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Real Moments: Coffee with Cam (3 min read)

Real Moments: Coffee with Cam (3 min read)

Posted by Cal Virgilio on Mar 1st 2022

Many of my favorite memories are connected to food. Making 40 blueberry pies with my mother for my wedding reception, celebrating my 21st birthday at Peter Luger steakhouse in Brooklyn, NY, and the outdoor dinners we'd have on vacation in Martha's Vineyard when I was younger. Food can be delicious, but what’s more important is the context it’s enjoyed. The moments we connect to food last so much longer than its effect on our palette.Whether it’s a major life event or an afternoon b
Real Ingredients: You Had Me at Wilbur Chocolate (5 Min Read)

Real Ingredients: You Had Me at Wilbur Chocolate (5 Min Read)

Posted by Ellie C. on Feb 10th 2022

Granola Factory uses only real, quality ingredients that are familiar and widely available. If an ingredient isn’t easily accessible to our customers, it shouldn’t be in the food we make. We source from partners who share this commitment and authenticity to their craft. To us, it’s not just about quality ingredients, but also the best quality brand of that ingredient. Although I grew up in a household that placed a strong emphasis on health, I never really thought about what I was putting
Real Artisanry: Chop 'til you Drop (5 Min Read)

Real Artisanry: Chop 'til you Drop (5 Min Read)

Posted by Cal Virgilio on Feb 9th 2022

When you search the word "artisan" online, you'll find definitions that include, "worker in a skilled trade especially one that involves making things by hand" or, "person skilled in a utilitarian art, trade, or craft, especially one requiring manual skill." Point being--real artisanry requires being hands-on. A way of work that was once common is now rare in the automation generation. Big business has put efficiency first, quality second, in a race for market share and profit margins. &nbs
​Top 5 Places to Grab Dinner in Philadelphia According to a Foodie

​Top 5 Places to Grab Dinner in Philadelphia According to a Foodie

Posted by Ellie C. on Jan 12th 2022

Growing up in a family that encouraged trying new things and having a well-rounded diet, I developed a love for food that would eventually become my career. Upon deciding on a major at Saint Joseph’s University, I knew there was no better fit than a degree in Food Marketing. Living in Philadelphia for 6 years has provided me with a diverse array of restaurant experiences and I hope you get the chance to enjoy some of my favorite dinner spots in the City of Brotherly Love.ZahavAbout four y
​2022 Goals: Get More Protein In Your Diet

​2022 Goals: Get More Protein In Your Diet

Posted by Calvin Virgilio on Dec 30th 2021

It’s something I realized I wasn’t doing about two months ago. I spent this whole year focusing on fitness and had seen some results, but I had plateaued in my improvement. After talking with registered dietician sister-in-law, she told me I needed to eat more calories and get more protein.Calories are a measure of energy, and protein is a macronutrient essential to building muscle. The more energy your body expels in a day, the more calories and protein you need to build it back up. As I wa