For those into local and sustainable farming and food production, the FDA is akin to a bullying older sibling always trying to suppress your desire to express your creativity -- actually, it's more like the big brother who sits on your head and farts in your face. Earlier this year, the FDA propose ... More >>
It's official: spring is here -- fortunately, the temperature is still relatively cool. Which means Easter is just around the corner. Whether you believe it was the resurrection of Christ or you don't even care, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate the day -- the chief of which is chocol ... More >>
Ben & Jerry's has just announced its newest flavor to much fanfare -- and with a waterskiing squirrel. Scotchy Scotch Scotch is the Vermont-based ice cream company's new flavor. An homage to Anchorman's Ron Burgundy, this is a creamy blend of butterscotch ice cream with ribbons of butterscotch swir ... More >>
When you rummage through your kid's Halloween candy stash this year, take a moment to reflect on the life of one man before biting the head off your colorful squishy bear. Hans Riegel, the marketing genius behind Haribo, the German manufacturer of the adorable edible animals, died last Tuesday, Oct ... More >>
The Experts, a Fort Lauderdale-based computer security firm, raked in about $60 million a year -- until one of its employees, Aaron Alexis, went on a rampage at the Washington Navy Yard and killed 12 people September 16. The Experts made about half its money doing subcontract work -- like installing ... More >>
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Let's get serious. Even in 1950s, when the woman's place was supposedly in the kitchen, men still had a role in home cooking. Take summer barbecues for example. Manning the grill was a matter of pride. Men staked their reputations on everything from the way the charcoals were arranged and lit to the ... More >>
Less than two weeks to hurricane season, amateur preppers: not so much time to study up on your Mormon theology or survival medicine before the ol' cones start showing up and the TV weathermen experience the only exciting time of their year. As you've surely learned from us by now, a central tenet o ... More >>
Free deep-fried onions and free (possibly pink-slime-laced) burgers won't necessarily appeal to every consumer, but it seems there's one national chain promotion with practically universal allure. Ben & Jerry's is celebrating "free cone day" today from noon to 8 p.m. at stores around the coun ... More >>
Ben & Jerry's is getting all indignant about campaign contributions by big businesses. The Vermont-based ice cream maker, known for their pop-culture-referenced products (anyone for a Late Night Snack or some delicious Schweddy Balls?), is asking fans of their treats to sign a petition ... More >>
Mamas shouldn't let their babies grow up to be cowboys, this is true. But chocolatiers? That would be sweet. If you have a budding chocolatier in your house, or you imagine you can control your little angel when he/she goes starts bouncing off the walls on a king-size sugar high, then ... More >>
Send your kids on a Willy Wonka-like adventure. Schakolad Chocolate Factory in Davie is giving kids 6 to 15 a chance to try their hand at dipping chocolates.The chocolatiers on staff, Dafne Reich and Adriana Schaked, who we assume have dealt with gooey kids before, will provide a 50-minute progra ... More >>
Free ice cream cones today at Ben & Jerry'sBen & Jerry's is giving away free ice cream cones today from noon - 8:00 p.m. No printout or coupon is required, you don't have to sign up for anything and you don't have to say a magic password - just walk in to any of their sc ... More >>
Photo Courtesy of Google Images Summer is fast approaching; Heck, some days it feels like it's already here. While it's still snowing in some states, we're already busy thinking of ways to battle the heat. Some people sumberge themselves in the pool until their skin prunes; ... More >>
John Paul Kline is a local chef and proprietor of John Paul Custom Cuisine in Delray Beach. He also leads the monthly food and wine events at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. Here, he shares his thoughts about two Florida cheesemakers he recently discovered. It was probably around 10,000 yea ... More >>
Now with less salmonella.Seems like every few months, we're hearing about a salmonella or E. coli scare. Lettuce, tomatoes, eggs, and more are seemingly becoming gateways to pathogens in our food system.Leave it to food science to strike back. Chicago-based producer Chiquita announced Friday that ... More >>
flickr.comRape? Sounds like a pre-existing condition to insurance companies.Christina Turner, a 45-year-old Fort Lauderdale woman, was downtown, letting men at the bar by her drinks. The next thing she remembers is waking up on a roadside with cuts and bruises that indicated she may have been rap ... More >>
So far, the problems with Chinese drywall in South Florida appear to have been confined to single-family homes. Sure, some entire developments, like Heron Bay in Parkland, might turn out to have been built with the defective drywall. But the reports of Chinese drywall in South Florida have so far be ... More >>
The only way to hang Chinese drywall.It's something of a cliché by now to think of Florida developers as the bad guys. But as homeowners start blaming them for the defective Chinese drywall rotting their homes, it is literally the stench that has led them to contractors.Not the developer's stench, ... More >>
Suddenly, "made in China" doesn't have a good ring to it.In the Hollywood-produced movie about the Chinese drywall controversy, I'm guessing the story will be broken wide open by Zac Efron as ace reporter Carl Bernstein Jr. That would be supercool for me and all the other Efron fans. But in real lif ... More >>
Like many nonprofits that depend on government funding, the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions is facing cuts. The organization that focuses on prenatal and infant health may have 22 percent trimmed from its 2009 budget. Unlike other nonprofits, however, the organization has propo ... More >>
A civil suit that goes to trial in Fort Lauderdale today is expected to be the first of a wave of lawsuits against Big Tobacco in Florida courts. The widow of Stuart Hess, a locksmith from Cooper City, sued Phillip Morris after his death in 1997, claiming the cigarettes he bought were defec ... More >>
Hey, sorry for not keeping the pump primed on this thing. Deep into one of those cover stories we do. But I do want to share with you my holiday card (holy shiite, this year flew by, eh?). It's from my stock broker. Happy holidays, folks. [Also, on a related note, the SunSentinel proclaims tod ... More >>
For bailing out Big Sugar, Charlie Crist gets a hero's medal. Sweet!
Jeez, can we just embrace the electric car already?
Beth Reinhard and Marc Caputo keep chugging on the Davis-Smith race. Mary Barley, whose bid to become agriculture commissioner in 2002 was slammed by Big Sugar, is the new Tom Joad of Florida. She's going after Smith, who is getting a million-dollar-plus assist from the industry, which is bankrollin ... More >>
Gotta check out this story in the Palm Beach Post by Stephanie Slater and Dianna Smith about a deadly war going on between two Haitian gangs. It all stems, apparently, from a small-time music label called Top 6 Records. The B-Town Boys, one of the groups involved in Top 6, are breaking out -- and th ... More >>
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