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Esquire Names Best Airport Restaurants; Caribbean Chefs Turning To Local, Organic

Esquire Names Best Airport Restaurants; Caribbean Chefs Turning To Local, Organic

Congratulations – you’ve survived another holiday season. Whether hard at work in the kitchen trenches or one of the many trying to make their way through airports and train stations across the country, hopefully you had time for a little food and wine along the way. Though I try to avoid the airports as much […]

January 4, 2011 | By
Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Ryan Hardy

Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Ryan Hardy

On a resplendent day in June, fresh off the plane from Denver and ready for a weekend of food, wine, and favorite chefs, I make my way to Aspen’s Montagna restaurant for the first interview on my schedule. Located in the heart of the posh Little Nell hotel, staff are hustling and bustling about while […]

August 11, 2010 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Former Chef Chimes In On Ramsay; Waters Continues To Inspire Despite Criticism

Today’s Food Newsbits: Former Chef Chimes In On Ramsay; Waters Continues To Inspire Despite Criticism

Of all the European chefs I try to cover here on Daily Blender, Gordon Ramsay always seems to be the one getting the most airtime. Whether it’s insulting a reporter or closing a restaurant, Ramsay nearly appears to be the Todd English of the British food world. London writer Rosie Birkett recently had a chat […]

May 18, 2010 | By
Nature’s Path CEO Responds to Organic Food Study Results

Nature’s Path CEO Responds to Organic Food Study Results

Arran Stephens, founder and president of Nature’s Path organic foods, has released a short video in response to the study results recently released by Britain’s Food Standards Agency regarding the health benefits of organics. As we previously reported, the study indicates a lack of major nutrient difference between organic food stuffs and their traditional counterparts. […]

August 6, 2009 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: House Passes Food Safety Bill, Is Organic Food Healthier?

Today’s Food Newsbits: House Passes Food Safety Bill, Is Organic Food Healthier?

Late yesterday, the US House of Representatives passed the much-discussed Food Safety Bill. According to Nation’s Restaurant News, the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009, or H.R. 2749, passed by a vote of 283 to 142. In an effort to deter the rampant foodborne illnesses that have swept through the country in the last few […]

July 31, 2009 | By
Chipotle Promoting ‘Food Inc.’ With Free Nationwide Showings

Chipotle Promoting ‘Food Inc.’ With Free Nationwide Showings

Fast food restaurant Chipotle is now on board to promote the recently released (and slightly controversial) food documentary ‘Food Inc.’ by offering free showings nationwide, as well as featuring in-store promotions. According to Restaurant News Resource, Chipotle, which was recently named the first restaurant to receive a Platinum-level LEED certification for one of its locations, […]

July 14, 2009 | By
The Side Dish: The State of the (Food) Union

The Side Dish: The State of the (Food) Union

Even as I prep for my adventure to the extravagant Aspen Food & Wine Classic this weekend, I’m still focused on the current recession and the depressing state of the economy. Job growth slowly inches up, home sales are slowly increasing, people might actually start eating out again. Your neighbors are still struggling, though. Food […]

June 18, 2009 | By
Controversial Food Documentary ‘Food Inc.’ Opens Today

Controversial Food Documentary ‘Food Inc.’ Opens Today

Looking for something to do this weekend? Food documentary, ‘Food Inc.’ opens today in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. According to the official press release, the film is described as “lifting the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from the American consumer with the consent […]

June 12, 2009 | By
The Side Dish: Know Your Food Sources

The Side Dish: Know Your Food Sources

Here at DailyBlender.com, we adamantly support organics, locally-grown food items, sustainable business practices, recycling, composting, and all other earth-friendly production and usage. But what I really like to encourage personally, more than anything, is food awareness. Particularly with the rampant food recalls, pandemics, and viruses making their way through our supermarkets, as well as excessive […]

June 11, 2009 | By
The Side Dish: Bourdain Takes The Stage in Portland

The Side Dish: Bourdain Takes The Stage in Portland

Much to my glee, I was able to snag a few tickets to the recent Tony Bourdain talk here in Portland. Featured at Keller Auditorium, and sponsored by the Seattle Theatre Group, Bourdain took the stage last Friday, all by his lonesome, and it was quite the entertaining experience. I didn’t know what to expect, […]

June 2, 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
Are You Getting ‘Localwashed’?

Are You Getting ‘Localwashed’?

Posted by Jennifer Heigl As an organic advocate, I was very interested in attending the recent ‘Farm to Table’ panel at the Vegas Uncork’d festival. Top chefs, including Bellagio Executive Chef Edmund Wong and sustainability advocate Rick Moonen, discussed the importance of supporting local and sustainable farms by designing menus that feature those food items. […]

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