The food trucks are all lined up, and we’ll be chowing down while watching The Princess Bride in the park tonight. There’s a salad truck way down there… But this sure seems cheat-meal worthy to me. Going to try Dosa and Komodo instead. Yay!
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[Poll] Restaurant Letter Grades: Good or Bad?
New York has recently started requiring inspection letter grades to be posted prominently at restaurants. We’ve had a similar system in Los Angeles since 1998, and quite frankly, I love it. Continue Reading [Poll] Restaurant Letter Grades: Good or Bad?
Eating Well on a Road Trip
I left town yesterday for a week of road tripping and camping with friends. It’s definitely a challenge to eat healthy while in the car for five or six hours a day. We picked up baby carrots, low-fat string cheese, and a few other healthy snacks, but the yogurt-covered pretzels were impossible to resist. And the Mucho Sabor “Delicious Appetizer Mix” (spotted at a Chevron outside of Bakersfield)? I can skip that one — no problem.
CSPI takes on food dyes
This morning CSPI released a report entitled Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks, and they’re pushing the FDA to ban all artificial coloring in foods. They assert that many dyes pose risks of cancer, hyperactivity in children, and allergies, and that many contain known carcinogens. Continue Reading CSPI takes on food dyes
Marion Nestle on Alaskan Fishing
As a proponent of wild Alaskan salmon (and a fan of seafood in general), and one who cares deeply about sustainability and the environment, I’m riveted by what Marion Nestle has to say. Continue Reading Marion Nestle on Alaskan Fishing
In the news
I thought it might be good to do a “news briefs” kind of thing every once in awhile. If you find this interesting or useful, please let me know! Continue Reading In the news
A hidden gem in healthcare reform
The new healthcare reform bill will require restaurant chains to include calorie information on their menus. Continue Reading A hidden gem in healthcare reform
You can judge a society by how much a sugary beverage costs
Not only have carbonated non-alcoholic drinks dropped by 34% since 1978 (relative to other foods), but fresh fruits and vegetables have also become substantially more expensive than they used to be. Continue Reading You can judge a society by how much a sugary beverage costs