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Here's What's Not On The Menu: Your Underpaid Female Server, Line Cook, Hostess

Join Eve Ensler in NYC, rally against harassment!
Oct 13, 2014 11:00 am

Whatcha doing Tuesday, October 14th at 11 a.m.? Rallying against sexual harassment in the restaurant industry? Demanding equal pay for women? Us too! Tuesday's “Not On The Menu” rally gives voices to the women impacted by the restaurant industry’s low wages and seeks to encourage anyone with experience in the restaurant industry to share their stories and fight the notion that sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination in the restaurant industry is ‘just part of the culture.’ 

$31.5 Million Subsidies Aim To Make Farmers Markets More Accessible

Michel Nischan explains impact of new grants to NPR
Oct 6, 2014 11:00 am

It may go down as one of the great and unfair paradoxes of our time: Just as we realize the health benefits of eating more seasonally and locally, the price of doing so becomes nearly impossible for all but the wealthiest Americans. This doesn't have to add up to a lost cause, however. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a new $31.5 million program will help double the value of SNAP benefits when used at farmers markets. How will this help, and is there any controversy attached? Listen to this NPR Salt Chat with Michel Nischan. 

Happy Lettuce Bikini Day!

Annual PETA stunt distracts meat summit goers
Jul 16, 2014 1:15 pm

It's that time again, the day when esteemed lawmakers in our nation's capital cast aside their partisan differences and enjoy some meat-free weinies handed out by ladies wearing lettuce bikinis, courtesy of the ironic flesh-peddlers at People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals. We're on the scene.

Winemakers, Oenophiles Say '.Wine' Websites Threaten Business

Seven U.S. wine regions oppose new domain names
Jul 7, 2014 10:00 am

Critics say the planned roll-out of .wine and .vin sites could create confusion for consumers. The new NapaValley.wine, for instance, could have as much to do with California's famous wine-growing region as the parody site WhiteHouse.net has to do with the actual Oval Office.

That's Good Head! How Modern Chefs Are Pushing Nose-To-Tail Dining With Fish

With fish guts, Americans still need some nudging
Jun 27, 2014 9:00 am

Chefs, food writers and other adventurous eaters — we live for things like fish heads; most Americans not so much. Hastened by the sustainability issue, U.S. restaurants are doing their part to broaden our tastes for seafood beyond the boring fillet. Will you bite? Dive in here.

'Natural' Labeled Food Is A $40 Billion Industry. Here's How It All Works

There's a lot of truth to this advertising spoof
Jun 26, 2014 11:30 am

More than $40 billion worth of "natural"-labeled food is sold each year — making it the most lucrative buzzword in food marketing outside of mentioning the fat content. Here's a video that puts this "natural" business in perspective.

Hey, PETA, Stick To Comedy! Scary Anti-Milk Ad Makes Us Miss The Vegan Stud Video

Activists' autism claim is flimsy and unfunny
Jun 24, 2014 9:00 am

The always shocking animal-rights group PETA is back in the news again, with another eye-catching campaign. We, the open-minded omnivores at Food Republic, simply wish the organization would go back to its colorful ways of illustrating the pros of a vegan diet, as opposed to hyping unproven evils. See what we mean here.

Never, Ever Wash Raw Chicken. Here's Why.

Britain stops rinsing raw chicken. We should, too.
Jun 17, 2014 8:00 am

In totally logical news: by rinsing raw chicken before cooking it, you are in fact effectively distributing infection around your kitchen in the form of chickeny water droplets. According to UK's Food Standards Agency, those droplets can travel up to three feet before landing on...well, what's within three feet of your kitchen?

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