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How Ebola Might Cause a Food Shortage in West Africa

The United Nations warns of food shortages as Ebola tightens borders

Ebola threatens food security in West Africa: FAO

By Isla Binnie and Emma Farge ROME/DAKAR (Reuters) - The world's worst Ebola epidemic has endangered harvests and sent food prices soaring in West Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Tuesday, warning the problem would intensify in coming months. The FAO issued a special alert for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries most affected by the outbreak ...

Recovery Wire: Napa's Restaurant and Wine Industry Begins to Recover After Earthquake

Kieu Hoang Winery, the morning after the quake. At 3 a.m. Sunday, August 24, most residents of the Napa Valley were awoken by a 6.1-magnitude earthquake, the largest the region has felt in nearly 25 years. According to the...

A CEO Talks Wine, Family, And How She Achieved Success

There's an old saying: "Business and family...

Destination Dining: The Ann Arbor Heatmap: Where To Eat And Drink Now

Welcome to Destination Dining, a map highlighting the best food and drink outside of Detroit and the Metro, but still in the great mitten state. Eater Detroit likes to keep the focus local, but every once in a while a...

Wine talk: Italian sparkling wine similar to Champagne

Prosecco pairs well with spicy Asian dishes

Research and Markets: Germany Packaged Food Industry Outlook to 2018 - Focus on Nutritional Food and Staples Market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Germany Packaged Food Industry Outlook to 2018 - Focus

Research and Markets: Australia Pet Food Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Australia Pet Food Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019

Fast-Food Workers to Strike in 150 Cities Across the U.S.

Fast-food workers are planning a strike this week that could be the largest yet as the responsibilities of franchisors and franchisees continue to be battled in court.

Wine Petition Campaign Concludes With 80 Municipalities Meeting Signature Goal

Registered voters in 80 Tennessee municipalities will have the opportunity to vote Nov. 4 in referendums to allow the sale of wine in retail food stores, the Red White and Food campaign announced Tuesday.

Hangover Observations: Bogota Wine & Food Fest 2014 Hangover Observations

This past Wednesday through Sunday, major names in food from throughout South and North America descended on Botoga, Colombia for the fourth annual Bogota Wine and Food Festival. The theme, driven home again and again, was celebrating Colombia's local...

Protests: Fast Food Strike Coming to 100 US Cities This Week

Fast food workers are continuing their fight for a living wage through a new round of protests scheduled for this Thursday. According to the New York Times, employees of several chains will strike at restaurants in over 100 cities...

Expansionwire: Atlanta-based gourmet hamburger chain Farm Burger...

Atlanta-based gourmet hamburger chain Farm Burger is looking to break in to the Nashville market. There's no word yet on a specific location, and PR says the restaurant will open within the next two years. Farm Burger currently has three...

Rumormongering: Is a Large Gourmet Grocery Store Headed to Abbotts Square?

Photo by James Jennings Take a look at this brochure from Legend Properties Inc. and tell us what you see. Do you happen to see a large grocery store in the corner unit of Abbotts Square with the words "Coming...

Cooking on Deadline: Recipe for chocolate-peanut butter coated grilled bananas

You're going to have to trust me on this one. It may look a little strange. It will sound even stranger. You may even feel a little strange making it.

Global cooking: Inspired by boredom, and a move to Switzerland

Essay: A move to landlocked Switzerland, with its limited shopping, forces culinary creativity.

Connoisseurs? Seven out of 10 French 'know little about wine'

In France, the land of good food and world-famous wine, seven of out 10 people admit they are far from connoisseurs when it comes to the grape. It appeared that social class has a great deal of influence over one's wine appreciation -- 43 percent of white-collar workers claimed to be connoisseurs but only 16 percent of blue-collar employees. Polling company Viavoice said this showed a "very ... to buy gourmet food supplier Harry & David

Gift retailer Inc said it would buy Harry & David Holdings Inc, known for its gourmet food brands such as Wolferman's English muffins and Cushman's HoneyBells citrus products, for $142.5 million in cash. said in a statement that Harry & David would operate as its wholly owned subsidiary after the acquisition, which is expected to close in October.

'Grave concerns' over food shortages in Ebola-hit nations: UN

The United Nations warned on Tuesday of "grave food security concerns" in the west African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak as the deadly epidemic caused labour shortages and disrupted cross-border trade. Restrictions on movement in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has led to panic buying, food shortages and severe price hikes, especially in towns and cities, the UN's Food and ...

1-800-FLOWERS.COM® Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Harry & David Holdings, Inc., a Leading Multi-Channel ...

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. , a leading multi-channel retailer of thoughtful gifts for all occasions, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Harry & David Holdings, Inc., a leading multi-channel specialty retailer and producer of branded premium gift-quality fruit, gourmet food products and other gifts marketed under the Harry & David®, Wolferman’s® and Cushman’s® brands.

Food Supply Threatened in Ebola-Ravaged West Africa, Says U.N.

The disease-stricken region is facing a fresh crisis, as it contends with meager food supplies and sky-high prices

Lajollacooks4u Cooking for Charity: A Night of Food and Football

Lajollacooks4u teams up with Volunteers of America and San Diego Chargers. (PRWeb September 02, 2014) Read the full story at

Fine dining and fine memories

In the 1960s, Sarasota was not awash with the myriad of restaurants of every ethnic persuasion that please the palates of today's locals and snowbirds.

Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers.

New Law In California Allows Dining With Pets On Patios

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill making it perfectly legal to bring your dog out to dinner with you. The dog must remain in an outdoor-dining section, be on a leash, behave, and not be in the same area where food is being prepared. The law, which goes into effect Jan. 1 , should provide some relief to dog lovers statewide.

Exercise to reap the heart-health benefits of wine, study says

At the European Society of Cardiology Congress, researchers from the Czech Republic presented a first of its kind study in which they concluded that wine has its greatest cardiovascular benefits for those who exercise. "This is the first randomised trial comparing the effects of red and white wine on markers of atherosclerosis in people at mild to moderate risk of CVD," says Professor Milos ...

Some Virginia Wine Shines

Everyone wants in on the wine game these days. Every state in the Union. They gaze with covetous eyes at the luster wine brings to California, not to mention the money the industry generates, both through the sale of wine and wine tourism. And then there’s all that yummy tax revenue [...]

What 'perfect' wine tastes like

Most people don't taste one "perfect" wine their whole lives; now you can taste 10 in one four-day tour.

What does 'perfect' wine taste like?

Most people don't taste one "perfect" wine their whole lives; now you can taste 10 in one four-day tour.

SCMP Entices Foodies and Revelers With Annual Starstreet Gourmet & Wine Walk

HONG KONG, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SCMP Group Ltd (SEHK: 583), Asia's leading media holding company, today announces that its Marketing Solutions division will once again blanket the Starstreet Precinct ...

University renews contract with dining service provider Aramark

The University announced Thursday it will renew its dining contract with Aramark, the dining service provider which manages the University’s residential and retail dining centers, catering and vending services, and athletics-related concessions.

Salmon cooking tips

Healthy, quick cooking, versatile and delicious, salmon is a wonderful fish to add to your cooking repertoire, whether it’s grilled, pan-fried, baked or poached.

A Chat with Gotham Bar and Grill Wine Director Heidi Turzyn

It was the confluence of nature and nurture that initially drew Gotham Bar and Grill (12 East 12th Street, New York, 212.620.4020) wine director Heidi Turzyn to the wine world. "I'm intrigued by the influence of man on nature; the intersection of Mother Nature and man is what makes a wine so complex," she [...]

Cooking left unattended leads to house fire

Cooking left unattended lead to a house fire Saturday night, Brick Lewis with the Columbia Fire Department said. 

On the ‘Taste of History’ Set: My Interview with Chef Walter Staib

If you’re into cooking shows (and who isn’t these days?), one of the most unique ones out there is “a Taste of History” on PBS. Starring the legendary, three-time Emmy award winning host Chef Walter Staib, proprietor of the City Tavern in Philly and author of six books, the show transports viewers back to the “golden age of dining,” the 18th century. When I watch the show, like most other ...

Kitchen confidential

Cooking was never a priority for Lauren when she was younger. Then came the realisation that, more than ever before, we are what we eat If you are what you eat, you cant really know yourself until you learn to cook. Until last year, I couldnt. I missed the usual window to learn by spending the ages 16 to 21 in a band. I was I often reflect partially raised by roadies. They taught me many things ...

Chef Shuffles: Matt Lackey OUT at Flyte World Dining and Wine, Mike Moranski IN as Executive Chef

Major changes are happening at Flyte World Dining and Wine, as executive chef Matt Lackey parted ways with the restaurant this past Saturday. In his place steps Mike Moranski, who previously worked at Flyte for three years before moving...

Week in Reviews: The Dining Room at Salish Lodge...

The Dining Room at Salish Lodge has the dubious distinction of earning one lonely star in a review by Seattle Times critic Providence Cicero. While brunch is still good, Cicero says the new chef, a former member of the "Gordon...

Falling Earnings Estimates Signal Weakness Ahead for Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (RRGB)

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers one such stock that can be considered to drop as it has witnessed a significant price decline and has seen negative earnings estimate revisions

Gourmet event moves to Castle Bay

The Margaret River Gourmet Escape’s Beach BBQ will move to Castle Bay permanently as the international event adds more Dunsborough venues to the line-up.
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