Jamie Oliver

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    The Munchies food awards include several local nominees

    The recipe-swap, dinner-inspiration, and food-porn website Tablespoon, recently announced nominees for the Munchies, their first ever People's Choice-style food and restaurant awards. They're  judged by an expert panel that includes hometown star Andrew Zimmern, and the nominees include well-kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    "Pink slime" no longer sold at Eden Prairie-based Supervalu family of stores

    ‚ÄčLike Jamie Oliver, the Anoka-Hennepin county school district, and any character in The Real Ghostbusters, we've been following the trail of slime, specifically "pink slime," or ammonia-exposed beef filler that federal authorities still attest meets food safety standards, which has been making its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    "Pink slime" served up in school lunches

    It's enough to make Adam Sandler's song "Lunch Lady" sound like a utopian fantasy ("got no idea what the chicken pot pie is made of..."). Sadly, we do know what the hamburger patties served by the national school lunch program are made of, and it isn't pretty. A recent article from re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Minneapolis schools take sugar cereals off the menu

    Will the Cocoa Puffs bird go the way of the dodo? ​Remember Cocoa Puffs and Cookie Crisp? The cereals you used to gaze at longingly from your seat in the grocery cart. The ones that mom would never let you get--but that the Minneapolis public schools were happy to serve? The Star Tribune repo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    "Eat your goddamn vegetables"

    ABCJamie Oliver encourages kids to be friends with vegetables​If one of your New Year's resolutions is to eat more vegetables, congratulations on making such an important decision. Your committment can improve your health and help you lose weight. Still, changing eating habits can be difficu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Minneapolis school calls gas station snack "lunch"

    Should schools serve kids the rations of truckers and road trippers?​Sure, adults might pick up a Slim Jim-- along with a Mountain Dew and a bag of Cheetos--to fuel a long night of driving, but should schools be serving the shrink-wrapped sausages to impressionable young stomachs? A parent o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2010

    Don Saunders of In Season: Chef Chat, part 2

    Christine ChovanChef Don Saunders of In Season restaurant​Today we continue our talk with Don Saunders, chef of the new In Season restaurant in south Minneapolis. (Here's part 1 of the interview.) Saunders, who first entered the Twin Cities restaurant scene as a server, tells us about a clums ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Chipotle's Halloween contest offers $2 burritos

    Image courtesy ChipotleDress up to save bucks at Chipotle.​Chipotle is asking diners to come "dressed to kill" this Halloween--as processed foodstuffs. Referencing Jamie Oliver's recent demonstration of how chicken mcnuggets are made, Chipotle has pledged to raise a million bucks for Oliver' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Enjoy a meat slurry nugget

    via Foodeducate.comNope, it's not strawberry ice cream...​Is it too early on Monday morning to discuss mechanically separated meat? Because that's what you're seeing in the picture, an image that's shows exactly what your chicken nuggets look like pre-frying.

  • Restaurants

    June 9, 2010

    One week on the raw food diet

    It's trendy, but is it tolerable?

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    School lunch bill puts 2% milk on the lam . . . carbtastic. ‚Äč In a surprising twist, the concern over childhood obesity does not lie in chicken nuggets, pizza poppers, or chocolate chip cookies baked just past raw. According to the government, the immediate culprit is that fatty, fatty 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    NYT Mag "Food Issue" a powerhouse

    Jamie Oliver, Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, and others feature in this week's New York Times Magazine's "Food Issue."