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food in the news

Junk food news (also known as junk news or junk journalism) is a sardonic term for news stories that deliver "sensationalized, personalized, and homogenized inconsequential trivia",
especially when such stories appear at the expense of serious investigative journalism. It implies a criticism of the mass media for disseminating news that, while not very nourishing, is "cheap to produce and profitable for media proprietors."

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  1. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Red Wine Spillage

    I'm surprised that no one else has mentioned this... Portuguese town flooded by river of ‘good quality’ red wine | Portugal | The Guardian
  2. SandwichShortOfAPicnic

    10 Question Food Quiz

    I’m sure this‘ll be a cinch for the folk on here but who doesn’t like a bit of smug in the morning? :laugh: The big ingredients quiz: do you know your antipasti from your pesto?
  3. SandwichShortOfAPicnic

    Rude chefs and rude customers.

    This made me chuckle a little bit because it reminded me of a restaurant/cafe that was a mere five mins from my house where they were so rude and unpleasant it became a reason to go. So is this just really good free publicity for this chef? I think it probably is. Have you had any experiences...
  4. SandwichShortOfAPicnic

    Funny but Oh dear!

    I can't abide a bad packed lunch. I always make some effort because when I had to eat aldesko I wanted that time to feel like a proper break, a bit of joy in a hard day. That was sealed when I became a coeliac - crisps and pepperami anyone? No thanks I'll bring my own lunch. But I can't help but...
  5. SandwichShortOfAPicnic

    Demise of the Curry House

    An update on why the British Curry house is in decline. Can’t say I disagree. ‘They need to evolve’: why Britain’s curry houses are in decline
  6. Windigo

    Giant Isopods, would you, or wouldn't you?

  7. TastyReuben

    Gruyère News

    I’ve mentioned before on the forum the notion that in the US, we don’t really feel obligated to honor the origination designations that other countries are apt to make and observe. Here’s another one: US-made cheese can also be called 'gruyere', court rules
  8. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Salad items to be rationed by 2 UK supermarkets

    Saw this today Asda and Morrisons ration fresh produce including tomatoes and peppers
  9. caseydog

    Food Fraud...

    I watched a rather eye-opening video, and thought I'd share it. It was about food fraud in America, but if is happening here, it is happening everywhere.-- it mentions the UK horse-meat scandal as one example. Here is the video, and below it a link to an article from the same source for those...
  10. TastyReuben

    Invidious Comparison Eating (ICE)?

    I read a little article today about invidious comparison eating (ICE), something I wasn’t aware of, though I’m sure I’ve both experienced and perpetrated it at some point. ICE is when you make something, others try it, and someone invariably comments, “This is good, but when I make it, I do...
  11. caseydog

    Gas stoves under fire pardon the pun)...

    Seems gas stoves are at risk of being banned, due to health issue in children... https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/09/business/gas-stove-ban-federal-agency/index.html CD
  12. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Vegan casein & whey protein has now been made

    I know for most people/vegans this will be good news, but I'm not so certain for the obvious implications for those allergic to dairy, but it is now possible to make casein and whey protein (two of the dairy proteins) artificially so vegan cheeses will in time become much closer to dairy...
  13. Rocklobster

    Had enough with deceptive advertising...

  14. TastyReuben

    McD’s Happy Meals for Adults

    I’ll admit, when I first read “adult happy meal,” my mind went in an entirely different direction. McDonald's is releasing new Happy Meals for adults to recreate 'one of the most nostalgic experiences'
  15. TastyReuben

    Restaurant Inspections

    Does anyone else like to read the restaurant inspections published in their local newspaper? I love reading them, for things like this (from one of the two Subways we have in town, printed in the Wilmington News-Journal): Subway (inside Wal-Mart), 2825 SR 73 South, Wilmington, May 9...
  16. flyinglentris

    US Shortage of Baby Food?

    When I started seeing the lamentations regarding people who felt that the shortages of baby foods would threaten starvation for their infants, I felt that old regret that so many people are so habitualized and manipulated that they don't even try to think for themselves. And there were for...
  17. TastyReuben

    Jubilee Special Edition Foods

    HP sauce and Heinz salad cream are getting a (temporary) makeover: Heinz unveils 'HM Sauce' and 'Salad Queen' to mark the Platinum Jubilee
  18. Morning Glory

    Will UK calorie counting regulations for restaurants stifle creativity?

    From 6 April hospitality businesses with more than 250 employees will have to list calorie information for each dish. Items that are on the menu for less than 30 days will be exempt from the rule, but there are concerns it could stifle creativity in the kitchen. Chef warns calorie counts on...
  19. Morning Glory

    Los Angeles museum dedicated to Mexican food

    ‘It’s more than tacos’: inside LA’s first Mexican food museum
  20. flyinglentris

    Figs and Protein From A Dead Wasp

    Here's a big hubub about the dead wasps you get to eat with your figs. It's just plain stupid to worry about avoiding delicious figs because of this one truth about them. But read the article. It sheds some light on types of figs, especially the strangler figs.
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