In the epic quest to find the perfect snack, New Yorkers may want to take a turn into Brooklyn to buy a bag of BjornQorn, a bold popcorn looking not only to become your go-to nosh but maybe even to save the world. Former freshman dorm-mates at Bard College, Bjorn Quenemoen and Jamie O'Shea combined ... More >>
Roast the planet with comedy, not global warming
Roast the planet with comedy, not global warming
Adirondack Creamery's pumpkin pie ice cream, explains owner Paul Nasrani, is based on an old recipe he procured from his mother--and it eats as if he liquefied one of her final products and then froze it and churned it into this cold treat. Rich and creamy, it's redolent of nutmeg, cinnamon, and, of ... More >>
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Hershey's is taking a humanitarian step with their latest initiative. The chocolate producing factory has vowed only to use certified cocoa for all of its products by 2020. The initiative is an attempt to help eliminate child labor in regions of West Africa. According to Hershey, their plan should ... More >>
It's been a week already fraught with food paranoia porn--we found out that rice contains arsenic, and that there may (read: won't) be a worldwide bacon shortage next year--but yesterday, a couple dozen middle-aged and elderly protesters from multiple organization gathered outside of Trader Joe's on ... More >>
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published a study with stats that might give raw-milk supporters pause. The CDC report states that the rate of disease outbreaks caused by raw milk and products related to it is 150 times greater than outbreaks linked to pasteurized milk.
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After the government turned down Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to test a ban on food-stamp use for soda, experts are now urging that the government conduct its own study of such a ban. [NY Times] There is now such thing as a foodie magician. His biggest trick? Guessing what your favorite restaurant is ... More >>
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WNYCLopate loves locavores.'Tis the silly season for food festivals, and for the second year in a row, WNYC host Leonard Lopate is getting in on the act with Lopate & Locavores, a three-day event that will explore zeitgeisty issues relating to today's food movement.
Rebecca Marx Consumers may not like the idea of spending more for healthy menu items, but studies have found they are willing to pay a bit more for eggs that come from chickens living in humane conditions. And that's a good thing, because thanks to a new agreement between the Humane Society o ... More >>
Skilled as it is at unintentional self-parody, the food world can't hold a candle - even a candle made from the wax of bees living in splendor on a Bushwick rooftop - to the fashion industry. Lest we forget that, the Wall Street Journal is here to remind us with the enlightening tale of Areth ... More >>
While Whole Foods has whimped out on its imperative to safeguard endangered ocean fish - as reported by Fork in the Road -- Costco manned up last August and declared an outright sales ban on seven fish species that are among the most stressed worldwide.
Decades after many small dairies were forced to close, new boutique dairies, like Finger Lakes Dexter Creamery and Heamour Farm in Madison, N.Y., are on the rise. [Wall Street Journal] Ever wonder why you overeat around the holidays? Neuroscientists say the stomach and intestines detect the ... More >>
Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Vict ... More >>
Martha dumps berries on kid's head as body guards and assistant look on. It was one of those food events that might have been conceived by a comic novelist. Ocean Spray, in an attempt to elevate the flagging popularity of its red berries, decides to create a cranberry bog in the middle of Ro ... More >>
The cherry season, fleeting and sweet, is upon us.
The Times Square Alliance is seeking proposals from local businesses to operate concession stands in the pedestrian plazas located on Broadway between 42d and 47th Streets. [NY Times] The National Milk Producers Federation is lobbying the FDA to require that plant-based beverages, like soy m ... More >>
Tabla is among a number of restaurants using psychological principles to overhaul their menus, such as dropping the dollar sign from prices or naming a dish after the chef's mom. [NY Times] 2009 was the year 'nduja, the spicy smoked meat with a cult following, became the "Lady Gaga of pork ... More >>
Photo: Melissa HomDanny AbramsProlific restaurateur Danny Abrams just launched Mermaid Oyster Bar on Tuesday. The restaurant joins his stable of establishments, including the two locations of the Mermaid Inn. Tell us a little bit about the Mermaid Oyster Bar concept--what distinguishes it f ... More >>
We're smack in the middle of apple season (and baking season). Here, NPR's Guy Raz gets together with cookbook author Nancy Baggett to find out which apples best retain their flavor and texture when baked. Although Granny Smiths are often cited as good baking apples, Raz and Bagett find that those ... More >>
The dog meat industry in South Korean has apparently long occupied a kind of gray area, in which dog is sold for human consumption, but is not subject to the same regulations as, say, the beef industry. This means not only that the quality of dog meat is not guaranteed (there has been a spate of rel ... More >>
The hoki, known more commonly as a filet-o-fish.The Times has a piece about the hoki, the homely yet delectable fish that's been the star of countless McDonald's filet-o-fish sandwiches and featured on the menus of chain restaurants like Denny's and Long John Silver's. The hoki, which lives i ... More >>
Coconuts are big business in the Indian state of Kerala, but since the decline of the caste system, which once dictated people's professions, professional coconut-pickers have become hard to find. Young men from the region would rather go off to find white-collar jobs than shimmy up coconut palms al ... More >>
dodo-bird/flickr Fork in the Road has learned firsthand what happens when you publish something negative about high-fructose corn syrup: Audrae Erickson, the president of the Corn Refiners Association, writes you offering "science-based information on this safe sweetener," such as the following: " ... More >>
Filmmaker Robert Kenner made an appearance on The Daily Show to talk about Food Inc., which is now playing in select theaters across the country. Jon Stewart, who joked that he hadn't eaten since seeing the movie, called the industrial farming practices depicted in the film "the Abu Grahib of anim ... More >>
An enterprising University of Missouri student has created a line of alcohol-flavored popcorn called Pub Corn.[CNN]According to figures from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, the cube steak is experiencing a resurgence in popularity.[NY Times]Noting that the Texas and Georgia peanut produc ... More >>
An unemployed friend reports that she stumbled on the perfect foodie job, and can't believe it hasn't already been filled. Here is the job description (the typos are all theirs): Beekeeper @ WORKFORCE NEW JERSEY Job Description Anticipated employmet period: 02/25/09 to 12/17/09Raises bees to produ ... More >>
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