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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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Sur La Table prepares for bankruptcy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

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

Gold's Horseradish & Fox's U-Bet Syrups Long Island plant to close in March

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

This announcement set off a flurry on the West Coast where I am. Anyone else concerned that the private equity firm that owns these iconic brands does not yet have another facility under contra...

And now Amanda Gorman is a cookie

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"When National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman took the podium at Joe Biden’s inauguration, in her vivid yellow coat and her skin glowing like she had swallowed sunshine, delivering a message of ...

Tipping vs Fair Wages

ricepad
by ricepad 4 months ago

This is not a discussion about how much to tip. You can search for restaurants that pay their waitstaff a fair wage here: https://www.highroadrestaurants.org

Godiva closing all North American shops...

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by gutreactions 3 months ago

Another victim of the coronavirus pandemic. Godiva, the iconic Belgian chocolate maker, will be closing its 128 North American company stores in the U.S. and Canada. They will still maintain a pres...

Announcement expected on Monday re: outdoor dining returning to more of California

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"BREAKING: a source close to CA gov @GavinNewsom confirms to @KCBSRadio that all regional #StayAtHome orders will end tomorrow. ICU capacity projected 15%+ over next 4 weeks. Most counties bac...

Capitol food service operations?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Amid the horror of Wednesday's violent siege of the Capitol and flipping between live newscasts and social media, I recall an interview with one Congresswoman where she mentioned receiving a box lu...

Santa’s reindeer cleared for entry into California by State Veterinarian

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones has granted a 24-hour permit clearing all brand inspection and health requirements for nine reindeer scheduled to visit California on the evening of...

ISU study indicates diet may help reduce cognitive decline

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"Here are four of the most significant findings from the study: 1) Cheese, by far, was shown to be the most protective food against age-related cognitive problems, even late into life; 2) The...

'101 Best Pizzas in America 2020': The Daily Meal...

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by gutreactions 5 months ago

Let the pizza debates begin...again! Ranking pizzas across the country is a daunting and controversial undertaking, yet the media continues to stoke the flames in the oven. This is the latest from ...

Covid-19 pandemic is the first time 40% of Americans have experienced food insecurity

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . About half of those polled say they’ve struggled to afford food, while 37% report skipping meals themselves so there was enough food for their children to eat. Yet 63% said they didn’t real...

"Chowhound, A Red Ventures Company"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Noticed the footer change to now state, "Chowhound, A Red Ventures Company". On September 14, the sale of CNET Media Group by ViacomCBS to Red Ventures was announced. https://techcrunch.com/202...

"Hangry" customer @ Panchita's Pupuseria #2 (San Francisco Mission District)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Caught on tape: "She grabbed a jug of five-pound hand sanitizer and launched it at me while I was holding my son," says Vargas. If anyone recognizes this perp, let SFPD know. Meanwhile, please ...

Use of a plastic film to eliminate the cork taint of a contaminated wine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

I've done this with a corked bottled wine and believed the perceptible TCA was decreased, so it's cool to see an experiment confirm that it does work. The wine does remain somewhat scalped of fruit...

An Embarrassment of Riches

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by alexrander 6 months ago

Two items struck me: Stock brokers (wealth managers) are inviting clients to learn of the joys of cooking at home, and 2) The governor of California is seen cavorting with other officials including...

RIP Cecilia Chiang

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

This morning brought the sad news that Cecilia Chiang left us today. She celebrated her 100th birthday last month. Her pioneering restaurant, The Mandarin, elevated the status of Chinese cuisine in...

Soylent: the protein powder Silicon Valley's techies just can't get enough of

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

"...Soylent, Schmilk and some others typically taste like bland, gritty pancake batter. But never mind that, because the meal replacements save techies cost and time. While a meal generally costs u...