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Thursday Food News-Sweet drinks tax, big fat greek Easter feast, Food industry, Vietnamese sandwich, Farmers markets, and Reducing meat.

Posted by chefmax on April 9, 2009


I checked this morning and this blog is now #13 on the ALLTOP FOOD blog roll. Thank you all! We have moved up from 267 to 16 now to 13 in just three months. I will be adding recipes that are featured on our menusets coming very soon form A Flash in the Pan. Open for business, come check it out.

Happy Thursday everyone.

A very delicious Vietnamese sandwich is now street food in New York. From the NYT, I wish I had one of these right now. Yum.

The next unhealthy commodity taxed item in New York-Sweet drinks. From Reuters. Anything that can be unhealthy could be the best thing for public health since tobacco taxes. If you have to underwrite healthcare then the things that cause the issues should help pay for the use of them. Now on to coal and GM foods?

My big fat greek Easter feast. From the Washington Post. Cool little article. 

From the LATIMES, a spring Easter menu that sounds pretty good. And a second story from the LATIMES, on making old fashion Easter candy.

The Food industry; are they heading down the same path as the Tobacco industry? From Food Nav

It is getting closer for the Farmers markets to shift to spring items but what is there now. Here is a good blog of Chef Anne Somerville’s suggestions for a couple items in the market and how to use it. From EATDRINKBETTER, Chef Anne is very cool and has owned Greens Restaurant in San Francisco for the past 28 years.

Reducing meat in your diet. From, an article on individual and global health can be increased by just reducing the amount of meat eaten every day. Not giving up, but just reducing the amount. 

Gotta work on my recipes,

Have a great day,

Chef Max 4-9-09


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Thursday- CRU-Food News-What does Compostable vs. Biodegradable vs. Recyclable really mean, Orgain, Cosco and BJ’S are doing well, new ideas on sampling, farmers markets, Fast Casual, Peapod

Posted by chefmax on March 5, 2009

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Thursday- CRU-Food News

Welcome to Thursday’s Culinary Roundup (CRU). It is becoming an interesting week. We are close to launching phase 2 of A Flash in the Pan. It is taking sooo long but it is looking really good. Thanks to everyone for their patience. 

What does Compostable vs. Biodegradable vs. Recyclable really mean? From QSR– A decent explanation of the three “green” packaging containers. Also a roundup on what McD has done with their packaging. Kind of depressing that companies use the terms but really do not do what they say they do. 

Orgain is developing a meal replacement drink. Enough protien to not need meat. From DrinksBusiness, they may need to look closer at their name. Do you want to drink liquid “Orgain”? Makes me think twice

Cosco and BJ’S  are doing well from their food sales during the current economy. From Google/AP. Is this just people stocking up for the Armageddon? One pound of celery salt, check, 50# of dried onion rings, check…

Some new ideas on sampling. This article has some very though provoking ideas on how new products could get into a group of people for exposure and feedback. It gave me a couple ideas…From Promo.

Great idea for all farmers markets. From

What does Fast Casual mean in your area. From Fastcasual. This seems to be a no brainer and I wonder why there is even conversation about it. The only thing I can think of is the suits spend too much time thinking up items that they think are comfort foods but ignored that it would not translate to every region. I also do not agree that new flavors need to be put on the back burner until the economy changes.

Peapod is adding a healthy ideas program to their offerings at the stores. Great step-From Progressive Grocer.

Talk to you tomorrow,

Chef Max 3-5-09

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