On Friday our sister paper in Minneapolis, the City Pages published this story chronicling the Minneapolis sightings and Twitter-ings of St. Louis' most famous St. Lunatic, Nelly. According to reports, Nelly is in the midst of finalizing a deal with Minneapolis-based General Mills cereal (the hashta ... More >>
On Saturday, September 22, Trader Joe's announced a voluntary recall of its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, citing the risk of salmonella contamination.
Within days that li'l recall of a single boutique variety of peanut butter revealed itself to be but the tip of the proverbial iceberg, the ... More >>
After complaints from the National Eating Disorders Association, Yoplait has pulled an ad that "contained language NEDA says is a trigger for those most vulnerable" to eating disorders.
The offending commercial features a woman debating and bargaining with herself about eating a piece of cheesecake ... More >>
Albert SamahaThe mangled wreckage of a red car illustrates the tornado's merciless power. The vehicle's other half was found nearly fifty yards away.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Riverfront Times' Albert Samaha traveled to Joplin this weekend, three weeks after the southwestern Missouri city was struck ... More >>
It's not just Jamie Oliver trying to save American kids from their parents. The Law is getting involved. Again.
Reuters reports today that the Federal Trade Commission, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agricultu ... More >>
Food TV's popularity is waning. The New York Post says that the network's 2010 numbers showed the first decrease in the network's history. In the fourth quarter of 2009, viewership plunged 10.3 percent among viewers ages 25 to 54. The slide continued with 3.3 percent in the second quarter and 4.5 pe ... More >>
Image viaCan you put a price on Funyuns?Hank Cardello, a former food-biz executive (Coca-Cola, General Mills, Cadbury-Schweppes), has posted an op-ed piece on the website of The Atlantic (via Eater) in with an intriguing argument against banning vending machines in schools:The recently passed Hea ... More >>
While Midwesterners have gone mushroom hunting for generations, foraging is just catching on in San Francisco's urban culinary jungle. The San Francisco Chronicle features chefs like Iso Rabins, who's been hosting tasting menus of foraged goodies.
Chicago's getting a Michelin Guide. According to th ... More >>
Which is unhealthier: a Big Mac or a Chipotle burrito? The answer might surprise you. The Atlantic did a little compare-and-contrast and discovered that the all-natural burrito might be packing more fat, calories and a lot more sodium than diners expect. The arguments have already begun.
How does ... More >>
U.S. Department of Agriculture to buy $60 million worth of cheese to stimulate the dairy industry. (Twin Falls Times-News)General Mills thrives as economy leads to more cereal for dinner. (Associated Press)The historical and emotional impact of Cadbury being purchased by an American compan ... More >>