Lifestyle

Here’s What The Future Of Cooking Will Look Like

[credit provider=”NickFauchald.com” url=”http://www.nickfauchald.com”] When Nick Fauchald moved to New York in 2003, he worked full time at Wine Spectator magazine and part time at a law firm while attending the French Culinary Institute at night.”Working seven days and nights a week was actually less insane than it sounds,” Fauchald tells us. “It […]
Here’s What The Future Of Cooking Will Look Like
Lifestyle

RUTH REICHL: Anybody Who Believes Yelp Is An Idiot

[credit provider=”AP”] Ruth Reichl is one of the top names in the foodie community — and for good reason. The former editor-in-chief of the now-defunct Gourmet magazine, Reichl has since signed a three-book deal with Random House, worked at Gilt Taste, and become a producer for her book-turned-movie “Garlic and […]
RUTH REICHL: Anybody Who Believes Yelp Is An Idiot
Lifestyle

How Alain Ducasse Became The Godfather Of French Cuisine After Surviving A Plane Crash

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alain_Ducasse2010.jpg”] One summer’s day 28 years ago, Alain Ducasse—the man dubbed the “godfather” of French cuisine—was rescued half-paralysed from a mountainside in the Alps, sole survivor of a light plane crash.It was another three years before the chef could walk unaided: “I had to imagine and write […]
How Alain Ducasse Became The Godfather Of French Cuisine After Surviving A Plane Crash
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Hostess May Be Dead, But The Twinkie Will Survive

[credit provider=”Instagram/kimbrrrrly” url=”http://statigr.am/p/327630573116032104_21752272″] With the news Friday that that most American of all brands, Hostess—the 82-year-old purveyor of Ding Dongs, Wonder Bread, and, yes, Twinkies—is finally closing its door as it heads for liquidation  (after a failed attempt to restructure under a Chapter 11 earlier this year), much has been […]
Hostess May Be Dead, But The Twinkie Will Survive
Strategy

How Workers And Management Both Caused The Demise Of Hostess

[credit provider=”Masayoshi Sekimura/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sekimura/5173495972/”] Hostess began as Interstate Bakeries Corporation (IBC) in 1930 and over time became the largest wholesale baker and distributor of bakery products in the United States. But now the company is finished as it has shut down operations and is liquidating its assets after workers rejected a new contract after […]
How Workers And Management Both Caused The Demise Of Hostess
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Wal-Mart Is Rolling Out A Subscription Food Service Called ‘Goodies’

[credit provider=”Instagram/kaylaykins” url=”http://statigr.am/p/324261937102340709_230412703″] NEW YORK (AP)—Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Wednesday will officially launch a mail subscription service, called Goodies, that lets shoppers discover new foods from the comfort of their homes.For a monthly fee of $7 that includes tax and shipping, customers get a box of five to eight hand-picked, […]
Wal-Mart Is Rolling Out A Subscription Food Service Called ‘Goodies’
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Waffle House CEO: I’m Being Blackmailed!

[credit provider=”Flickr/Steve Snodgrass” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevensnodgrass/4906001387/”] ATLANTA (AP)—The CEO of Waffle House said Tuesday that a former employee who claims he tried to force her to have sex actually was a participant in consensual sex and has been trying to blackmail him.”I am a victim of my own stupidity, but I am […]
Waffle House CEO: I’m Being Blackmailed!
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No One Is Convinced That Sugar Taxes Work

[credit provider=”Flickr/out of ideas” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/outofideas/2111006740/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] THE FOOD AND Drink Industry of Ireland (FDII) has come out against a proposed tax on certain food and drink products – the so-called ‘sugar tax’ – with dentists also expressing some scepticism about the idea.The FDII, an IBEC representative group for the food and […]
No One Is Convinced That Sugar Taxes Work
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Have We Reached Peak Bacon? Not So Fast, Experts Say

Can you imagine a world where there is no other white meat? If skyrocketing use of the term “aporkalypse” on Twitter is any indication, a recent statement from the United Kingdom’s National Pig Association is causing some anxious consumers to do just that.
Have We Reached Peak Bacon? Not So Fast, Experts Say
Markets

6 ‘Essential’ Vitamins and Nutrients You Probably Don’t Need

[credit provider=”Flickr via stevenglassman” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenglassman/5338453210/in/photostream/”] To get your daily vitamins, you could pack your diet full of nutrient-rich foods, or take the shortcut some 50 per cent of Americans have woven into their daily routine––bottled herbs, vitamins and supplements.  Heed this warning from Consumer Reports, however, before you start popping pills […]
6 ‘Essential’ Vitamins and Nutrients You Probably Don’t Need
Markets

7-11 Is Celebrating Its 85th Birthday With Free Slurpees Today

[credit provider=”Flickr via avlxyz” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/avlxyz/4091211227/in/photostream/”] Independence Day may have come and gone, but there’s nothing more American than sucking down a Slurpee for free.7-Eleven is ringing in its 85th birthday by offering free Slurpees at more than 9,000 locations Wednesday (Find your local store here.)
7-11 Is Celebrating Its 85th Birthday With Free Slurpees Today
Markets

Americans Have Forgotten How To Get Cheap Alcohol

[credit provider=”NPR”] Sometimes the easiest ways to save are right under our noses––and even then we still can’t manage to sniff them out. While the price of hitting up bars and restaurants for a nightcap has risen nearly 80 per cent over the last 30 years, Americans have spent less on […]
Americans Have Forgotten How To Get Cheap Alcohol
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See Pictures Of Celebrity Chefs Partying At The Aspen Food & Wine Classic

Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Gail Simmons, Tom Colicchio, José Andrés, Rick Bayless, John Besh, Danny Meyer, Mario Batali, Ming Tsai, Jacques Pépin and Marcus Samuelson are just a few of the recognisable celebrity chef names who made the trek to Aspen, Colorado this weekend to take part in the […]
See Pictures Of Celebrity Chefs Partying At The Aspen Food & Wine Classic
Lifestyle

Step Inside The Gluttonous Tasting Tents At The Aspen Food + Wine Classic

[credit provider=”Aly Weisman/Business Insider”] This past weekend, 5,000 celebrity chefs, foodies, wine-os, and fans gathered at the sold-out Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado.And this wasn’t just any old foodfest, it was the festival’s 30th anniversary—and no expense was spared, including the $1,225 pass to attend the event in […]
Step Inside The Gluttonous Tasting Tents At The Aspen Food + Wine Classic
Markets

Stop Wasting So Much Food And Get More From Your Grocery Budget

[credit provider=”Flickr / epSos.de” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/3402851924/in/photostream/”] For years, many people–my husband, mum, sister and even my son–told me to stop wasting so much food.Throwing away half a piece of chicken here or a handful of grapes there never seemed like such a big deal to me. If I was full, or […]
Stop Wasting So Much Food And Get More From Your Grocery Budget
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13 Health Gimmicks You Can Stop Wasting Money On

[credit provider=”Vita Coco”] No matter how many times we’re told otherwise, Americans’ obsession with get-healthy-quick schemes will likely never die. Too bad most of these fads aren’t worth their weight in salt – or your hard-earned dollars. 
13 Health Gimmicks You Can Stop Wasting Money On
Strategy

Carl’s Jr. CEO Issues A Challenge To The Rest Of The Fast Food Industry

[credit provider=”By calaggie on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/calaggie/2486881270/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Andy Puzder, CEO of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s parent CKE Restaurants, isn’t afraid of the health food craze leaving him behind, reports Lisa Jennings at Nation’s Restaurant News.Why? Because he claims his brands are way ahead of the curve. In fact, he even called out […]
Carl’s Jr. CEO Issues A Challenge To The Rest Of The Fast Food Industry
Strategy

Hidden Valley Wants You To Replace Ketchup With Ranch Dressing

[credit provider=”Hidden Valley”] Ranch dressing vs. ketchup — who’s going to win?Hidden Valley is making a bold move with a new thicker, creamier version of its ranch dressing. It won’t be marketed as an alternative flavour — instead, it’s out to become the nation’s go-to condiment, reports Sarah Nassauer at […]
Hidden Valley Wants You To Replace Ketchup With Ranch Dressing
Strategy

‘Pink Slime’ Fallout: Ground Beef Company Files For Bankruptcy

[credit provider=”Flickr/Ryan McDonough” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/timomcd/4546665915/”] Ground beef processor AFA Foods filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, citing the impact of the uproar over a meat filler dubbed “pink slime” by critics.Meat processors have faced a backlash over the use of an ammonia-treated beef filler they call “finely textured beef.” Food activists […]
‘Pink Slime’ Fallout: Ground Beef Company Files For Bankruptcy
Strategy

Here’s What You Need To Know About The Ground-Up Insects Starbucks Puts In Your Frappuccino

[credit provider=”Screengrab from Starbucks on YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJVOlMEbuGU&feature=relmfu”] Starbucks is coming under fire from vegans for using ground-up bugs to colour its Frappuccinos, but the use of cochineal insects is actually quite common in the food industry.In fact, cochineal dye has been around for centuries, although that probably doesn’t decrease the […]
Here’s What You Need To Know About The Ground-Up Insects Starbucks Puts In Your Frappuccino
Strategy

How Two Firefighting Brothers Created ‘Firehouse Subs’ And Turned It Into A Booming Franchise

[credit provider=”gsbrown99 | Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsbrown99/5494492579/”] The epiphany for brothers Chris and Robin Sorensen came one day in 1992, on a sidewalk in their hometown of Jacksonville, Fla.Fresh off a series of hit-and-miss entrepreneurial ventures–including one called Kris Kringle Christmas Trees that failed to sell a single tree–the brothers had just […]
How Two Firefighting Brothers Created ‘Firehouse Subs’ And Turned It Into A Booming Franchise
Strategy

KFC In China Provides Hot Delivery Boys Upon Request

[credit provider=”sidstamm on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidstamm/2182681989/”] Not since Patton Oswalt’s failure pile in a sadness bowl comedy bit has such a mockery been made of Colonel Sanders’ fried chicken franchise. When he opened his first restaurant in the front room of a Kentucky gas station during the Great Depression, never could the Southern […]
KFC In China Provides Hot Delivery Boys Upon Request
Strategy

Here Are 3 Food Startups That Are Killing It With Just One Product

[credit provider=”Laughing Squid | Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/4619692278/”] When it comes to introducing new products, you have three options: Invent something completely new Do what has been done before but charge less for it Do what has been done before but execute it better than anyone else In the world of food […]
Here Are 3 Food Startups That Are Killing It With Just One Product
Markets

Systematic And Widespread Regulatory Failures Are Choking Our Arteries As Well As Our Economy

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Marriner_S._Eccles_Federal_Reserve_Board_Building.jpg”] A systematic and broad failure of regulation is the elephant in the room when it comes to reforming today’s Western capitalism. Yes, much has been said about the unhealthy political-regulatory-financial dynamic that led to the global economy’s heart attack in 2008 (initiating what Carmen Reinhart and […]
Systematic And Widespread Regulatory Failures Are Choking Our Arteries As Well As Our Economy
Strategy

These Are The 10 Most Bizarre Fast-Food Locations On The Planet

[credit provider=”Sara A. Beyer/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/saraabeyer/5369407776/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Among the world’s global businesses, what’s more ubiquitous than American fast food? KFC (YUM), for example, deep-fries chicken in more than 20,000 shops around the planet, including a new outlet in Nairobi, Kenya, which opened this summer, becoming America’s first fast food outlet in East Africa. Click here to […]
These Are The 10 Most Bizarre Fast-Food Locations On The Planet
Strategy

The Two Big Trends That Pushed Hostess Toward Bankruptcy

[credit provider=”National Business Journal “] Hostess is preparing to file for Chapter 11 for the second time since 2004.The first time around, it blamed America’s low-carb diet trends for leading it to bankruptcy, reports the Wall Street Journal. Its top-selling products, Twinkies and Wonder Bread, were blockbuster items for decades, […]
The Two Big Trends That Pushed Hostess Toward Bankruptcy
Markets

7 Grocery Store Splurges That Will Blow Your Budget In 2012

[credit provider=”Julie Zeveloff/Business Insider”] With unemployment still hovering around 9 per cent, overall consumer spending flat, and food prices rising, you’d think Americans would be hunkering down for a long austere winter. But even if they’re cutting back on restaurant meals and too-big-to-fit flat screen TVs, they’re not giving up fancy food from the grocery store, especially […]
7 Grocery Store Splurges That Will Blow Your Budget In 2012
Markets

Eating At A Fancy Restaurant Won’t Keep The Waiter From Scamming Your Credit Card

[credit provider=”russelljsmith” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/russelljsmith/7003489/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Whenever you dine out a fine restaurant, the last thing you think about is whether or not you can trust your waiter. Why should you? You are paying good money to eat at a high-end establishment and you expect the service and the staff to be impeccable. […]
Eating At A Fancy Restaurant Won’t Keep The Waiter From Scamming Your Credit Card
Strategy

This is how McDonald’s plans to take over the world

McDonald’s is booming, despite all the economic destruction going on around it.It has been the second-best performing stock in the Dow in 2011. In Q3 it beat revenue and profit projections yet again, its stock is up 63% in the last three years and same store sales continued to climb […]
This is how McDonald’s plans to take over the world
Markets

The Rise And Fall Of Momentum Stock Diamond Foods

[credit provider=”Roadsidepictures via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadsidepictures/4057041282/”] Diamond Foods, the owner of Pop Secret popcorn and Kettle brand potato chips, has been a momentum-darling this year, as a combination of acquisitions and organic growth fuelled earnings and share price increases.In April, it looked to do that again when it announced its $2.35 […]
The Rise And Fall Of Momentum Stock Diamond Foods
Markets

A Baking Entrepreneur Reveals Why Packaging Is Such A Huge Rip-Off

Tricia Cariffe had dreamt about starting a baking business for years before she finally opened her own kitchen space in March.Then she scored a spot at Vista Farmers’ Market in San Diego, and a month ago began making enough money to quit her day job and continue pursuing her dream: […]
A Baking Entrepreneur Reveals Why Packaging Is Such A Huge Rip-Off
Strategy

INFOGRAPHIC: A Look At Where Your Food Is Really Coming From

With the holiday season also comes the frantic holiday shopping. Not just the 12 am run to grab the lowest price flat-screen TV, but the multiple trips to the grocery store to pick up the turkey, the ham, and that last side dish. With all the rush, it’s no wonder […]
INFOGRAPHIC: A Look At Where Your Food Is Really Coming From
Strategy

The Branding Genius Behind Sticking A Place Name On Food Products

Provenance is a tricky issue. Over the past few years, the names of agricultural regions, villages, and even specific farms have proliferated on urban menus and shelf labels, providing the aspirational consumer with a shorthand guarantee of authenticity, taste, and, often, local origin.
The Branding Genius Behind Sticking A Place Name On Food Products
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