Burger Menu Madness: Focus on the Bun

Is there no end to the craziness that Burger vendors will go to, to differentiate themselves from the suffocating competition in their overcrowded culinary niche? Apparently not. We’ve already seen a number of variations on the classic Burger Bun, and even some non-bread attempts. But nothing like these…

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Health Benefits of Vinegar: Fact or Fiction?

I’ve been ignoring it, hoping it would just go away and leave us alone. But it shows no signs of going anywhere anytime soon, so I guess I have to comment on it. I’m talking about the recent fad for drinking Vinegar and substituting it for other foods – something I just can’t get my head around.

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Return of the Pink Slime: Horror Movie Sequel?

Remember the big consumer kafuffle a year or two ago, about so-called ‘Pink Slime’ – a cheap, chemically-treated Slaughterhouse byproduct being used to ‘extend’ the actual meat used in Fast-Food Burger patties and other Ground Beef products? Well, the stuff is back…

Ketchup Etiquette: To Glop or Not to Glop?

Oh, ho! This is just the razor-edge of a culinary slippery slope that has plagued diners and restauranteurs since time immemorial! Since Chefs first organized their kitchens on the pseudo-military ‘brigade’ system, the Chefs have felt it their duty to dictate to diners how to consume their creations…

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Cats and Dogs may Fight Children’s Allergies!

I’ve often said, in this space, that food allergies were very rare when I was a kid. In the generations that have followed, they seem to have become much more common – even an epidemic, according to some commenters. But a new study seems to shed old light on the issue once again…

Food Biz News: M&M Meat Shops sell out…

You hear about it occasionally, in the Business pages of the newspaper. A plucky little locally-based, family owned business sells its soul to some huge multinational conglomerate. Sure, the name and the stores and the products go on. But do they go on the same as they used to be?

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