Food

Going Vegan Is Not Easy!

UNITED STATES—For quite some time I have been thinking about going vegan. On occasion, I have actually done it, where I would completely give up red meat, pork and seafood. Yes, I know what you all are thinking, but what about chicken. Yes, I do indulge in chicken a bit simply because I need to have protein in my...

Hydration In The Heat

UNITED STATES—I know I don’t drink enough water. Some of my friends track the amount of water they consume every day, making sure to keep a bottle handy at all times. They take sips regularly and try to drink a specific amount by a certain time. On the contrary, I only turn to water during meals, or if the...

A Little Pasta Won’t Kill You

UNITED STATES—Pasta. It’s a food that has been getting a bad rap for years for its high carbohydrate content. Many people associate pasta with carbs, which are deemed deleterious. But this is simply a misconception. The truth is, carbs are essential for the body. I spent years demonizing carbs. I shunned most carbs from my diet thinking it would solve all...

Veggie Burger That Bleeds Comes To SF

Veggie Burger
SAN FRANCISCO—The Impossible Burger, a burger made entirely from plants for people who love meat is capturing the attention of food lovers and critics. It is a veggie-burger created by Impossible Foods at the edge of the scientific frontier. The company investigates the molecular structure of food flavors and textures.  According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the company is opening a new...

For Tomato Lovers

LOS ANGELES—This year spring was marked by my first ever visit to Tomato-Mania, reminding me that it’s time to spruce up the garden and make new choices now that the drought is in the rear view mirror. Coming from the east coast, it’s hard to acclimate to spring in early March. Every year something pulls my attention to the arrival...

Great Food In Portugal

UNITED STATES—While I’m not a bona fide “foodie,” Portuguese comida made you pay attention. We joined an REI hiking trip traveling along the Rota Vicentina – the breathtakingly beautiful fisherman’s trail along the Iberian coastline.  Along with that adventure came great food in the small fishing villages we stayed in after our  a 5 plus hours on the trail. The Portuguese...

E. Coli Outbreak Discovered From Costco Chicken Salad

An multi-state E. coli outbreak has been linked to a pre-made mixture of celery and onions used for Costco's chicken salad ingredients.
CALIFORNIA—19 people across seven states have been affected by an E. coli outbreak linked to Costco’s chicken salads, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Costco stated that the warehouse chain currently uses one supplier for its vegetables used in the chicken salad, which is then nationally distributed. Since the E. coli outbreak, Costco stores nationwide have discontinued the...

Breweries Using Recycled Water To Accommodate Drought

Mavericks IPA Brew
SAN FRANCISCO—In an effort to accommodate the California drought, one brewery is creating an innovative way to conserve California water by using recycled water. Mavericks Brewing Company is creating a prototype of their award-winning Tunnel Vision IPA, using a specially brewed tactic made from recycled water. Co-owner and co-founder of Mavericks, Lenny Mendonca, stated that the beer is brewed using...

Taco Bell Now Delivers

SAN FRANCISCO—Taco Bell has announced on Wednesday, July 8 that the fast-food chain will now deliver to three major cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles and Dallas. Taco Bell CEO Brian Niccol said in a press release on their website that, “delivery is yet another example of how we’re using technology and innovation to respond to consumers’ wants and needs, further...

Chipotle Prices Increase In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO—According to a report released earlier this week from wealth management firm William Blair, Chipotle restaurants in San Francisco saw a significant increase in menu prices as a result of hikes in the local minimum wage. The report noted that Chipotle locations in the city “saw across-the-board price increases averaging over 10 percent, including 10 percent increases on chicken,...
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