Food Manufacturing

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    This Week's Five Best Food Events

    Beers with historical implications. A chef's tell all. And a good old-fashioned harvest party. Here's why you should check out this week's top events.

  • Voice Choices

    September 24, 2014


    Turn up the temp with these tongue-scorchers

  • Voice Choices

    September 10, 2014


    Get in on the ground floor of this energetic gay arts fest

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    New York City's Health Department Would Like to Remind You Fake Weed Is Dangerous and Stupid

    New York City emergency rooms are seeing an outbreak of fake marijuana-related illnesses, according to the city's health department. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a warning on Sunday urging people not to buy or use "synthetic cannabinoids," which are often sold at head shops und ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 30, 2014


    Chase performers through L.I.C.

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Chocolate Factory Owner Sheila Lewandowski on Last Night's Taste of LIC

    Before 1200 people filed into Gantry Plaza State Park yesterday to sample dishes and drinks from 60 neighborhood restaurants at the eighth annual Taste of Long Island City, a smaller crowd assembled for a Patron Hour. In addition to easy access to the M. Wells oyster bar and glasses of rose from a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Great Barbecues of Texas: Gonzales Food Market in Gonzales

    Great lamb ribs are one of Gonzales Food Market's eccentricities. Founded in 1958 on the north side of Gonzales, Texas' courthouse square, Gonzales Food Market is still youthful in Texas barbecue years. Yet, in its relative obscurity and unreconstructed nature (the place still functions fully as a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Beware of Pork, Says Consumer Reports

    Last year the USDA went a little soft on pork cookers, and announced that whole pork was safely prepared at 145 degrees, lowering the minimum temperature from 160. But now, in a study conducted by Consumer Reports, researchers found that many pork products across the country are infected with Yersin ... More >>

  • Film

    December 21, 2011

    The Year in Film: Handicapping the Poll

    Sure, The Tree of Life won, but did it really win?

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2011

    Magic Masala: Lay's Potato Chips From India. Wow!

    ​On a trip to Baltimore last week, I stumbled on a Nepalese grocery in the northern reaches of the city that had an attractive display of Lay's potato chips -- but these weren't just any Lay's potato chips. This assortment was from India, where Lay's is aggressively invading the snack food mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Gas Station Sandwiches Can Kill You

    ​If you eat pre-made sandwiches from gas stations, you now have something to worry about besides your apparent lack of sophistication.

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Farmers Forced to Fundraise After the Flood; Tainted Cantaloupes Kill 13

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 17, 2011


    Make them the cutest boys that we’ve ever seen

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Royal Wedding Products Abound in the U.K.; Mark Ruffalo Rallies to Save Water

    ​In Asia, higher food prices are leading to greater company valuations and, in turn, mergers and acquisitions, which are sure to take their toll on global agribusiness. [Wall Street Journal] Why are food prices still soaring? The rising cost of fuel, civil unrest, possible climate change, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Oh No! Napkins Are Shrinking; Starbucks Hot Tea Claim Suspicious

    ​Apparently, napkins are shrinking. The average size has gone from 30 inches square some 25 years ago to 20. [Wall Street Journal] Alice Waters's daughter, Fanny Singer, admits that she sometimes buys imported, non-organic fruit out of season, surely to her mother's disapproval. [Wall Street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Mark Bittman Wants You to Know You Might Be Eating Frankenfoods

    inhabitat.comIt's alive!​In the second edition of his new op-ed column, Mark Bittman examines the regulations behind genetically modified foods. In short, the USDA now allows three types of genetically engineered foods to be used in food production and none of these will be mentioned on the la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Sacrilegious Super Bowl XLV Doritos Ad Yanked By Frito-Lay

    I thought the ad -- recently screened on AOL, so it's still being mainstreamed on some level -- was funny, and a little stoopid, too. It's really like something you'd see in a Luis Buñuel movie, like The Phantom of Liberty or The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie: A group of congregants li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Giggle-Fit Turns Balding Swiss Finance Minister Into Totally Adorable Funny Dude (Video)

    Merz​This clip of Switzerland's finance minister Hans-Rudolf Merz is funny for a number of reasons, including, to start, the juxtaposition of a totally boring parliamentary meeting and a giggle fit, ever the more funny because OH, MY GOD, WE'RE GIGGLING DURING A PARLIAMENTARY MEETING. You can ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 4, 2010


    Miley's musical taste inspires a cabaret

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Matthew Tilden Fills Us in on SCRATCHbread's Kickstarter Ambitions

    Food.CuratedMatthew Tilden's arm is also his business card.​When we last checked in with SCRATCHbread's Matthew Tilden, he was excited to report that he'd found a home on Columbia Street for his wholesale bread and pastry production and, eventually, a retail bakery. That was back in April, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Good-bye, Greenpoint Food Market

    Greenpoint Food Market​Despite community support and an 11th-hour panel discussion to address food permitting and licensing, the Greenpoint Food Market has called it a day.

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    The Greenpoint Food Market Will Hold a Think Tank Potluck Tomorrow

    The organizers of the now-defunct Greenpoint Food Market are down, but not out. A little more than a week after closing down in the face of threats from the Health Department, they're holding a Think Tank potluck tomorrow to exchange ideas and discuss topics like navigating the city's bureaucracy, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Ben & Jerry's Invades Union Square Greenmarket

    ​Say "multinational corporation cheese." Union Square Greenmarket shoppers who arrived last Saturday were confronted with an odd spectacle: a series of vehicles parked along the western edge of the market, inviting passersby to have their picture taken with a pair of fiberglass Jersey cows gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Food Companies Pledge to Remove 1.5 Trillion Calories From Their Products

    thisiswhyyourefat.com1.5 trillion calories...​Yesterday, a coalition of food companies pledged to remove 1.5 trillion calories from their products by 2015. The announcement from the group, the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, was made yesterday by Michelle Obama at a White House press con ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 18, 2010

    Practice What You Preach

    And if you’re going to sin, at least make a show about it

  • Voice Choices

    May 11, 2010


    Recycling the dead

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Jamie Oliver Praises Mickey D's; Lady Gaga on the Baby Food Diet

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Copenhagen's Noma Named Best Restaurant in the World; Amtrak Tests Beef-Powered Train

    ​Noma in Copenhagen finally topped El Bulli as the best restaurant in the world at the S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants reception, held last night in London. Daniel jumped 33 spots to no. 8, Per Se dropped four spots to no. 10, and Le Bernardin stayed at a comfortable no. 15. [Bloombe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Pediatricians Want Hot Dogs, Other Foods "Redesigned" So Kids Won't Choke On Them

    The Food of the Future! ​The American Academy of Pediatrics has determined that, despite the enormous number of frequently risible warning labels on everything, parents are still undereducated about the risk of choking ordinary foods pose for their small children. To address this, they have re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Have You Seen... Bronx New Year's Day Stabber

    This fellow must have had a rough New Year's Eve. Around 5 a.m. on New Year's Day, he was hanging out in a food market near the corner of U.S. 1 and Pelham Parkway, where he got into a dispute with another young man, which he resolved by stabbing him. The perp is described as between 25 and 35, Hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Recapping the Chocolate Show, Morsel by Morsel

    One of William Dean's delectables.​Bowls of cacao beans, vats of liquid chocolate, and stacks of truffles invaded the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea this past weekend as the Chocolate Show touched down in New York. French event planners Sylvie Douce and Francoise Jeantet have taken their tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC: Achar

    Laut's achar​ This Malaysian salad is made of lightly pickled vegetables, like carrot, cucumber, and cabbage, plus pineapple for sweetness. The sticky dressing is based on fried sesame seeds and peanuts, pounded together with shallots, galangal, lemongrass, chiles, and candlenuts. Sweet and ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Organic Groceries Come to the Other Park Avenue

    Clinton Hill Blog brings news that a new organic grocery store is opening this week in the old Chocolate Factory building on Park Avenue. The store, called Fresh Fanatic, will be situated under the BQE, on the border between Clinton Hill and the Navy Yards. According to its owner, it will have a sus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Michael Pollan on Julia Child and Our Culinary End of Days

    The imminent release of Julie & Julia has so far launched about five thousand articles, and this weekend, Michael Pollan will bring us one more. The film has inspired Pollan to pen over 8,000 words in the New York Times Magazine about, among other thing, the rise of cooking as a spectator sport, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Pig Business, The Trailer

    The latest documentary exposing the seedy underbelly of industrialized meat farming is Pig Business, a film by environmental activist Tracy Worcester about the true price of Big Pork (a.k.a. Smithfield Foods) flooding the market with cheap factory-produced pork. Apparently, the film was supposed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    What's Happening This Week

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! This week, we bring you a cheese and beer pairing and food as art. The Lab Gallery at The Roger Smith Hotel will show "the art of food,' a live cooking show fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Strange Snacks of the World--Prawn/Cheese Tube

    I found this industrial-sized toothpaste tube of cheese and prawn spread at Ikea. It's made by Milko, apparently one of Sweden's largest dairy companies. The spread contains cheese and prawns (tiny, pink bits of which are visible in the spread), along with shellfish stock, fish and prawn powders and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Chocolate as International Comfort Food

    Despite the global economic downturn, 2008 saw record sales of Swiss chocolate. [BBC News]Meanwhile, in the fourth quarter or 2008, U.S. consumer spending on food dropped 3.7%, the steepest decline in the 62 years the Commerce Department has been compiling such data.[WSJ]The federal government has o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Mayor Solves Syrup Smell, Compares Obama Pay Cap to Russia

    Mystery smell secret revealed! The Mayor said "We do take this stuff very seriously," so he and representatives of the Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Health (in cooperation with Jersey authorities) tracked down the source of the mysterious maple syrup smell that has been n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    $1 Million Rent Kills the Librairie Francaise

    Thanks to TONY for letting us know: the Librairie Francaise is closing. Rockefeller Center has raised the French booksellers' rent from $360,000 a year to -- get this -- $1 million. David Rockefeller accommodated the library in 1935 to lend a touch of class to the new Center, but who goes to Rockefe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    The Early Word -- Salumeria Rosi

    Cesare Cassela's new green balls, shown in their carryout container New York's own Tuscan cowboy chef, Cesare Cassela, is in the process of opening his new cafe and pork store known as Salumeria Rosi on the Upper West Side, mercifully near the IRT express station at 72nd Street. We couldn't help dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2008
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    July 30, 2008

    Cheap Lunch! Deluxe Food Market

    Fried shrimp, spectacular dumplings, Cantonese roast meats and other goodies for under $4.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2008

    Test Tube Meat?

    The first in-vitro meat symposium was held last week in Norway. Yes, in-vitro meat, as in meat grown in a lab, from cell culture. That sounds pretty gross, but it's actually no more disgusting (and infinitely more humane) than many factory-farming practices. Jason G. Matheny, of New Harvest, jus ... More >>

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