Food Manufacturing

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    October 23, 2013


    Learn how to make whiskey at Smorgasburg

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    April 11, 2013

    When Something Is Love/Hate, Do You Love It Or Hate It?

    Lots of plays and movies enter into the category of "love/hate"--i.e., people worship at their feet or find them utterly repellent, but no one thinks they're just OK. For example, Oz, The Great and Powerful, Spring Breakers, Twilight, and The Tree of Life come to mind as classic love/hate movies, ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    Ben & Jerry's to Make 30 Rock Flavor: We Want to Go to There

    If Liz Lemon taught us anything on 30 Rock, it's that you can never eat enough junk food. Tina Fey's brainchild sitcom ends on Thursday, and Ben & Jerry's will celebrate (mourn?) by releasing an ice cream flavor in the show's honor.

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    June 7, 2012

    Ice Cream Love and Tomorrow's 10 Best

    Like most kids, I grew up eating ice cream. I also kept detailed, running lists of new flavor ideas, played between the lines of an ice cream factory during production, and made bets with my brother who could stay the longest in the walk-in freezer (bad, bad, terrible idea).

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    January 12, 2012

    More Broke People, More Cheap Eats: Report

    Sure, it's the new year, but being broke is nothing new for many Americans, who will continue to seek cheap food as they expect to grow poorer and poorer according to a new, depressing report.

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    January 11, 2012


    Grow organic food locally (real local)

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    January 9, 2012

    Food Industry Wants to Keep Dioxins in Your Dinner: Report

    It's always good to know that the people who raise the nation's livestock and sow the country's crops really want to put health first. Or not. A group of top U.S. food producers has recently protested the Food and Drug Administration's upcoming demands for tougher dioxin limits in nutritional stap ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011


    Just what the doctor ordered

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    July 8, 2011

    Americans: Fat and Wary of Healthful Menu Options

    ​America, we have been told yet again, is fat. Especially the part known as Mississippi. We're so fat, in fact, that today, the state with the lowest obesity rate (that would be Colorado) would have had the country's highest rate in 1995.

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    June 15, 2011
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    June 9, 2011

    Prepare For Greater Sugar Highs: The London Candy Company Will Soon Sell Candy Bar-Flavored Cakes

    Robert SietsemaComing soon in cake form​Candy is dandy, but what about candy-flavored cakes? Pretty effing rad, don't you think? British sweets shop the London Candy Company will be making life even sweeter, since it'll soon be adding candy-bar-flavored cakes to its roster of sugary delights ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011


    Fast for at least a day, you'll need the room

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    April 20, 2011

    Brad Pitt and Other Celebs Shilled for Food Before They Were Famous

    George Clooney might be well-known as the face of Nespresso, and the image of Padma Lakshmi munching away at Burger King is forever ingrained in the minds of fourteen-year-old boys. Other celebrities have endorsed food products, too...only in roles before they hit stardom. The Daily Meal has a fun ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    Frito-Lay Tops Food Truck Promos with Times Square Test Kitchen

    Lay's launches a test kitchen in a marquee, naturally.​Frito-Lay is going one better than the seemingly endless list of companies using food trucks to promote their brands. Instead of driving around town spreading the word on snacks like Lay's, SunChips, and Tostitos, it's parking itself right ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Shocker! Cartoons Make Food Taste Better to Kids

    ShutterstockNow doesn't that look tasty?​According to a new study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, children think foods with cartoons on the packaging taste better than foods which don't. Using the same cereal in different boxes, researchers had the kids sample both and ra ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    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 ...

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    January 6, 2011

    Taco Bell's Beefy Crunch Burrito, a Review in Which Fork in the Road Performs a Caesarian

    ​The Beefy Crunch Burrito comes shrouded in a generic wrapper, as if Taco Bell isn't sure it's a keeper. National fast-food chains continue innovating at breakneck speed, trying to keep pace with the competition and stabilize their market share - all the while being assaulted by new chains an ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Hot Bread Kitchen's HBK Incubates Will Help You Grow Your Food Business

    Hot Bread Kitchen/Flickr​ Hot Bread Kitchen began its life as a nonprofit bakery with a mission to create opportunities for low-income women and their families. In the three years since Jessamyn Waldman founded it, the bakery's product line and list of retailers has grown -- earlier this year, ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    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 ... Rob ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    RIP Cono and Sons, Ben & Jerry's

    Open TableThe Cono and Sons dining room.​Today has brought two restaurant death notices: Cono and Sons in Williamsburg has closed after 26 years, and in the East Village, the 22-year-old Ben & Jerry's has stopped scooping ice cream.

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    July 27, 2010


    A gin distillery grows in Brooklyn

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    June 4, 2010

    Utz Red Hot Flavored Potato Chips -- Really, Really Good

    ​Watch out for your tongue! Utz Quality Foods, Inc. - the brand that flaunts a red-cheeked girl with a hair bow and no nose - is located in Hanover, a backwater in southern Pennsylvania not far from the Maryland border. You'd never expect this snack chip company to have its finger on the popu ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    A New Mobile Abbatoir Takes Slaughter on the Road​Last summer, Dan Barber told about the difficulty he had in finding slaughterhouses that would kill his animals humanely, and expressed some hope that "roving slaughterhouses" would go some way toward solving the problem. As Christine Mulkhe reports in The New York Tim ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    Greenpoint Food Market to Deliver Gastrorgasm on April 10

    vimiramontes/FlickrBaked goods will abound at the Greenpoint Food Market.​It looks like April 10 will be a busy day for connoisseurs of foods canned, baked, dried, and pickled in Brooklyn: not only is the Brooklyn Flea kicking off the summer season in their Fort Greene digs, but the Greenpoint ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    More Adventures in Ridiculously High-Priced Ham: Domestic Culatello

    ​ At almost $60 per pound, culatello can't hold a candle to pata negra jamon, costwise, but it still seems expensive, right? Last week we marveled at the $169.00 per pound Bellota variety of the jamon Iberico called pata negra. Stepping down to the next most expensive ham I know of (neglectin ... More >>

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    October 23, 2009

    South Koreans Consider Classifying Dogs as Livestock

    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 >>

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    October 2, 2009

    The EU Rejects Health Claims by Food Corps; PepsiCo Gears Up for 'Massive Gatorade Transformation'

    ​Seven people were arrested in a food stamp sting in Nassau County. Employees at five stores were involved in accepting food stamps as payment for prohibited items like cigarettes and alcohol, as well as giving cash kickbacks. [Newsday] The Vegemite saga continues. Kraft has now released the ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    Smithfield Foods Getting Out of Hog Business; Zane Lamprey Trades Glass for Fork

    ​Norman E. Borlaug, a plant pathologist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his work in industrialized food production, which fought starvation worldwide, died Saturday in Dallas. Borlaug felt that environmentalists were hampering world food production by attacking the use of pesticides. ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    Not All Food Docs Are 'Food, Inc.' Let 'Fresh: The Movie' Inspire You.

    Serious Eats has a roundup of food documentaries, including Fresh: The Movie, which offers an uplifting look at what happens when farmers, business people, and the community band together to get involved in their own food production. If you're still recovering from this summer's Food, Inc., this ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    New Greenpoint Food Market Launches Saturday

    ​ We all know people who are obsessed with making their own jam, pickles, cakes, or kimchi for friends, but it's difficult to break into selling to the public--licenses and access to a commercial kitchen are hard to come by, and expensive. But the new Greenpoint Food Market, which will launc ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    From Swine to the Slammer

    Diner's Journal reports that Bev Eggleston, the purveyor of all-star swine to restaurants including Momofuku, Gramercy Tavern and Savoy, spent the night of July 30 in the Tombs. Eggleston, who has pioneered the humane treatment and slaughter of animals through his Virginia-based EcoFriendly Foods, w ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Whole Foods Goes Back to Its Roots; Racy Burger Ads Embarrass Those Who Actually Sell Burgers

    ​To offset falling sales, Whole Foods is planning to return to its natural-foods roots. The chain will launch a "healthy eating" initiative this fall with cooking demonstrations and recipes, shifting its focus from gourmet eating. [Wall Street Journal] Fast-food chains have embraced racy adve ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009

    Battle of the Dishes: Taiwanese Pork Chop over Rice

    Left: Wah Mei's pork chop over rice; Right: Hua Ji's version of the same This week's Battle of the Dishes pits two renditions of Taiwanese fried pork chop over rice against each other--one from Wah Mei Pork Chop Fast Food and the other from Hua Ji Pork Chop Fast Food. Obviously, both establishmen ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Junkless Junk Food & Uplifting Fancy Foods

    Popchips and other snack food brands, such as Flat Earth baked veggie crisps, Stacy's pita chips, and Terra Chips, are peddling "junkless" junk food with slogans like "Love. Without the handles," and "Regret. Nothing." Even traditional brands are trying to get in on the act, like Lay's potato chips ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    The 'Bag Not Down with Times Piece on City Slaughterhouses

    Photo borrowed from The New York Times The Feedbag was not impressed with a Times story published this past weekend on New York's urban slaughterhouses, saying it romanticized the unclean, unethical establishments. Quoth the 'Bag: "These places are filthy, nightmarish hellholes, and the smell of ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    Obama Gets a Wine Named After Him; Jay-Z and his Crew Skip Out on the Bill

    Some sectors of the food industry have resorted to hiring state employees to do inspections in an effort to fill in gaps where current regulation has failed. But safety advocates warn that conflicts of interest could arise. [NY Times] PETA is calling for the mayor of Newark to ban new fast-food joi ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    Ethiopia Stops Coffee Flow

    Only five out of 40 foods can be traced all the way through the supply chain, according to investigators from the Health and Human Services office. The faulty system could undermine our ability to solve a disease outbreak or bioterrorism attack. [AP via Google] The Agriculture Department will dole ... More >>

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    February 6, 2009

    Phanton Smell Identified

    NY1 ran a report this morning identifying the phantom smell that arrives from the west once or twice a year in Manhattan (yesterday, in particular), smelling like maple syrup being poured over hot pancakes. Apparently, it comes from a North Bergen, New Jersey flavor house called Frutarom, and a ... More >>

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    November 5, 2008


    Chocoholics, this cacao is for you

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    October 6, 2008

    Scenes from a 21st century Depression, Exhibit A

    A cheery email from the folks behind Campbell Soup and Sam Adams beer recently crossed our desk. (Click here to see it.) It begins: “Hi, I hope all is going well!
 It’s no secret the economy is in the tanker right now,” and urges us to drown our sorrows in lager and chicken noodle. It also ... More >>

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