Food Manufacturing

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Bread and Bakers on the Rise at Hot Bread Kitchen

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    What Does NYC-Flavored Ice Cream Taste Like? Ben & Jerry's Will Dole Out Free Scoops Tomorrow

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Ben & Jerry's Announces New 30 Rock-Themed Flavor: Liz Lemon's Greek Frozen Yogurt

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    In Organic We Trust, Here's the Trailer

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 7, 2012


    The NY Chocolate Show Returns

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    [Updated] Toothpaste & Orange Juice Ice Cream

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Vanilla Shortage Could Cause an Increase in Ice Cream Prices

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Taco Bell's New Doritos Taco

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    DNA Testing Proves Canned Sardines Are Kosher

    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 >>

  • Film

    November 23, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    India's Wealth Drives Up Food Costs

    ​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.

  • Voice Choices

    September 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Uptight Moms Don't Like Schweddy Balls, Clearly Need Xanax to Calm Down

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Today in Dessert: Vendy Awards, Schweddy Balls, More Sweets for St. Marks Place

    Ben & Jerry's​There's some news rocking gently nudging the dessert world this morning...

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Cheesy Poofs, from South Park to a Wal-Mart Near You

    "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.

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Shocking Looking Cashier At Godiva

    ​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.

  • Voice Choices

    May 18, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Food Curated Goes to the (Artisanal) Slaughterhouse

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Get Two for One Scoops of Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream Today at Ben & Jerry's

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 3, 2010


    Childhood sweet tooth, meet grown-up taste

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    The Hungry Planet

    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.

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Greenpoint Food Market Shutters in the Face of Looming Health Department Visitation

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2010

    Salt in Coffee, Salt on Ice Cream: Pro-Salt Lobby Says It Tastes Damn Good

    ​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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 23, 2010
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    February 22, 2010

    Pediatricians Call for Hot Dog Warning Labels, Redesign

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Slashfood Serves Up Some Cheesecake

    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.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    New Sun-Maid Girl Allegedly Sexy, Actually Tron Nostalgia

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Murray's to Go Nationwide

    ​ 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.

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    American Shoppers Face Dire Eggo Shortage

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Battle of the Dishes: Bean to Bar Chocolate Bars From Jacques Torres and Mast Brothers

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Nathalie Jordi Writes About the Unbecoming Realities of Selling the City's Cutest Popsicles

    Robert Sietsema​Nathalie 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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Food Corps Fear Nationwide Sugar Shortage; French Cooking Not Quite Over

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    What Is the New York Foodshed, Anyway?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Death by Chocolate

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Gourmet Says We Should Pay More for Food--Do You Agree?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Free Food Alert: Ice Cream Cones and (Almost Free) Iced Coffee

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Jersey Denies Being Source of Maple Syrup Smell

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008

    With Rising Food Costs, Councilman Seeks Ethanol Waiver for NY

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 5, 2008


    Prepare to be seduced by the NTUSA

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2007
  • News

    January 10, 2006

    Unjust Desserts

    Pink slips on the menu for school food supplier

  • NYC Life

    September 13, 2005

    Curry in a Hurry

    Global adventures, packaged for the microwave 'cook'

  • News

    February 1, 2005
  • News

    December 30, 2003

    Slaughterhouse Politics

    Ranchers Fought Rules That Might Have Prevented Mad Cow

  • News

    March 19, 2002

    Feeding Frenzy

    From Celebrity Chefs to Gourmet Guerrillas, Americans Confront the Hazards of the Food World

  • News

    September 7, 1999

    Bitter Battle at Domino Sugar

    Strike Continues at One of Waterfront's Last Big Factories

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