Hot Bread Kitchen development director Molly Crossin is proud of her bakery's tortilla maker. "To me, this machine really illustrates the growth of the program," Crossin says, motioning to a hulking apparatus that can produce tens of thousands of tortillas in a day. The machine makes 200 dozen per h ... More >>
New England ice cream titan Ben & Jerry's hits town tomorrow, and it's bringing free tastes of a one-of-a-kind ice cream: Strut over to Pier 57 between 5 and 7 p.m., and you'll have a chance to sample a flavor crowdsourced from New Yorkers, the result of which, the pint-monger hopes, is the equivale ... More >>
Blerg. We felt sad and hungry the second the 30 Rock finale ended last night, so Ben & Jerry's new ice cream is well-timed. The company teamed up with NBC for their newest flavor, named after Tina Fey's character, Liz Lemon: a lemon-flavored Greek frozen yogurt with a blueberry-lavender swirl. F ... More >>
Slated for theatrical release January 22, In Organic We Trust is the latest film to take stock of the the current state of the organic movement, which has been co-opted by big food manufacturers, and its original principals diluted by Federal Government regulation. Take a peek at this trailer, via p ... More >>
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Could this be the ice cream of your dreams? Or nightmares? [See More Bad Food Jokes: It Happened One Sunday Afternoon... | Jon Stewart Dishes on Chick-fil-A's Dan Cathy] Update: As we suspected, based partly on the unnatural color of the toothpaste chunks, this new Ben & Jerry's flavor is a comple ... More >>
Fancy ice cream could get even more expensive due to an increase in price of one of its crucial ingredients, vanilla. The price of vanilla has risen by 20 percent in the past two months, a trend that market analysts say is due to a combination of bad harvests in the countries that produce vanilla an ... More >>
The cheaper of the two is the one to get. In an amazing act of cross-branding, Taco Bell has painted its hard taco shell bright orange with a chemical-tasting spice mixture - and called it a Doritos. Or maybe what's amazing is that they didn't think of it before - from 1978 to 1997, Pepsico (the c ... More >>
Stijn Nieuwendijk/Flickr After discovering that canned sardines contain barely visible worms called nematodes, speculation that the food would be labeled unkosher abounded. According to the New York Times, those rumors can now be put to rest: genetic testing by a parasitologist at the American Mu ... More >>
India's growing middle class doesn't just demand luxuries like TVs and cars. The subcontinent has grown wealthier in recent years, and richer people tend to eat better -- driving up food prices, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Of all the world's problems, you'd think moms would focus their energies on, oh, improving literacy rates or fixing kids' school lunches, but no. For mothers -- at least those who belong to One Million Moms, a branch of the conservative Christian nonprofit organization American Family Associ ... More >>
Ben & Jerry'sThere's some news rocking gently nudging the dessert world this morning...
"Those are mah cheesy poofs!"If you're a South Park fan -- and who isn't these days -- get excited for a new snack the Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo is preparing to launch next month. Finally, Cheesy Poofs will be real, for a limited time.
I happened to pass by a Godiva chocolatier in midtown the other day--I didn't go in, I swear--and was even more stunned by the sight of the cashier than I was by some of the prices I caught.
Meneer Zjeroen/flickrShe's no beefer... but you get the idea.Last year, the Times ran a piece on the shortage of slaughterhouses in the northeast, which hampers our efforts to eat locally raised meat. CADE ( The Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship) to the rescue. This New ... More >>
Licking the dream.Last night, Stephen Colbert announced that his Ben & Jerry's flavor, Americone Dream, will as of today be available at Scoop Shops everywhere. And today only you can get two scoops for the price of one at Ben & Jerry's locations. Proceeds from the sale of the ice cream will ... More >>
Childhood sweet tooth, meet grown-up taste
FlickrAisles of plenty...for now. The world's producers of food have a rather big job in the next 40 years: According to 1,800 scientists in Brisbane for the 19th World Congress of Soil Science, food production must be doubled by 2050.
Copyright Greenpoint Food MarketAnarchy in a Jar's boisterous jams are no longer available in a Greenpoint church basement.Well, so much for the can-do DIY spirit of homemade empanadas and pastel-hued cake balls: weeks after it received a glowing write-up in the Times, the 10-month-old Greenp ... More >>
The number one most emailed story on the New York Times website thus far this Memorial Day weekend is In Defense of Salt: "The Hard Sell on Salt." Food Network star Alton Brown, the nerdy one for the smart demographic, gets the first word, and gets to the point. "Salt is a pretty amazing comp ... More >>
Robert SietsemaBark's pickle dog: little more than a heat-seeking torpedo bound for a child's airway. The American Amademy of Pediatrics wants warning labels slapped on hot dogs. Not because they contain sodium, fat, preservatives, and a variety of substances that may not actually be meat. No ... More >>
Say 'cheesecake'! Slashfood's gone and singled out 10 lusty ladies for its 10 Hottest Women in the Food Industry list. Looking at the list, the "food industry" designation seems a bit inaccurate.
Most people over the age of 12 will see this commercial and think: huh, the Sun-Maid Girl has gone crappy-computer-animation. Some folks, however, look at this and think, "Sexy." KSEE, Yahoo, and others are complaining that the Girl, who has repped raisins since early last century, has been made ... More >>
Murray's is set to spread itself across the country like so much melted brie over toast: According to an article in Supermarket News, the 40-year-old cheese company is partnering with the Kroger Co. to open 50 store-within-a-store locations nationwide over the next three years.
As head-scratching as the idea of a processed breakfast food shortage may be, apparently Eggo is suffering its own version of a rainy growing season. According to its website, "Eggo recently experienced supply constraints caused by flood damage at our bakery in Atlanta. In addition, we've be ... More >>
There's a reason that very few chocolatiers can claim to manufacture their chocolate from bean to bar. Transforming raw cacao beans to molded bars is a time- and space-consuming process that doesn't lend itself to the snug confines of most New York chocolate shops. The fact that it takes ab ... More >>
Robert SietsemaNathalie Jordi, one of the owners of People's Pops, has an ongoing column in The Atlantic that describes the highs and lows of running a small food business in New York. Today, reflecting on "how few [of] the difficulties of operating a small popsicle business in New York City ... More >>
Could the U.S. run out of sugar? Yes, say major food corps, if the government doesn't ease import tariffs. Kraft, General Mills, Krispy Kreme, Hershey, and Mars have together written a letter to the Agriculture Department demanding more tariff-free sugar be allowed. [Wall Street Journal] How ... More >>
galleyslave/flickrNot the New York foodshed. In an article he wrote for the Huffington Post last week, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer outlined his plans for making food policy a priority for city government. Among the initiatives he mentioned was a city "foodshed...consisting of far ... More >>
A man in his twenties died this morning after being smothered in a vat of molten chocolate into which he had apparently fallen. He was pronounced dead at 11 a.m. after being pulled from the vat by a buddy. The accident occurred at Lyons and Company, a manufacturer of food products on spec for other ... More >>
Gourmet has an interesting piece on the cost debate at the recent Cooking for Solutions Sustainable Foods Institute in Monterey, CA. Apparently, we pay too much for food, according to certain experts (Whole Foods global produce buyer, Karen Christensen, being one of them). According to these exper ... More >>
Today is Ben & Jerry's free cone day! Here's a list of Ben & Jerry's shops in New York--note that several of the shops in the five boroughs are not participating. Scrooges! Also, Dunkin' Donuts is selling small iced coffees for 50 cents today, 10 percent of which will go to the charity Homes for ... More >>
It's getting so we can't trust our own public officials: Gothamist reports that a spokesman for the city of North Bergen, whose Frutarom plant was fingered by Mayor Bloomberg as the source of Manhattan's mysterious maple syrup smell, claims "that the NJDEP has not concluded that Frutarom is the sour ... More >>
It was not all that long ago that ethanol, the natural alcohol made from organic material, was being hailed as a major step forward in the creation of environmentally-friendly replacements for fossil fuels. Typically made of corn in America, government looks on ethanol so fondly that Congress has pa ... More >>
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