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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...

Cabbage shortage hits South Korea's kimchi culture

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 hours ago

" . . . The damage has left households struggling to find affordable cabbages to turn into the spicy pickle, which accompanies almost every meal in South Korea and has become a popular 'superfood' ...

Coca Cola Sheds Zombie Brands

by syrup09 3 months ago

In order to focus on its core business Coca Cola is getting rid of what it is calling "Zombie Brands. The notable loss is Odwalla Juice, (I like the stuff but it's not cheap.)

RIP Lulu Peyraud

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 15 days ago

Lulu Peyraud of Domaine Tempier has left this mortal coil. Rest in peace Lulu, 1917–2020, thank you for sharing your wonderful Provençal recipes and Bandol wines with the world. https://www.i...

Irish Supreme Court: Subway sandwiches contain 'too much sugar' to legally be considered bread

by patsully 21 days ago

The headline is great, but I was curious just how this came to be a matter worthy of Ireland's court system: "The ruling today arose from an appeal from Bookfinders Ltd, a Subway franchisee, which ...

"Stump Sohla": Sohla El-Waylly's new show on Babish Culinary Universe

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 28 days ago

Chef Sohla El-Waylly, formerly of Bon Appetit Test Kitchen https://www.chowhound.com/post/bon-appetit-mag-epicurious-shakeup-1092159, now has her own cooking show, "Stump Sohla". Here's the first e...

The case for a restaurant bailout

by patsully 29 days ago

I hope momentum grows for this idea, because winter is going to be rough for most restaurants. "The whole “airborne” debate can get very complicated and technical, but the basic issue is simple:...

Celebrating the '19th Amendment' Cookbook...

by gutreactions 1 month ago

The New York Times had a piece this morning about the publication of a commemorative digital cookbook by the American Bar Association celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the '19th Amendment' givin...

Restaurants and Covid

by hotoynoodle 1 month ago

"The study included 314 adults who had showed symptoms of COVID-19 and had sought testing at one 11 facilities across 10 states in July. Of the participants, 154 tested positive for COVID-19, while...

Sales at San Francisco Restaurants Have Dropped By 91 Percent

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Based on aggregated and anonymous credit card sales data obtained by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce: • San Francisco restaurant sales are down 84 percent year-over-year, comparing July...

Free School Meals for Kids extended through December 31, 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

One piece of good news on Monday . . . under pressure from Congress and child hunger advocates, the USDA reversed itself to extend free meals for children through year-end. While this does not cove...

James Beard Foundation controversy again...

by gutreactions 2 years ago

While announcing more than 400 semifinalists from across the country for the 2018 James Beard Awards, the group is, once again, locked in controversy. Ethical standards of behavior have been added ...

It’s No Longer Illegal to Serve Foie Gras in California

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

The California ban on foie gras has been overturned on Bastille Day. "Foie gras, the fattened liver of duck or goose, is no longer illegal to serve in California, as long as the product is com...

Chinese restaurants impacted by Coronavirus...

by gutreactions 9 months ago

Here in NYC metro, officials are asking patrons to come back to Chinatown. There is a dramatic decline in business due to the Coronavirus epidemic. Officials say it is safe to eat here locally. How...

Western Lamb Market Crisis

by Eldon Kreider 3 months ago

JBS proposes to acquire and close facility in Greeley, CO, that processed about 360,000 lambs last year and is considered the largest single processing facility in western states.

House of Ice Cream in Lodi

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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...

Sweet Tahoe Time Ice Cream in Kings Beach?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Anyone tried the ice cream here? Sweet Tahoe Time Ice Cream 8636 N Lake Blvd Kings Beach, CA 96143 https://thisisreno.com/2020/07/protest-at-tahoe-ice-cream-shop-after-owner-makes-violent-c...

Sur La Table prepares for bankruptcy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

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

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

by gutreactions 12 months 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...