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Year in Search: The Most Googled Food Terms & Phrases in 2019

It’s hard to imagine life before the internet. As much as anything else, it has expanded the food world with instantaneous access to unique recipes, exciting culinary narratives, incredible photography...
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Indiana restaurant introduces dementia-friendly dining

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 days ago

" . . . So starting this week, Amazing Joe’s will become dementia-friendly for one Sunday afternoon a month, WISH-TV of Indianapolis reports. Customers with dementia and their dining companions wil...

Just a Platform? Instacart Workers Strike at the Gig Economy’s Favorite Lie

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 16 days ago

". . . The strike, which lasted three days, was about a lot more than tips. The larger issue, Bain said, is that Instacart is doing the classic tech-company move of pretending its employees aren’t ...

Food as medicine: Massachusetts bill would give Medicaid recipients fresh food and grocery money

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 days ago

" . . . The proposed pilot program in Massachusetts would include all of the following: pre-made meals, pre-selected groceries, and money for nutritious foods. The range speaks to the various and s...

Michelin's 'Bib Gourmet' restos in Westchester...

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by gutreactions 18 days ago

In October, Michelin Guide published its first dining foray into Westchester County. Long-time favorite Stone Barns at Pocantico Hills received two stars. In their 'Bib Gourmet' category, which hig...

Swiss Government Gets Roasted Over Coffee Stockpile Changes

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 23 days ago

" . . . If you as a Swiss company are importing coffee, you have to - there is some sort of fee that has to be paid. And with the fee, the companies themselves are paid for stockpiling. And the qua...

Maps of American restaurant quality

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 28 days ago

" . . . two readily available measures that correlate strongly with expert assessments: the number of cuisines available in an area (from a list of 30 total cuisines), and the share of non-franchis...

'D.C. dining scene getting its due': N.Y. Times...

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by gutreactions 1 month ago

As an avid visitor to The Beltway, this article in The New York Times hit some tasty notes. The restaurants scene in Washington, D.C. is definitely on the move. What do you think of the venues ment...

Today Media acquires The Valley Table, Hudson Valley, N.Y.

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

Today Media Inc., publishers of Westchester Magazine, acquired The Valley Table Magazine last June. The Valley Table, as you may know, is responsible for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week that comes up...

Peter Luger demoted to 'satisfactory': Pete Wells, N.Y. Times...

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by gutreactions 1 month ago

Legendary Peter Luger Steakhouse in Brooklyn received no stars today in The New York Times, according to restaurant critic Pete Wells. What do you think? Anyone been lately? (Would have added a lin...

New California law makes it legal to cook up roadkill — and aims to save lives

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . Archuleta’s bill mandates a pilot program to track wildlife collisions in three parts of the state, which have yet to be determined. By Jan. 1, 2022, the California Fish and Game Commission...

California Ends School Lunch-shaming

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . The new legislation, authored by state Sen. Robert Hertzberg, makes it so schools are no longer allowed to serve cheaper, 'alternative' lunches to students whose parents are unable to pay. ...

The Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Consortium reacts to pending tariffs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

PARMA, ITALY, October 7, 2019 — Following the World Trade Organization’s decision to grant permission to the Trump administration to impose an annual tax of $7.5 billion on European exports such ...

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by wonderwoman 2 months ago

Not sure what to make of this development, but thought it was worth sharing.

Michelin Stars in California, 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months 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 ...

Food media on Long Island

Gastronomos
by Gastronomos 4 months ago

With the news of FiOs1News being shuttered as of 12:01 a.m. on November 16, 2019, locals will be left now only with Altice's News 12. Restaurant Hunter will be gone. Some amazing hard-working pe...

Bipartisan bill on food expiration labels could cut many tons of food waste

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . That would help reduce the staggering amount of safe-to-eat food that ends up in landfills. According to a June report by the Government Accountability Office, between 30 and 40 percent of ...

Yelp is Screwing Over Restaurants By Quietly Replacing Their Phone Numbers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . Even though restaurants are capable of taking orders directly—after all, both numbers are routed to the same place—Yelp is pushing customers to Grubhub-owned phone numbers in order to facil...

Jose Andres makes Time's '100 Most Influential' List...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

On a recent trip to D.C. we made sure we had reservations waiting at a Jose Andres restaurant. We like his style, his enthusiasm and, of course, his humanity. This time it was Jaleo, where we linge...