Jamie Oliver

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    April 28, 2011

    Bans Help People Too Stupid to Feed Their Kids, Themselves

    Wikimedia Commons​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Arby's Flash Mob Turns Spontaneous Joy Into Marketing

    Ah, Corporate America. Once again you've taken something good and pure, created by the people, and turned it into a bland advertisement for bad food. Last week a well-choreographed flash mob infested Times Square to do a "spontaneous" dance routine to an Arby's commercial broadcast on a giant scre ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Most Spectacular Week Ever for Talk-Show Food Spectacles

    Is it sweeps week? Or did food fans just get really lucky with a trifecta of late-night talk show food-related ridiculousness? Either way... First, Jamie Oliver discusses beaver anal glands with David Letterman on Tuesday.

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    March 17, 2011

    Jane Muscroft of Queen's Cuisine, Part 2

    This is part two of Deborah Hyland's Chef's Choice profile of Jane Muscroft of Queen's Cuisine ( Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from Muscroft, will be published tomorrow. Deborah Hyland​Did your family cook when you were a child? Oh yes. My mum cooked dinner eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Jamie Oliver Accused of Not Being a Real Chef, Releases Cheese

    Wikimedia CommonsThis is not a chef.​British chef/author/eccentric character/host of the U.K.'s "Kitchen Nightmares" Marco Pierre White skewered the U.K.'s culinary sweetheart, Jamie Oliver, by telling the Daily Star that Oliver's not a real chef: I don't look at Jamie as a chef. He's never w ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Gut Check's Week in Tweets

    ​Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: RT @chadgarrison: No One Injured When Stolen Car Crashes Into Hooters (Insert Air Bags Joke Here) Taco Bell Disses Its Target Mark ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Vegan Meals Not Accecptable Substitute for Kosher Fair in Indiana Prisons

    Court tells Indiana prison to keep it kosher. The Jewish Chronicle reports that an Orthodox Jewish inmate at Indiana's Miami Correctional Facility has successfully sued the state to bring back kosher meals. The prison stopped serving kosher meals last year, instead providing a vegan option to cut co ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Gut Check's Week in Tweets

    ​Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: Chilean Wine Sales Skyrocket After Mine Drama Guardian puts Jamie Oliver's 30-minute meals to the time test, hilarity ensues: http ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Dress Like Processed Food for Halloween and Get a Chipotle Burrito for $2

    We at Gut Check International Headquarters are all in favor of Halloween, provided the candy isn't lame. So when we heard that Chipotle Mexican Grill is offering $2 burritos to patrons who arrive dressed as a processed-food item, well, we headed straight for the wardrobe department. Then we realize ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Hershey's Closes Original Factory

    Due to increased globalization, NPR reports that Hershey's is closing its original Pennsylvania factory. The company is opening a new, faster, smaller factory down the street, and laying off 500 employees. The original factory, which was a part of Milton Hershey's "workers paradise" with inexpensive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 3.22

    With last night's debut of "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution", the reviews are rolling in. The Washington Post recognizes it's pap but can't look away. (The Washington Post) New York mobile food vendors turn to Twitter. The immediacy of the social networking site allows owners to tell followers wher ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 11.23

    ​ How to fix Thanksgiving dinner disasters. (Chicago Sun-Times)Jamie Oliver plays matchmaker. ( enjoy Olive Garden and other weird crap. (Duluth News Tribune)Whole Foods to reward employees who improve their health. (San Jose Mercury News)One man and a sandwich start a chain ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 9.8

    ​ British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver works with West Virginia schools to improve student lunches. (American Farm Bureau)Chinese farmer perfects pears shaped like baby Buddha. (The Daily Mail)Kraft attempting takeover of Cadbury. (The New York Times)Lebanese-owned barbeque joint in Clarksdal ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 5.11

    Congress may allow employers to give workers incentives for eating -- and living in general -- healthily. (New York Times)Will there be a price war between the macrobreweries? (Chicago Business)Jamie Oliver and Ryan Seacrest are teaming up for a new culinary makeover show. (Entertainment Weekly)

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    March 31, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 3.31

    The recall of salmonella-tainted cantaloupe continues to expand. (UPI) Recent history indicates that if the U.S. does enter a recession, restaurants will fare better than you might think. (New York Times) The cost of the Westland/Hallmark meat recall is still being calculated. (USA Today) Another ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 1.16 You might have heard about Jamie Oliver's slaughter of a chicken on British television. Here, a look at the incident and the larger trend of chefs who want to know the animals they will serve in their restaurants. (New York Times) Gut Check's 2007 Thing of the Year is back! A meatpacke ... More >>

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    October 8, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 10/8

    Here's someone we haven't discussed in a while: Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, a.k.a. "Rahodeb," the Wild Oats-hatin' Internet troll. Inspite of Rahodeb's exploits, it looks like the Whole Foods board still supports Mackey. (AP) Why have spicy foods have become so popul ... More >>

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    September 5, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 9/5

    I wake up every Wednesday knowing that there will be several good stories in the New York Times, which publishes its dining section today. But this morning there's a bonanza of good stuff from all over the place. Those idiots at the Food Network have dumped Mario Batali. That ... More >>

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    September 4, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 9/4

    After a long weekend, Gut Check returns for its fourth month of news, reviews and more. I'm not sure how much we'll fit into the short week, but I'm confident whatever we serve up will be tasty. Now, the news: Michael Jackson, the world's foremost authority on beer, passe ... More >>

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    September 7, 2005

    Naked Chef

    (But still wearing clothes, alas)