The Big Food ‘Trends’ of 2013 – Tops or Flops?

Okay… They call them trends… I call most of them fads. Trends mark a change in the way we, as a society behave. Fads come and go in a few months, or even weeks. I predict that most of the ‘trends’ noted by Yahoo! in a recent post will go the way of the Cupcake…

Christmas Turkey 2013 - © Maggie J's

Merry Christmas to all…And to all, a Great Feast!

Greetings, one and all! Just a quick note to say Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Joyeux Noel, Buon Natale, Happy Hanukkah – or whatever you celebrate! Let me share with you what’s been going on in my kitchen this week in preparation for our annual Christmas Dinner Feast…

Cirrhotic liver label - © EuroCare

Medical Association calls for alcohol warning labels

Even those of us (a growing majority) who don’t smoke are well aware of the humongous health warnings on tobacco product packages. Cigarettes cause cancer and all sorts of horrible diseases. Now, there’s a push on to have similar warnings placed on booze labels.

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Secret to the ultimate Holiday Turkey?

You’ll probably have heard about people who’ve experimented with feeding fermented silage to livestock – even beer, itself, in the case of at least one ‘artisan’ Pork producer – claiming the alcohol makes the meat sweeter, juicier and more tender. Well, there’s now a guy trying it with Turkeys…

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Supermarket Dirty Tricks: Pay for Play

Welcome to another installment of Supermarket Dirty Tricks. Today, we’ll look at a practice that permeates the supermarket retail sector. It is nothing less than a conspiracy between manufacturers and retailers to influence your purchasing habits. And, no – It’s not just ‘advertising’!

Clearing the Diet Soda Pop safety claims cloud

Here we go again. A new round of industry surveys and public opinion polls has revealed that an increasing number of Pop fans are abandoning diet soft drinks. It seems that many people still believe artificially-sweetened fizzy drinks are unsafe, in spite of a flood of solid medical studies to the contrary.

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