Scoop Up 5 Stocks That Tap the Packaged Food Industry Upturn

Packaged food industry is riding the wave of coronavirus as the pandemic massively impacted its consumers’ dietary behaviour. Demand for packaged food and beverages is witnessing a sharp increase as lockdown prompted shoppers to panic buy all packaged food items.

Over the last few years, this consumer-driven industry underwent copious shifts, courtesy of the ever-changing demands of buyers and substantial innovations. Rise of health-conscious consumers dented demand for processed food and fuelled organic food market growth. However, processed food appears to have staged a comeback amid the COVID-19 quarantine. Restaurants unable to open their doors due to social distancing forced consumers to order online and dine at home. Millennials, who are otherwise less brand loyal, are now returning to trusted brands and comfort food. Home-cooked food is now considered safer than junk items. High unemployment rate and restricted travel are also boosting the sales of packaged food. Thus, coronavirus is

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‘Top Chef’ champ on food appropriation, rediscovering L.A.

Bryan Voltaggio, from left, Stephanie Cmar and Melissa King compete in the "Top Chef: All-Stars L.A." finale. <span class="copyright">(Ernesto Ruscio / Bravo)</span>
Bryan Voltaggio, from left, Stephanie Cmar and Melissa King compete in the “Top Chef: All-Stars L.A.” finale. (Ernesto Ruscio / Bravo)

The following story contains spoilers from the season finale of “Top Chef All-Stars: Los Angeles.”

“Top Chef All-Stars: Los Angeles” came to a dramatic conclusion on Thursday night as the remaining three chefs — Bryan Voltaggio, Stephanie Cmar and Melissa King — were tasked with serving a group of international culinary legends in Tuscany, Italy. On the menu? “The best progressive four-course meal of your life,” said host, judge and executive producer Padma Lakshmi.

The Season 17 champion of the Bravo competition series was Melissa King, who paired her Italian techniques and local ingredients with the Chinese flavors of her San Gabriel Valley childhood: char siu glazed octopus with fennel, squash agnolotti with Szechuan chili oil, grilled squab with persimmon, porcini and fermented black bean, and Hong Kong

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Gaby Dalkin of ‘What’s Gaby Cooking’ Just Gave Us an Exclusive Tour of Her Kitchen

Gaby Dalkin is a cookbook author, chef, food and lifestyle writer—and has a very organized kitchen that we can’t wait to share with you.

We caught up with Dalkin to take a look through her pantry, fridge, and countertop smoothie station, and got some intel on her plans for a remodel that will transform her kitchen into her dream What’s Gaby Cooking kitchen. Post-quarantine, Dalkin plans to reimagine the space to include a larger gas range, improved placement and flow of appliances, and a general reconfiguration for her creative process.

Watch the video above for the whole tour, and check out highlights below.

Dalkin, who just released her second cookbook, Eat What You Want ($30, williams-sonoma.com), has plenty of kitchen organization inspiration and tips on must-have pantry and fridge staples.

First up, the pantry: Dalkin currently has a cubby-style pantry that’s organized by ingredient type so she can

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Maryland Woman Loses 15 Pounds During Quarantine Cooking All Meals at Home Using This Service

For the past three months, the coronavirus pandemic has changed life as we knew it. Arguably, one of the places changed most by the virus has been our kitchens. With grocery stores facing supply chain shortages and the majority of restaurants closed or only offering carryout options, we’ve been forced to fend for ourselves and make most of our meals at home. It hasn’t been easy for anyone, but imagine cooking virtually every meal—breakfast, lunch, and dinner—for these past few months without having a dishwasher.

Not only has Lori Dominick, 54, of Green Belt, Maryland, done just that, but she also managed to lose weight in the process, thanks in large part to her Cooking Light Diet meal plans. She hasn’t just been making it work. She’s been thriving.

Lori Dominick
Lori Dominick

“It was always the first thing I looked for”

Dominick found the Cooking Light Diet a little over

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