Image viaBarry Zito's new bride, 2007 Miss Missouri Amber Seyer.Miss Missouri is becoming Mrs. Missouri-Zito.
Amber Marie Seyer, who represented the Show-Me State in the 2007 Miss USA pageant, is marrying San Fransisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito this weekend.
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Image viaSome days it feels like every major national restaurant chain is involved in litigation.Today is one of those days.First, we have this report from the San Francisco Chronicle that the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to listen to an appeal from mega-burrito kingpins Chipotle after a lower ... More >>
In nearly 40 years as a journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle, Joel Selvin had a unique landscape to contend with as a writer. Some of his most famous subjects that he was writing about lived right there in the same zip code - bands such as The Grateful Dead, Huey Lewis & The News, Jour ... More >>
Time reports that a man died of a caffeine overdose. Michael Lee Bedford, a 23-year-old Brit, died after eating spoonfuls of powdered caffeine at a party - the equivalent of 70 energy drinks. If he'd opted for a more traditional manner of death by caffeine intoxication, he could have consumed 100 cu ... More >>
A consortium of state-backed Chinese companies are looking to take over the Potash Corporation, a Canadian-based company that's one of the world's largest fertilizer producers. The New York Times explains the possible implications of such a huge link in the modern food chain belonging to Chinese int ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Taste by Niche bartender Ted Kilgore. Below is a Q&A with Kilgore, followed by a video of him mixing an El Maestro No. 1 cocktail.
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The invisible hand...of conservative Missouri dollars.This November, Californians will vote on suspending environmental standards until the jobs picture improves there. And one of the top donors in favor of temporarily dropping the standards is a foundation ... from Missouri? "C ... 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 >>
Are you sure it's not Frankenfish? The FDA's on the verge of approving a Massachusetts company's bid to create a fast-growing genetically engineered salmon, according to McClatchy News.
California takes organic produce seriously. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the state fined Valley End F ... More >>
Although a $1.5 billion settlement was reached months ago for discriminated African-American farmers, the plaintiffs have yet to see the money. Roland S. Martin of CNN gives his take on the situation, and how the history of American racism has affected black farmers.
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The FDA gives a boost to small organic farms with a variety of new efforts to improve conditions for farmers. "Guys, this is your window - use it," USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan told organic farmers and the companies that work with them on Wednesday. According to the San Francisco Chronic ... More >>
Senate passes massive school lunch bill. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 will require schools to be alerted to food recalls and improve nutritional standards. (USA Today)
While American populations of domesticated honeybees continues to decrease, their increasing around the world. ... More >>
Study shows that people like a little personal space with their meals. (Detroit Free Press)Olympics highlight Canadian wines. (The Globe and Mail)Salt's the bad guy again. How to reduce. it. (San Francisco Chronicle)Improving aqualculture. (Los Angeles Times)Mark Morford's pretty sure every ... More >>
The Anheuser-Busch InBev beat remains vacant, but the local daily is beefing up its investigative chops in other areas with the just-announced hiring of two new reporters. Jim Doyle, a former investigative reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle who's been covering airier subjects of late, will wor ... More >>
Highlights of the Winter Fancy Food Show. (San Francisco Chronicle)A good decade for cocktails. (New York Times)How the "winter capital of fresh vegetable production" keeps the U.S. in fruits and vegetables. (Yuma Sun)Presenting wine at the table falling out of favor. (Detroit Free Press)
One year after peanut butter recalls, the industry's doing better than ever. (Associated Press)Grain harvest delay could raise prices of conventionally-produced meat. (Reuters)Twitter to raise funds for literacy program through wine sales. (San Francisco Chronicle)How restaurant critics tr ... More >>
Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater, a memoir by New York Times food critic Frank Bruni, hits bookstores today. The book discusses Bruni's history of eating disorders, which aren't uncommon in the food industry. (Detroit Free Press, San Francisco Chronicle)A new Illinois law ... More >>
Supervalu, the parent company of Shop 'n Save, recalls frozen mac and cheese for listeria contamination. (Associated Press)Marion Nestle has some ideas for improving school lunches. So do Whole Foods and Ann Cooper. (San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times)Peaches top the Environmental Wor ... More >>
The latest food recalls include listeria-tainted cheese in Pennsylvania and New York, and E.coli in ground beef in California and Arizona. (United Press International, Los Angeles Times)Whole Foods CEO John Mackey gives his two cents on health care reform. Ezra Klein responds. (Wall Str ... More >>
The economy has several advertisers sitting out this year's Super Bowl, but not AB/InBev. The Belgium-based brewer of Bud Light and everyone's favorite, Hoegaarden, has bought four-and-a-half minutes of time during the February 1 contest.
The company's creative director, Bob La ... More >>
Entertaining an idea for the St. Louis Blues and the Kiel Opera House; dreaming of an ex-Mayor Harmon; fanning the millennial flames at Channel 4; chanting "We're No. 35! We're No. 35" at the Post-Dispatch