Fast Food Week!

Hot Cocoa OREOs - 2017 OREOs

Saturday again – seems like just a couple of days ago! – and we have another busy week to sum up on the Fast Food beat. A few more limited time returns to the big menus this week and the beginning of ‘Winter’ season specialties which should be around for at least a few months…

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Papa John’s Unwanted Endorsement

Papa Johns Pepperoni - © Papa Johns

They say any kind of promotion is a good thing, or can be spun to the positive. And Word of Mouth is the best advertising. But there is at least one situation in which those ‘olden, golden’ rules aren’t true. That’s when you’re getting a positive recommendation from a decidedly negative place…

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Whole Grains: Spelt & Friends

Farro & Red Pepper Side - © Colin Campbell

Today we’re turning our Whole Grains spotlight on Ancient Grains. They’ve come to the attention of ‘Healthy’ eaters, Vegetarians and Gluten-sensitive folks in the past few years but the rest of us should take a look, as well – in the name of variety, wholesomeness and, heck, plain old curiosity…

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Whole Grains: Quinoa

Quinoa Tabbouleh - © Randy Mayor via

Quinoa is one of the most popular ‘new’ Whole Grains. It’s found a home in the diets of Vegetarians and Vegans as well as with food-forward diners of all stripes. And it’s becoming a headline starch on the menus of chic restaurants You’ll be surprised at what you can do with it!

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