Twinkies are coming back. After falling apart in bankruptcy, Hostess Brands Inc. has emerged as a new company, Hostess Brands LLC. Buried in this news is an interesting tidbit.
From the WSJ:
But Mr. Metropoulos and his son, Daren, the co-CEO of Pabst Brewing Co. who is also heading up the reborn Hostess’s marketing strategy, expressed confidence they would be able to find skilled, nonunion workers near the four plants, which are in areas with high unemployment.
That’s right, Beer Twinkies! Finally, we can stop trying to make our own.
(Via That’s Nerdalicious!)
April 26, 2013 No Comments
This proposition would require food manufacturers to label genetically modified foods.
That’s it. This is only about labeling food.
Here’s why I am voting yes on Proposition 37.
1. I don’t know enough about GMO foods. You don’t either.
2. You are what you eat.
3. Imagine purchasing food without a list of ingredients. This is a turning point, folks.
4. Again, all this proposition does is make it so food is properly labeled. Honestly, this should have happened long ago.
Direct from the Official Voter Information Guide:
A YES vote on this measure means: Genetically engineered foods sold in California would have to be specifically labeled as being genetically engineered.
It’s really that simple. Yes on 37.
UPDATE 11/7/12: Well, it looks like Big Food won this round by scaring everybody into thinking this would lead to higher food prices. Prop 37 was defeated 53% to 47%.
Too bad. If this line of reasoning made sense we would never see the words “New look — Same great taste!” slapped across package design. Labeling products simply would not have been an expensive undertaking.
However, GMO foods are not going away anytime soon. It’s a pretty good bet this consumer rights issue isn’t going away anytime soon either. Stay tuned.
November 2, 2012 1 Comment
Breaking news: Hot dogs still cannot fly!
A hovering helicopter dropped 955 hot dogs on the city’s aptly named HYPE Athletic Facilities Wednesday morning to mark the 95th anniversary of Detroit’s iconic American Coney Island restaurant.
Yup, they really did that. The above news is straight from The Detroit News and not, I repeat not, from the Cincinnati Enquirer. As god as my witness, at least they knew that turkey chili cannot fly!
May 24, 2012 No Comments
Without getting into the benefits and drawbacks of genetically modified food, I think it’s safe to say that most of use want to know what we are getting into when we eat. Or more precisely, what is getting into us.
Below is a petition written by Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation and Gary Hirshberg, Chairman of Stonyfield Farm.
The FDA is on the brink of approving genetically engineered salmon for human consumption. This would be the first genetically engineered animal on supermarket shelves in the United States. The salmon is engineered to produce growth hormones year-round that cause the fish to grow at twice the normal rate. The government already requires labels to tell us if fish is wild-caught or farm-raised – don’t we also have a right to know if our salmon is genetically engineered? Without labels, we’ll never know.
More than forty countries, including Russia and China, already require labels on genetically engineered foods. As Americans, we firmly believe that we deserve the same right to know what we are eating.
That’s why we hope you’ll join us and over half a million other Americans in telling the FDA to require labels on genetically engineered foods.
Eric Schlosser is the author of Fast Food Nation and a producer of the documentary Food, Inc. Gary Hirshberg is the Chairman of Stonyfield Farm and an advocate for sustainable food.
February 15, 2012 No Comments
I didn’t know the Royal Couple was honeymooning in Hollywood, but I do know a good hot dog when I see one. Maybe Will and Kate (whoever they are) can take one back to the other side of the pond to give the food of their country a much needed, uh, hot beef injection of flavor.
This is a press release:
Pink’s Hot Dogs Welcomes Will & Kate to L.A. with a Banner and a New Hot Dog
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pink’s Hot Dogs welcomes the Royal Couple, Will & Kate, to Los Angeles with a banner displayed across the front of the stand which reads: “PINK’S WELCOMES WILL & KATE TO L.A.!!!”
A new hot dog was created in honor of the royal visit – THE ROYAL DOG, 2 Hot Dogs in 1 bun with “royal toppings” which include: mustard, cheese, onions, pickle relish, a “spot” of Pink’s famous chili and 2 slices of bacon, “a mere trifle at ₤3.73” or $6.00. Come one, come all, thou shall dine like Royalty!!
July 7, 2011 No Comments
Perusing old cookbooks is a great way to find inspiration. “The Paris Boulevard” by Carl Warner is another. The poster for the Paris Cookbook Fair Poster 2012 looks good enough to eat, doesn’t it?
July 6, 2011 No Comments