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Soylent Green Is.......Spam?

By Paul Wylie, published on Aug 25, 2010

With food shortages ongoing globally, and with some areas of the planet in such dire straights that actual food riots have taken place, it seems almost comical in a sense to see the reports in the U.S. media of families having to resort to feeding their families Spam several times a month.

Ah Spam! The gelatinous gooey mass of some form of pork that we were all forced to eat as children. Our parents told us that it was good for us, and we spit it out when they weren't looking. As we grew older, we came to realize that our parents were in the unenviable position of having to figure out... (more)

Tags: politics, food, agri-business, inflation, spam, prices

How to Beat the High Cost of Bacon

By the expat returned, published on Aug 12, 2010

...tomato sandwich.

Aha, bacon! I’m on the right trail. He continues:

Randolph Then there are other commodities like...frozen orange juice...and gold. Though, of course, gold doesn't grow on trees like oranges.

Very true, gold does not grow on trees like oranges, which are food and therefore essential to life. But I’ll come back to that…

Randolph Now, some of our clients are speculating that the price of gold will rise in the future. We have other clients who are speculating that the price of gold is going to fall. They've placed their orders with us and we ... (more)

Tags: stock market, food, economics, meat

Michelle Obama Scores Big on Kids’ Nutrition

By the expat returned, published on Aug 8, 2010

... senators and therefore no need for a vote.

This is a phenomenal, wonderful piece of news. It is a sure sign that Washington is waking up to the fact that it is past time to act to ensure the health of our children. It means that the stranglehold that Coca-Cola, Frito Lay and other factory-food peddlers have had on generations of our youth is beginning to weaken. And it means that Michelle Obama has been successful at one of her guiding missions, vocalized since the beginning of her husband’s presidency: conveying to children a message of health, nutrition and self-sufficiency as... (more)

Tags: health, nutrition, children, food, senate, obesity, michelle obama

The Food Zone

By Tom Lewis, published on Mar 17, 2010

... the other side of the swinging doors to the kitchen, the central front in the war on famine. There a harassed manager deals with charge after charge of an enemy that, should it prevail, will burst into the customer area and announce triumphantly to the astonished feeders there: "There is no more food."

Take the other day. The place is just opening for business, after the cooks have prepared, among many other things, three five-gallon containers of clam chowder, a popular specialty of the house. The manager's computer says, "You've got mail." It's from headquarters. Infectious... (more)

Tags: food, famine, food portions, food shortages

American Tomato

By ranfuchs, published on Feb 22, 2010

Do you know what a cucumber or a tomato tastes like? This may sound like a silly question, but with the way our diet evolves, and the contemporary food industry manufactures food, many Americans have no idea what a vegetable tastes like.

Many Americans, as well as their counterparts in the developed world, have never tasted a real tomato, a cucumber or a strawberry. For many, the only encounters with vegetables have been through an industrial mock-up food, which advertising presents as the real thing.

As kids, a tomato with a slice of bread would have been a wonderful part of... (more)

Tags: health, society, food, diet

Braised Vermont Lamb

By alan handwerger, published on Dec 3, 2009

“Hon, I’m going to the market,” my wife, Lorrie, yelled from the driveway.

Whether it was her mention of the market or the fact that we had just returned from visiting her folks in Arkansas where, for those of you who have never been, there is no food, I suddenly felt very hungry. Off to the refrigerator where, the first thing that met my eye was a package containing lamb “something” that Lorrie must have pulled from the freezer earlier that day.

The ram to whom this “something” had formerly been attached had lived his days on the Luce Hill meadows of Tamara and Peter Burke until... (more)

Tags: humor, cooking, food

Hayley's Food Column

By Hayley, published on Dec 2, 2009

With the nights drawing in earlier and the ice starting to appear, you need hearty warm food to keep you going.

Here is a casserole recipe that will warm and it cost less than a fiver. And its so easy to make that santa wont need any help at all from his elves.

Winter Warming Casserole

500g Casserole Beef

1 x Packet of a Casserole Vegetable Mix

5 x Medium Sized New Potatoes

1 tsp Thyme

Salt & Pepper

½ tsp Chilli Flakes

Gravy Powder

2 x Beef Stock Cubes


In a casserole pan, lightly fry the beef in a... (more)

Tags: food, budget, beef, casserole, winter, warming

Who Ate The Bread

By Innocent Owner, published on Dec 2, 2009

When it comes to food, we all have are dislikes and likes. Some of us will eat anything and others are picky. We starve ourselves all day because nothing looks good or we gourd ourselves to the point of exploding because it all looks delicious. We make more decisions about food everyday than anything else, do we eat out or do we cook at home, do we eat healthy and light or go for some indulgence. Wouldn't it be nice to just find a plate of food magically in the same spot every day, always there and ready to eat? We would be in heaven. I've explained this over and over till I'm blue in the face... (more)

Tags: humor, pets, food, cats

Al's French Diner

By alan handwerger, published on Nov 27, 2009

...once they were sufficiently lit; men who were prone to sudden and inexplicable outbursts at the dinner table. Busy men who seldom laughed.


There came a day when I lost the desire to own a greasy spoon. It was the day that I first tasted diner food in France. The diners in France were not at all like the diners at home. French diners existed almost exclusively to feed French truck drivers. And French truck drivers -- men who knew good food and who sought it out as their reward for long days behind the wheel -- can be thanked for the... (more)

Tags: humor, food, restaurants

Garlic, How I Love Thee!

By Anne Coleman, published on Nov 15, 2009

...garlic; in fact, there is hardly a savory dish I make- no matter what the recipe states - without the addition of garlic, and when I realize it is absent from the recipe, I always wonder why.

It is fundamental to cooking; it is both complex and simple, making it a truly indispensable food. Food? Yes, FOOD; not herb, accompaniment, spice or seasoning. Garlic is, in and of itself, a highly desirable and much loved food. Italian, French, and German food would be nothing without it. Aioli would cease to exist. The travesty that the world would be without garlic is unfathomable. A day ... (more)

Tags: cooking, food, garlic

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