month : 07/2011 4 results

Glowing Meat Anyone? Japan’s Radiation Fallout

As if there wasn't enough to worry about post-Fukushima, now the hamburgers are radioactive.  According to a New York Times story today, beef contaminated by radiation is hitting the Japanese markets.  Despite government assurances that radioactive cesium doesn't create immediate adverse health consequences, as one Japanese meat man put it, “Nobody will ever want to eat beef from Fukushima again.”  Good. Hopefully, at this point, we're all a little less ...

Teatulia – Single garden direct organic tea.

Pure do-goody tea that enjoys a serenade before it reaches your cup.Back in the day, tea meant one thing - nondescript black tea, usually in a little bag plunked into your cup. Chinese restaurants were exotic fare so if we were lucky, they served some jasmine tea in a little pot and small white cups (and washed the table with it too). Then it started.First came herbal teas, then flavored teas and then special types and artisanl tea, like the now-commonplace green and white. Apparently, ...

2011: Fancy Food Show in DC – Hot Hot Hot

Don't worry that chips, chocolates and cheese are going away anytime soon. There's something super-steamy about DC in a heat wave, especially when tempers are already rising with the budget posturing. The heat index is over 100 and it makes folks cranky. Fortunately, just a few hot blocks away was the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade's Summer Show (aka the Fancy Food Show). In Washington for two years due to renovations at it's former NYC ho...

One Calorie Blubber

The Real Thing - Diet Sodas Make Us Fatties.  Ever wonder why the fattest among us often walk around with a large diet soft drink? Now an answer is suggested by science We've known it in our guts for a long time and chances are you have too.  You know all those folks scarfing down the super-sized meals along with diet drinks? They're getting fat, not only from the fries and such, but from the diet soft drinks themselves. Though it seemed so obvious, we now have ...