Men Who Cook Aug. 31
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The date printed for the "Men Who Cook" in the Aug. 15 Food Notes was incorrect. The correct date is Aug. 31. The West Virginia Institute for Spirituality presents the event from 7 to 9 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 305 E. St. in South Charleston. The event features tastes of food prepared by men, including Gazette reporter Rick Steelhammer. Tickets are $20 per person, or $35 per couple. All proceeds will go toward reducing the mortgage at the West Virginia Institute for Spirituality offices. Visit wvinstituteforspirituality.org or call 207-256-8624.
Food truck launch
Mission Savvy launches its juice bar and Organic-to-Go mobile food truck from 6 to 9 p.m. today with a block party at 202 Hale St. Fresh organic food and juices from the juice bar will be available. Live music by "Out in the Field" begins at 7 p.m.
The food truck will also be at Live On The Levee Friday. The current menu features vegetable and rice burgers, falafel sandwiches with tzatziki sauce, veggie dogs, marinated tofu, Thai spring rolls and tabouli, herbal waters, fresh juices and iced dandelion lattes.
Tiny labels mean something
Price Look-Up codes (PLUs) are printed on the small stickers attached to fresh produce at the grocery store. These codes are used to make checkout and inventory control easier for the store. They also tell you key pieces of information about the produce, such as how it was grown.
Conventionally grown food can be identified by a four-digit number, such as 4011 for bananas.