Matthew Baron

The 1938 Pecan Shellers Strike

On January 31, 1938, about 12,000 pecan shellers went on strike. These workers were primarily Hispanic women who came to San Antonio from Mexico to work. Together, they left their jobs to protest poor working conditions and low pay. This became known as the Pecan Shellers Strike in San Antonio, Texas. The strike lasted three […]

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Mexican Pecan Workers After The 1938 Pecan Shellers Strike

Food Service Trends 2024: Raw Food, Mushrooms, Alternative Meat

With the arrival of 2024, the pulse of the food service and restaurant sector is changing to meet the demands of progress. Amid this forward march, two pivotal forces have emerged, reshaping palates and principles. First, embracing raw food ingredients makes it easier for customers with allergies and ethical eating requirements. Second, mushrooms ascend to

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Human Nutritional Needs

Human needs are far more than physical requirements. A distinguished biologist, Dan Jantzen, said human needs are “food, shelter, and sex.” If only it were that simple. Food is the most complicated of the three. What we need from our food is a vast range of nutrients. We also use food to provide feelings of security,

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Fruits and vegetables for human nutritional needs


This is a dish with an unfortunate name but so delicious that it, nevertheless, demands a place in this book. Rapey is any spiced fruit spread. The star of the Rapey recipe is the almighty fig. Figs are one of the oldest documented fruits.  Their cultivation was in Asia Minor as far back as eleven

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Wholesale Calimyrna Figs

Tart De Bry

According to legend, in 774 Charles 1, the future Emperor Charlemagne, stopped in at the Priory of Reuil-en-Brie on his way home from defeating the Lombards. The abbot gave the king a bit of their cheese. He was so impressed that he decided to have two cartloads delivered to his palace in Aachen every year

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