September 23, 2007 |
Dole Food Co., the world's largest producer of fresh vegetables, is voluntarily recalling salads sold in the U.S. and Canada labeled "Hearts Delight" because of possible E. coli contamination. The recall affects 4,530 packages in the U.S. and 528 in Canada, said Marty Ordman, a spokesman for Westlake Village-based Dole. No consumers have reported being sick, Dole said. The salads -- bearing a Sept.
July 7, 2004 |
Their recipes may be great but when it comes to preparing them with good hygiene in mind, the cooks on shows on the Canadian version of Food Network got failing grades from food-safety researchers at Canada's University of Guelph. As reported in the trade magazine Broadcasting & Cable, in about 80% of the 60 episodes reviewed, the chefs allowed raw meat to contaminate vegetables and other raw food.
January 4, 2008
Re "Choosing their lots in life," Column One, Dec. 31 I am dismayed by Steve Chawkins' assertion that homelessness and poverty are a choice. No one -- except perhaps the mentally ill or the wandering pseudo-hippie bohemians the author chose to feature as representative of the homeless auto dwellers -- is really happy with a "permanent berth on the asphalt." It is an anomaly to find any feasting on an "expensive raw-food diet" and wearing "all natural clothing." Chawkins puts the blame for homelessness all on the individual, "bad luck, bad choices, booze, drugs or mental illness," without a reproachful word for the economic system that actually creates the problem.
February 7, 2011 |
Organic, raw and even gluten-free food choices aren't just for people anymore. These options are showing up at local pet shops that are looking to distinguish themselves from big-box competitors. After a slowdown in sales of premium-priced food during the recession, independent pet shops said the sector was recovering. At the Modern Dog, a boutique in a Venice bungalow, co-owner Lance Castro was looking to add two new brands of freeze-dried raw food and premium kibble to the seven he already sells.
January 10, 1991 |
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reclassified eggs as a "potentially hazardous food" in 1990, producers initially recoiled at the news but then welcomed the change. The move meant public food operations must store, handle and prepare eggs with the same attention to proper cooking times and refrigeration temperatures as any raw animal food.
September 6, 2007
Imperialist Romans, according to the contemporary gourmand Apicius, adored their feasts of stuffed sow's womb and honeyed wine, sometimes followed by purging to make room for more. In our overabundant times, it's the opposite: We're obsessed with cutting back calories, fats, entire food groups -- or eliminating food altogether. Below, some memorable moments in zealous eating and not-eating.
June 7, 2011 |
And the winner is … the DASH diet! That eating plan, often recommended to help adults lower their blood pressure, topped more popular options in a ranking of 20 diets by U.S. News & World Report. The DASH diet, the magazine concluded, was the best overall. The magazine's panel of nutrition experts chose the government-approved Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension for, among other things, being nutritious, easy to follow and protecting against heart disease and perhaps diabetes.
July 15, 1988 |
America's trade deficit expanded only slightly in May and inflation remained moderate in June, the government said today, although analysts saw cause for inflation worry in a steep, drought-induced climb in wholesale food prices. The trade report sent the dollar soaring. The Commerce Department said the trade deficit rose to $10.9 billion in May from a revised $10.3 billion in April, but the number was still the second smallest in almost three years and well within economists' expectations.
January 29, 2013 |
Chef moves where? Readers will sometimes write in about a restaurant that's been gone for 10 or more years, wondering what happened. Maybe they don't get out much, but even frequent restaurant-goers can get so distracted with all the new places opening that they miss the quiet slipping away of an old favorite. For anybody wondering what happened to French chef Jean-François Meteigner when he closed up La Cachette Bistro in Santa Monica in late 2011, the L'Orangerie alum is now cooking in - Vietnam !
June 30, 2008 |
To read the Internet ads, you'd think that our bodies were awash in "toxins" -- usually unspecified -- and that we should therefore go to dramatic lengths, such as "colon cleansing" and chelation, to get rid of all this bad stuff. Don't believe it. Or to put it more gently, don't risk your health or your pocketbook on programs that promise to "detoxify" you -- not without doing your homework first. For starters, ask exactly what these supposed "toxins" are.