Springfield-based media company Food Channel is not the Food Network. It is in no way affiliated with the Food Network, nor has it ever been the host network for recently-disgraced celebrity chef Paula Deen. However, you wouldn't know that from looking at the Food Channel's Facebook page which lit ... More >>
Gut Check knows the joke well. Gut Check has made the joke. The Manhattan tastemakers fall in love with some seemingly random food object, celebrate it in countless breathless blog posts and articles and then mock those late to the party for their interest in something so last season.Later -- lik ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsMcRib judgement got you down? Disguise it! It's the most wonderful time of the year - McRib season! But not everyone's thrilled with the pressed pork patty's annual appearance. The Humane Society of the United States has filed a complaint against pork giant Smithfield Foods, ... More >>
Paula Deen may love Smithfield Foods pork products, but Mark Bittman's not a fan. Neither is the Humane Society of America, who released a report on inhumane conditions at Smithfield's large pig farms. Bittman took to his website yesterday to call for a boycott, and issued a plea to stop supporting ... More >>
Experts say you won't get the H1N1 virus from handling raw pork. (AP)Smithfield Foods is still running tests on the Mexican farm some claim played a role in the H1N1 outbreak. (AP)Look for Starbucks to start cutting some prices. (Wall Street Journal)
News of the swine flu -- or, as last night's Daily Show brilliantly dubbed it, Snoutbreak -- is coming fast and furious:Neighbors of a Smithfield Foods factory hog farm in Mexico think it could be the swine flu's ground zero. (AP)Smithfield strongly denies any connection. (Daily Press)The United Nat ... More >>
In today's news: Smithfield meatpackers unionize, Egyptian food rioters go to jail, and Tom Colicchio is accused of tip no-nos.