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. 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'
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. Morning Glory

    Los Angeles museum dedicated to Mexican food

    ‘It’s more than tacos’: inside LA’s first Mexican food museum
  7. 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.
  8. Morning Glory

    Do you ever make vegan meals?

    November 1st is world vegan day. Will you be eating vegan today? I suspect not, unless by accident. To my knowledge there is only one vegan (well actually 'veggan' which is vegan with eggs) amongst our regular members but that doesn't mean we can't all eat vegan sometimes. I very often do...
  9. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Boursin to launch a plant-based version in the UK

    After a successful launch in USA, Boursin is to launch a vegan version of its Garlic & Herbs cheese exclusively in Sainsbury's supermarkets in time for Christmas and to other retailers from Feb 2022. Boursin Dairy Free Cheese Spread Alternative | Boursin Cheese I wonder how long I'll have to...
  10. flyinglentris

    North American Wild Rice

    I came across this article on North American wild rice and thought it good enough to share here ... The True Story of Wild Rice, North America's Most Understood Grain
  11. M

    Nonprofit Virtual Cooking Fundraiser on 7/26!

    [Mod.comment: I checked that this is a bona fide organisation (MG)] Please join SNACC for a virtual cooking event to address food insecurity and support healthy habits for children in New York! SNACC is an after-school food education program addressing food insecurity by focusing on cooking...
  12. flyinglentris

    Cyber Attacks Shut Down Brazilian JBS Meat Packing Plants

    I just read about this a few minutes ago .... Meat shortages are feared.
  13. mjd

    The Indie Video Games Bringing South and Southeast Asian Food to Your Screen

    The Indie Video Games Bringing South and Southeast Asian Food to Your Screen Excerpt... Video games use all kinds of techniques to evoke a response from players. Often, it’s an appeal to the senses: a jumpscare, a vibrating controller, evocative music. But pixels have a hard time representing...
  14. garlichead

    Beyond Meat aims to quiet the 'noise' about their ingredients.

    There's been a grass roots attempt over the years for a more natural diet consuming food that actually looks like the product your consuming, minimally processed with farm to table leading the way. Another grass roots initiative is to consume less animal products in general for health reasons...
  15. mjd


    This wasn't in the news but I didn't know where to post it. Thought you all might find this interesting. 'Gurken' Salzburg, Austria Amidst medieval and baroque buildings, five human-sized gherkins stand tall. In Salzburg, Five Giant Gherkins Stand Amidst Classic Medieval and Baroque Buildings
  16. The Late Night Gourmet

    Fancy Feast Cookbook....for Humans!

    I just heard about this: Fancy Feast Released a Cookbook So Cat Owners Can Coordinate Meals with Their Pets I'm not sure how prevalent the Fancy Feast brand is overseas, but here we think of this when we hear Fancy Feast: If you look at the recipes in the cookbook, they do look really good...
  17. mjd

    Banana Art (no ink!)

    Amazing Banana Art Source: Login • Instagram When lockdown started, Anna Chojnicka decided to attempt a daily art challenge to help pass the time and keep her creative juices flowing. To make things even more interesting, Anna chose bananas as her medium, poking holes and depressing the skin...
  18. TastyReuben

    Scone Blasphemy

    Sainsbury's says sorry for Cornish cream tea scone 'blasphemy' For the record, I'm on Team Devon. 🙋🏻‍♂️
  19. mjd

    Banned in the U.S.A: 8 Foods You Can't Eat in America

    Banned in the U.S.A: 8 Foods You Can't Eat in America 1. Horse Meat 2. Haggis 3. Gooseberries 4. Mechanically Separated (MS) Beef 5. Sassafras 6. Foie Gras 7. Unpasteurized Milk 8. Fresh Ackee More details at the link: Banned in the U.S.A: 8 Foods You Can't Eat in America
  20. flyinglentris

    Epicurious Stops Publication of New Beef Recipes

    oThis is dumb. An online food and recipe magazine publication has removed and prohibited publication of beef recipes, on the belief that it will help forestall climate change. Where's the beef? (NOTE: a beef is an argument or terse disagreement between people in the USA) I hope their...
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