Last week, Tim Wendelboe of Oslo, Norway -- famed roaster and educator of the coffee world -- visited Greenpoint's Budin café to address a sold out audience of roughly fifty. Despite jet lag and the six hour time difference, he held court for well over an hour on the topic "The Road to Better Co ... 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 >>
As President Obama brings the gun control fight to Congress, city leaders across the country are taking matters into their own hands. According to Politico, the National Conference of Democratic Mayors had a quick revelation this past week: regardless of the tirades against gun violence or lobbyin ... 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 >>
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.
Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was rescued yesterday after being abducted outside his home in Venezuela. Ramos was living in Valencia, a town outside of Caracas, during the MLB offseason and was held in a mountainous region while his captors demanded a ransom. ESPN reports "the fi ... More >>
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 >>
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"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.
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 >>
The Egyptian protests could be one of the most serious world events of the last ten years, so it's only natural for Kenneth Cole to liken them to fashion madness. We're not sure anyone in Egypt cares what Kenneth Cole has to say about their situation, but it was pretty ballsy of Cole to makes ... More >>
Steve Rattner, the financier and Democratic fundraiser who served in 2009 as President Obama's car czar, takes some guarded shots at New York's political elite in his yet-to-be-released book, Overhaul. He paints himself as a victim in the ongoing Securities & Exchange Commission investigati ... More >>
Illustration via Crain's New York BusinessAt the beginning of the year, the Bloomberg administration pitched the ambitious and dreamily titled idea of the Taxi Cab of Tomorrow, tomorrow being 2014 (maybe then we should call it the Taxi Cab of Today, or the Incomplete Transportation Fiasco?). ... More >>
A major highlight of the in-progress (and still plenty loaded) CareFusion Jazz Festival is not to be, alas: Tonight's Carnegie Hall fete with bossa nova deity Joao Gilberto has been canceled due to travel issues. Per the fest's official statement:
Where jazz superstars meet the new blood
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 >>
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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 >>
Where liquid nitrogen ice cream is born.They've been doing this sort of thing in Utah for awhile now, but until last week, New York was bereft of liquid nitrogen ice cream. Per Tasting Table, Lulu & Mooky's, which just set up shop on Allen Street, is now serving 50 flavors of the stuff, which ... 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 >>
The Smart Asset celebrates the GM bankruptcy: "We will own about 70 percent of an enfeebled GM, and we're still going to be bailing it out." It is hard to believe that General Motors was once literally a pillar of the American economy: according to a fascinating story in Automotive News, in its glor ... More >>
The press is demanding more heath information on Steve Jobs, who yesterday announced he was taking a leave of absence from his Apple CEO duties due to health issues. Jobs characterized these issues as nutritional, but some doctors speculate that the pancreatic cancer survivor may have chronic pancre ... More >>
In response to its financial difficulties, General Motors is quietly divesting itself of some sponsorships, and one of these is its deal with the New York Yankees, which will go unrenewed at the end of a three-season contract. "We are looking at what we can do to save some costs," GM spokesperson An ... More >>
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