More evidence of the decline of American culture: the return of the McRib

By: Wednesday December 26, 2012 6:21 am

This horrific bastardization of Southern BBQ (I almost can’t bring myself to ever have BBQ and McRib in the same thought) is back at McD’s again. This particular article is about 11 “amazing facts” about the boneless pork sandwich that Ronald McDonald rolls out around the country every so often for the cult of devotees [...]

More soda than your stomach can handle – Big Gulp America

By: Monday June 25, 2012 2:00 pm

This whole debate over taxing sodas as a means to address obesity is driving me nuts. I have no doubt that overconsumption of sugar-laden drinks has profoundly affected the skyrocketing obesity and diabetes problem in this country. Sodas are empty calories, and, quite frankly do they even quench your thirst with all that sugar in [...]

Consumer Reports: Best and Worst Grocery Stores – and pink slime

By: Tuesday April 3, 2012 11:43 am

One of the chores for most of us is grocery shopping. Everyone’s got to do it at some point, whether it’s a local place, a chain or a big box like Costco to grab the monster-sized supply of peanut butter or whatever. I’m always curious about which get the most props — and black eyes, [...]

Echoing Reagan years, House GOP classifies pizza as a vegetable to save bucks on the backs of public school students

By: Wednesday November 16, 2011 12:17 pm

I remember all too well the food served in public schools back in the day. In high school (Stuyvesant Class of 1981, NYC), the main course offerings were, um, basic: “Lasagna” (perfect square, little piece of bread to go with it), Salisbury “steak”, Filet-o-”fish”, and yes, a perfectly rectangular piece of pizza. I also recall [...]

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