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The Side Dish: A Bit o’ Summer Staycation

The Side Dish: A Bit o’ Summer Staycation

Call it a staycation, call it a vacation. Call it what you will, I’m taking it. We’ve reached the summer months and I’m taking a bit of time to focus on relaxation, family, and future, nearly a country-wide theme with the upcoming Fourth of July. But be not worried! Good things, they are a-happenin’. When […]

June 28, 2011 | By
The Side Dish: A Daily Blender Year In Review

The Side Dish: A Daily Blender Year In Review

I always find myself so reflective this time of year – a glance over my shoulder perusing all that has happened since last holiday season, a stare into the distance wondering what will become of the new year. 2010 was an amazing time for Daily Blender, with new connections made and old ideologies honored. As […]

December 29, 2010 | By
Taking It To The Island With Barbados Food & Wine and Rum

Taking It To The Island With Barbados Food & Wine and Rum

In a number of new food and wine events that have sprung up over the last few months, the Barbados Food & Wine and Rum festival certainly caught my eye. After realizing earlier this year at the Cayman Cookout that every festival weekend should involve sand, surf, and sun, Barbados is yet another wonderful event […]

October 29, 2010 | By
The Side Dish: And These, My Friends, Are My Favorite Stories To Tell

The Side Dish: And These, My Friends, Are My Favorite Stories To Tell

Today, I’m off for another food-filled extravaganza, and I’m finding myself in a bit of reflection prior to departure. Though I regularly attend events closer to home, I most enjoy the one weekend each month where I take time to travel and explore some far away destination. This weekend, it’s New York City. I have […]

April 29, 2010 | By
The Daily Blender Manifesto, or WWTD?

The Daily Blender Manifesto, or WWTD?

On my way home from errands yesterday, as I debated what I really wanted to write, what direction I was headed in, where I wanted Daily Blender to go, I ended up behind a car that had a bumper sticker that spoke to me (as sometimes bumper stickers do). It said “Never apologize for your […]

January 27, 2010 | By
The Side Dish: Mixing It Up at Daily Blender

The Side Dish: Mixing It Up at Daily Blender

When I took over ownership of Daily Blender back in April, I mentioned that there would be a few changes with a new captain on the boat. I’ve been keeping a list of ideas for Daily Blender – from features to partnerships – and I’m finally implementing them one by one! Here’s the latest on […]

August 17, 2009 | By
Just in! Alice Waters would, indeed, like the Shark fin soup!

Just in! Alice Waters would, indeed, like the Shark fin soup!

Thanks to the folks at the Connecticut Forum, we’ve snagged the video clip of the recent Food for Thought forum with Anthony Bourdain, Alice Waters, and Duff Goldman! If you recall, Tony made quite the huff about Waters’ choice of Shark fin soup as a last meal. Hey – it’s her last meal! Maybe she […]

June 9, 2009 | By
Friday Five: Five Foodies to Follow on Twitter

Friday Five: Five Foodies to Follow on Twitter

More new Daily Blender categories! Yay! This week, we’re starting a Friday Five, where we feature our favorite foodie fives – recipes, websites, YouTube videos, social media links, and anything else we like that’s food-related! Today, we’re listing a few of our favorite foodie Twitterers (Tweeters? Tweeties? Tweeterazzi?). Sure – I know you’re already following […]

June 5, 2009 | By
Slumping Starter Sales Means Menu Reshuffle for Restaurant Operators

Slumping Starter Sales Means Menu Reshuffle for Restaurant Operators

According to a recent report by food consultant Technomic, consumers are ordering less appetizers, salads, and soups during their dining experience. In a reflection of the current dismal economic times, it seems restaurant customers are sticking with main dishes and opting out of the extras. “To justify spending on items from the left side of […]

May 28, 2009 | By
Michael Pollan – An On-Air Interview, Potential Trek to WSU

Michael Pollan – An On-Air Interview, Potential Trek to WSU

Thanks to the Twitterverse, I’ve stumbled upon The Kathleen Show, and her recent interview with food activist and author Michael Pollan. You can listen in here! In other Pollan news… In response to the recent removal of ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma’ from Washington State University’s ‘common reading’ selection, Bill Marler, a food safety advocate from Seattle, […]

May 27, 2009 | By
Michael Pollan Talks Processed Food, Organics in MN

Michael Pollan Talks Processed Food, Organics in MN

Food author and activist Michael Pollan, author of ‘In Defense of Food’ is visiting the Twin Cities this week to talk food. Local newspaper, The Star Tribune, had a chance to speak with Pollan yesterday regarding his food activism. Here are a few of my favorite bits from the interview: Q: With the recent contamination […]

May 20, 2009 | By
Producers Resort to Saddling Consumers with Food Safety

Producers Resort to Saddling Consumers with Food Safety

Food writer and Gourmet Editor-in-Chief Ruth Reichl was up in arms last week over a recent New York Times article noting that many food companies are now placing the responsibility of food safety on their consumers. According to the Times article, companies like ConAgra, who experienced a recent food recall with their Banquet pot pies, […]

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