Japanology Plus: Plastic Food Samples (aka models)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

If you've every wanted to know more about the plastic food models displayed by Japanese restaurants, here's the video for you.

Petaluma-based Miyoko’s Creamery prevails in First Amendment lawsuit centered on advertising

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Interesting development, US District Court would not stop the use of dairy-based terminology to describe vegan products that are not made with milk. “Quite simply, language evolves,” Seeborg sai...

Great Jones Cookware?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Not in the market myself, but after seeing articles pile on about Great Jones Cookware this week, I was curious if anyone has hands-on experience with it. "...What Great Jones sells has less to...

Buy Hammered

by syrup09 9 months ago

A couple of days ago I saw an ad for Gotham Steel Hammered Cookware. There website was www.buyhammered.com That kind of suggests that a person should get drunk and buy their product, (that's h...

Please Stop the Big-Breasted Tennis Player?

by kaleokahu 9 months ago

Would it be possible to drop the clickbait ad with the enormously-endowed lady playing tennis? Thanks.

The many hues of wine talent - Jancis Robinson MW

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . It is probably not surprising that the great majority of these Black role models are in the United States, which is also where there is most need for social change, not just for the individ...

Celebrities Rally Support for Asian Restaurants With #TakeOutHate Campaign

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . Stats show that Chinese restaurants are closing at double the rate of other foodservice venues, 'facing an unfair backlash,' according to Womply research. The group’s analysis found that 'C...

How Steak-Umm—yes, that Steak-Umm—became a voice of reason in the pandemic

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . Steak-Umm’s social voice and tone for the past few weeks has managed to balance acknowledging the unique circumstances of the pandemic while also maintaining its long-established sense of h...

Kraft's #LieLikeAParent contest to promote Salad "Frosting"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

When I first heard about this contest and the product, I thought it was a piece of satire. Nope, seems to be real.

Conflict of Interest Policy?

by kej 2 years ago

I just read Joey Skladany's story that reads like almost an ad for Triscuits. I noticed that he mentions a trip to learn about the cracker's origins, and I was wondering who paid for that trip. ...

Casting Call for Food Truck Owners in the 50 States

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

"Hi friends and food lovers!! We are currently casting an exciting MICROSOFT TV COMMERCIAL! We are looking for amazing FOOD TRUCK OWNERS who fit the following criteria: •Ages 25-50, personab...

Ads hijacking mobile browsing.

by NonnieMuss 4 years ago

Three times in the last week I've gotten popups here that lockdown the site and force you to manually shut down the page. Just an FYI. Makes it hard to enjoy reading or trust this site.

Hampton Creek ("Just Mayo") news

by GH1618 5 years ago

Here's a lnk to a news item about Hampton Creek trying to hype the sales of their "Just Mayo" product: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-04/food-startup-ran-undercover-project-to-bu...

Jarritos, "The Journey"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"... Entitled 'The Journey,' Luna’s two-minute spot for Jarritos connects images of Mexicans crossing the desert with archival footage of European immigrants arriving to American shores generations...


Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"The time has come for a wall," the narrator boldly says as the video displays a desert landscape split by a tiny wall. "A tremendous wall. The best wall. The Tecate beer wall."

Panera "clean"

by BiscuitBoy 5 years ago

If I hear that little girl keep saying "clean" in those commercials, I'm gonna..... ! The food is NOT clean, it's chock full of sodium and calories. You want clean? Go visit that other trendy sp...

Schmear Campaign

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"...In April, 14 food boards—including the leading producers of beef, milk, pork, potatoes, and eggs—quietly convinced Congress to insert language into this year’s Agricultural Appropriations Bill ...

San Francisco: Court rejects blocking health warning on sugary drinks ads

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"...The ordinance requires the warnings to appear on ads for soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages that appear on billboards, buses, transit shelters, posters and stadiums within the city. Th...

Bucharan / Russian places in Queens now under the Va'ad, anyone been?

by AdinaA 8 years ago

I understand that several of the Bucharan/Russian places in Queens are now under the Va'ad. Is is worth heading to Queens for the food? For the cultural (not exactly Litvish) ambiance? http:...

Who Else Should Go?

al b. darned
by al b. darned 5 years ago

As American TV viewers know, Dos Equis is sending The Most Interesting Man in the World on a one-way trip to Mars, never to be seen again. So, who else should join him? The floor is open for nomina...