Caribou, Me. (1940)
Local food is the foundation of [Whole Foods’] image, but it’s this lip service. They get the local products in, but they have no motivation to try to sell them... They put much more effort into promoting their own products. It’s not an account we see a big future with.The local dudes quarterly got this big breaking news story because of the anonymity of those unnamed above, says Al "Hernia Hill" Diamon, via NxE. Before the release of The Bollard, WhoFooMa was relegated to cost comparisons, barstool commentary, gripes and a radio news story. Psst! Anyone who can identify those quoted above wins a case from the man who's glad there isn't 365 beer.
I had a terrific relationship with Whole Grocer. I was hoping I would have the same success with Whole Foods...
We’re not moving a lot of product at Whole Foods, and I think it’s pricerelated... I think we’re going to have to pull it.
They are gaining so much benefit from these local producers. It’s a huge marketing strategy for them. They set them all up and then they jack the price up.
Fortunately, no one wants to drink 365 beer.
Our product is prominent in their stores. I think they consider it a really valuable item in their lineup.
I wanted to love Bresca, but I didn’t.... The pasta kerchiefs ($18) were under-seasoned and my agnolotti ($9 as an appetizer/$18 as an entrée) was over-orchestrated. The kerchiefs were, literally, like kerchiefs in size and shape – seemingly homemade, not something you’re likely to find available by the box at Hannaford or Whole Foods.
If you're an opponent of GM foods, here comes the scary punchline. A big chunk of all that genetically modified corn and soy go right into our processed foods and into feed for the animals we eat. So chances are, unless you are a raw or organic foodista, you ate a GM food derivative this very day, via Wired.
Labels: Week in Review
You don’t have fenugreek; you don’t have the paddle; you don’t have three Indian restaurants under your belt, or a childhood in Punjab province. And you don’t have all day to cook dinner. Luckily, Tandoor is at your service seven days a week.
If you're looking for a reasonably priced breakfast at a place where words like "caramelized," "chevre" and "pecan-encrusted" aren't on the menu, this may be just the place for you.
The company's "Catch a Piece of Maine" business is set to launch Oct. 1, and according to Brendan Ready, will significantly alter the way consumers interact with the lobster industry by allowing customers to own shares in a lobster trap.
"The menu is nice and concise, six kinds of chowders or stews, four seafood rolls, salads, four desserts, and some stuff for kids," via PPH.
"My general feeling about farmers is that they can go fuck themselves. Perhaps this is strong. But farmers also come on strong in their own sort of farmer way. They take a homespun approach but they often wrap themselves up in a hell of a lot of self-righteousness," via SmartSet.
Labels: E.B. White
Labels: Front Room
Viet Bangkok Thai, on St. John Street. "A person spent years on the stretching sand of Thailand beaches, and learned to love the fresh taste of lime juice and the searing handmade curry mixtures, said Viet Bangkok Cuisine was doing several things right." Not many. "The Chi-chi, with coconut milk, pineapple juice and vodka ($5), which uses sugar where it belongs. But missing some tropical juices on our visit, the Mai Tai was oversweet," via PPH.
The increasing specialization of the pet-food industry today may well reflect not just our desire to keep our pets healthy but also our continuing urge to shape them in our own image....The latest trends in pet food emphasize not only natural and organic ingredients but also an increased obligation to identify the precise origins of those ingredients, writes Frederick Kaufman, via NYT.The real question is, Are pets useful? via Orion.
While I have been unable to convince Kristie to give me a beef or even poultry-flavored gelato, I would highly recommend the vanilla. Really. Sometimes I can get Kristie to hold the cone while I lick it and boy, it's a real treat for my palette. I like the vanilla beans from Madagascar the best...nice and fruity.