Daily Democrat reports that proponents, largely big natural food companies and passionate consumers, have raised $2.8 million according to finance records filed with the California Secretary of State's Office. However, "[o]pponents have raised more than nine times as much. Almost all of the nearly $25 million has come from a variety of chemical, seed and processed-food companies, including Coca-Cola, General Mills, Nestle, PepsiCo and DuPont Pioneer."
Apparently, Monsanto and Dupont alone have contributed more than $8 million to beat Proposition 37. The infographic above, published by The Cornucopia Institute, illustrates which corporate agribusiness companies are for and against Prop 37, revealing some
not so surprising opponents including Kashi, Horizon Organic, Silk, and more. (Click to zoom)
During my meal with a friend, a brawl erupted in the kitchen. I'm talking screaming and clattering pots and pans. The combatants burst through the door and the fight continued in the dining room, fists flailing. Sirens screamed. The police arrived. Everyone in the dining room continued to drag their fish through tartar sauce and ketchup as if this were redneck dinner theater.
Lure is light years from that time, but it doesn't lack genuine drama. Continue reading the full article by Cliff Bostock here.
Here's what's on the menu:
Homebrewers and beer enthusiasts have since asked the White House to release the recipe for the beer. One hopeful Redditor even submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the recipe. But because the White House is exempt from the FOIA, the request was denied. Wamp, wamp.
Even so, a recent petition to "[r]elease the recipe for the Honey Ale home brewed at the White House" has kept the hope alive for curious beer lovers. Last Thurs., Press Secretary Jay Carney tweeted that if the petition reached its required 25,000 signatures by Sept. 17, 2012, the recipe would be released. At the time of this writing the petition has 9,191 signatures — 15,809 to go.
The petition reads:
We work for tips. Send your insider info to email@example.com
Atlanta Police raided the 'Virginia Highland Food Truck Wednesdays' event last week. Five trucks received citations for lack of proper permits. The AJC's Jon Watson spoke with Officer John Chafee of the APD, who said the License and Permits Unit "was responding to an anonymous complaint regarding food trucks operating in the Virginia Highlands area.” Event organizer Bettie Cagle confirmed that this weeks event will take place as planned.
Chef Shane Devereux (The Lawrence, Top FLR, and Dinner Party) will take on the roll as Corporate Chef for The Peasant Restaurants group. Initially, Devereux will focus on Downtown's Peasant Bistro, and possibly lend a hand at sister restaurant Campagnolo. Devereux remains to be a partner at The Lawrence and will continue to work there every Thurs.-Sun. night, Eater reports.
NaanStop is officially open Downtown at 64 Broad St. Based on the former Calif. food truck, NaanStop is open Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. offering classic Indian dishes with a modern twist.
What's up with this mysterious Alinea/Eleven Madison Park collabo? Your guess is as good as ours. Hint: The Chicago Tribune notes that the title, “21st Century Limited,” refers to the passenger train that once ran between Chicago and New York City.
Here's a chart of the weirdest things Andrew Zimmern has eaten. Jellied moose nose anyone?
Swiss border guards discovered hundreds of dead black caterpillars in the luggage of a traveller who said they were "snacks."
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Marlow's Tavern Dunwoody Aug. 27-Sept. 2, 11:30 a.m. Grand Opening Celebration Marlow’s Tavern in Dunwoody is officially celebrating its grand opening with a week of nightly dining deals. Details
BLT Steak Through Aug. 31, 7 a.m. Summer Giving at BLT Steak During the month of August, BLT Steak Atlanta will donate 50 percent of every dessert purchase to The Hudson Family Foundation, an organization that aims to help children in need of assistance with regard to a specific physical, emotional or financial circumstance. Details
Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party Mon., Aug. 27, 6:30 p.m. Indian Dinner The Learning Tea hosts a monthly authentic Indian dinner to support our scholarship program for socially and economically disadvantaged young women in Darjeeling, India. Details
Cardamom Hill Wed., Aug. 29, 8 p.m. A Night in Onam Chef Asha Gomez will deepen Atlanta’s acquaintance with regional Indian cuisine and tradition in an evening of cultural celebration during 'A Night in Kerala’ at Cardamom Hill. Details
Mac McGee's Irish Pub Wed., Aug. 29, 6 p.m. Knob Creek Rye Release and Tasting Mac McGee's will be featuring special cocktails and a tasting of the newly released Knob Creek Rye, Knob Creek 9 year old, and Knob Creek Single Barrel for $15. Details
Restaurant eleven Thu., Aug. 30, 6 p.m. Southern Down Under Wine Dinner An Australian native, chef de cuisine Shayne Vaughan combines flavors from his native country with traditional Southern components in his specialty five-course menu. Details
Georgia World Congress Center Sat., Sept. 1, 12-6 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 2, 2-6 p.m. Speakeasy Cocktail Festival With education, exploration and celebration as a foundation, the Festival brings together a tremendous schedule of seminars, competitions, soirees and tastings for a week-long celebration of Prohibition culture. Details
The Experiments are a series of cooking competitions that challenge amateur chefs to create around 300 samples of a dish featuring an “experimental” ingredient or theme. Over twenty Experiments have taken place involving beer, cheese, chocolate, tacos, brunch, Brooklyn roots, holiday and booze themes.
Peck, who now sits on the other side of the judging table, values a competition where everyone has a fair shot at winning. But he thinks the most valuable part of the Experiments is the resulting sense of community. "For some people, it is not about winning. It is about finding a room full of like minded people who love food and more importantly, love to eat!" Peck says. "We usually leave a close knit community in our wake."
Next month, with the help of Brooklyn Brewery, Suarez and Peck will bring their cook-off community to our neck of the woods.
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