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Hostess Confidential: Antisemitism at Four O’Clock

Hostess Confidential: Antisemitism at Four O’Clock
By January 3, 2008

If you caught the first installment of Hostess Confidential, you'll remember that I work at a well-known restaurant in Manhattan's Union Square. It's a fast-paced environment with demanding customers who have no use for wait-lists, which means I witness a … Read More

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Health Fads Spell Torture for Man’s Best Friend

Health Fads Spell Torture for Man’s Best Friend
By January 2, 2008

You'd never guess it, but the refreshing beverage that's infused with herbal supplements and marketed as an earth-friendly, organic, and/or socially conscious "ancient remedy" for something-or-other might mean hell for man's best friend. The London Times reports that the demand … Read More

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Does This Supermarket Aisle Make Me Look Fat?

Does This Supermarket Aisle Make Me Look Fat?
By December 31, 2007

(x-posted at The Jew & The Carrot)  Bonnie over at Ethicurean created a fascinating infographic for Wired that overlays the price per calorie of various foods with their energy payoff and sugar content.  It depicts what Adam Drewnowski researched and Michael Pollan wrote … Read More

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This is the USA. If I Want to Eat Poo, I Should be Free to Do So.

This is the USA. If I Want to Eat Poo, I Should be Free to Do So.
By December 29, 2007

Milk. It does a body good. Unless you're lactose intolerant, vegan, or drinking raw milk full of poo. Raw, you ask? Full of poo, you ask? Yes, raw and poopy. You see, some people prefer their milk unpasteurized, which raises … Read More

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Kosher is the New Black

Kosher is the New Black
By December 26, 2007

The Global New Products Database, which "monitors worldwide product innovation in consumer packaged goods markets," has reported that "Kosher" was the most popular food label in the U.S. in 2007, beating out "All Natural" and "No Additives or Preservatives." This … Read More

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Would You Like that Medium, Rare, or Cloned?

Would You Like that Medium, Rare, or Cloned?
By December 24, 2007

Over the past decade, meat-eaters have had to face issues ranging from hormones and antibiotics to E. coli and mad cow disease. Now a new concern is about to land smack-dab in the middle of their dinner plates, right between … Read More

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Hostess Confidential

Hostess Confidential
By December 21, 2007

I'm a hostess at a well known restaurant in Manhattan's Union Square. It's a fast-paced environment with demanding customers who have no use for wait-lists, which means I witness a lot of scandalous behavior. Bon Appetit. It’s only 7:30, and … Read More

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The Friday 5: Top Jewish Things To Do on Christmas

The Friday 5: Top Jewish Things To Do on Christmas
By December 21, 2007

Ah, Christmas: The world’s most commercially viable pseudo-holiday. Full of enduringly confusing symbolism, the celebration drives millions of people (especially American people) insane each year, inspiring them to spend their hard-earned money on crap they (and their loved ones) don’t … Read More

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