pricing options.
Serving Up Georgia, FRESHNESS - PeachDish adds Georgia flavor to the meal-kit industry: In 2013, Atlanta native Hadi Irvani combined his business background in e-commerce with his love for cooking and sharing a good meal with family and friends to start PeachDish – a meal-kit subscription service. In 2014, Judith Winfrey joined Irvani as a business partner and helped to shape the direction of the product, focusing on delivering food fresh from farms – Georgia- and Southern-grown ingredients – to customers along with recipes for meals they can prepare themselves. Customers receive a different meal kit each week with recipes, cooking instructions and the ingredients to prepare each meal. One of the first people she called to help her steer the business was Chef Seth Freedman.
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and Phipps Plaza have collaborated to host the eighth annual Luxury Living Show. Showcasing the latest luxury products and trends from around the world, the show has become an Atlanta favorite. The 2017 exhibit will feature the DREAM KITCHEN, DREAM BATH and OUTDOOR LIVING DISPLAY, on view all month at Monarch Court.
Diabetes Meal-Delivery Services - Imagine cooking a meal that not only tastes good, but also is easy to make. The food is already in your refrigerator, the ingredients are premeasured, simple directions are provided, and your nutritional needs are met without too many excess calories.
The Ultimate Guide To The Best Meal Kit Delivery Services: Meal kit delivery services are reinventing the dinner ritual a very good way. Working couples, singles, and busy families who care about eating fresh, home-cooked meals are flocking to the concept of freshly prepped meal-in-a-box and the market is lighting up with a flurry of new offerings. For this story I only tested national delivery services: Plated, Blue Apron, PeachDish, Chef’D, Purple Carrot, HelloFresh, Terra’s Kitchen and the newest, Home Chef–to be added next week.
5 Foodie gifts for Mother’s Day - Mums the word. If your mom is the apple of your eye, here are a few foodie gifts to spice things up. From a coffee delivered to her door to chocolate, each gift is a way to show her some love.
Mother's Day gifts mom will be sure to love: MACON, Ga.-- Just in time for Mother's Day, Atlanta based food blogger Erica Key joined the WGXA Morning News team on Wednesday to share a few must have Mother's Day gift items which every mom will be sure to love. Key says it's all about making sure you get a head start on finding gifts, while not being afraid to step outside of the box and enlist the help of the number of Georgia based companies who have the practical gifts moms can really use.
Make Mom's Day Special with these Mother's Day Treats: Southern-inspired and Atlanta-based, PeachDish meal kit company is offering boxes with delicious Mother's Day inspired meals. During the week of Mother's Day, customers can choose from 10 different options, including Fish en Papillote with Citrus, Tomato & Olive Salad, Filet Mignon with Mushroom-Green Peppercorn Cream Sauce over Pasta, and Kathleen McDaniel's Flourless Chocolate Cake with Cinnamon-Spiced Whipped Cream.
Find a farmers market in your 'hood: Spring has sprung and Atlanta is ripe with farmers serving up fresh, locally grown produce and products. So why not bypass Kroger and buy straight from the source? If you're looking for a real farmer's market in your 'hood, check out these excellent options.
2017 MyFitnessPal Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Mom is the best. She dutifully cleaned up your childhood messes, patiently dealt with the oh-so-difficult teenage years and is always there for a heartfelt phone call from across the country. So when Mother’s Day rolls around each year, it’s time to show her some major appreciation and treat her to the gifts she’s always wanted — or never knew she wanted.
These Atlanta services deliver groceries for a healthy meal right to your door - If you enjoy cooking but dread grocery shopping and searching your fridge and pantry for ingredients, a couple of Atlanta-based services will deliver all the pre-measured ingredients you need to create a healthy meal. The companies use many locally sourced ingredients and offer some vegetarian options, and you'll also be able to enjoy dishes created by local chefs:
Delicious Delivered to Your Door: As food production evolves, so does food shopping, and it's something the food animal industry should keep on its radar. Food meal delivery is reaching new heights and having groceries delivered to the doorstep is becoming popular. Especially among members of the Millennial generation, the option to have ready-to-make meals delivered to their door is a huge benefit. Companies like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh! and Peach Dish bring exactly measured ingredients, as well as recipes, into the homes of Americans. But what’s the appeal?
20 Gift Ideas For People Who Have Everything: We all have that one friend who is impossible to shop for. Seemingly, they have every possible luxury and doodad and gadget. Every time you think you've thought of something super creative and special to get them, you find out they already have it — what's worse, they've had it for a while and already have multiples. Sometimes it seems like there are no decent gift ideas for people who already have everything.
It’s Dinner At Your Doorstep: Eating better is on everyone’s agenda when a new year rolls around. Healthier choices for ourselves and our families are no doubt a top priority. If there were an affordable way to achieve this while also saving time, you’d be on board in a heartbeat, right? Let’s take a look at some of the meal plans that may have caught your attention recently to see if they provide the solution you’re seeking. We wanted to try a few firsthand to save you the hassle and headache of researching and sampling them on your own.
7 Meal Services Perfect for Newlyweds: After the stress of planning a wedding and then indulging in the celebratory wining and dining of a well-deserved honeymoon, newlyweds are often ready to hit the reset button on their daily diets. But coming back to piles of work and unanswered emails can make it challenging to whip up a healthy, wholesome meal on the spot. With tons of meal kit delivery options to choose from, here are seven that either spark inspiration in the kitchen, or do a lot of the work for you.
How Meal-Kit Companies Prepped for Thousands of Thanksgiving Meals This Week: Those without the time to plan or shop for their daily dinners have found a friend in the $1.5 billion meal kit industry. Massive boxes of ingredients with step-by-step instructions help both the busy and the inexperienced get home-cooked food on the table every night.
5 Startup Categories That Made Great Leaps Forward in 2016: Every year thousands of people found startups in hopes of creating the next big thing. Only a handful of these companies succeed long term, but certain industries do stand out for their higher success rates. Whether they aim to make lazy millennials’ lives easier or bring technology to a product area that sorely needs it, startups in these five fields made great leaps forward throughout 2016:
19 Gifts For Your Brother That Will Make You Seem Like The Leslie Knope Of Gift Giving During The 2016 Holidays: So, it's the holidays, you're feeling in the giving spirit, and you want to get your brother a super solid gift this year. You want to make him feel loved, and maybe most importantly, you want him to be impressed with your gift-giving skills because in the past, he's probably grown to expect the basic bottle of booze or necktie you found on sale. So, this year, put a little more thought into your gift giving game. Show your brother that you're Leslie Knope level of gift-giving now, and you know how to be thoughtful and selfless. Maybe it'll encourage him to up his game, too!
THANKSGIVING IN ATLANTA - Where to find Turkey Day fixings in Atlanta: During the week of Thanksgiving, PeachDish offers boxes with all the ingredients and recipes needed to make a classic holiday meal at home. Starting at $60 and available in 4-serving increments, each refrigerated box includes fresh ingredients and recipes for classic dishes such as pecan and apple dressing, roasted root vegetables with sage, creamed Brussels sprouts and biscuits. Add-ons include a pasteurized, organic Turkey from Organic Prarie, a cured and smoked ham from Riverview Farms and apple crisp with vanilla cream.
Can’t cook? Here are 7 creative ways to do Thanksgiving: Don't like to cook? You're not alone. - Americans are dining out in record numbers but when it comes to the holidays what's a culinary-skills-challenged host to do? The defrosting, seasoning, cooking, plating serving-- and the inevitable piles of dishes-- while all a part of tradition just make the Thanksgiving holiday more stressful.
Thanksgiving 2016: Where to take out and dine in: What and where to eat on Thanksgiving - It’s that time of year again. When shelves are empty and all the good produce is gone because you put off Thanksgiving grocery shopping. Don’t get caught up. Consider ordering in or dining out at these local Atlanta restaurants. Be sure to call ahead to check availability and remember to tip generously: Most prices do not include gratuity.
9 Secret Healthy Cooking Habits of Top Nutrition Pros - How many times have you broken out the almond butter to snack on a spoonful (or…err…two) while you searched your fridge trying to find something for dinner? Yet you always seem to shut the door feeling uninspired and still so hungry? Us too.
Make Ormsby's chef's recipe for cacio e pepe using in-season spaghetti squash - Jeff Anthony of The Family Farmer farms on 43 acres with a Stockbridge address but just over the line in Rockdale County. He and partner Rodney Gabriel farmed on leased land in Kennesaw for two years, and this is their first year on their new property.
Where to eat on Thanksgiving in Atlanta this year (and get turkey to go) - For many, it’s their biggest meal of the year. Where will you eat on Thanksgiving Day? Check out these top-notch options.
Why Cooking Together Could be the Best Thing for Your Relationship - Maybe it’s because my boyfriend and I are fast-approaching 30, and going out “hard” is something we now take a hard pass on, or maybe it’s because we live in one of the most expensive cities in the world, but either way, eating out—and even ordering in—doesn’t have the same appeal that it once did. Sure, we do our share of restaurant eating and Indian takeout on the couch, but the habit’s gone from nearly nightly to once or twice a week. And it’s the same for a lot of my friends. I know it’s a healthier choice than eating out, and probably saves me some money, too, but ultimately, the best part is having a built-in hour-long cooking date with my boyfriend in the middle of a hectic week.
Make Ormsby's chef's recipe for cacio e pepe using in-season spaghetti squash: Jeff Anthony of The Family Farmer farms on 43 acres with a Stockbridge address but just over the line in Rockdale County. He and partner Rodney Gabriel farmed on leased land in Kennesaw for two years, and this is their first year on their new property. Anthony firmly believes in growing two things – what the market demands and what the market would find interesting. He began growing collards because his Marietta Square Farmers Market customers wanted to know when he would have collard greens at market. It turned out they also wanted to know when he would be selling spaghetti squash.
The Best Meal Kits: They’re cropping up everywhere—but which really deliver? Real Simple staffers ordered and cooked from 15 national services to find out.
Buckhead bash to get city slickers Back on the Farm: Celebrating its fourth year at the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead will host its fourth annual Back on the Farm Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. The fundraiser has become one of the community’s most popular fall social events. It will benefit the Smith Family Farm located on the center’s campus. Chaired by chef, stylist and photographer Angie Mosier, this year’s event will for the first time feature a team of 11 chefs led by executive chef Todd Richards, the 2013 James Beard Awards semifinalist for Best Chef Southeast, with an emphasis on farm-fresh foods.
How I Used Meal Kits to Throw a Weeknight Dinner Party: Hosting dinner parties is one of my favorite ways to spend time and catch up with friends. And while I love whiling away a Saturday prepping for the evening, I also love a more casual gathering on a weeknight. But after a long day at work, it can be tough to squeeze in the time to get everything together before dinner guests arrive. As meal kits like Blue Apron and Plated are designed to streamline dinner at home on such nights, I decided to see how I could use them to my advantage to pull off a small weeknight dinner party.
Serving Up Georgia Freshness: In 2013, Atlanta native Hadi Irvani combined his business background in e-commerce with his love for cooking and sharing a good meal with family and friends to start PeachDish – a meal-kit subscription service. In 2014, Judith Winfrey joined Irvani as a business partner and helped to shape the direction of the product, focusing on delivering food fresh from farms – Georgia- and Southern-grown ingredients – to customers along with recipes for meals they can prepare themselves. Customers receive a different meal kit each week with recipes, cooking instructions and the ingredients to prepare each meal. One of the first people she called to help her steer the business was Chef Seth Freedman.
Meal kits put to the test: Most of us are looking for ways to make our dinner routines easier, healthier and more delicious. Can a weekly box of ingredients and recipes do that? It depends on what you’re looking for. For those who loathe meal planning and grocery shopping, a meal kit subscription can ease that burden. For those learning to cook, the easy-to-follow recipe instructions and included spices make even exotic dishes approachable.
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE BEST MEAL KIT DELIVERY SERVICES: Meal kit delivery services are reinventing the dinner ritual a very good way. Working couples, singles, and busy families who care about eating fresh, home-cooked meals are flocking to the concept of a freshly prepped meal-in-a-box and the market is lighting up with a flurry of new offerings. For this story I only tested national delivery services: Plated, Blue Apron, PeachDish, Chef’D, Purple Carrot, HelloFresh, Terra’s Kitchen and the newest, Home Chef–to be added next week.
Heard it through the grapevine: When I was a kid, I thought muscadines and scuppernongs were the most annoying of grapes. They had thick leathery hulls. The seeds were incredibly stubborn and hard to extract from the pulp. Compared to the pristine seedless grapes readily available at the grocery store, the Southern natives that grew in the wild were tough and unruly: hard-scrabble country bumpkins that looked like they needed a good scrubbing.
Why Cooking Together Could be the Best Thing for Your Relationship: Maybe it’s because my boyfriend and I are fast-approaching 30, and going out “hard” is something we now take a hard pass on, or maybe it’s because we live in one of the most expensive cities in the world, but either way, eating out—and even ordering in—doesn’t have the same appeal that it once did. Sure, we do our share of restaurant eating and Indian takeout on the couch, but the habit’s gone from nearly nightly to once or twice a week. And it’s the same for a lot of my friends. I know it’s a healthier choice than eating out, and probably saves me some money, too, but ultimately, the best part is having a built-in hour-long cooking date with my boyfriend in the middle of a hectic week.
HelloFresh, Blue Apron, Munchery: Which meal-delivery service is best for you? - With daily schedules becoming busier every day, it seems that the simple act of shopping and preparing food for dinner is becoming harder to squeeze in. Now, a new “meal category” has emerged that has the potential to meet consumer needs and change the way we shop and eat: meal-delivery plans. These meal-delivery services provide all of the components of a complete meal with step-by-step instructions — delivered right to your doorstep.
THE 10 BEST FROM-SCRATCH BOXED FOOD DELIVERY SERVICES - One of the very best cooking ideas of today is literally out-of-the-box. Let's face it: parsley, leafy greens, and avocado are all awesome to cook with on Day One, but before you know it, they end up brown and unappetizing in the back of your fridge. Now factor in a busy lifestyle, Whole Foods' salad bar, Trader Joe's frozen food section, your corner Chinese restaurant's killer General Tso chicken, and about a million other distractions that get in the way of actually whipping up a meal from scratch. Is it any wonder food waste and unhealthy grab-and-go meals are still the norm?
Meal Delivery Services: You’ve Got to be Kitting Me! - Meal kit delivery services are great for consumer convenience and health. But their supply chain complexity can cause plenty of heartburn. Busy families, working couples, and singles who want to eat home-cooked meals but don't have the time to plan and shop are flocking to meal and meal kit delivery services. Consumers who subscribe to these services typically receive a shipment of fresh, prepared ingredients for one or several meals, along with the corresponding recipes, once a week. As the sector continues to grow, so does the supply chain flexibility and agility meal kit delivery services demand.
A Dallasite Tests Recipe Delivery Services - From Blue Apron to Plated, we cooked them all so you don’t have to. We’ve been hearing buzz about boxed food deliveries for a while now, and we can’t deny the appeal of fresh, perfectly-portioned ingredients and recipes arriving right at our front door. It has the lazy appeal of Favor, but with the added bonus of fresh-cooked flavor, so we decided to try a few of the more popular brands ourselves. Here, we dish out the details.
4 Hours at Ford Fry's Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival: An afternoon at a food festival centered around the tomato - Unlike a lot of food festivals with well-known chefs, Attack of the Killer Tomato is extremely friendly. “Everyone seems like they’re really enjoying themselves. Most of these events feel a bit too foodie,” says Chef Meherwan Irani, who owns a line of Indian street food restaurants in Georgia and North Carolina. “This one feels like a party,”
Taste test: We try out meal delivery services Blue Apron, HelloFresh and PeachDish:- After her dog woke her in the middle of the night, Susan Brady couldn't get back to sleep. So she turned on the TV to catch a few episodes of "MasterChef.'' That little tutorial would come in handy later in the day, when she opened her kitchen to The Fayetteville Observer's Sunday Life crew to help us test three companies that promise to deliver fresh ingredients to your home for complete gourmet meals.
20-Somethings Are Obsessed With THIS Dinner Shortcut: These days, you can get just about anythingdelivered. And since it's becoming more popular to cook health-conscious meals at home, typical takeout is being crowded out by weeklong meal-subscription delivery boxes that come right to our front doors. We're talking about fresh ingredients, picked for us, and prepackaged with recipes tailored to our specific dining preferences. Hey, this sounds pretty damn convenient.
We Tried Every Health Food Delivery Service, Here Are Our Favorites: We all know that weeknight hunger struggle. After a long day of work, the last thing we want to do is spend an hour washing and cutting produce and then using our imagination to complete a recipe once we realize we only have a quarter of the ingredients. But with a long week ahead, the second to last thing we want to do is order mediocre delivery or spend a lot of money going out to eat. Because of this dilemma, many nights end with us eating crap from our freezers or cereal for dinner. Or worse, we cave in and use Seamless, tacking on orders of honey cakes and seasoned fries to meet the delivery requirement. Then we’re stuffed, bloated, and destined to have bizarre sodium dreams and wake up feeling lethargic and off-balance.
5 Locally-Focused Meal-Kit Delivery Vendors: Nothing tastes like home cooking, but finding recipes, buying ingredients, and whipping everything together takes more time and energy than many millennials want to spend in the kitchen. Enter meal-kit delivery services, a segment of the food market that’s expected to grow to between $3 and $5 billion over the next decade. Companies deliver individually wrapped ingredients, along with plain-simple recipes, to their customers’ doors for a premium price. Local growers and food purveyors are getting in on the action, too, by partnering with meal-kit vendors and forming mutually beneficial relationships.
Cooking by numbers! The nation has gone gaga for meal kits, but can they REALLY sustain a healthy diet? FEMAIL finds out by putting the delivered sets to the test, living on them for a whole week:
Meals by Mail: Which Meal Kit Delivery Service is right for you? - Cooking dinner at least four times a week is standard procedure in my home, but I’m getting bored with the same old recipes and so is my family. We end up eating the same thing over and over. That is why a Meal Kit Delivery Service seemed intriguing to me…but are they worth the price? An investigation was needed.
Use in-season beans to make this 'blended burger' from PeachDish: PeachDish’s Beef & Mushroom ‘Blended Burger’ with Spicy Snap Beans - Seth Freedman, culinary director for PeachDish, shares this recipe for a dish that will be available through the PeachDish website through midnight July 31. The first week, he put this dish on the menu, he ordered 150 pounds of Rag & Frass’ bush beans to have enough for all his customers.
At Your Service: Meal-delivery services are booming. Here’s what operators need to know about this new crop of competitors. - When it comes to foodservice competitors, the limited-service restaurant industry has generally been in a class of its own. While convenience stores and nontraditional outlets like retail stores increasingly offer fresh food on the go, the threat has so far been minimal to quick serves and fast casuals that specialize in serving fast, delicious food.
Your Ultimate Guide to All Those Meal-Kit Delivery Services: Choose from four Southern-inspired recipes and receive a box of the ingredients needed to make them. You get dishes like seared chicken, cucumber-peach salad, and buttered barley. Ingredients hail from the South too. Each week PeachDish customers will have at least eight dishes to choose from (with three vegetarian options). Four of these dishes change weekly, while the other four change seasonally. The company offers these popular seasonal dishes to give customers consistent options each week.
Boxed Meal Kits: Ready, Set, Cook: You may have heard of Blue Apron, one of the first boxed meal kits to address a common complaint: Not enough time to plan, shop, and prepare a home-cooked meal. In four years, the company transformed from a tiny start up to a $2 billion giant. Since then, many new companies with different culinary philosophies have joined the market. In fact, Amazon announced this month that they too will enter the game.
10 Easy Techniques Used Successfully by the World’s Healthiest, Busiest People: GET HEALTHY DELIVERY - Healthy ready-to-cook meals can save you the hassle and headache of trying to grab something healthy from the store (or a restaurant) after a long day at the office. If you know you’re days are running long, schedule deliveries of healthy options like a steak salad with chicory and curried chickpeas, salmon cakes with beet salad or cheesy pork enchiladas with avocado. All you need is salt, pepper and olive oil to whip up these 30-minute or less meals.
Local Gift Ideas for Dad: FOR THE MEAT-AND-POTATOES-DAD: PEACHDISH With nationwide delivery, PeachDish is an Atlanta-based meal kit company celebrating the freshest ingredients with Southern-inspired recipes. They deliver a refrigerated box to your doorstep with ingredients and instructions to cook dinner at home.
5 BEST MEAL-KIT DELIVERY SERVICES: Planning a dinner menu for the week then having to go grocery shopping for the ingredients can get tiring and stressful. Especially after an exhausting day at work! These 5 meal-kit delivery companies will get rid of all that stress, deliver fresh ingredients right to your doorstep, and help you prepare delicious feasts.
DINNER IS SHIPPED: From Blue Apron to Plated, the definitive ranking of meals delivered in boxes - The most unsexy, onerous, absurdly challenging task I face on a daily basis is figuring out how to put food in my body. This isn’t college — grilled cheese every night isn’t fine. This isn’t elementary school — the government doesn’t make sure my lunch hits all the big food groups. It’s ridiculous how much time and effort and planning goes into the one chore I really can’t skip.
bestbites: Seasonal Spotlight - Vidalia Onion
The Food Industry Is the Next Frontier for Startups - Technology is forcing established industries to transform and re-imagine how they can remain relevant. Uber and Lyft, using easy mobile apps, have dealt a blow to the taxi industry; Airbnb is disrupting the hospitality industry; and e-learning is threatening traditional educational models. One industry that has lagged behind is food. That is changing, and the “institutionalized” methods of food production and consumption need to be prepared for the disrupters.
Peach Dish Review & Coupon – PeachDish is a fresh food/dinner kit subscription, sending the ingredients and recipes for 2 meals for 2 people to your house each week for $50. They are now using UPS 2 day delivery.
Meals by Mail: Dinner Delivered to Your Door: Even the greatest home cooks sometimes run out of time to grocery shop. These meal delivery services can help. They do the shopping for you and it shows up on your doorstep, just minus the chef.
Food News, Health News, Markets, US Features Meal Kit Industry Taps Into Our Desire for Culinary Adventure - Americans have more food choices today than ever before, and a new industry is capitalizing on this cultural shift by offering those who are willing to cook at home easy access to all the culinary world has to offer. With restaurants offering authentic cuisine (and fusion mashups) from every culture, a proliferation of specialty stores, and online grocery shopping having made even the most obscure foods readily accessible, it can be difficult to figure out where to start.
Treat your mom to her favorite Atlanta meal this Mother's Day - We hope we're not the telling you something you don't already know, but Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 8. Your mom does so much for you, so why not treat her to a day or a night out on the town? Whether she craves beignets or loves bubbly beverages, we have just the thing for you to do on her special day.
The Future of Food According to Silicon Valley Is Bleak - Last month, a $700 smart juicer called Juicero made headlines. “The Keurig for juice,” news outlets crowed. The way it worked was a Silicon Valley techie’s dream. Buy the juicer. Buy the I.V.-like packs of pulverized fruit and vegetables (retail cost: between $4 and $10 each, available for purchase via smartphone app). Insert a pack into the sleek device. Press a button (make sure your Internet’s working, though—Juicero is Wi-Fi enabled).
AMAZON JUMPS ON THE MEAL KIT BANDWAGON - Amazon is expanding their AmazonFresh service and jumping on the ever-growing meal kit delivery bandwagon. It will not however, have the same catchy ring as a Blue Apron or a Plated. The new service will be in partnership with Tyson Foods and will reportedly be named Tyson Taste Makers.
INTRODUCING PEACHDISH AT @HOMEWOODSUITES - A few weeks ago, I was invited along with a few other Atlanta area bloggers to come check out a local Homewood Suites by Hilton in our area. At Homewood Suites by Hilton, they are now offering PeachDish meal kits that are delivered right to your room. So when you check in, you have everything you need to start cooking a delicious meal.
A FULL PLATE - What’s cooking with PeachDish founder Hadi Irvani? PeachDish staffers converge each Thursday in the Buckhead home of company founder Hadi Irvani (center) to perfect and photograph upcoming meal kits. The pantry in Hadi Irvani’s stylish Buckhead home is so well stocked and organized, it would make Martha Stewart blush—which isn’t surprising, considering that so much of the 33-yearold’s life revolves around food.
2 Atlanta food writers win James Beard awards - Two Atlanta writers went home with big honors at the 2016 James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards, held Tuesday in New York.
8 gifts mom will love for Mother's Day - Mom's the word. Whether your mom wants to paint the town red with fashion, enjoy a girlfriend's getaway (you can go too!) or slip into something soft, this Mother's Day gift guide offers your eight amazing gift options to treat her royally.
How to Choose a Meal Delivery Service - Meal delivery services are huge these days – it seems like every week I read of a new one starting up.Whether you are trying to eat healthier, lose weight, or follow a particular diet like gluten-free or vegan, there is a meal delivery service to fit your needs. There are pros and cons to each, and the prices can vary considerably. Some deliver ingredients and recipes that you cook yourself; others prepare the meal for you. What do these services have in common? They allow you to have a healthy, balanced meal, no grocery shopping required.
Study Finds People Think Robots Will Replace Humans at Many Jobs, Just Not Their Own -- Start Up Your Day Roundup: Food and lodging - Guests at extended stay property Homewood Suites can now get discounted meals from meal kit delivery company PeachDish, according to Skift.
It's dinner. But is it cooking? - If you drew up a list of people likely to hate home-delivered meal kits like Blue Apron, Sara Moulton would be on it. She is one of the nation’s most enduring recipe writers and cooking teachers, a former food stylist for Julia Child and a dean of food television and magazines in her own right, whose new book is called “Home Cooking 101.”
Our Trendy Visit to the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Downtown Dallas and Our Healthy Home Cooked Dinner with PeachDish - We recently visited the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Downtown Dallas for a Staycation. This urban hotel is located in the heart of trendy shops and attractions such as the Perot Museum. We enjoyed a busy afternoon of shopping and site seeing followed by a home cooked meal in our room thanks to the trendy Peach Dish meal kits that are available at Homewood Suites by Hilton.
The Best Home Delivery Meal Kits - Some people consider home-delivery meal kits—aka pre-packaged ingredients that come with recipes to transform them into gourmet-style meals—to be a fad, but it’s increasingly clear that the companies creating them are only gaining steam. Though we may have been initially skeptical of the value proposition behind these kits, we now love them as an occasional supplement to our regularly scheduled meal planning and cooking, as chef training for novice cooks or as a cheat for dinner party hosting. Here is a breakdown of the top of the crop, so you can pick the best meal kit for your dining and entertaining needs.
Meal Kit Economics Revisited - There is an excellent new article in the New York Times on the burgeoning meal kit industry that is worth reading. It brought to mind my recent post where I argued that meal kits belong on a their own platform, with something like Amazon or Etsy for meal kits, rather than going direct to consumer. This article doesn’t come out and say that, but there is a lot of great confirmatory evidence.
MY PEACH DISH EXPERIENCE: Hi friends. Happy Tuesday. Hope you all survived Monday. I did. Barely. Thankfully, some Monday hot yoga and a long, unintentional nap after dinner seemed to be a good cure. My stomach has been a little twisty with my marathon being Saturday so I’m trying to keep my head clear. I’ve never been super in to yoga or meditation so I’m all ears for advice on how to fight this anxiety!
FRESH, LOCAL FOOD DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR - PeachDish delivers fresh, locally sourced meal kits with a Southern flare to your doorstep. Classically trained chefs create quick, easy-to-make dishes perfect for busy weeknights.
Getting the Lay of the Meal Delivery Service Land - At first, there was nothing. And by nothing, I mean that the closest thing to a "meal delivery service" was contained in takeout menus and, later, in Seamless. It was the alternative to cooking, rather than a stepping stone towards it.
HOME COOKED MEALS IN YOUR HOTEL ROOM - Recently, I got to have a nice little staycation here in Atlanta with my husband. We enjoyed our stay to it’s fullest potential, maybe a little too much. We got to see a friend play and walked around Midtown Atlanta until the wee hours. But what was really cool was the home cooked meal we enjoyed right in our hotel room.
Home-delivered meal kits: It’s dinner, but is it cooking? - Ingredients are packaged in exact proportions, ready to be chopped or sautéed according to well-illustrated recipe cards. In less than an hour, even a mediocre cook with salt, pepper and cooking oil can produce an Instagram-worthy meal.
5 THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT MYSELF WHILE HAVING A STAY-CATION: Sometimes, it’s nice to have a little staycation. A night away from your house and out of your neighborhood. A few weeks ago, I did just that. I stayed at Homewood Suites by Hilton, an extended stay hotel with a fully equipped kitchen. I asked a friend to come and have a little staycation with me and to enjoy a PeachDish meal kit service, too. Because, friends and food go pretty well together!
THE BIG LIST OF MEAL DELIVERY OPTIONS — WITH REVIEWS AND COUPON CODES! I’ve been trying to lose weight, eat better and show my daughter what a healthy meal really looks like so when all of the meal delivery boxes started popping up everywhere they peaked my interest. But how do you know which one’s the right one for your dietary needs and lifestyle, how much it costs and if they’ll deliver to you? I spent two months reviewing some of the biggest meal subscription box companies covering the United States and beyond to research just how helpful these boxes are, what they cost and if the food is really something that can be done by anyone entering the kitchen. Whether you’re looking for a way to get healthy meals while on vacation at an Airbnb, you’re moving soon or you simply can’t wrap your mind around meal planning and grocery shopping, you’ll want to keep reading for this honest look at what these boxes are really like (and some promo codes for trials)!
Get It, Got It, Good: 16 Grocery and DIY Dinner Services: Grocery shopping, with it’s long lines and crowded aisles, can be a drag (where’d they move the almond butter this time?). Lucky for us, the process of physically going to the supermarket is totally optional. The fastest growing and parent-friendliest way to shop for food nowadays is through one of the many grocery delivery sites cropping up. Click through to discover some of our favorites for stocking up on fresh meals. You can thank us after dinner.
10 Healthy Meal Delivery Services: Who says healthy food can't come in a package? Find out which meal delivery service is right for you with this list from Well + Good. We’ve got the details on 10 companies that deliver healthy meals (listed alphabetically). What’s for dinner? It’s a perennial question. For some, it’s an excuse to dig into the newest cookbooks or blogs for inspiration. But for those of us who hate grocery shopping, don’t feel comfortable with our cooking skills, or have zero time to plan (let alone cook!), the question causes a fair bit of anxiety and stress.
Last Call at H. Harper Station: Judith Winfrey and Joe Reynolds run Love is Love Farm and were married in H. Harper. She is President of PeachDish, Co-Founder of Wholesome Wave Georgia, Co-Founder of Community Farmers Markets, and Governor Emeritus of Slow Food USA.
Guests Test Homewood’s Home-Cooked Meals: In an attempt to further enhance its extended-stay program, Homewood Suites by Hilton recently launched a pilot project with new partner PeachDish, a meal kit delivery service. Through the “Home Cooked Meals” program, guests at Dallas and Atlanta properties will have the opportunity to use PeachDish’s service at a reduced rate and receive pre-portioned ingredients to cook meals in their suite’s fully-equipped kitchen.
Run Oregon Test Kitchen: PeachDish Food Box
10 MEAL SERVICES THAT ACTUALLY DELIVER HEALTHY FOODS - What’s for dinner? It’s a perennial question. For some, it’s an excuse to dig into the newest cookbooks or blogs for inspiration. But for those of us who hate grocery shopping, don’t feel comfortable with our cooking skills, or have zero time to plan (let alone cook!), the question causes a fair bit of anxiety and stress.
I Tried the Meal Kits from PeachDish and Here's What I Thought - PeachDish is a meal kit delivery service offering Southern-infused seasonally inspired recipes to cook at home. There are eight different meals offered each week (four meat/fish and four vegetarian).
Hilton partners with Peach Dish for ‘ready meal' service - Guests staying at the Hilton's Homewood Suites can now order pre-portioned meal kits so that they can prepare home-cooked meals while on holiday.
AT HOMEWOOD SUITES, MEALS TO COOK - For its new “Home Cooked Meals” program, Homewood Suites by Hilton is partnering with the meal kit delivery service PeachDish to give its guests a 20 percent discount off the service; guests who order will receive pre-portioned ingredients to prepare meals in their suite’s kitchen.
Online subscription plans deliver meals to your door - Cooking dinner can be such a pain sometimes. Mostly because it requires a trip to the grocery store, which isn't the most fun place on earth to unwind after a tough day at work. From endless circling of packed parking lots to high prices and crowded aisles, to always, always, getting stuck in the slowest self checkout lane, a trip to the DMV could be less frustrating.
Southern Supper Subscriptions: Peach Dish's Ingredient and Recipe Kits are Perfect For Couples - There are clearly lots of meal delivery kits and subscription offerings out there, but what's unique about Peach Dish is the fact that it is largely inspired by Southern culinary creations.
PeachDish makes cooking fun and easy: Cooking dinner can be a challenge figuring out what to plan for the week’s meals. What makes it even more challenging is realizing you don’t have the right ingredients necessary to make your favorite dish. PeachDish removes all of the problems of cooking by delivering meal kits directly to your door complete with all of the ingredients needed to create the perfect meal.
AN ADVENTURE IN A BOX, THAT’S WHAT PEACH DISH IS! - This week we are cooking up some delicious meals from PeachDish for our “date nights.” Described “as an adventure in a box,” PeachDish helps you prepare mouth-watering and fulfilling home cooked meals for two. When you order a PeachDish box, you are sent recipe cards and ALL the ingredients for 2 dinners . All you have to do is make the time to prepare the food!
Homewood Suites Unveils PeachDish's Meal Kit Delivery Service - Homewood Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton Worldwide has partnered with PeachDish, a meal kit delivery service. Through its "Home Cooked Meals" program, Homewood Suites will offer guests discounted access to PeachDish's service which will deliver pre-portioned ingredients to prepare meals for guests to cook in their suite's kitchen. The discount will be approximately 20%. The program will first be introduced in Atlanta and Dallas during a three-month pilot program from March to June.