When it comes to rating big food brands like Kellogg's and Coca-Cola, Oxfam America looked beyond their flavor, price value, and even the content of their nutrition. Instead, it was more about each company's environmental and social impact in the countries they set up manufacturing plants. The non-p ... More >>
Last week the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory offered a spot-on observation about something funky in the world of cereal. As the brainiac crew of scientists settled into breakfast, astrophysicist Raj (played by Kunal Nayyar) began to rattle off the names of cereal mascots like Tony the Tiger, Toucan ... More >>
Walking through Target the other day, we were struck by something in the breakfast foods aisle. While most popular brands of cereal have a few varieties, Cheerios leads the way with a surprising array of flavors, which got us wondering: Do we really need dulche de leche Cheerios?
Since the introduc ... More >>
At a moment in our culinary history when even our everyday weeknight dinner focus -- or fuss, depending on your recipe perspective -- is on (more) sustainable, farmers market-friendly, nose-to-tail cooking, we were curious what we might find among the pages of a modern Betty Crocker cookbook. Slow-c ... More >>
Reporting from Tokyo, where just last week FoodEx, the largest food and beverage exhibition in Asia, welcomed more than 73,000 attendees over four days. Samples were flying off the tables, gobbled and chugged ravenously, as suppliers and distributors from around the world wooed potential clients. We ... More >>
kjetil_r/flickrEggs, fryingEver since Aristotle wandered the supermarkets, philosophers and scientists have been wondering which came first: the chicken or the egg. Aristotle went with both, saying neither could have preceded the other. Around 2000 years later, Stephen Hawking favored the ... More >>
Flickr/Dalboz17Apple Jacks ranked as the 8th worst kids cerealAccording to a new study by the Environmental Working Group, some children's cereals contain more sugar than Twinkies and Chips Ahoy! cookies. The worst offender, Kellogg's Honey Smacks, is nearly a whopping 56% sugar by weight. Fo ... More >>
A. Scattergoodapple crates at Riley's Farm
Los Angeles Times: UC Berkeley Republican club draws nationwide protests and support with a bake sale in which items are priced according to a buyer's race, ethnicity and gender.
Gourmet Live: The history of teachers and apples. Or, what to read onl ... More >>
USDAYesterday the USDA released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Got a pen? A keyboard? Your Twitter app? And it's not a lot of governmentalese this time (well, okay it is), but some very sensible recommendations. Eat less, drink more water rather than sugary drinks, seriously lower ... More >>
Bloggers, open your Food Styling: The Art of Preparing Food For the Camera manuals to page 214. Here author Delores Custer demonstrates the coloration and yum-factor difference between cooked hamburger patties stored in vegetable oil, covered in plastic wrap, or en plein air. Still with us?
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PillsburyWhat's better than dough in a can, plump and flaky in less than 15 minutes? Getting paid $1 million for baking it into the tastiest Pillsbury dish in America. What's even better? Having Oprah announce the winner, live on her show. Those two powerhouses, General Mills and Oprah Winfre ... More >>
Some food for thought from local, national and international news sources from this past week:
-- Coffee may enhance inebriation. [Fox]
-- For the fourth day of Christmas at Meadowood the Food Dudes gave us meat. [EaterSF]
-- Tootsie Rolls, Frooties, and Dots go Kosher (Why this made the Crime ... More >>
On August 7th, some of the country's largest food processors, including Mars, Hershey's, General Mills and Kraft, sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stating that the country was on the verge of a massive sugar shortage and that, without raising the quotas on the amount of tariff-free ... More >>