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Fast-food workers plan nationwide protest Thursday

The campaign to get fast-food workers paid at least $15 a hour resumes later this week.

Fast food workers plan civil disobedience in minimum wage fight

Hundreds of fast food workers plan to strike and protest across the country on Thursday, the latest step in their push for a $15 hourly wage, organizers said Monday.

Fast-Food Workers Seeking Raises to Strike in 150 Cities

Thousands of workers from restaurant chains including McDonald's Corp. (MCD) and Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM)'s Pizza Hut are planning to rally on Sept. 4 for $15-an-hour pay and the right to form a union. In May, McDonald's asked corporate employees to stay home after workers demonstrated at its Oak Brook, Illinois headquarters.

Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers.

Cooking with Amador 360

Eric Rucker learns how to make fig-stuffed roast chicken with honey, shallots, thyme and barbera with Chef Carolyn Kumpe of Amador 360. Here’s how you can make it: Fig Stuffed Roast Chicken with Honey, Shallots, Thyme & Barbera Chef Carolyn Kumpe Servings 4 Ingredients 2 tbsp walnut or extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp local […]

New Law In California Allows Dining With Pets On Patios

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill making it perfectly legal to bring your dog out to dinner with you. The dog must remain in an outdoor-dining section, be on a leash, behave, and not be in the same area where food is being prepared. The law, which goes into effect Jan. 1 , should provide some relief to dog lovers statewide.

Exercise to reap the heart-health benefits of wine, study says

At the European Society of Cardiology Congress, researchers from the Czech Republic presented a first of its kind study in which they concluded that wine has its greatest cardiovascular benefits for those who exercise. "This is the first randomised trial comparing the effects of red and white wine on markers of atherosclerosis in people at mild to moderate risk of CVD," says Professor Milos ...

Some Virginia Wine Shines

Everyone wants in on the wine game these days. Every state in the Union. They gaze with covetous eyes at the luster wine brings to California, not to mention the money the industry generates, both through the sale of wine and wine tourism. And then there’s all that yummy tax revenue [...]

What 'perfect' wine tastes like

Most people don't taste one "perfect" wine their whole lives; now you can taste 10 in one four-day tour.

Slide Show: 10 companies that control the world’s food

10 of the world’s biggest and most influential food and beverage companies are so powerful that their policies can have a major impact on the diets and working conditions of people world-wide, as well as on the environment.

What does 'perfect' wine taste like?

Most people don't taste one "perfect" wine their whole lives; now you can taste 10 in one four-day tour.

Research and Markets: Global Fast Food Market - Industry Analysis to 2019 - North America Leads the $477 Billion ...

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Fast Food Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Shar

Rhodes Food Plans $56 Million Stock Sale, Johannesburg Listing

Rhodes Food will sell new stock comprising about 25 percent of the existing shares, according to a statement e-mailed by Morgan Stanley, which is joint global coordinator and bookrunner on the offering, with FirstRand Ltd.’s Rand Merchant Bank and Renaissance Securities.

Wine good for your heart only if you exercise

London, Sep 1 (IANS) If you think moderate wine drinking can protect against cardio-vascular diseases (CVDs), you are probably right: Just mix daily exercise to it. Earlier studies have found that red and white wine increases levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the "good" cholesterol. "We found that moderate wine drinking was only protective in people who exercised. Red and white wine ...

Wine only protects against CVD in people who exercise

Wine only protects against cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people who exercise, according to results from the a study. Evidence suggesting that mild to moderate consumption of wine protects against cardiovascular disease has been accumulating since the early 1990s. In particular, retrospective studies have found that wine increases levels of HDL, the "good" cholesterol. But until now there has ...

SCMP Entices Foodies and Revelers With Annual Starstreet Gourmet & Wine Walk

HONG KONG, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SCMP Group Ltd (SEHK: 583), Asia's leading media holding company, today announces that its Marketing Solutions division will once again blanket the Starstreet Precinct ...

University renews contract with dining service provider Aramark

The University announced Thursday it will renew its dining contract with Aramark, the dining service provider which manages the University’s residential and retail dining centers, catering and vending services, and athletics-related concessions.

Food ingredients Asia 2014: Golden Opportunity for Domestic Industries to Penetrate Food Ingredients Markets in Asia

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Food ingredients Asia (Fi Asia), Asia's biggest tradeshow and meeting in Food Ingredients industries, will be held in Jakarta for the third time. It will be a biggest and highlighted meeting event for business players in food industry around the globe. The world's leading food ingredient tradeshow, which will be held on 15-17 October 2014 at the ...

VIDEO: Dumpster divers seek out free food

As food prices in the US increase, more people are looking for sources of free food - including other people's garbage. The BBC went dumpster diving with "freegans" in New York City.

Food and drink jobs boost forecast

Nearly 10,000 jobs could be created in Scotland's food and drink sector over the next five years, according to a new report.

Salmon cooking tips

Healthy, quick cooking, versatile and delicious, salmon is a wonderful fish to add to your cooking repertoire, whether it’s grilled, pan-fried, baked or poached.

A Chat with Gotham Bar and Grill Wine Director Heidi Turzyn

It was the confluence of nature and nurture that initially drew Gotham Bar and Grill (12 East 12th Street, New York, 212.620.4020) wine director Heidi Turzyn to the wine world. "I'm intrigued by the influence of man on nature; the intersection of Mother Nature and man is what makes a wine so complex," she [...]

Cooking left unattended leads to house fire

Cooking left unattended lead to a house fire Saturday night, Brick Lewis with the Columbia Fire Department said. 

Wine may be better for you if you exercise!

Wine only protects against cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people who exercise, according to results from the In Vino Veritas (IVV) study presented at ESC Congress today by Professor Milos Taborsky from the Czech Republic. Professor Taborsky said: "This is the first randomised trial comparing the effects of red and white wine on markers of atherosclerosis (1) in people at mild to moderate risk ...

On the ‘Taste of History’ Set: My Interview with Chef Walter Staib

If you’re into cooking shows (and who isn’t these days?), one of the most unique ones out there is “a Taste of History” on PBS. Starring the legendary, three-time Emmy award winning host Chef Walter Staib, proprietor of the City Tavern in Philly and author of six books, the show transports viewers back to the “golden age of dining,” the 18th century. When I watch the show, like most other ...

J. Lee’s Gourmet BBQ Sauce Partners With the World’s Largest Retailer

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has recently opened its doors at 11 Mississippi locations to J. Lee’s Gourmet BBQ Sauce. (PRWeb August 31, 2014) Read the full story at

Kitchen confidential

Cooking was never a priority for Lauren when she was younger. Then came the realisation that, more than ever before, we are what we eat If you are what you eat, you cant really know yourself until you learn to cook. Until last year, I couldnt. I missed the usual window to learn by spending the ages 16 to 21 in a band. I was I often reflect partially raised by roadies. They taught me many things ...

The Round Up : The Ultimate Guide to Labor Day Festivities

Photo courtesy of Gourmet on Gore Near or far, small or big, there are many events to consider attending this Labor Day weekend. We rounded up a diverse 10 for you to choose from. If there are more we should...

Chef Shuffles: Matt Lackey OUT at Flyte World Dining and Wine, Mike Moranski IN as Executive Chef

Major changes are happening at Flyte World Dining and Wine, as executive chef Matt Lackey parted ways with the restaurant this past Saturday. In his place steps Mike Moranski, who previously worked at Flyte for three years before moving...

Week in Reviews: The Dining Room at Salish Lodge...

The Dining Room at Salish Lodge has the dubious distinction of earning one lonely star in a review by Seattle Times critic Providence Cicero. While brunch is still good, Cicero says the new chef, a former member of the "Gordon...

Growing popularity of gourmet coffee in Singapore

Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group, the world's first private coffee group, says Asia has the greatest potential for growth in gourmet coffee.

Wine tourism: the vineyards of Bordeaux

In and around Bordeaux, some of the most prestigious wineries on the planet open their doors to oenophiles along five main wine routes, each representing the diversity of the region's production. With its 117,000 hectares of vineyards, the Bordeaux region is home to 57 "appellations d'origine contrôlée" (AOCs), many of which are among the most internationally renowned. Bordeaux, Cadillac, Cheval ...

Cannabis cuisine rises in wake of legalizations

There are books about cooking with herbs. And then there are books about cooking with herb.

Wine: 4 bargain bottles for summer sipping

The list of recommended bottles includes an excellent Italian red for only $10.

Falling Earnings Estimates Signal Weakness Ahead for Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (RRGB)

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers one such stock that can be considered to drop as it has witnessed a significant price decline and has seen negative earnings estimate revisions

Gourmet Italian Announces Shipping to Canada

Gourmet Italian is pleased to confirm their entire stock of Italian import foods, including California tomato products and olive oils, are now available for shipping to Canadian customers. Consumers with questions can contact Gourmet Italian via their website at for assistance. (PRWeb August 29, 2014) Read the full story at ...

Gourmet event moves to Castle Bay

The Margaret River Gourmet Escape’s Beach BBQ will move to Castle Bay permanently as the international event adds more Dunsborough venues to the line-up.

Gourmet event makes home at Castle Bay

The Margaret River Gourmet Escape’s Beach BBQ will move to Castle Bay permanently as the international event adds more Dunsborough venues to the line-up.

EaterWire: Staff Changes at Cooking Light; Chicago JBF Benefit

MEDIA NEWS— Cooking Light has a new editor: Hunter Lewis, who has stints at Southern Living, Bon Appetit, and Saveur on his resume, will replace Scott Mowbray, who will retire after a 12-year tenure at the magazine's parent company....

Cooking Light taps Hunter Lewis as editor

Time Inc. is turning the tables at Cooking Light, one of the top entrees of US food magazines. Hunter Lewis, a disciple of celebrity chef Jonathan Waxman and executive editor... Camping World