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For Restaurant Workers, A Struggle To Put Food On The Table

For Restaurant Workers, A Struggle To Put Food On The Table

| August 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

Fast food and restaurant work used to be seen as an entry point for the young. Today, the average such employee is 29, and nearly a quarter are parents. For these workers, current wages are hardly enough to support them, let alone their families.

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Largest Strike So Far By Fast-Food Workers Set For Thursday

Largest Strike So Far By Fast-Food Workers Set For Thursday

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

In 50 cities across the nation, many employees at fast-food restaurants have pledged to walk out. They’re hoping to draw attention to their campaign for an increase in the minimum wage.

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Bacon and Beer Festival Comes to San Francisco

Bacon and Beer Festival Comes to San Francisco

| August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Beer and bacon? That’s the idea behind the first-ever San Francisco Beer and Bacon Festival this Sunday, where you can taste things like bacon marmalade with a craft brew.

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Photos: San Francisco Street Food Festival

Photos: San Francisco Street Food Festival

| August 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Too many plates, too little stomach space at the San Francisco Street Food Festival. Take a look at some crowd favorites.

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Photo Slideshow: San Francisco Night Market

Photo Slideshow: San Francisco Night Market

| August 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eat your way around the world at the San Francisco Street Food Festival’s Night Market.

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Where In The World Are There No McDonald’s?

Where In The World Are There No McDonald’s?

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

McDonald’s may seem to be everywhere, but there are still 105 countries without the fast food giant, from Ghana to Jamaica to Yemen to Tajikistan. In six countries, McDonald’s once had a presence, but due to economics, and sometimes politics, the franchises closed.

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Bay Area Food Tours: Behind the Scenes With Edible Excursions Founder Lisa Rogovin

Bay Area Food Tours: Behind the Scenes With Edible Excursions Founder Lisa Rogovin

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Edible Excursions owner Lisa Rogovin explains what a typical week for a food tour company operator looks like. It’s not all about what she eats.

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Fast-Food Strikers Demand A ‘Living Wage’

Fast-Food Strikers Demand A ‘Living Wage’

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Picketers in seven cities say McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast-food chains should pay employees $15 an hour. But the restaurant industry says that would force those companies to cut jobs.

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Palm Oil In The Food Supply: What You Should Know

Palm Oil In The Food Supply: What You Should Know

| July 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Health concerns surrounding trans fats led many food manufacturers to abandon partially hydrogenated oils. Palm oil has helped fill the void. But guess what? It’s high in saturated fat.

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Taco Bell Says Adios To Kids’ Meals And Toys

Taco Bell Says Adios To Kids’ Meals And Toys

| July 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kids’ meals have never been a huge moneymaker for Taco Bell, so the move is probably a lot less financially painful for the company than it would be for, say, McDonald’s. Nutrition advocates have long criticized the plastic playthings included in fast food kids’ meals.

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In Argentina, Coca-Cola Tests Market For ‘Green’ Coke

In Argentina, Coca-Cola Tests Market For ‘Green’ Coke

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Argentina is the site of the global kickoff of what Coke is describing as a “natural” and “green” lower-calorie cola. Coca-Cola Life contains stevia instead of sugar, and comes in a bottle that’s made partially from plants.

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The Science Of Twinkies: How Do They Last So Long?

The Science Of Twinkies: How Do They Last So Long?

| July 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

When Twinkies hit the stores again on July 15, they’re shelf life will be nearly twice as long as it used to be: 45 days. (We were surprised it wasn’t longer.) There’s a whole lot of food science employed to help the creme-filled cake defy the laws of baked-good longevity.

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Curbside Creamery: A New Ice Cream Venture Rolls Into Oakland

Curbside Creamery: A New Ice Cream Venture Rolls Into Oakland

| July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

There’s a promising newcomer entering the East Bay ice cream scene. Curbside Creamery plans to start scooping from its new space in Oakland’s Temescal Alley this fall.

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France Battles Scourge Of Ready-To-Eat Meals In Restaurants

France Battles Scourge Of Ready-To-Eat Meals In Restaurants

| July 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

French dining is world famous, but it has a dirty little secret: Many restaurants rely on microwavable, premade meals. A bill that’s already cleared one big hurdle in the French National Assembly would force restaurants to label when their food is made in-house from scratch – and penalize those who lie about it.

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