Archive for the ‘Food News’ Category

Why School Lunches Are Going Totally Local

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

The history of school lunch is not commonly recognized for featuring very many concessions to contemporary culinary fads. Seasons pass, people change, and technology marches onward, yet make your way to any modern grade school cafeteria and there’s a good chance that you’ll find the same half-frozen corn dogs and fruit cocktail cups that you […]

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It’s Not Easy Being Green: Chipotle’s Food Safety Woes

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

After a discreet class action settlement, a precipitous tumble in stock value, and a couple thousand free burrito coupons, Chipotle is reporting that it can finally assure consumers its food is contamination free. While fans of the company’s mix-and-match style burritos and bowls are no doubt celebrating, others are questioning whether the damage has already […]

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Feeding the World, One Kumquat at a Time

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Before you see the chunky wooden furniture, smell the subtly sweet aroma of toasting grains, or taste the luxurious silkiness of pulverized banana, the bass heavy pulse put out by Locol’s in-house speakers will tell you everything you need to know about the restaurant’s modus operandi. The sound of clattering silverware and pans adds percussion […]

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Adding Salt to A child’s Food: Is It Safe?

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Is it safe to salt a child’s food? In moderation, adding salt to a child’s food is safe. High salt intake is associated with high risk of high blood pressure and other heart diseases. The American Heart Association recommends 1,500 to 2,300 milligrams of sodium intake (a teaspoon of salt) a day for children. But […]

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Local Restaurants Struggle to Survive Silicon Valley’s Tech Assault

Friday, October 7th, 2016

For years now, long-time inhabitants of the San Francisco Bay area have bemoaned the changes to their local communities and ways of life being forced upon them by Silicon Valley giants like Facebook, Google, Apple, and a host of other wealthy technology firms. Now it appears that restaurateurs in the Bay area – particularly in […]

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Is Egg-Free Mayonnaise Too Good to Be True?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Vegan sandwich aficionados across the country rejoiced when Hampton Creek unveiled a new eggless mayonnaise spread in 2013. The product, which is cheekily named Just Mayo, has since garnered a steady flow of glowing reviews from professional chefs and home cooks alike. Featuring a flawlessly rich flavor and an accurately unctuous texture, it has quickly […]

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Company Develops Product That Will Test Food For Gluten

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

It is estimated that 15 million people in America have a food allergy or food sensitivity. Gluten is one of the most common food allergies and sensitivities. Going out to eat or grocery shopping can be difficult for someone who has a gluten sensitivity. Fortunately, a company in San Francisco has developed a product that […]

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Which is Better for You: Smoothies or Juicing?

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

The newest health food craze is juicing. Before that, it was smoothies. So, which is really better for you? Fruit smoothies involve blending whole fruits and vegetables with milk, yogurt, juice or even water. They provide you with essential minerals and vitamins and are an easy way to provide your body with the essential nutrients […]

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Chiptole Is Offering Free Food To Customers

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Chiptole will be giving away free food and drinks during the month of September 2016. Students with a valid ID will be able to get a free fountain drink with the purchase of a taco, burrito, salad or bowl. This offer does not apply to alcoholic beverages. People will also be able to get a […]

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Bakeries Ring Changes on Sweet and Savory Pastries

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Donuts, pies, waffles: we think of them as sweet treats, reserved for special mid-morning treats or tasty desserts. But think again. According to a recent article in the New York Times, pastries are not only becoming more varied and nuanced; they’re also moving into the category of savory main courses (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/28/nyregion/satisfying-the-sweet-and-savory-tooth.html?_r=0). Reviewing the pastry menus […]

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