June 23, 1994 |
U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) figures show that Reggiana cattle, the traditional dairy breed in the Parmesan cheese-producing region of Reggio-Emilia, are among 53 breeds of livestock in risk of dying out in Italy as agricultural production methods change. A spokesman for the consortium of Parmesan producers has acknowledged that there are only 1,400 Reggianas left, despite efforts by farmers to increase their numbers.
April 11, 1991 |
Restaurants and Institutions Magazine, chronicling the changing menus of the last 20 years, finds that while prunes used to be served at nearly half of all restaurants at the end of the '60s, only 20% of restaurants still serve them. Two decades ago fewer than 1% of restaurants served chicken filets; now 63% do. (Cheeseburgers and ice cream have held steady at around 72% and 65%, respectively.
July 20, 2007 |
Starbucks Corp., which has a bittersweet history mixing its coffee with chocolate, is trying again, this time with Hershey Co. The world's largest specialty coffee retailer said Thursday that it would begin offering Starbucks-branded, coffee-flavored chocolate products in the fall under a deal with Hershey, which has been struggling to perk up flat sales. Executives with both companies said they were eager to respond to customers' growing demand for premium chocolate.
December 12, 2011 |
It's never too early to make New Year's Eve reservations in Las Vegas . Central (pronounced sen- TRAL ), the Michel Richard restaurant at Caesars Palace , is throwing two parties -- one indoors, one outdoors -- to celebrate 2012. The deal: Richard, who opened Central in Caesars in September, has landmark restaurants in Washington, D.C., and Virginia. On New Year's Eve, the restaurant will throw a small outdoor party for $201.20 per person for about 100 to 120 lucky guests who get to see fireworks over the Strip.
September 10, 2012 |
Janet Jackson, Jason Biggs and more celebrities stepped out for the grand opening of Dylan's Candy Bar at the Original Farmers Market on Saturday. Owner Dylan Lauren , daughter of designer Ralph Lauren, brought her New York City-based candy institution to Los Angeles, transforming what used to be a Bath & Body Works into a colorful candy wonderland. The opening was a veritable free-for-all for candy lovers. Children and adults stuffed tins with chocolate gummi bears, rainbow sour belts and jelly beans in every imaginable color.
October 31, 1991 |
Candy really is dandy if you listen to groups such as the Chocolate Manufacturers Assn. It doesn't cause acne, they say, won't rot your teeth or make you fat and it doesn't make kids squirm uncontrollably on long car rides. Using industry-sponsored medical studies to bolster their claims, U.S. candy makers are persuading American consumers to just say yes to Godiva chocolates, M&M/Mars, Nestle, Hershey and Brach's.
March 6, 2006 |
After working below the radar on a cocoa farm deep in Brazil, and toiling for years over test tubes in food labs, scientists say they have developed a top-secret formula for an undisciplined candy lover's dream: a healthful chocolate bar. Eating a couple of tiny slabs a day of this dark chocolate could lower cholesterol, relax your blood vessels and help ward off heart disease, they say.