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Restaurant Mask Drama

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 hours ago

" . . . While guests are allowed to remove their masks at their tables to eat and drink, they're required to wear facial coverings upon entrance, while waiting for seating and when moving around th...

Chinese restaurants impacted by Coronavirus...

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by gutreactions 5 months ago

Here in NYC metro, officials are asking patrons to come back to Chinatown. There is a dramatic decline in business due to the Coronavirus epidemic. Officials say it is safe to eat here locally. How...

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Tofu Goes Mainstream in America Thanks to Big Meat’s Covid Crisis

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 days ago

" . . . Where once tofu only had 5% penetration in grocery stores, Toscano said his retailers are seeing numbers rise dramatically. Kroger, which has almost 2,800 supermarket locations across the U...

Bon Appetit Mag, Epicurious shakeup

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by mushroomaffairs 28 days ago

I would have never had guessed the turmoil some of the staff had to put up with including the more visible chefs on their youtube channel. I really liked watching Sohla and she called for Adam Rap...

Time spent eating and drinking

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"..French men and women spend over two hours a day (2 hours and 13 minutes) eating and drinking, double the time spent by Americans (1 hour and 2 minutes), the quickest eaters and drinkers in the O...

What's a cooking show without any food?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

" . . . The health of farmworkers is at risk. If there are more outbreaks on farms, there might not be enough healthy people to pick food. Just imagine a world where viral cooking shows didn't h...

Toilet paper roll cakes save Finland bakery from closing

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

" . . . Bakery owner Sanna Lampinen said business turned around when photos of her toilet paper roll cakes went viral on social media, leading to hundreds of new orders. Lampinen said the increa...

Epicurious: A Reading List for Learning about Race and Food

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

In the aftermath of the racial turmoil and shake-up at Bon Appetit https://www.chowhound.com/post/bon-appetit-mag-epicurious-shakeup-1092159 , Epicurious has released this reading list. It's been ...

Phantom Gourmet's future and a replacement

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by Good_kind_of_fat 24 days ago

It looks like this show is toast. I can't see it surviving even if Dave were to remove himself, he's caused too much damage for the brand to recover (IMO). While the show certainly has faults t...

Linking restaurant spending and new cases of coronavirus

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 days ago

• JPMorgan analyzed data from 30 million Chase cardholders and Johns Hopkins University’s case tracker and found that higher restaurant spending in a state predicted a rise in new infections the...

Playlists from your favorite restaurants

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 days ago

Reservation service Tock is promoting Spotify playlists from favorite restaurants to accompany take-out meals at home that you can order via the site. Linked is the one for San Francisco, other cit...

Restaurants struggle with delivery fees during lockdown

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by tre2012 30 days ago

As Diners Flock to Delivery Apps, Restaurants Fear for Their Future While the apps say they are saving them in the pandemic, many restaurateurs say the opposite. NY Times June 9, 2020 (excerpt...

PBS FREAK OUT - Joanne Weir. Come on, PBS- you can do better.

Mr Taster
by Mr Taster 7 years ago

Am I the only one freaked out by this lady? The format is that she "teaches" a student how to cook. Here's a few of the big problems I have with her. 1. She speaks to her adult students ...

New season Top Chef - also Tournament of Champions

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by SeaEagle 4 months ago

Well, call me silly, but I still look forward to Top Chef. This promises to be an interesting crew, with retuning “all-stars” and the usual stellar array of judges. Los Angeles is the set, a...

COVID-19 Pandemic Transforms the Way We Shop, Eat and Think About Food, According to IFIC’s 2020 Food & Health Survey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 28 days ago

"COVID-19 has also upended almost every aspect of our daily lives, not the least of which includes our eating and food-purchasing habits. Among the 85% who have made any change, the biggest—far and...

Restaurant Critics Not Writing Dine-in Reviews

exit2lef
by exit2lef 1 month ago

I've noticed some dining critics writing essays in which they proclaim that they will not resume reviewing restaurants based on on-site dining, even as restaurants reopen their dining rooms in many...

Oakland farmers band together to help feed frontline protesters amid demonstration

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . but then Burns decided to post the campaign on Instagram to ask for donations and gain access to a commercial kitchen. The post helped assemble a group of farmers, who sell produce at the ...

David "YaYa" McAtee - Rest in Power

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . Taking lessons learned in part from his mother’s kitchen, David McAtee went on to become a beloved fixture on the corner of 26th Street and Broadway in the predominantly black West End neig...