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Media Watch: Alain Ducasse To Launch Chef-centric Food Website

New site to launch in May, with video recipes, more
Feb 11, 2014 10:30 am

Alain Ducasse Enterprises announced last week that it will launch a food website in France in May, and purchased the recipes site 750g in the run-up to its launch. Details, this way.

The New Glove Law Is Really Starting To Piss Off Some California Chefs

The new policy has state's chefs up in arms
Feb 3, 2014 4:00 pm

California’s new law requiring chefs to wear latex gloves at all times while cooking had several purported benefits. Primarily, its implementation over the next few months is supposed to protect all food considered “exposed” or “ready to eat,” and reduce instances of foodbourne illnesses. Now, chefs are throwing around a handful of words to describe the law, and none are particularly flattering. Read on.

Whole Foods Draws A Line In The Sludge

Does banning biosolids help or hurt?
Jan 23, 2014 10:00 am

OK, bare with us here as we address a topic that is important, though not what you necessarily want to read about after clicking on a ridiculously awesome Sloppy Dogs recipe. We’re talking about biosolids, a form of fertilizer that is made from heavily treated municipal waste. As in, it involves our toilets and we will end the details there. Whole Foods has banned biosolids and not everybody is in support of it.

There Is Now A Craft Beer Jelly Bean, And It Sold Out In A Day

But available again on Friday, so everyone can try!
Jan 22, 2014 1:45 pm

The Jelly Belly Candy Company has not been shy about tapping into the food zeitgeist when offering new flavors of their iconic jelly beans. Now we’ve received word via a hard-charging jelly bean beat reporter at the Los Angeles Times that they company has taken their sugar-coated beanery to a entirely new level. We’ve entered the age of the craft beer jelly bean, people. And we are not hating one bit.

Jim Beam Sold To Japanese Spirits Company for $13.6 Billion

Suntory acquires the legendary bourbon producer
Jan 13, 2014 11:55 am

Huge news in the spirits world this morning. Japanese spirits company Suntory has agreed to acquire Beam Global for a staggering $13.6 billion in cash. Jim Beam is an iconic American company, producing Jim Beam white label bourbon at their headquarters in Bardstown, Kentucky, while shepherding other well-known bourbons like Maker's Mark and Knob Creek. The company also owns Courvoisier cognac, Canadian Club whiskey and Sauza tequila. 

Does This New White Castle Menu Item Mean The Death Of The Slider?

Burger chain introduces potato bacon chowder
Jan 8, 2014 9:30 am

It’s a fast food chain famous for their palm-size squares of heaven. Promising to possess “what you crave,” this hamburger joint has been in business for close to a century, their sliders becoming synonymous with American eating (for better or worse). There’s even a movie franchise based on two stoners in endless pursuit of the combo of...

Miami: Michael Mina Will Now Launch A Second Restaurant In The Fontainebleau

A Japanese-influenced steakhouse is set for fall
Jan 3, 2014 6:45 pm

We were just interviewing chef-restaurateur Michael Mina about his brand-new Michael Mina 74 in the Fontainebleau Miami Beach when he dropped this news on us: He's agreed to take over another space in the mega-hotel on Collins Ave. We'll have the full interview with Mina next week with details about the restaurant-mixology-nightclub concept at 74, but here are a few details on the new project, which we are among the first to reveal.

Dear Mr. Bloomberg, You Were Right: Those Soda Portions Are Too Large

As NYC's mayor exits, a report backs his theories
Jan 2, 2014 11:00 am

As we start the new year thinking about our health and ways to improve it, outgoing NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg is likely thinking about his beach vacation. His biggest gift to the city, and to the whole country, was pushed back in his face and refused when a court struck down his proposed soda ban. The evidence is mounting that we all should have listened to him. 

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