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Christopher Kimball is leaving Cook's Illustrated.
10:36 AM, Nov 18, 2015

The Boston Globe reports:

Christopher Kimball, the bow-tied cooking guru who started the popular Cook’s Illustrated magazine and created a foodie media empire, is leaving the Brookline company amid a management shake-up, raising questions about the future of a venture so closely tied to its star founder.

If the board members of the controlling company, Boston Common Press, know what's best for them, they won't change a thing.

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With Little Regard for Science, Obama Targets Livestock and Meat

6:45 AM, Jun 08, 2015

The Obama administration on June 2 convened the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship, “to bring together key human and animal health constituenc

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Obama Memo Creates Preference for Antibiotic Free Meat

8:03 AM, Jun 02, 2015

President Obama has used memos to change immigration law. But now he's using his presidential pen for a different reason -- to express a preference for antibiotic free meat and poultry.

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Saddam Hussein Loved Doritos

8:14 PM, May 24, 2015

Victorino Matus reviews The Dorito Effect in the Wall Street Journal:

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Obamas Dine at Restaurant Charging $500,000 for Membership

$295 prix fixe menu.
7:01 AM, Jan 02, 2015

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, spent the first night of the new year at Vintage Cave, an upscale restaurant in Hawaii.

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Good News: Everything Just Got More Expensive

1:19 PM, Jun 17, 2014

Jeanna Smialek and Shobhana Chandra at Bloomberg report that:

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We Few … We Happy Few

6:49 AM, Jun 13, 2014

The administration has found at least one fight it is willing to make right to the end. Whatever that end should be. The first lady is rallying supporters to:

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Casual Podcast: Fry, Fry Again

9:40 AM, Jun 06, 2014

THE WEEKLY STANDARD Casual Podcast, with Terry Eastland reading his casual "Fry, Fry Again."

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Michelle Obama Plays Sideline Reporter in Cooking Video With NFL Star Richard Sherman

9:04 AM, May 29, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama plays a sideline reporter in a video with NFL star-turned White House chef Richard Sherman in a video promoting healthy eating:

"Well, let me tell you," Sherman shouts at Obama. "We the best chefs in the game. So when you try us with an easy meal like salmon cakes and succotash, that's the result you going to get."

"Wow, Richard, where'd you learn to do all this?" Obama asks. "I mean, corn, succotash, salmon cakes."

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Obama: 'I Don't Take Free Food'

10:50 AM, May 23, 2014

In Chicago this morning, President Obama made sure to let everyone know that he'll was paying for his breakfast with Illinois governor Pat Quinn. "I don't take free food," Obama said at the food counter. 

Via the White House pool report:

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USDA Announces More 'Flexibility' For Next Year's School Meals

6:01 AM, May 21, 2014

Just a day after House Republicans introduced legislation to roll back some Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations on school meal programs, the USDA 

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‘Go to Hell, Anti-Semites!’

One reaction to anti-Israel protesters yesterday at Zabar's.
4:50 PM, Apr 23, 2014

Yesterday, on the last day of Passover, protesters surrounded the doors of Zabar’s—the iconic Upper West Side grocer famous for its knishes and lox—to demand the store stop selling the carbonated beverage maker SodaStream. The roughly 40 protesters, carrying guitars and signs decrying “Apartheid Soda,” represented a coalition of volunteers from Adalah-NY (meaning “justice” in Arabic), Jewish Voice for Peace, and m

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Feds to Ban Junk Food in Schools

9:32 AM, Apr 12, 2014

The government is putting its (big) foot down.  No more junk food in schools.  As Danica Lo of Epicurious writes:

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Michelle Obama to Push Changes to Nutrition Facts Label

8:25 AM, Feb 27, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama wants to make changes to the Nutrition Facts label. It is all "part of an effort to help families make healthier choices," according to the White House.

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Michelle Obama Joins Jimmy Fallon and Will Ferrell in Drag

7:44 AM, Feb 21, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama joined Jimmy Fallon and Will Ferrell, who were both dressed in drag, for a sketch last night on the Tonight Show.

Michelle Obama uses the comedy skit to talk up exercising--and they also talk about the Olympics. Then they discuss unhealthy foods, and she makes Fallon and Ferrell eat kale chips instead of potato chips, which they all act like they enjoy eating.

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More Bad News For Redskins Fans

11:02 AM, Dec 11, 2013

The team plays badly.  The coach coaches badly.  The owner owners badly.  The fight song is revolting and the name is an offense against the laws of political correctness.  But other than that …

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Thanks Be for Fried Turkey

11:15 AM, Nov 28, 2013

It is the pièce de résistance in feast that includes, in my family’s case: smoked turkey with oyster stuffing, Smithfield ham, Brussels sprouts, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and various other basics. For desert there will be pies: pecan, apple, pumpkin, shoo fly, and coconut cream. All manner of good things. But the fried turkey is the star of this show.

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Obama Dons a Green Apron at Martha's Table Food Pantry

12:41 PM, Oct 14, 2013

President Obama stopped by Martha's Table food pantry in Washington, D.C. and put on a green apron:


Pres Obama chats with kids making PBJs at Martha's Table food pantry. (RadioPool photo by Bob Constantini, NBC)

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 14, 2013


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Mother Forced by Obamacare to Choose Between 'New Health Plan or Putting Food on the Table'

7:21 AM, Oct 11, 2013

An Allentown, Pennsylvania TV station reports that, because of Obamacare, one mother is forced to choose between a "new health plan or putting food on the table":

"One mother tells us the choice for her has come down to selecting a new health plan or putting food on the table," reporter Will Lewis says.

"A small group of people bound together by the need for health insurance, all say they are the people that the Affordable Care Act is not helping."  

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Canned Fish & Harvard Seminars

6:27 AM, Aug 12, 2013

Good news for foodies.  Not that they really need any these days but ... still.  As Lauren Salkeld reports on the Epicurious blog, Epilog

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I Scream; You Scream

8:55 AM, Jul 21, 2013

We all scream for ice cream.

To the dismay, no doubt, of all the food scolds and diet nannies out there, today is National Ice Cream Day.  

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Grocers Meet in Washington to Discuss GMO Labeling

2:02 PM, Jul 09, 2013

The Grocery Manufacturers Association is hosting a Washington, D.C. summit tomorrow, July 10, inviting over 300 companies to discuss the labeling of genetically modified foods.

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A Hot Dog for the 4th!

10:11 AM, Jul 04, 2013

The hot dog is in decline in America, writes Paul Lukas at Bloomberg, and one thinks, "What isn't?" What institution, anyway.  If everything were not in decline, then what would there be for journalists to write about (see Andrew Ferguson  on George Packer and Haynes Johnson) and what would politicians have to campaign about?

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Obama: 'Millet and Maize and Fertilizer Doesn’t Always Make for Sexy Copy'

2:25 PM, Jun 28, 2013

At the Radisson Blu in Dakar, Senegal, President Obama tried to get reporters to write about issues he believes are important. "[M]illet and maize and fertilizer doesn’t always make for sexy copy, but I very much hope that all the press who were in attendance today generate a story about this," Obama told the press.

The remarks came after a Food Security Expo in the African nation.

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CDC: Mandated Nutrition Labels on Restaurant Menus Do Not Improve Nutritional Content

Recommends more government regulations and increased government and media pressure anyway.
12:14 PM, Jun 21, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday published the results of a study on the effects of nutrition labeling on fast-food menus from 2005 to 2011.  Researchers were interested in the impact of locally instituted regulations by various states and municipalities, including New York City, on the overall "healthfulness" of menu offerings.

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Senators Seek to Build $15 Million a Year 'Special Catfish Office' in Ag. Dept.

2:34 PM, Jun 07, 2013

Two U.S. senators want to build a "special Catfish Office" at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to Senator John McCain. The "Catfish Office" would cost $15 million a year. 

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Rethinking Salt & Things

10:51 AM, May 15, 2013

If you have been worrying that you consume too much salt, then you might want to give that one a rest.  As Gina Kolata reports in the New York Times:

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Restaurant Dined at By Obama Closed Due to Health Concerns

3:27 PM, Apr 05, 2013

A restaurant where President Obama took winners of his 2012 campaign’s “Dinner with Barack” contest was forced to close this week because it was cited for failing to comply with Washington, D.C.’s health and sanitation regulations.

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Michelle Obama's Dream: 'Imagine Our Kids Begging and Pleading, Throwing Tantrums' for Health Food

Calls for greater "product placement."
5:38 PM, Mar 08, 2013

In a speech today at George Washington University, First Lady Michelle Obama laid out her dream for a healthier-eating America. The vision, she said, requires greater "product placement."

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Cheer Up; It's Not the End of the World

1:16 PM, Dec 19, 2012

Or, maybe it is.  In which case you should really cheer up.  Getting all sulky and down in the dumps isn't going to starting adding days, weeks, months, and years to the Mayan calendar which runs out of tomorrows on the day after tomorrow (December 21, in case you are counting).  

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