The Foobooz Weekly Digest

Following the recipe recommended by the WHO, several distilleries in the Philadelphia area have started making hand sanitizer to meet the need of healthcare providers.

Courtesy of Tamworth Distillery

We’re now in Week 3 of Philadelphia’s coronavirus response.  We’re doing our best to keep you up-to-date with all the food news you need as the city changes in response to the crisis. Here’s what you need to know.

Tamworth Distilling, Bluebird Distilling, Boardroom Spirits, Revivalist Gin, and Faber Liquors have all pivoted to producing hand sanitizer, in response to the recipe recommended by the World Health Organization. If you’re interesting in buying hand sanitizer in support of these efforts to offer resources to hospitals and doctors’ offices, head to Art in the Age, where you can purchase sanitizer from Faber and Tamworth’s. Boardroom’s sanitizer is available for pick-up at their Lansdale distillery, and you’ll receive a free container with any liquor delivery. Bluebird is donating all of their sanitizer to hospitals and doctor’s offices, as is Revivalist.


Last week, Alex published a piece reminding us that this crisis isn’t easy for Philly’s big restaurant groups, either.

A simple recipe to help turn all those cans of black beans into dinner, from Jose Garces.

Plus, even more home cooking advice from some of our favorite chefs.

Feel-good Philly food stories, as an antidote to the madness.

Off Foobooz

Delivery workers for Instacart and Amazon are going on strike today to demand hazard pay, sick leave and warehouse cleanings.

From Food & Wine Pro, everything restaurants need to know about talking to their landlords.

The three year-round farmers markets from the Food Trust will remain open during COVID-19.

Where to find free, nutritious food in Philly during COVID-19.

A very useful guide to how to clean your groceries when you get home from the store.

All of us, just out here baking to calm our nerves.

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