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Check Your Chicken Products to See If They're Affected by the Recent Listeria Recall

Here's what you need to know about the recent chicken recall affecting products from several stores, including Trader Joe's, Kroger, ALDI, and more. A recall of ready-to-eat chicken products from Georgia...
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The Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Consortium reacts to pending tariffs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days 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 14 days 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 4 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

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by Gastronomos 2 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 1 month 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 2 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...

India’s Restaurants Rebel Against Food Delivery Apps

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Have to say that I was delighted to read that 2000+ restaurants in the New Delhi area joined the #logout protests against parasitic food delivery services.

How 'Waffle House Index' plays a key role in FEMA hurricane response; 69 percent of Bojangles' are in Florence's path

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . One restaurant that almost never closes or is hurt by storms, however, is Waffle House. The famously resilient chain is consistently known to be the last of businesses to remain open when o...

Has Hellman's Mayo really changed?

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by nofunlatte 4 years ago

I haven't purchased any for a couple of years (since I started making my own), but I'd always liked it in the past. This Slate article discusses how many users have detected both taste and texture ...

‘Everyone is welcome’: Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market returns after shutdown

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Now our farmers markets have become battlegrounds. " . . . But changes in the market’s atmosphere were obvious. Police patrolled between the stands. People eyed the emergency vehicles blocking o...

House of Ice Cream in Lodi

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

When I visited Lodi last year, I paid a visit to two of the town's ice cream scoop shops. Apparently there's a new one, House of Ice Cream, based in Stockton opened a second location in Lodi a coup...

ICE arrests 680 people in raids on food plants in Mississippi

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

A raid of seven poultry processing plants in six cities in Mississippi is believed to be the biggest single-state, one-day ICE operation in U.S. history. “This will affect the economy,” Maria I...

A Deep Dive into the San Diego Fishing Industry

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

A long read but a fascinating one that covers the history of San Diego's fish industry, the tensions of development, and promising work to revitalize a fishing community that makes local, sustainab...

Keane aims to reopen Cyrus in Alexander Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Breaking news and controversy. Slow Food asks, "Should Douglas Keane (of Cyrus Restaurant fame) be allowed - by a change to Sonoma County's Zoning Designations - to establish a small, exclusi...

Arsenic in Some Bottled Water Brands at Unsafe Levels

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Of the 130 brands tested by Consumer Reports, six that had 3 ppb (the maximum amount Consumer Reports recommends for bottled water which below the Food and Drug Administration’s 10 ppb limit.) or h...

Why your Huy Fong Sriracha doesn't taste the same

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months 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...

Investigations in Toronto re: restaurant employees not being paid or being owed money

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by bluefirefly 3 years ago

Some interesting articles in the Toronto Star Former worker who ‘poured a year’ into shuttered Rock Lobster still waiting for pay https://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/2016/05/16/former-w...