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How About Some Wine with your Dog Food?

I’m still wondering about this one. Would you volunteer to be a taste tester?   What if the food you were sampling was dog food? A study conducted by the American Academy of Wine Economists managed to entice 18 foolhardy souls to step up … Continue reading

National Best Teen Chef Final Round Competition

On Saturday, May 9, first place high school winners at the local cook-off competition will progress to the National Best Teen Chef Final Round at The Art Institute of Charlotte. It all began on March 14, when hundreds of high … Continue reading

Every Day is a Food Holiday

Happy May! This is one of the loveliest months of the year, as we look forward to outdoor barbecues, picnics and casual get-togethers with family and friends.  With Memorial Day just a few weeks off, supermarket sales are already in … Continue reading

Contaminated Spinach In Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has warned consumers that 10-ounce bags of Kleen-Pak curly-leaf fresh spinach with use-by dates of April 29, April 30 and May 1, have tested positive for salmonella. Kleen-Pak spinach is distributed … Continue reading

Get paid $10,000 a Month To Drink Wine and Tweet

Murphy-Goode Winery in Sonoma County is searching for a “Wine Country correspondent”. Former Deadhead and Murphy-Goode winemaker, Dave Ready Jr., knows his limitations. What he knows is planting, picking, bottling, and fermenting. What he doesn’t know is how to use … Continue reading

Why They’re Celebrating in Kansas

Break out the pink champagne and Dorothy’s ruby red slippers because there really is no place like home in Kansas, USA. Thanks to Obama’s new crowned jewel pick of Governor Kathleen Sibelius, who will head up the Department of Health … Continue reading

Scripps Unlikely to Get Control of Food Network

At its annual meeting on Wednesday, Scripps Networks Interactive Inc., the majority owner of the Food Network, announced it was unlikely it could complete a deal to acquire the remaining 31 percent of the profitable network from the ailing Tribune Company. The … Continue reading

Restaurants Reducing Taxes in France

Just as the number of French unemployed workers rose 2.7 percent to 2.45 million, the highest in three years, France was taking an unusual step and cutting its value added tax (VAT) on restaurant items.  The office of President Nicolas Sarkozy … Continue reading

Hospital Food Showing Signs of Recovery

No one looks forward to a hospital stay. It usually signifies a problem that needs a diagnosis and treatment.  Besides the endless tests, procedures and sleep interruptions, there’s also the dreaded hospital food, which has been the butt of endless jokes … Continue reading

McDonald’s Expands Online Offerings in China

McDonald’s launched an Internet shopping portal on Alibaba’s Taobao, China’s top online auction site, to promote its Super Value Meal. The fast food giant isn’t selling burgers, though. Instead, it is selling popular and fashionable products such as mobile phones, digital cameras … Continue reading

Factory Farm “Manure Lagoons” Linked To Swine Flu Outbreak

Mexico’s earliest confirmed case of swine flu was a five-year-old boy named Edgar Hernandez of La Gloria, Perote Municipality, Veracruz State, Mexico, also home of Granjas Carroll Farm, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork packer and hog … Continue reading

Why Having a Personal Chef is a Smart Decision

In the midst of a recession that seems endless, when newscasters continuously refer to our economic situation with words like “crisis” and “meltdown,” there is at least one industry that’s growing by leaps and bounds- the Personal Chef movement. To … Continue reading

Study: Eating Fatty Food Supercharges Memory

Oleoylethanolamide Researches report that your body turns oleic acids from fat into a chemical compound (oleoylethanolamide – OEA) that converts short-term memories into long-term memory. The study’s results appeared in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National … Continue reading

Slaughtering The Slow Food Dream

Unless you’re a farmer, cattle rancher, hunter, or weekend gardening warrior, we twenty-first century food consumers are far removed from the food preparing process. Unlike our nineteenth-century predecessors, most of us have little knowledge of what’s involved in cultivating, planting, … Continue reading

Is “Swine Flu” Linked To Pigs?

It wasn’t me! To answer that question the United Nations’ food agency is sending its animal health experts to Mexico to check if the new strain of flu virus, popularized as swine flu, is in reality directly linked to pigs. … Continue reading

The Controversial Tipping Caper

My apologies in advance to the hardworking and dedicated restaurant servers reading this.  Your work is appreciated and you have the power to make a lasting impression of a dining out experience. * * * Tipping has always been an annoying afterthought that one … Continue reading

Jobless Bankers Go To Chef School

From jobless bankers to former chemical engineers, the unemployed are flocking to cooking schools in record numbers. A withering economy has given people an unexpected opportunity to pursue career dreams or hobbies seen before as unrealistic past times. Le Cordon … Continue reading

Yogurt Can Help Guard Against Swine Flu

Since studies have shown that those with higher vitamin D blood levels are less likely to contract avian influenza, higher concentrations of vitamin D in the blood may also help to guard against swine flu. Even though milk is fortified … Continue reading

Plan to Skip Lunch on May 6 to Fight Hunger

Although many of us routinely skip lunch when we’re working on a big project or have a looming deadline, New Yorkers are planning in advance to skip their mid-day meal on May 6 and donate their dollars to a good … Continue reading

Alfalfa Sprouts the Latest Salmonella-Tainted Product

For the second time in three months, alfalfa sprouts are on the list of foods that may be contaminated with salmonella.  The latest warning issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, … Continue reading

Airline Food Gets a Facelift

Ox`y`mo´ron noun. 1. (Rhet.) A figure in which an epithet of a contrary signification is added to a word; e. g., cruel kindness; deafening silence. How about “airline food?” But wait a minute …. haven’t most airlines discontinued their in-flight meal service as … Continue reading

Pass the Cheese, Please

Cheese is the focal point of a new art exhibition at a London studio.  But it’s not just any cheese.  This is cheese made from human breast milk and it is served with crackers. Mexican artist Raul Ortega Ayala named … Continue reading

Our Fractured Food Safety System – What You Need To Know

A newly released study by public health experts reveals a clumsy, bunglesome and fractured food safety system lacking in federal leadership. “We need one food safety system, not 50,” said Joseph Corby, executive director of the Association of Food and … Continue reading

Walnuts Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer

Walnuts provide Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and phytosteros that reduce the risk of breast cancer. “The latest study by Marshall University of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia, tested mice who were bred to develop breast cancer. Scientists found the lab … Continue reading

How Much Would you Pay for an Ice Cube?

So how much is an ice cube worth to you?   This story is hot off the press. The New York Post is reporting that former columnist, TV commentator and financial guru Dan Dorfman got a bit hot under the collar when … Continue reading

Minimize your Cookprint

As millions around the world celebrate Earth Day, here’s a morsel to chew on.  Let’s all try to minimize our “cookprint.” Kate Heyhoe, cookbook author and founding editor of The Global Gourmet and New Green Basics, has coined this phrase … Continue reading

Domino’s Pizza Twitters Out of YouTube Scandal

I’m sure by now most everyone has heard of the Domino’s YouTube video posted on April 13. The video was a sophomore-style prank and featured Michael Setzer, 32, and Kristy Hammonds, 31, both from North Carolina. While Hammonds filmed and … Continue reading

Food Wars: Private Labels vs. Name Brands

Orange Coke I remember a time when most consumers would pass up a private label or generic food product and automatically reach for the national brand instead.  There was something instinctively trustworthy about Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, Campbell’s … Continue reading

Monsanto Sues Germany Over GM Banned Corn

Last week, FriendsEat’s Shari Ilsen reported Germany’s Minister of Agriculture banned the cultivation and sale of Monsanto’s (MON 810 maize) genetically modified maize. In response, Monsanto has filed suit against the German government’s decision on Tuesday. A Monsanto spokesman said … Continue reading

Taco Truck Twitters To International Stardom

Taco Truck Food You check your cell and a Twitter text message reads: “Kogi truck at the Brig around 10:40”. When the Kogi truck arrives on the scene, there’s a long line of hungry customers waiting. How does a couple … Continue reading

Banning Fast Food Joints Near Schools

We’ve known for a long time that one out of three schoolchildren in the United States is overweight or obese.  It hits us in the face every time we turn on the TV, open up a newspaper, or check the … Continue reading

Chef Batali, Rachael Ray and Bon Jovi Duke It Out

Image by The Heart Truth via Flickr They will all be battling hunger by helping to raise $1 million tonight at the gala for the Food Bank at New York City’s 6th annual Can-Do Awards Dinner. Other celebrities expected to … Continue reading

Crime Pays in North Texas – To Food Banks That Is

“As a chef for 30 years,” writes Chris Rickert for the Wisconsin State Journal, “Gale Landeen knows a little something about food. For instance, he knows he might be eating a lot less of it in the months to come. … Continue reading

Aquamantra Launches First Biodegradable Bottle

In honor of Earth Day 2009, Aquamantra is launching the world’s first 100 percent biodegradable and recyclable bottle.  The California company announced the introduction of the Aquamantra Enso™ bottle, a form of plastic that recycles and biodegrades within one to … Continue reading

Ramsay in Hot Water over Pre-Cooked Meals

Londoners are all atwitter (no, not that “Twitter“) about the latest Gordon Ramsay fiasco.  Apparently, some of the eateries owned by the 42-year old controversial chef and bad-boy celebrity are serving ready-made food, cooked in what has been called “a … Continue reading

More Content in Your Feed

We’ve constantly  been asked by members to give them more information on what is going on the site via central repository.  We’ve listened and today are unleashing our new feed system.   Previously users had to friend or follow people … Continue reading

World’s First Entirely Synthetic Gourmet Dish

Celebrated French chef Pierre Gagnaire has thrown a bunch of chemicals together and claims to have created the world’s first entirely synthetic gourmet dish made from ascorbic acid, glucose, citric acid and a few grams of 4-O-a-glucopyranosyl-D-sorbitol, a sugar substitute … Continue reading

World’s Best Restaurant Awards Tonight In London

A Hollywood-style version of the academy awards for restaurants takes place tonight as the world’s top chefs and restaurateurs discover their restaurant ranking in this year’s S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best 2009 awards in London. A host of other accolades … Continue reading

Pirates Release Food Relief Ship

As more and more ships are being hijacked for ransom money, Somali pirates released a Lebanese-owned cargo ship after they discovered it was heading to pick up food and supplies to help feed hungry Somalis. A United Nations World Food … Continue reading

Untested Nanotechnology Used In Food Products

Friends of the Earth has issued a new report [pdf] disclosing that “untested nanotechnology is being used in more than 100 food products, food packaging and contact materials currently on the shelf, without warning or FDA testing.” In a previous … Continue reading