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ISIS Rebranding United Nations’ Food Aid to Syria with Own Military Logo
The World Food Program, the food relief agency of the United Nations, has announced that it is “extremely concerned" about recent images across social media platforms and websites supporting the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL), in which food relief supplies distributed by the UN appear to have been rebranded with the ISIS logo, reports...
In a detailed analysis of President Obama’s dining habits and food preferences since he took office six years ago, Time magazine dedicates a lengthy infographic to the “burger joints, steakhouses, and date night destinations where you can find America’s Eater-in-Chief." According to data gathered from more than 12,400 reports filed by the White...
Faith Seidenberg, Lawyer Who Won Women the Right to Drink at McSorley’s Old Ale House, Has Died
Faith Seidenberg — the lawyer whose brave venture into then-males-only McSorley’s Old Ale House in Manhattan, New York with a friend one freezing January evening in 1969, led to a landmark ruling that barred public establishments from discrimination based on sex— has died at the age of 91, reports The New York Times. Seidenberg recalled years...
Mark Bittman: How President Obama Can Stop Being ‘Steadfastly Short-Sighted’  about National Food Policy
In his latest op-ed for The New York Times, longtime columnist and food journalist Mark Bittman calls for a closer look at the country’s national food policy, which he has done previously in a collaborative editorial on The Washington Post. In his op-ed “Let’s Address the State of Food,” Bittman highlights some troubling information about the...
In Pursuit of Bigger Lamb Chops, Leaner Pork for US Meat Industry, Animals Subject to Incredible Suffering, Investigation Finds
At the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, a laboratory in Nebraska where scientists focus on ways that the meat industry can produce the most meat — through surgery and breeding techniques — the health and wellbeing of those animals (pigs, cattle, and sheep) is of “pebble-sized concern,” in the words of James Keen, a scientist and veterinarian who...
US Director of National Intelligence Billed by North Korea for a Dinner where They Discussed the Release of Two American Prisoners
During a recent discussion about American cyber security in New York, United States Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. described his November visit to North Korea to discuss the terms of release for two imprisoned Americans, and a dinner with the Dear Leader the night before he retrieved them.  Clapper described the dinner, “an...

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Nafissatou Diallo, Woman Who Accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of Sexual Assault, Opens West African Restaurant in the Bronx

Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel housekeeper who accused former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault in 2011, has opened a West African restaurant in the Bronx, reports...

Here’s an Amazing Photo of Chef José Andrés Hanging Out with a Stingray at the Cayman Cookout

During this year’s Cayman Cookout, an annual event where chefs like Eric Ripert, Daniel Boulud, José Andrés, Sean Brock, Marcus Samuelsson, and others gather for a weekend of cooking demonstrations and beautiful dinners, our friend José...

A Japanese Company has Invented a Disappearing ‘Water Cake’ that Must Be Eaten in 30 Minutes

Not that long ago, American palates were swept up by the invention of a certain hybrid pastry that led to hours-long lines just to try a bite. Remember that? For not a small amount of time, it seemed like ...

Restaurateur Bans Employees from Speaking Spanish When Working in Front-of-House

Billy Reed, the owner of an eponymous restaurant in Palm Springs, Calif. has issued a new rule for his employees banning them from speaking Spanish while they are working anywhere in the front-of-house, reports...

FDA Approves New Device to Treat Obesity

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new device to treat obesity called the Maestro Rechargeable System from EnteroMedics Inc...

Michelin-Starred Indian Chef Vikas Khanna Reportedly Approached for Hollywood Biopic

Prominent Indian chef Vikas Khanna, of the Michelin-starred Junoon in New York City is in talks with a Hollywood studio to develop a biopic about the chef’s journey from Amritsar, India to the United States, ...

Criminal Investigation Launched after 40 People Fall Ill from Eating Bakery Bread Laced with Synthetic Drug

At least 40 patrons of Cholula’s Bakery in Santa Ana, Calif. have fallen ill after eating Three Kings bread that was laced with a synthetic drug, with symptoms ranging from nausea to hallucinations, ...

Watch: Huy Fong Founder David Tran Explains How Sriracha Gets Made

In a new video from Hypebeast, Huy Fong Foods founder David Tran takes us on a tour of the company behind Sriracha, the beloved chili sauce that has saved an unknowable number of...

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