Starbucks Trying to Seem Affordable


In an attempt to seem recession-affordable, Starbucks is rolling out a new breakfast pairing promotion where $3.95 will get you a latte and and an oatmeal or coffee cake.

In Indiana, a rising demand for local, organic produce is resulting in a big increase in the number of small farms.
[Chicago Tribune]

Meanwhile, the Agriculture Department reports an increase in the number of small, part time farms, the kind run by former cubicle rats who decided they wanted a country life.
[NY Times]

Home designers are making it easier for you to eat in front of the television.
[Washington Post]

In Mumbai, a number of restaurants are taking street food off the streets.
[NY Times]

Food scientists in the UK say french fries have complex aromas–including butterscotch, onion, and ironing boards–that could someday be treated like wine aromas.
[BBC News]

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 9, 2009


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