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29 10, 2017

Truffle Prices Double to $3,200 a Pound

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Italy’s hot summer and dry fall could see supplies in some regions reduced by 90 percent. Photographer: Herbert Lehmann/StockFood During a bumper year for Italian white truffles, one of fine dining’s most precious (read: expensive) ingredients, San Francisco chef Michael Tusk can get practically profligate with the aromatic mushrooms. He’ll even use them to top

29 10, 2017

Spam Theft and Black Market Sales Forcing Shop Owners to Hide Product

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Shopkeepers in Hawaii are now treating Spam as a luxury item and are putting them behind plastic covers next to high-end technology products after a string of thefts.  (REUTERS) A black market on Spam is booming in such a way that store owners in Hawaii are locking their canned meats behind bars. Spam — which

15 10, 2017

This Water Costs More Than a Single Malt Whisky

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The Anglesey coastline  |  Photographer: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Chef Heston Blumenthal wanted a simple and consistent way to imbue risotto with a smoky flavor at the Fat Duck, his Michelin-starred restaurant in Bray, England. The most obvious way, he thought, was to start with the water. But there was nothing on the market. He put forth a challenge:

29 09, 2017

How McDonald’s Happy Meals Are Changing

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McDonald's Happy Meals are becoming a bit healthier. Starting in November, these made-for-kids meals will include organic apple juice, replacing traditional juice that also contains more sugar. The new juice is made by Honest Kids, part of Honest Tea, an organic beverage company purchased by Coca-Cola in 2011. Coca-Cola also owns Minute Maid, which currently supplies the

29 09, 2017

Cancer Warnings on Coffee May Be Coming to California

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SASHA_SUZI / GETTY IMAGES Americans drink a lot of coffee: With one estimate saying the average coffee consumer slugs back about three cups per day. The good news is that, in general, science says all that joe is good for us. Recent studies have shown that coffee can cut mortality rates(multiple studies actually), reduce the risk of