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Pride Branding: Is all this Rainbow-Washing for Good or Greed?

As I watched the million bits of rainbow glitter cascade off a bottle of vodka and down to the floor having just removed it from an equally glittery box, three things occurred to me 1) I really do love...

One man ate 'expired' food for a year, and he's just fine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 days ago

" . . . Last year, Mom’s Organic Market founder and CEO Scott Nash did something many are afraid to do: He ate a cup of yogurt months after its expiration date. And then tortillas a year past their...

Why your Huy Fong Sriracha doesn't taste the same

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 days ago

" . . . For nearly 30 years, the company behind Sriracha, Huy Fong Foods, used peppers supplied by Underwood Ranches. Now, the two companies are in the midst of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, accor...


Chefs Andres/Ripert declare June 25th: Bourdain Day!

by gutreactions 5 days ago

Anthony Bourdain has received many honors since his death a year ago, including a 'Bourdain Food Trail' in New Jersey, James Beard Award, and a special bio/cookbook produced by CNN. Now, his friend...

Michelin Stars in California, 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 22 days ago

Three Stars Atelier Crenn Benu The French Laundry Manresa Quince The Restaurant at Meadowood SingleThread Two Stars Acquerello Baumé Californios Campton Place Coi Commis Lazy ...

Mission Pie vs. the Gig Economy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . In April, the news broke that DoorDash — one of the many food delivery services of the sort Heisler will not do business with — was applying tips given to its delivery workers to their base...

Mississippi oyster farms lose thousands of oysters

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days ago

Majority of oysters planted in the Mississippi Sound are dead following opening of the Bonnet Carre' Spillway.

Whatever Happened to Portland?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 days ago

"The Eater Guide to the Pacific Northwest" dropped last week, https://www.eater.com/pacific-northwest-restaurants-portland-seattle . Meghan McCarron penned a nuanced look at the current eating scen...

Where the 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand on Food and Farming

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

" . . . Food and farming haven’t been high on the list of campaign priorities in recent decades, except maybe in Iowa. But this year, that appears to be shifting. With the pivotal role that rural v...

Fury towards McDonald's Is at an All-Time High

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 21 days ago

" . . . Workers at a McDonald’s on Chicago’s South Side filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday, alleging that McDonald’s has done nothing to implement sa...

RIP, Chef Leah Chase

by kaleokahu 24 days ago

Ms Chase, the legendary boss and visionary doyenne of New Orleans' famous restaurant Dooky Chase, passed yesterday at age 96. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/leah-chase-new-orlea...

Trump threatens Tequila tariffs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 25 days ago

Trump announced he was “invoking the authorities granted to me by the International Emergency Economic Powers Act” in order to “address the emergency at the southern border”. From 10 June, all g...

Salvador Dalí’s Eccentric Cookbook Is Being Reissued for the First Time in Over 40 Years

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . The book, which includes 136 recipes divided into 12 chapters, is arranged by courses—including aphrodisiacs. Aside from his illustrations, Dalí’s musings are scattered through the publicat...

Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams) Buys Dogfish Head

by patsully 2 months ago

"Boston Beer Co, maker of Sam Adams, has acquired Dogfish Head Brewing for $300 million, the companies announced Thursday. With the transaction, Dogfish Head founders Sam and Mariah Calagione wi...

To block California soda taxes, companies paid for ‘Black Panther’ tickets, fancy dinners

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . Monning said the soft drink industry is a formidable adversary. Many colleagues tell him they can’t vote for legislation that would reduce sales because they have a distributor in their dis...

Bees Kept on Notre Dame’s Roof Have SURVIVED The Fire!

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

This is wonderful news. "200.000 bees that were living on the roof of Notre Dame have survived the fire blaze! These three hives were put on the cathedral’s rooftop in 2013 for a biodiversity pr...

15 top-end Tokyo sushi-ya that do not require introduction and referrals

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 3 months ago

For the potential visiting hounds to Tokyo and local hounds alike who love sushi, this article might come in handy. Very useful information!

Avocado shortages, virgin margaritas: Border shutdown would hit American palates

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . From the avocados on avocado toast, to the limes and tequila in margaritas, the United States is heavily reliant on Mexican imports of fruit, vegetables and alcohol to meet consumer demand....

Fuller's Beer business sold to Asahi

by TroyTempest 5 months ago

From the article. A spokesman for Asahi said the Japanese group was committed to making beer at the Chiswick site, which employs 400 people. “Based on the agreement, we will continue to brew beers...

World-Famous???!!! - Come-on!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 4 months ago

None of my foodie friends who reside outside of North America have heard of these so called ' World-Famous ' chefs!!... and they include food bloggers, critics and food editors of newspapers from t...