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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Eat a Doughnut For Breakfast, Lose Weight

When it comes to diets, even within the scientific research community, there’s no shortage of radically different kinds. In one recent study, researchers from Tel Aviv University claim eating sweets at breakfast can actually help you lose weight and keep … Continue reading

Fancy Food Show: Yolka Chocolates

I could not stop myself from walking towards the Yolka Chocolates booth. It was beautiful, sparkly, luxurious. The 12 year old, barbie loving me won over the 35 year old concerned about calories me. I am so glad little me … Continue reading

Get Nuts! (Infographic)

While a wide variety of dried seeds and fruits are called nuts in English, only a certain number of them are considered by biologists to be true nuts.  Like Pistachios and Brazil nuts are not nuts in a biological sense. A … Continue reading

Boycott of General Mills & Also Kraft Over Gay Pride Oreo

The Washington-based National Organization for Marriage (NOM), announced a boycott of General Mills, owners of the Betty Crocker brand, after General Mills announced its opposition to a ban on same-sex marriage in Minnesota, their headquarters. “We do not believe the … Continue reading

Sorry I’m Latte

Fancy Food Show: Corkcicle

I thought the guys behind corkcicle have a good head on their shoulders. They created a wine chiller that chills from the inside rather than out. Why I thought this product was cool: No more bucket It’s reusable It has … Continue reading

Hard Times Give Rise To The “Breastaurant”

According to Technomic, a research and consulting firm servicing the food service industry, sales last year at Twin Peaks, a theme based restaurant in Addison, Texas, grew 35 percent to $44 million from the previous year. And the 22-restaurant chain’s … Continue reading

How Much Do We Know About Milk? (Infographic)

I used to hate milk when I was a kid, I hate how my mom forces me to drink one glass before school. As little as I like about milk is how little I know of its stories and facts. … Continue reading

Spending Too Much On Starbucks? Get Ready for Tazo Tea Shops

Starbucks plans to open its first stand-alone tea shop this fall. The store, which will operate under the company’s Tazo brand, is scheduled to open at a Seattle shopping center across town from Starbucks’ headquarters. The tea shop will include … Continue reading

Cracker Barrel Latest Chain to Become Gestation Crate-Free

Cracker Barrel — which operates more than 600 locations in 42 states — is the latest restaurant chain to acquiesce to rising consumer demand for more humanely produced food. The company announced it will begin formulating plans that provide for … Continue reading

Fancy Food Show: Caviart

Imagine my surprise as I headed over to a caviar vendor at Fancy Food, only to be told it was 100% vegetarian. Caviart was the coolest, most interesting thing I encountered at Fancy Food Show. The taste and texture were … Continue reading

Will Eat Good Food For Work (Infographic)

Does The Food We Eat Affect Our Productivity? According to the flagship study released on the subject by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2005, our nutrition habits have a direct impact on our productivity. In fact, the World Health … Continue reading

A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt

If you’ve ever thought of opening up a restaurant, or getting a culinary education at CIA, this is a must watch. The culinary world is cutthroat, it’s challenging (just check out what all these chefs had to say), and only … Continue reading

How an Animal Lover Learned to Hunt & Kill Dinner

Lily Raff McCaulou was raised as an animal lover in Takoma Park, Maryland, and educated at left-leaning Wesleyan University. McCaulou was raised as a gun-fearing environmentalist adhering to the principle that harming animals is wrong. But then something happened. In … Continue reading

Senate Votes Down GMO Labeling

On June 21st the United States Senate voted overwhelmingly against the Sanders Amendment to the Farm Bill that would have allowed states to pass legislation requiring GMO food and beverage products to labeled. Those in opposition killed the bill with … Continue reading

Fancy Food Show: Back to the Roots

My favorite things at Fancy Food Show this year were Brooklyn Brew Shop’s home brewing kit, Caviart (vegetarian caviar), and a the Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Garden from Back to the Roots. Back to the Roots wins on two levels. This is … Continue reading

Fifteen Head of Cattle Drop Dead After Eating GM Grass

Fifteen head of cattle dropped dead on an 80-acre ranch in Texas after eating genetically-modified grass. “When our trainer first heard the bellowing, he thought our pregnant heifer may be having a calf or something,” said Jerry Abel in Elgin, … Continue reading

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Fancy Food Show Highlights: Brooklyn Brew Shop

No, Brooklyn Brew Shop did not make our blog because they’re from NY. They made the blog because their product is super cool…just like Brooklyn! It’s a home beer brewing kit that makes some delicious beer flavors. For $40 bucks … Continue reading

Global Beer Consumption Statistics and Trends (Infographic)

Talking about beer again! Though I’m just slightly a fan of that cold ale but still I have so much wonder about it’s identity, so you may want to take a look at this Beer Infographics we already have featured … Continue reading

How Much Do You Spend on Alcohol?

According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics featured on NPR, alcohol is getting cheaper at stores, while drinks at bars and restaurants are getting more expensive. And a statistic that hasn’t changed in the past 30 years? … Continue reading

Fancy Food Show Highlights: Skillet Bacon Jam

Skillet Bacon Jam was one of my favorite products at Fancy Food Show 2012. It was simply scrumptious. Basically, it’s a bunch of bacon, rendered down. It simmers for 6 hours with spices and flavors and is pureed. There were … Continue reading

Highlights Fancy Food 2012: Little Soya

Their packaging for Little Soya was way too cute for me not to stop and look. Once I stopped I was glad I did. They use fresh, hand-picked ingredients. The sauce was smooth with a touch of sweetness. It’s also gluten … Continue reading

How Healthy Is Your Ice Cream (Infographic)

Everyone loves ice cream, I mean how can somebody hates that flavorful treats? Statically Americans loves them the most, that why they call it The Great American Dessert. Each year, we consume an average of 48 pints per person; more than any other … Continue reading

Highlights Fancy Food Show Summer 2012: Aux Delices Des Bois

Aux Delices des Bois showed the most delicious grilling butters. More than just the flavors, I loved this product because it is made from organic milk from free range cows. Even better they are high fat butters (meaning they taste … Continue reading

When Preparing Food “A Clean Hand is Better Than a Dirty Glove”

Writing for the Washington Post, Aliza Green questions the efficacy of gloves worn by food handlers as a method to prevent food borne illnesses — E. coli, salmonella, shigella, listeria — and believes we should reevaluate their “automatic and ubiquitous … Continue reading

Cambridge, MA Considers Soda Ban in Restaurants

Henrietta Davis, the mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is contemplating a ban on soda and sugar-sweetened beverages, and has requested that city health officials provide recommendations on adopting regulations for the size of sugary sodas served in the city. Davis, who … Continue reading

Brazilian Farmers Beat Monsanto

Five million Brazilian farmers have sued Monsanto for in excess of 6 billion euros, accusing the company of collecting royalties on crops it unfairly claims is the property of Monsanto. The farmers challenged Monsanto’s practice of collecting royalties on seed … Continue reading

Obama’s Home Brewed White House Honey Ale

According to the Blog Of Record — Obama Foodorama — about White House food initiatives, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made culinary history when they served homebrewed White House Honey Ale. The ale was made with a pound … Continue reading

How Happy Is The Meal You’re Paying For (Infographic)

I would admit that when I was a kid I used to dragged my Mom to the Mc Donalds store and won’t stop stomping wherever she refuses me to buy my favorite Fries. I grow sick of their food but … Continue reading

McDonald’s Doesn’t Care About its Effect on Childhood Obesity

McDonald’s investors rejected a shareholder proposal at an annual shareholder meeting that would have required the fast-food chain to assess its impact on childhood obesity. Dr Andrew Bremer, a pediatric endocrinologist and professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in … Continue reading

Success! FDA Rules HFCS is Not Sugar

The FDA rejected the Corn Refiners Association’s request to rename its sweetening agent “corn sugar.” The Corn Refiners Association submitted an application to the FDA in 2010 to have the product renamed on nutrition labels. But the FDA concluded sugar … Continue reading

The History and Customs of High Tea (Infographic)

Last time we gave you enough reason Why Coffee & Tea Are Amazing for You. You want a healthy drink but you think the caffeine in Coffee is too much for you, then Tea is the one that you’re looking. I am both … Continue reading

Beyond Pink Slime

The public’s outrage regarding pink slime resulted in the USDA offering schools, for the first time, the choice of buying beef without the pink slime additive for the 2012 school year. Having been given a choice, all but three states … Continue reading