May 18, 2012 |
HBO's four-part documentary, " The Weight of the Nation ," was the subject of much commentary this week, with critics of all stripes complaining that the program didn't focus on the right issues. "Why doesn't HBO's new series, 'The Weight of the Nation,' even mention addiction?" asked the Fix's Susan Cheever . "We keep getting fatter and fatter because we are overlooking, if not ignoring, an important cause of obesity -- addiction. Certain foods, like certain drinks, trigger an addictive reaction in many people.
March 2, 1989 |
From the moment he built his first crude barbells out of parts found in a junkyard more than 50 years ago, Joe Weider dreamed of power. He was 13, rail-thin, living in a gang-infested Montreal ghetto. Beaten up more than once, he feared traveling from one neighborhood to the next. Lifting weights, he hoped, would change all that. But Weider did not stop at building his biceps. Body building swept him up, he recalls now, "like a religious fervor."
March 12, 2004 |
Refrigerated trucks trundle down the pretty country lanes laden with pale, doughy masses of fungus -- 32 tons or more a day. "Pure mycoprotein -- good enough to eat, won't taste of anything, very bland," declares manufacturing manager Pete Willis, tearing off a golf-ball-sized sample from a 2,000-pound glob. Workers in white boots shepherd the fungal paste through a sea of vats and clanking machines that mix, press, slice and dice the raw dough.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1995
A health food store that had to delay its opening after a construction crane crashed into the building is finally in business. Two months after a crane swung out of control, breaking utility wires and taking a chunk out of the building's roof, the Health Emporium opens today at 3347 E. Pacific Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. Owners Torin Pavia and Seth Siegel will offer fruit shake toasts at 1 p.m. during a health fair co-sponsored by the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce.
September 24, 2003 |
Former Nutrisource Inc. executive Robert Ligon was sentenced to 15 months in prison for claiming that baked goods he sold to Whole Foods Market Inc. and other health food stores were low fat. Ligon, 52, pleaded guilty to mail fraud for putting false nutritional labels on doughnuts, cookies and rolls and selling them from 1995 to 1997. Some of the products went to an Evanston, Ill., store owned by Whole Foods, the largest U.S. natural-foods grocer, prosecutors said.
October 25, 2012 |
Too many people see health food as medicine, and that is one thing that keeps them from eating healthfully, says Dr. Andrew Weil. In his new cookbook, written with Sam Fox and Michael Stebner, he tries to dispel the notion that delicious food and healthful food are exclusive. The book is called "True Food" (Little, Brown and Co., $29.99), which Weil said Thursday in a telephone interview, means "real food first of all. I think a lot of what people eat is not real food. " "I am a good home cook, and I like dishes that are simple, that have bold flavors, that are relatively easy to prepare," he said.
December 15, 1993 |
The Food and Drug Administration offered assurances Tuesday that dietary supplements will remain widely available, even though it will soon be able to regulate the claims on their labels for the first time. A moratorium that barred the FDA from regulating vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids and other health food store staples expires today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1986 |
The whirr of the blender blades was gone, replaced Monday afternoon with the pounding of hammers and the screech of nails being wrenched from secure berths in the weathered clapboard of the now-defunct Orange Inn. The historic shanty, which dispensed fresh guava shakes and cottage-cheese-and-cucumber sandwiches on a barren stretch of Coast Highway for nearly two generations, was being dismantled board by board.
December 3, 2002 |
Eleven years ago, the owners of Erewhon Natural Foods Market built the Taj Mahal of health food stores. Since 1968, the store had occupied the corner of Edinburgh and Beverly, and when it moved, the iconic weathered-redwood building left behind remained a hangout for granola heads -- first as the Nowhere Cafe, now as VP Discount Vitamins and Natural Foods. But the new Erewhon, a few blocks west, was something else again.
March 7, 2013 |
Timothy Hollingsworth, the 33-year-old chef de cuisine at the French Laundry , is moving to Los Angeles. But don't get your hopes too high. He doesn't have a restaurant planned - not yet, anyway. Hollingsworth announced in November that he would be leaving the Laundry in spring. At the time he told the San Francisco Chronicle's Paolo Lucchesi that he was playing with an idea of opening a more casual and popular type of restaurant, maybe even a spin on Mexican. He's still thinking about doing something like that, but first he's going to be working in video production.