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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Prince George’s County – Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Speaks To Prince George’s County Agribusiness and Agritourism Community



Subject: Prince George’s County – Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Speaks To Prince George’s County Agribusiness and Agritourism Community


I watched this Congressional oversight hearing on C-span and it was very informative. USDA has so many resources that could help Prince George’s County grow its agribusiness and agritourism capacity. The cadre of local food movement residents in the County would do well to go to the offices of the USDA which resides in Washington DC. I suggest going with questions and concrete goals we want to achieve in agribusiness and agritourism. From listening to the hearing, I could swear Secretary Vilsack was speaking directly to many of Prince George’s County’s challenges. He spoke about approaching farming from a business perspective and interjecting innovative ideas and programs to increase interest in agriculture.

 

July 22, 2015: Secretary Tom Vilsack testified at an oversight hearing on Department of Agriculture programs

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Event: Mason Dixon Master Chef Competition 2015 – Semi-Finals
Date: Monday August 10, 2015 6:00 – 9:45 pm
Location: Inn at the Colonnade Baltimore, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
                4 West University Parkway
                Baltimore, Maryland 21218
                410-235-5400
Ticket Info: http://www.masondixonmasterchef.com/schedule-results/match-details.php?match_id=89&match=Semi-Final+One

Prince George’s County – Chef Christ And Sous Chef Elder Lopez Advance To Semi-Finals Of Mason Dixon Master Chef 2015



Subject: Prince George’s County – Chef Christ And Sous Chef Elder Lopez Advance To Semi-Finals Of Mason Dixon Master Chef 2015

Once again Chef Christ and Sous Chef Elder Lopez pull out the win in the "Aphrodisiac" Match 10 and continue representing Prince George’s County chefs and the foodie scene. There were more residents from Prince George’s County supporting these chefs at this match but I still haven’t seen any prominent government or business community representatives rooting on the chefs. 



Video 13_Chef Christ and Sous Chef Elder Lopez Mason Dixon Master Chef 7_21_2015

The next battle will be Monday August 10, 2015 from 6 pm to 9:45 pm. It really is an enjoyable time and the food and drink provided is very tasty. It is especially tasty when Prince George’s County residents come in droves and bond in an effort to pump up our chefs so they will “bring it.” The crowd gets to weigh in on the judging which can make a difference. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $45 for a “Judging Ticket.” Come show your support!

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Event: Mason Dixon Master Chef Competition 2015 – Semi-Finals
Date: Monday August 10, 2015 6:00 – 9:45 pm
Location: Inn at the Colonnade Baltimore, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
                4 West University Parkway
                Baltimore, Maryland 21218
                410-235-5400

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Prince George’s County – Chanel Turner Owner Of Prince George’s County Based FOU-DRE Vodka Speaks With Allison Starling



Subject: Prince George’s County – Chanel Turner Owner Of Prince George’s County Based FOU-DRE Vodka Speaks With Allison Starling


FOU-DRE Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FOUDREVODKA


FOU-DRE on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FOUDREVodka

I try to keep beer, wine, and spirits companies highlighted because so few exist in Prince George’s County. Beer, wine, and spirits go hand-in-hand with restaurants and food. It’s important for residents to know what companies are based in Prince George’s so we can try the product and ultimately support it. If residents like these products, they need to request the product(s) be carried in the beer, wine, and spirits store they support. It’s as simple as the owner of the beer, wine, and spirits store calling their local distributor and ordering it.



Working Women: Chanel Turner creates FOU-DRE Vodka
By Alison Starling

Because craft spirits and local distilleries are on the rise, I would hope that FOU-DRE and other craft spirits companies would partner with Prince George’s County farmers to grow rye, corn, wheat or whatever crop is needed to make the spirit. Chanel Turner pointed out that FOU-DRE is currently distilled in South Carolina. Once they partner with Prince George’s County farmers for the ingredients, they can setup a local distillery. Another option would be to partner with a “spirits entrepreneur” who will setup a distillery and distill multiple brands of local spirits to make it cost effective for startup spirits companies.

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Event: Mason Dixon Master Chef Competition – Match 10
Date: Tuesday July 21, 2015
Location: Inn at the Colonnade Baltimore, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
                4 West University Parkway
                Baltimore, Maryland 21218
                410.235.5400

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Prince George’s County – How To Make A Great Steak In The Kitchen



Subject: Prince George’s County – How To Make A Great Steak In The Kitchen

I saw this How-To video on the eater.com website and thought I should post it. I don’t eat a lot of meat but I LOVE rib eye steak.



How Not to F***Up a Steak

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Event: Mason Dixon Master Chef Competition – Match 10
Date: Tuesday July 21, 2015
Location: Inn at the Colonnade Baltimore, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
                4 West University Parkway
                Baltimore, Maryland 21218
                410.235.5400
Ticket Info: http://www.masondixonmasterchef.com/schedule-results/match-details.php?match_id=86&match=Match+10

Prince George’s County – This Is The Type Of Chef I Want To See In Prince George’s County



Subject: Prince George’s County – This Is The Type Of Chef I Want To See In Prince George’s County




I saw a link on Capital Restaurant Resources Twitter page of a story done by NPR’s Eliza Barclay called “Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigeria Chef Tests Immigration System” It was about self-taught Nigerian chef, Tunde Wey, living and cooking as co-owner of a restaurant in Detroit. 

He got homesick and missed his family in Nigeria so he decided to jump on a Greyhound Bus and travel the country setting up 1 Day Pop-Up Meals in places like Buffalo, Chicago, New Orleans, and DC and selling tickets online at $55 per person for up to 50 people a sitting. Unfortunately, he let his visa expire and Border Patrol agents took him into custody in El Paso, Texas.

The part of this story I like is the fact that he made it happen. He didn’t let the fact that he would have to borrow a restaurant in each new town stop him from having a good time and doing something different. His idea and cooking were so good that celebrity Hawaiian chef Roy Choi was going to let him use his kitchen in Los Angeles and The New York Times' Sam Sifton was going to fly in to test the food.

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Event: Mason Dixon Master Chef Competition – Match 10
Date: Tuesday July 21, 2015
Location: Inn at the Colonnade Baltimore, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
                4 West University Parkway
                Baltimore, Maryland 21218
                410.235.5400
Ticket Info: http://www.masondixonmasterchef.com/schedule-results/match-details.php?match_id=86&match=Match+10
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