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Aviwell fattens ducks’ livers without force feeding them

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 19 days ago

" . . . To make its foie gras, Aviwell buys goslings or ducklings from local farmers and feeds them a bacterial mixture. The farmers raise the birds for another three or four weeks before the start...

Alison Roman and Chrissy Teigen (also Marie Kondo, but that's not food-related!)

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by sallyt 27 days ago

I have to say that I was pretty shocked by the horrible comments that Alison Roman made about Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo - and the implicit (or explicit) bias against two Asian women when SO ma...

Celebrities Rally Support for Asian Restaurants With #TakeOutHate Campaign

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days 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...

Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker Join Forces on Bill to Ban Most Factory Farming by 2040

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 26 days ago

" . . . The Farm System Reform Act would prohibit new large factory farms from going into business and force others to cease expansions before halting operations entirely within two decades. Warren...

"Should someone have to die so others can savor a steak?"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . what about the meat plant workers who face heading back into factories -- where social distancing may be impossible? Employers promise new measures, including protective gear and health s...

Sur La Table prepares for bankruptcy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . For companies like Sur La Table that offer classes and other in-store experiences, the nationwide shutdown has been even more pernicious. . ."

Kroger offers ‘thank you’ bonus after employees protest end of hazard pay

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 19 days ago

" . . . The United Food and Commercial Workers union Local 21, which organized Friday’s protests, responded in a statement that 'Kroger’s decision today shows that we can have an impact.' But they ...

CA Regs for Restaurant Reopening

DiningDiva
by DiningDiva 24 days ago

Here they are, the recently released, State of California/CalOSHA guidelines for restaurants to reopen. I think it will be hard for many to comply. It will change our dining experiences

Pete Wells on Restaurants Facing Financial Ruin

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by patsully 3 months ago

This does a wonderful job capturing just how quickly everything has changed: "The review I had ready to go was about a below-ground sushi counter with eight seats. Was it going to become a four-se...

Smithfield shutting a U.S. pork plant indefinitely, warns of meat shortages

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . Slaughterhouse shutdowns are disrupting the U.S. food supply chain, crimping availability of meat at retail stores and leaving farmers without outlets for their livestock. Smithfield ext...

U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Hawley: Ask Federal Trade Commission to open antitrust investigation into meatpackers amid plant closures

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

In the bipartisan letter, the Senators note that the closing of three pork plants because of COVID-19 has resulted “in the shutdown of a staggering 15 percent of America’s pork production” at a tim...

Calif has its own food ecosystem

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"There's plenty of protein," said David Dewey, president of the California Association of Meat Processors. "You just have to look for it in different places." As I was reading this article, Ruth...

Southern California Supermarkets Rocked by COVID-19 Outbreaks

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . Ralph's spokesman John Votava told NBC4 that there are numerous stores in the chain with employees who have tested positive. When asked how many stores, he said it was "in the double digits...

California will pay restaurants to prepare and deliver meals to seniors

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

“ . . . 'We are really addressing three problems at the same time in a very meaningful way,' Newsom said. 'This partnership can also support local government because the sales tax can generate reve...

CalFresh EBT for online grocery purchases

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

CalFresh benefits can be used to purchase groceries online for delivery starting Tuesday April 28. Because this was in response to the Covid-19 emergency and the need for vulnerable populations to ...

Ann Summers Sold More Penis-Shaped Pasta This Week Than The Whole Of 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Okay, who's hoarding this and how'd you like it with meatballs? * * * * Laura Whittaker, senior manager at Ann Summers, says the surge in interest took the company by surprise. “We’re living ...

See's Candies suspending production

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

For only the second time in history, See's Candies has suspended production and shipping temporarily. The other stoppage was for World War II. https://www.sees.com/

Sirio Maccioni of Le Cirque passes away...

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

Legendary New York restauranteur Sirio Maccioni of the former Le Cirque in all its incarnations has passed away at 88. Having started his career at the famed Delmonico's, he represented one of the ...

Suresh Doss

Googs
by Googs 2 months ago

I know you can't review restaurants right now. However, I'm certain you have much to say. CBC should put you back on the air so that you may report on the current state of the industry, if even i...