Smile.In what the British press is calling a "somewhat Orwellian move," Jamie Oliver is installing closed-circuit TV cameras in his restaurants throughout England.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 14, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 24 A horse for all seasons by Joe Flaherty A group of us, accompanied by the baggage of New York blase, gathered early at Penn Station Saturday for an odyssey to Belmont Park. The onus lay with the horse ... More >>
After much fanfare, controversy, and analysis, it's come to this: ABC has pulled Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution from its line-up due to low ratings. Adding insult to injury, the network is replacing the show with Dancing With the Stars recaps. As Huntington, West Virginia could have told us, ... More >>
Jamie Oliver disappointed in U.S. Foodservice.Earlier this year came the sad news: without celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his Food Revolution, the town of Huntington, W.V. was done for. At least, its healthy food-focused Huntington's Kitchen, the school that Oliver founded when he came to fi ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater rounded up 12 of the city's most extreme pizzerias. And, yes, one of the Artichoke pies makes the list. Grub Street posted 14 tales of restaurant romance gone awry. And one involves a naked redhead (which might be hot if it weren't a man). Diner's Journal was shoc ... More >>
Remember Huntington, W.V., the town that Jamie Oliver visited last year in the hopes of teaching its overweight residents how to cook real food? Neither does U.S. Foodservice.
Ritzy Bryan's famous cat not pictured, thankfully. Pics by Laureen Krawse.The Joy Formidable/Grouplove Bowery Ballroom Tuesday, November 16 Better than: At least 60 percent of the Shrieks of the Week. Welsh power trio the Joy Formidable is one of those bands that might get lost among the Su ... More >>
Today in the plight of the single lady: The New York Times takes on a topic that most early daters conspicuously avoid -- money. Yep, turns out that having debt, most especially, a whole lot of debt, can ruin your relationship. (And we thought breakups were all about commitment phobias and no ... More >>
BravoSmile! You won!Although its current season has so far been its worst yet, that didn't stop Top Chef from winning an Emmy last night for best Reality Competition, ending the seven-year reign of The Amazing Race. And it looks like Jamie Oliver's uphill battle with the residents of Huntingt ... More >>
The Long Island Railroad has been all kinds of messed up today: a switch problem and cable fire resulted in suspended service that now has only 60% of the trains that typically run out of Penn Station during Rush Hour moving commuters home tonight. Here's what you should know:
A new study reveals that people who work in food service and farming may have an elevated risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. [Reuters] Pamela Anderson's new campaign for PETA has been banned in Montreal for being sexist. The ad has the actress in a bikini with her body parts label ... More >>
Sit down and suck it up.If you thought the lunch ladies on Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution were a tough bunch, then you obviously haven't visited the cafeteria of Atlantic City High School. The Press of Atlantic City reports that after students held a cell phone-coordinated food fight, cafeter ... More >>
evelynishere/FlickrLook, vegetables!If you're a 7-year-old used to drinking strawberry milk and eating pizza for breakfast, chances are you're not going to fall instantly in love with fresh vegetables just because a famous British chef makes them for you on TV. That's more or less the conclus ... More >>
David Letterman didn't let up for the duration of his interview with Naked Chef Jamie Oliver last night, when the two discussed Oliver's show, Food Revolution, in which the chef tries to change the eating habits of America's fattest town: Huntington, West Virginia. No tears were shed, but Letterma ... More >>
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Jerry Seinfeld's wife, Jessica Seinfeld, has won her plagiarism case against author Missy Chase Lapine, who claimed that Deceptively Delicious was a ripoff of her book, The Sneaky Chef. [NY Daily News] The Greenwich Village restaurant Commerce has stopped accepting cash and will only accept ... More >>
Dow B. Hover was paid by the state to run its electric chair in the 1950s and '60s. The job may have cost him more than he earned.
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