April 6, 2013 |
What's a healthful food and what's a healing food? Is there a difference? At least since the mid-19th century, when the Battle Creek Sanitarium opened its doors and people flocked there to follow John Harvey Kellogg's regime of whole grains, nuts and frequent enemas, many Americans have sought food as medicine. I have a shelf of books with titles such as "Food - Your Miracle Medicine" and "The Food Pharmacy," and my smartphone is filled with snapshots of the "super foods" on display at a trade show: acai and goldenberry, chia, coconut and flax, goji berries and hemp, maca root and other berries, nuts, seaweeds and roots I've never heard of (yacon, lucuma, camu, maqui)
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April 5, 2013 |
A man wearing a long-haired wig and women's sunglasses on Tuesday robbed a south Glendale store at gunpoint and fled with an unspecific amount of cash, police said. The robbery occurred about 11:29 a.m. in the offices of Arko Foods International in the 1400 block of East Colorado Street , according to Glendale police. Witnesses told police that the robber was holding a blue-steel, semi-automatic handgun in his right hand and pulled the slide back several times as he repeatedly demanded cash from the store's employees.
April 5, 2013 |
Tim West's first Food Hackathon will commence Saturday in San Francisco. where designers, developers and entrepreneurs will come together for a hackathon competition aimed at solving local, regional and national problems in the food system. Over the course of the two-day event, techies and food lovers alike will hack the food system to, as described by Food Hackathon's website , “build networks, cross pollinate ideas and create new products and tools to innovate and improve the food ecosystem.” “Food is our greatest common denominator,” West said in a post on Foodnetconnect.com.
April 4, 2013 |
Film critic Roger Ebert died at age 70 after a long battle with cancer of the thyroid and salivary glands. Best known for his witty movie reviews, Ebert was also a food enthusiast who, among the more than a dozen books he wrote, penned "The Pot and How to Use It: The Mystery and Romance of the Rice Cooker. " The book was published in 2010, four years after surgery that damaged his carotid artery left him with a hole in his throat and unable to eat, drink or speak. He was fed liquid paste through a tube in his stomach, but undeterred (the quality for which he was so widely admired)
April 4, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- How much should employers pay the people who serve up your french fries and ring up your tacos? It's an issue that's being raised for the second time in six months as hundreds of fast food workers in New York City walked out on the job Thursday to demand higher wages. An estimated 400 workers from 60 restaurants in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Harlem participated, organizers say. The campaign, organized in part by the group Fast Food Forward, is asking for wages to be raised to $15 an hour, which in some cases would double the pay of some workers, raising their pay to around what a substitute teacher makes, or an emergency medical technician, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
April 2, 2013 |
On a recent evening, students at Pomona College feasted on chicken pot pie, steamed veggies, biscuits and rice. And, as is often the case, there were plenty of leftovers in the dining hall, enough for about 100 extra meals. Those leftovers, however, weren't destined for the dumpster. Instead, they were carefully packaged by dining hall workers, handed to a group of students and driven to nearby Inland Valley Hope Partners, a nonprofit shelter for people in need. Pomona College's efforts to keep prepared food from going to waste are part of a nationwide coalition of student groups called the Food Recovery Network, which estimates that about 22 million meals are thrown away at U.S. colleges every year.
April 2, 2013 |
Food & Wine magazine has announced its picks for best new chefs of 2013, and Los Angeles-based Michael Voltaggio of ink. is among the winners. According to the Food & Wine website , Voltaggio was honored "because his modernist cuisine pushes boundaries - he'll serve octopus over buttered-popcorn puree - but it is still delicious. " PHOTOS: Michael Voltaggio's ink. Voltaggio isn't exactly new to the food scene in Los Angeles, but to be eligible, chefs must be in charge of a kitchen for five or fewer years.
March 31, 2013 |
Cowboys are my weakness. That's not just the title of my favorite Pam Houston book, but the truth about my undying fascination with those icons of the Wild West. These days, when most of the horses are under the hood instead of a barn roof, it's a challenge to find an authentic outpost where rootin,' tootin' cowboys still have a foothold. That's why there's Prescott. Though the mile-high city about 90 miles northwest of Phoenix is becoming a desirable retirement haven, it's more notable for its long-running rodeo, historic downtown and saloons that are the next-best thing to time travel.
March 29, 2013 |
Just like its popular Duncan Hines cake mixes, packaged foods company Pinnacle Foods Inc. is on the rise after raising $580 million in an initial public offering. The company - which owns popular brands such as Birds Eye, Aunt Jemima, Log Cabin, Mrs. Butterworth's and Hungry-Man - made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PF. Wednesday night, the Parsippany, N.J., business sold 29 million shares for $20 apiece - at the top end of its suggested $18-to-$20 range.
March 28, 2013 |
Just like its popular Duncan Hines cake mixes, packaged foods company Pinnacle Foods Inc. was on the rise Thursday morning after raising $580 million in an initial public offering. The company -- which owns an array of popular brands including Birds Eye, Aunt Jemima, Log Cabin, Mrs. Butterworth's and Hungry-Man -- debuted on the New York Stock Exchange under the PF symbol. Wednesday night, the Parsippany, N.J.-based business sold 29 million shares for $20 apiece -- on the top end of its suggested $18-to-$20 range.