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White House Incorrectly Compares Its Proposed Food-Stamp Program to Blue Apron
The big difference: Blue Apron’s boxes contain fresh ingredients.
The Chain Gang
Reports Say Low-Paying Fast-Food Jobs Cost Billions in Public Assistance
It’s all about the American dream, it turns out.
Food Stamp Systemwide Crash Halts, Helps Shoppers in 17 States
And there was chaos in Louisiana.
Chicken Bacteria Could Boost Urinary Tracht Infections; Jessica Simpson Nearly
And the strains could be increasingly drug-resistant.
Corbett Administration Moves Forward on Asset Tests for Food Stamps; Blue Bottle
Plus: Today’s beef is more environmentally sound than beef of yore; and “blue laws” ban booze sales on Super Bowl Sunday, all in our morning news roundup.
YouTube Launching Food Channel; A Look into Suzanne Tracht’s Kitchen
Former Food Network boss Bruce Seidel is heading up the project.
Politicians Line Up to Blast Corbett Over Food Stamp Assets Tests; Don’t
Plus: USDA’s gardeners’ guide shows warm zones have drifted North; and Burger King’s latest concoction packs more than 1,000 calories, all in our morning news roundup.
City Agencies Work Hard to Crush the Spirit of Budding Food Entrepreneurs;
Plus: Vegetarians not averse to gluten should consider it as a source of protein; and Coca-Cola brings back its polar bears, all in our morning news roundup.
Meatball Crooks Were on a Roll; Chains Are Poised to Jack Up Prices
Plus: The state of PA takes potential recipients assets into account before granting food stamps; and conventional orange juice could be full of fungicide, all in our morning ews roundup.
Students Criticize LAUSD’s New Lunches; Whiskey Might Fortify Your Portfolio
Quinoa salad struggles to compete with Flamin’ Hot Cheetoes for the hearts and minds of schoolkids.
Cappuccino: It’s What’s for Breakfast; Millionaires Weaned From Food Stamps
Espresso should be sipped after a meal and not its creamy counterpart.
Jersey Shore Bar Guilty of Cheap Vodka Switcheroo; Republicans Root Out
Plus: The proper time to drink cappuccino is in the morning; and meet the new farmerati, all in our morning news roundup.
There Sure Has Been a Lot of Depressing Food Stamp News Lately
But is there such a thing as food-assistance news that’s cheery?
Maya Angelou Pens New Cookbook; 15% of U.S. Used Food Stamps in August
The great U.S. author publishes her second recipe collection called
Great Food, All Day Long
$10,000 Burglary at Cafe Bizou; Carl’s Jr. Baking Biscuits From Scratch
The LAPD search is on in Sherman Oaks after a French restaurant is robbed of its dough.
Jerry Brown Frees Food Stamps From Finger Print Scans; The Five Best IPAs
The Governor eradicates some of the tougher requirements for food stamp users.
Sly Stone Living on Food Donations; Chains Turn Their Backs on Booze
Despite potential profits, a Cabernet just doesn’t pair well with a value meal.
Peapod Makes Web-Based Grocery Sales Available; Baobab Poised to Replace Acai as
Plus: City Tavern can’t find a tenant; and chains find serving booze a tough sell, all in our morning news roundup.
Comcast Teams Up with Philadelphia’s Free Lunch Program; Taco Bell, KFC & Pizza
Food-Disposal Plant Might Smell; Disgruntled Culinary-School Grads Sue, Not Sous
Plus food stamps at Taco Bell and more, all in our morning news round-up.
A.C. Casinos Close For Hurricane Irene; Big Box Grocery Stores Implement
Plus: Moderate wine consumption is shown to help reduce weight gain; and don’t open your fridge if you lose power, all in our morning news roundup.
Turns Out Marion Nestle Helped Out With That HuffPo Op-Ed After All
And she still believes that soda should not be an eligible food stamp purchase.
Marion Nestle Doesn’t Write HuffPo Story, Gets Credit for It Anyway
But, yeah, she doesn’t want people buying soda with food stamps.
Gingrich Called Obama ‘The Most Successful Food Stamp President in
He’s illustrating the point that Democrats are killing jobs, you see.
Coffee Prices Rising; Is The Dirt Diet Coming Our Way?
We’re crossing our fingers that geophagy, the practice of eating dirt, doesn’t catch on through trend or necessity.
Resorts Defends Its Decision to Dump Fifty-Year-Old Flappers; Eating Dirt Is
Plus: Obese children perform poorly on tests after ingesting unhealthy foods; and people in Wisconsin are illegally selling food stamps online, all in our morning news roundup.
L.A. County Food Stamp Users Set to Reach 1 Million; Russian Army Ate Dog Food
By the end of 2011, food stamp usage will hit a new high in Los Angeles.
Sewing Needle Found in Chili’s Ribs; How to Drink Pigeon Milk
In other news, Pepsi and Jamba Juice have both gone very green.
Use of Food Stamps in Philly Suburbs Grows; Global Rice Prices to Fall
Plus: Kissing can trigger food allergies; and China’s wheat crops are at risk, all in our morning news roundup.
Patrick Backpedals on Food Stamp Fiasco; NECCO Seeks Buyer
Plus: San Fran Mayor Newsom will veto Happy Meal ban, and much more all in our morning news round-up.
Foodstamps Fall Short For Many Families in Need; Whole Foods Heads to Scotland
Plus the Food Network’s parent company is flush with cash, and bacon soda is as gross as you would expect, all in our morning news roundup.
A Mouse Gives Gordon Ramsay Kitchen Nightmares; Food Stamps Rebranded
The loudmouth chef needs pest control, while the newly named CalFresh program has the approval of focus groups.
Montco. Meat Factory Goes Union; Hunters Donate Deer to a Local Food Bank
Plus Continental Airlines to phase out complimentary meals, and Newt Gingrich is leading the war against food stamps, all in our morning news roundup.
Top Chef: D.C.
Winner Kevin Sbraga Headlines the Epicurean Palate;
Plus the UK’s Health Secretary apologizes to Jamie Oliver, and kinchi prices skyrocket in Korea, all in our morning news roundup.
NJ Pushes Fertilizer Ban to Save Aquatic Life in Barnegat Bay; Chefs Deem
Plus L.A.’s Food Policy Task Force works to get food stamps accepted at every farmers market, and carrying weapons in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol is a hot topic, all in our morning news roundup.
Drexel Offers One of the Country’s Only Classes Devoted to Korean Food;
Plus Campbell Soup heiress Mary Alice Dorrance Malone is one of America’s wealthiest, and Democrats worry that school lunch funding will take away from food stamps, all in our morning news roundup.
What The Stars of
Ate for Ten Years Straight; Eva Longoria
Courtney Cox steals Jennifer Aniston’s lunch habits and a
star claims a legal action against her from restaurant partners is without merit.
The Other Cities
Unemployed Critic Makes Do on Food Stamps
A Seattle food critic describes his sad efforts at gourmet cuisine from the Dollar Store.
Chefs on Food Stamps
What can Bill Telepan and Jose Garces do with just $68.88 per week?
Sophie Dahl Fears Food; Gladstone’s Busboy Masters Foil Art
A supermodel has recurring nightmares about potatoes and a Malibu institution has a powerful hook.
How to Find Classic South Side Sandwiches; Driver Plows into Fish Restaurant
Plus: McDonald’s tries its hand at smoothies, and pop-up restaurants are all the rage, all in our morning news roundup.
Motorino Feels the Love; the Allure of Pop-Up Restaurants
Plus: sushi with a longer shelf life, and McDonald’s goes for smoothies, all in our morning news roundup.
Schlow is Honored; The Allure of Pop-Up Restaurants
Plus: McDonald’s goes for smoothies, and sushi might have a longer shelf life, all in our morning news roundup.
Padma Lakshmi Offers Baby Gender Clues; Russia Sets Higher Price on Vodka
Padma Lakshmi offers hints to her baby’s identity and Russia makes a move to curb alcoholism.
The Next Food Social Media Darling; Russia’s Vodka Price Floors
Plus: Muslim deli owners struggle with inventory, and the rise of natural wine bars, all in our morning news roundup.
Bi-Rite’s Expanding Empire; Winemaking as Retirement
Chef Kerry Simon Is Rumored To Be At JW Marriott; Fatburger Comes To China
Tweeting reveals a celeb chef rumor for Downtown L.A. and China gets a SoCal burger chain.
Studying the Fat Tax; A Little Bit of Hope About Asian Carp
Plus: lifting the stigma off of food stamps, and the new American winemaker, all in our morning news roundup.
Scallopers Unhappy with Cuts; New Restrictions for Striped Bass
Plus: winemakers go upscale, and food stamp stigma fades, all in our morning news roundup.
Calorie Counts Spoil Meals; New Year’s Eve to End Earlier
Plus: Simyone is so hot right now, and vegan dining on Long Island, all in our morning news roundup.