Food Additives and Dyes

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    How to Make Grenadine at Home in 3 Easy Steps

    The Drunken Vegan, a.k.a. Patrick J. Hurley, is a full-time barman at the Civil Life Brewing Company and cocktail enthusiast about town. He's an unapologetic drunkard, a vegan and a bon vivant, and, no, he doesn't think those last two terms contradict each other. To most, grenadine brings to mind t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Panera to Eliminate Artificial Flavors and Ingredients by 2016

    Panera, a.k.a. Saint Louis Bread Company, announced this week that it is implementing a new food policy to remove all artificial flavors and ingredients from its food by the end of 2016. Our hometown bakery-cafe is following the trend of other fast-casual restaurants such as Chipotle, which is movin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Dim Sum Dumpling Recall Makes Gut Check Go All A la recherche du temps perdu

    As far back as Gut Check can remember [insert your own Proustian madeleine reverie here], we've been smitten with the Chinese chow-down concept of dim sum. Sitting around a table with eight or ten people, pointing at exotic-looking items on the carts that the servers push around, asking, "What's tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    ADHD and Food Dyes: Seven Videos That Make the Connection

    There's been a lot of back-and-forth recently about the connection between artificial food dyes and attention deficit disorder. Some studies link food dye to ADHD; they're making the children unhinged little maniacs! Others, like one done by the Food and Drug Administration, suggest that parents ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Bear Market Sandwich Extravaganza: Alexia Four Cheese Tuscan-Style Panini

    This week the Bear Market embarks on a great adventure: the sandwich. Last weekend we bought a stack of frozen grocery store panini and flatbread and stockpiled them in the RFT freezer. Barring theft, we will try out a new one every day this week.A colleague was concerned about our new frozen panini ... More >>