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A New Food Recall Affects Apples & Other Fruit Sold at Some Walmart Locations

In a development totally in keeping with 2020, another food recall has been announced. Several Country Fresh “Freshness Guaranteed” fruit products have been pulled from shelves at some Walmart stores...
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New York Times' "The Restaurant List 2021" List

patsully
by patsully 14 days ago

A new top 50 list, unranked thankfully. "Together they reflect the rich mosaic of American dining — from the melding of Thai curry and Texas brisket in the Pacific Northwest, to heritage crab r...

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LA Times Op-Ed: What In-N-Out’s vaccine standoff reveals about the California dream

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

" . . . It takes a delusional Californian to think In-N-Out was anything more than what it is, just like it takes a delusional Californian to build houses in fire country and then rebuild them when...

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Dungeness Crab Season Could Be Delayed Again This Year

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

" . . . Whales seem to be hanging around Monterey Bay longer due to warmer ocean temperatures, says Geoff Shester, California campaign director and senior scientist with Monterey-based Oceana Conse...

US National Retail Chicken Prices

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

Charles Schwab's recent newsletter included this advice: " Inflation Takes Wing When inflation accelerates, shoppers—and investors—take note. But the headline rate in the news obscures a lot ...

The Economist - "Striketober: American workers take to the picket lines"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

With recent strikes at Frito-Lay, Nabisco, Kellogg's, Heaven Hill, John Deere, the American food supply chain could be affected. "...A dominant feature of the American economy over the past few...

'Gastro Obscura': loaded with fascinating culinary trivia...

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by gutreactions 13 days ago

Just watched Good Morning America as the co-author of this new book: Gastro Obscura, takes us thru an extraordinary global culinary safari. A compendium of facts and trivia about the world of food ...

Heaven Hill Distillery Workers on Strike More than Six Weeks

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

About 420 members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 23D have been on strike since its contract expired on September 10. Kentucky has been experiencing a "bourbon boom" with demand increas...

Europe's Just Eat Takeaway to buy U.S. delivery firm Grubhub for $7.3 billion

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"."..Running an operation on the other side of the Atlantic, which Maloney will continue to oversee, means Just Eat boss Jitse Groen will have to maintain Grubhub’s sales force and keep the spigot ...

$655M and new regulations to strengthen meat industry competition

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . The meat industry has long been dominated by a few big players, a system that has been exposed in the recent past both by pandemic-related shortages and the litany of investigations, lawsui...

Assault with a deadly weapon: Champagne

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . The incident began when a security guard told two people to leave the gaming property grounds. That prompted one of the unruly suspects, later identified as Harrison, to spray the guard wit...

Bezos donates $100 million to Andres' World Central Kitchen...

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by gutreactions 3 months ago

On his return from space, Jeff Bezos announced some huge donations. Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen will receive $100 million. Incredible! What are your thoughts?

Danone/Horizon to terminate 89 organic milk contracts in Northeast

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"...Dairy farmer Abbie Corse, a member of the board of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont, said loopholes in the USDA’s National Organic Program were a factor. 'It’s allowing larg...

Fribourg awards 100 bottles of wine to residents who turn 100

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"...the current program offers a charitable donation or a voucher for use at a local merchant or craftsman to residents who decline the wine offer, but most 100-year-olds opt for the alcoholic beve...

Wine Cellar in the Sea

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

News on an experiment to store wine in the ocean. interesting comments from Raj Parr on textural changes. The rocking motion would be of concern to me. Also that none of the bottles displayed h...

Z & Y Restaurant to pay workers $1.61 million in back wages

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

“… Z & Y has agreed to pay 22 workers $1.61 million in a hefty wage theft settlement, including nearly $600,000 in tips that the workers say the restaurant withheld from them. The original complain...

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...

Caleb Zigas announces departure from La Cocina

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

After 16 years and in line with a succession plan in place since 2016, Caleb Zigas has announced his departure from La Cocina by year-end. What a remarkable run you've had! Can't wait to see wh...