West Coast Gets Its First Original SoupMan Kiosk in Fisherman Wharf

It seems like the expansion plans of Sebastian Ramettafor the renowned brand Original SoupMan are already underway. The fact that Original SoupMan opened up its first kiosk on West Coast at Fisherman’s Wharf, is definitely a great start to the expansion plans which intend to take the number of kiosks operating across America and Canada to 1000. Among the dignitaries present at the grand opening ceremony was the great baseball legend Reggie Jackson, who is also a strategic investor in the company.

There had been much speculation about the opening of the first Original SoupMan restaurant in San Francisco, especially after it was announced that the venture would be carried out in collaboration with Lloyd Sugarman and Matt Johnson. The two gentlemen have been associated with the Original SoupMan franchise for some time now and have also been partners in one of the 15 Johnny Rockets restaurants owned by Mr. Sugarman.

The opening of the Original SoupMan restaurant at Fisherman’s Wharf is being considered by many as a significant milestone in the expansion and growth of their favorite national and international soup brand. Given the fact that San Francisco is amongst the top 10 tourists’ destinations, of America, the presence of an Original SoupMan restaurant in the area is surely going to bring in great rewards in terms of a greater number of patrons from diverse nations and cultures.

The latest Original SoupMan restaurant will offer all the lip smacking soups that have become its trademark including Jambalaya, Lobster Bisque, Crab Bisque, Mulligatawny and Chicken Vegetable. Moreover, the patrons will also be able to treat themselves to a deli menu that would include the wide variety of signature sandwiches inspired by New-York gourmet. And since Sebastian Rametta ensures that only fresh meat and soups prepared on a daily basis are served to the guests at Original SoupMan, they can rest assured about having a healthy meal at one of the most reputable soup brand outlets.

Facedrink – Taste Friendship With The Social Energy Drink

Finally, just what everyone wanted–a drinkable version of their choice social network. Taste the unwanted event invitations from people you barely know. Quench the insatiable need to “like” a few status updates. Figure out what sort of flavor a website is really supposed to have. There are really only a few things known about Facedrink. Facedrink apparently “Gives You Social Energy” to maintain your real social interactions the way you would manage your Facebook wall.

This is what Facedrink(not affiliated to social networking site facebook) is saying but do you believe. Facedrink is nothing like the other energy drinks, boasting some crazy outcomes. Facedrink not only claims to be tasting to those buds on your tongue, the manufacturer of the drink say that Facedrink will boost your social skills, allow you to confront that boss you’re so afraid of, all the while in keeping your energy level at a high rate. Facedrink is hailed as “thesocial energy drink” and claims to be the first non-Alcoholic Social Drink. I can’t argue the veracity of its claims because it says so on the product page. Apparently, judging by the promotional material available, a certain Barry Moustapha is the entrepreneur behind Facedrink.

The new pick-me-up is a blend of natural tropical flavors with taurine, guarana and 140 mg of caffeine. According to Moustapha the result of this formula is a unique and tasty way to get several hours of crash-free energy boost to help get you through the day. Facedrink is delivered in a 2.5 ounce bottle with a blue package color and font that looks like it may go well after all those hours spent on the world’s most popular social media site.

The energy drink with its vague promise of fruity flavor seems to only be available online. Through its official website and Amazon, the drinks are sold by the six pack for $18, making a single bottle $3. It’s a little on the expensive side for something drawfed by a Monster can, but it looks like Facedrink fans will be paying for the experience. Facedrink, however, has noofficial connection to Facebook, meaning these will likely be in limited supply after Facebook lawyers get involved. A word to the wise, if you’re inclined to jump on this ephemeral bandwagon, best jump on quickly. Undoubtedly, once Zuckerberg and his cadre of $10,000 an hour attorneys catch wind of Facedrink, alas it will quickly be no more.

Manufacturers of Facedrink are saying that their drink will improve your social skills – Have you tried this drink and if so, what if any positive changes have you noticed?

Homemade Potato Soup – Hearty And Satisfying

Potato soup is hearty, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food at its finest. Paired with a simple salad and some crusty bread, it’s a filling and delicious meal that will keep you feeling satisfied for hours.

One of the keys to sublime potato soup is starting with the right ingredients. While any potato can be used in soup, waxy varieties like Yukons or red potatoes are the best choice because they hold their shape well and won’t fall apart while cooking, which starchy varieties like Russets often do.

Many potato soup recipes are very rich, with lots of butter and whole milk, cream, or half-and-half. These ingredients add great flavor and body but unfortunately they boost the calorie count as well. If you’re watching your weight, try substituting low-fat evaporated milk for whole milk or cream, or substitute low-fat broth for half of the milk or cream. You’ll reduce the calories without giving up any of the flavor or creamy texture.

Add-Ins For Color, Flavor, and Flair Potato soup purists will agree that the classic creamy white soup is a thing of beauty on its own, but some simple additions can deliver extra nutrients and eye-appeal. One of the best things about potato soup is its adaptability, so experiment with whatever you have on hand. A handful of canned or frozen mixed vegetables, some shredded carrots, or a cup of frozen peas or some chopped broccoli florets (fresh or frozen) are all good add-ins that both look and taste great. Leftover chicken, turkey, or ham, diced and stirred into the soup during the final cooking period, add protien to the dish.

Here are two variations of classic potato soup, both of which are easy enough for a beginner cook and delicious enough to make an expert chef proud.

Couldn’t-Be-Easier Potato Soup – 1 can cream of chicken soup – 1 can cream of onion soup – 1 can evaporated milk – 2 tablespoons butter – 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

Put peeled, cubed potatoes in a saucepan with just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, until the potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork. Remove from heat but do not drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients, return to heat and continue to cook for 15 to 20 more minutes.

Old Fashioned From-Scratch Potato Soup – 3 tablespoons of butter – 3 tablespoons of flour – 3 cups of milk – 1-1/2 teaspoons of salt – salt and pepper to taste – 6 to 8 medium potatoes – 1/2 onion, diced

Peel potatoes and cut into small cubes. Put in large saucepan with enough water to cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender. Drain and set aside.

Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in saucepan. Add onions and saute over low heat. When onions are soft and translucent but not browned, add flour and stir well to form a paste. When flour is completely incorporated, slowly add milk, stirring constantly. Cook over medium low heat, stirring frequently, until sauce starts to thicken. Add potatoes and seasonings. Continue to cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes.

Heat and Serve Soups From Original SoupMan Combining Taste And Nutrition

In the modern times, the concept of instant meals that are ready to eat is fast catching up with people who rarely find time to cook a proper meal and relish its aroma and taste during the preparation. With almost all types of foods and meals available in ready to eat packing, it is surely not surprising that the packaged food industry in providing new avenues for profitable business to major players in the food the food service industry. And since Seb Ramettais well known for his ability to recognize a profitable venture, it is also not surprising that he introduced the Original SoupMan’s heat-n-serve soups in the market as far back as 2005.

There is no doubt about the fact that Original SoupMan offers some of the most delicious and original soups from across the globe, without compromising in any manner with either their original ingredients or the methods of preparation. That is why the soups offered by this internationally renowned brand are so unique in taste and retain all the healthy qualities that soups are meant to contain. And now with the availability of heat-n-serve soups, even instant food lovers can get that great taste with a perfect combination of health and nutrition that has been the trademark of Original SoupMan for past several years.

Consistency and quality are the two values that have greatly contributed towards the enormous success of Original SoupMan. While, it is not uncommon for patrons visiting one of the numerous Original SoupMan kiosks to become addicted to the great taste of the soups, the same holds equally true for people purchasing the brand’s heat-n-serve soups across the counter. The rich aroma of the soups in itself is enough to stimulate the taste buds of people. The packed soups offered by Original SoupMan are free from any artificial tastes or flavors, a trend followed by most other popular instant soup brands.

The Gourmet Cowboy Attacks Your Hunger

Gourmet Cowboy would seem to be an oxymoron, that is until you take a look at “The Gourmet Cowboy” by Bob Kinford. But then perhaps he is an oxymoron himself. Kinford has been a cowboy’s cowboy for most of his fifty-five years. Until meeting his wife Catie, eight years ago, he has spent most of his adult life working on remote ranches, taking care of cattle and training horses.

Kinford’s newest book, The Gourmet Cowboy (Cowboy style gourmet Cuisine) is a collection of over 90 recipes he has cooked on ranches across the west. Living miles from the nearest paved road, he did not have the convenience of stopping by a restaurant after twelve hours in the saddle so he had to cook for himself. His recipes are simple enough for a new bride, yet have a gourmet flair which would be the envy of any cooking show star. One great example is Smokey Shrimp Bisque:

20 Med shrimp10 cloves garlic1/2 C finely grated Muenster Cheese1 pt cream6 cherry tomatoes3 green onions2T olive oil1 t Fresh finely chopped basil1t fresh, finely chopped Rosemary

Clean and peel shrimp. Peel garlic. Grill garlic and shrimp for 3 minutes (preferably over charcoal,not gas). Cut cherry tomatoes into fourths. Chop green onion into inch long pieces. Saut�’ tomatoes, onion, Basil and Rosemary in olive oil over medium heat for three minutes, stirring cream and slowly stir in cheese. Raise heat to medium high. Once cream begins to boil, reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally until cream begins to thicken. Add shrimp and garlic. Simmerfor 2 minutes.

Serves 4.

You can’t accuse this recipe of being a typical cowboy recipe anymore than you can accuse “The Gourmet Cowboy” of being a typical cowboy can view more recipes from this unique book ath and taking advantage of the Amazon “Search INside” feature.