Yukon Gold Potato - © spudsmart.com

Happy Birthday, Yukon Gold!

I can hardly believe it’s been that long. I remember when the Yukon Gold Potato was first introduced. I was just a kid, then, and just learning to appreciate food, and I thought, “Why do we need another Potato?” Well, the Yukon Gold turns 50 this week and it’s definitely stood the test of time!

Keep Calm and Grab The EpiPen - © marathonandsprint.wordpress.com

I Was Unaware Of Allergy Awareness Month

May is – has been – Allergy awareness Month. And I was totally unaware of it until I read an article by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency promoting allergy awareness. To be fair, it seems most of the country’s media were also unaware, as the dateline on the story clearly indicates…

Starbuck's Power Lunch - © 2016 - Detail - © Starbuck's

Starbuck’s Trying New ‘Fast Food’ Approach

According to a post I saw this morning, Starbuck’s is at war with McDonald’s. Funny. I thought the two were looking to dominate two completely different niches. But Starbucks is testing a new lunchtime deal that looks suspiciously like McPick 2 and BK’s ‘Four for $4’ promotion…

Coho Salmon - © ontariofishspecies.com

Canada OKs Sale Of GMO Salmon

The Canadian Government has approved the sale of genetically modified Salmon to the public, the first such GMO approval granted by Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. But issues still remain over labeling and the lack of consultation with the public on the approval…

Tim's New Garden Salad - © 2016 Tim Horton's

Sneaky Timmy! Stealth Testing New Salads…

I was shocked to discover this story in the back pages of the Business Section of my daily paper, rather than on one of the food news feeds I get. But that just underlines the stealth aspect of this new test marketing initiative focusing on fresh-made Salads to compete with McDonald’s…

Coconut Oil 2 - © paleogrubs.com

Coconut Oil Fad Not Set To Taper Off Yet…

I haven’t taken too much notice of the current darling of the cooking fat world, Coconut Oil, because I honestly thought it was just a fad and would pass as quickly as it appeared.But it appears Coconut Oil is still riding a tsunami of hype and debatable ‘healthy’ claims…

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