Is Gut Check getting soft? When we heard the Arby's Hungry for Happiness Tour Coming was coming to town August 14 and 15, our first instinct was to jeer. Ohh, how nice of the fast-food giant to travel the country peddling its wares to hungry, impressionable kids? The entire spectacle reeked of self- ... More >>
Do you love French toast? Do you love (beef) sausage? Do you enjoy saving time by eating a sandwich of a (beef) sausage patty on a French toast bun? Do you have any allergic reactions to egg or soy products? Then this might be the blog post for you.
Missouri, you get an F in reporting foodborne illnesses. TheHill.com shared a new report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, grading states on their ability to report outbreaks of foodborne illness. The more a state reports, the better chance they have of getting it under control. "' ... More >>
Gut Check recently caught up with novelist Jonathan Safran Foer, who decided to investigate the factory farming industry in America. He recently published his findings in "Eating Animals," his first work of nonfiction. While the book isn't exactly an anti-meat screed, it presents factory farming ... More >>
Image viaWhy bother?On Monday, St. Louis Magazine restaurant critic Dave Lowry posted "The Locavore's Dilemma: One Critic's Take" on the magazine's food blog, Relish. The piece is a merciless and often quite funny critique of the locavore movement. The preoccupation with "local" foods is, at bes ... More >>
Read the ingredients on any food that has a label, and it might make you a little nervous. Or give you a panic attack, depending on how emotionally equipped you are for dealing with big scary words. CNN's new food blog, Eatocracy, has picked six food additives that sound scary and try to talk you ... More >>
Image viaCat Cora is coming to St. Louis."It seems only natural that this increased interest in what we eat and where we eat it would lead to a need for more literature on the subject, which includes new cookbooks, of course, but also includes great food writers, authors who write about how peopl ... More >>
Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
There's a good chance your food didn't come from anyone like her.If there's one area of food where the Novice Foodie isn't such a novice, it's local, organic and sustainable foods -- a.k.a. Slow Food. I've been digging around to learn where my food comes from since I saw Canadian farmer/activist ... More >>
While Gut Check is on vacation, enjoy highlights from the past two years. Every few years I fail miserably to overcome my adolescent's addiction to Coca-Cola. I make it a few weeks or months -- but then, usually without thinking about it, I'm dropping fifty cents into the office soda machine or snag ... More >>
foodincmovie.comThe line outside the Tivoli Theatre Wednesday night was nearly as long as the line for free burritos when the Delmar Loop Chipotle opened last year, except instead of hungry students, it was comprised (or, rather, also comprised) of earnest liberals, all clutching in their sweaty han ... More >>
Unreal learns a thing or three about daily spirituality and "hoosier cabinets." Plus: Say it ain't so, Whole Foods!