Creative beer recipes hit the road in Halls home brewer’s food truck

“I have always had an obsession with good food, exploring new flavors and trying new places,” said Jesse Thompson, owner of Food, Fire & Ferment food truck. “I cooked at home, but never thought of making it a career.”

Six or seven years ago, Thompson said, his wife bought him a homebrewing kit, and he started brewing his own beer.

“I totally nerded out on it. I started kegging it, buying more kegerators and having parties,” he said. “I had nine beers on tap at home. The byproducts were being wasted, that was how cooking with beer started. I beer brined a turkey and smoked it for Christmas and was hooked.”

Thompson took an experimental approach to brewing. “I was making fruit beers with fresh blackberries, a chipotle quarter beer that people still talk about,” he said. “I added food ingredients to beer and then went full circle baking with

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‘This Can’t be Legal’: Uber Eats driver questions food cooked in a home kitchen

‘Ghost kitchens’ concern delivery drivers, customers

CHICAGO — Online food deliveries have exploded during the pandemic. But when you make your order, do you really know who’s cooking your food?

WGN Investigates uncovered a case where a delivery driver said he picked up meals that were prepared in the kitchen of a suburban apartment.

WGN Investigates is identifying the driver only by his first name; Kurt.

“I was thinking this can’t be legal,” he said.

Kurt informed his customers and the Cook County Department of Public Health. The kitchen was ordered to close.

“I was worried someone was going to get sick from the food,” he said.

City and county officials said they have not been

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‘This Can’t be Legal:’ Uber Eats driver questions food cooked in a home kitchen

‘Ghost kitchens’ concern delivery drivers, customers

CHICAGO — Online food deliveries have exploded during the pandemic. But when you make your order, do you really know who’s cooking your food?

WGN Investigates uncovered a case where a delivery driver said he picked up meals that were prepared in the kitchen of a suburban apartment.

WGN Investigates is identifying the driver only by his first name; Kurt.

“I was thinking this can’t be legal,” he said.

Kurt informed his customers and the Cook County Department of Public Health. The kitchen was ordered to close.

“I was worried someone was going to get sick from the food,” he said.

City and county officials said they have not been

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Downtown Houma to be home to Cast-Iron Cook-off and Crawl this weekend

Clear your schedule this Saturday for the return of the Houma Rotary Cast Iron Cook-off and Crawl. 

The club’s third annual cook-off is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. in Houma’s Courthouse Square.

More than 30 teams will compete, serving whatever dish they’d like, as long as it’s cooked in cast-iron cookware. Some anticipated dishes include End of the Trail Sauce Piquante, Cajun poboys, Bananas Foster, grillades and grits, chili, fish tacos and jambalaya.

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Local band Beep Beep & The Jeeps will perform live, and children can enjoy Frank and Tammy’s Magic Show.

Katie Portier, a Houma Rotary board member, said the cook-off is the community service group’s biggest fundraiser. It was canceled in 2021 because of the COVID pandemic, and Portier believes the return of events like the cook-off is important for the community to regain

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