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Replicating Restaurant Dishes at Home

By ALEX WITCHEL Published: January 27, 2010 I’M not a regular consumer of fast food, but I’ve always liked the idea behind the “Eat This, Not That” series by the editor of Men’s Health, David Zinczenko. These books give menu guidance to the angels and devils perched on the shoulders of the millions of Americans … Continue reading

Weigh Less And You’ll Pay Less

Whole Foods To Employees: Weigh Less And You’ll Pay Less Whole Foods employees who tip the scales or light up after work would be spending more for their organic broccoli than their healthier co-workers, with…

Shopping cart furniture

Quite a few grocery stores have made difficult to “borrow” a cart. Hence the rise of the granny cart. But in LA it seems like one can still shop, cross that invisible line and the wheels don’t lock. Below is an artist’s new twist on those abandoned carts that don’t get used for hawking fresh … Continue reading

Start a restaurant revolt at home.

I didn’t stop eating out this year because I wanted to lose weight (but that is a motivator). But because I wanted to save money and most importantly–my taste buds. What’s passing for food these days at local restaurants is ridiculous, especially when you factor in the prices and tip. Service is spotty and drinks … Continue reading

Mom plans meals for an entire year.

Leslie Chisolm down in the deep heart of Texas (clap clap) is got her mind on freeing up her time in the kitchen.  She’s planned a year’s worth of meals for her family of six. I don’t know about you, but I hardly can get disciplined enough to plan out my weekly/bi-weekly grocery list. But … Continue reading

Higher food costs lift US producer prices

US consumers spent less than expected over the festive season US producer prices rose 0.2% in December compared with November, led by an increase in the cost of food products, the Labor Department said. The seasonally adjusted increase in the price of goods leaving US factories was a slowdown on November’s 1.8% rise. For 2008 … Continue reading

12 clever products for tea lovers

January is Hot Tea Month, so what better time to discover creative tea innovations that will make any tea lover smile? Toxel features 12 cool products that can make your piping hot mug of chamomile with a hint of lemon a tad bit more exciting. Pfft, who says caffeinated coffee chuggers have all the fun? … Continue reading

Supermarket Worker Accused Of Licking Chicken Jailed

WATCH: Supermarket Worker Accused Of Licking Chicken Jailed Adeel Ayub, a British supermarket worker accused of filming himself licking a frozen chicken in the store where he had worked, has been jailed for…

New grocery opens in Logan Square

By Susan Taylor, Special to the Tribune It took five years for the member-owners of the Dill Pickle Food Co-op to realize their dream, but Logan Square now has a wonderful neighborhood grocery. The mandate of the cooperative venture is to make collective decisions based on the best food available, rather than the bottom line. … Continue reading

864,000 Pounds Of Ground Beef Recalled

E. Coli Alert: 864,000 Pounds Of Ground Beef Recalled MONTEBELLO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California meat-packing firm has recalled some 864,000 pounds of ground-beef that might be contaminated with E. coli. The Department…

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