Goodbye, And Good Riddance, To The Hotel Minibar

BY: Alexander C. Kaufman, Huffington Post Say good-bye to the $10 hotel-room Diet Coke. Hotel minibars are falling out of favor with travelers and hotels. Mini-bar sales dropped a stunning 28 percent from 2007 to 2012, according to a study from PKF Hospitality Research, which collects data from thousands of [...]

April 30th, 2014|

Amazon Book List Reveals What’s Hot In American Regional Cuisine

By: April Fulton, NPR From upstate New York's heirloom veggie craze to the Pacific Northwest's baking boom, regional fare is taking off. But with zillions of cookbooks coming out every year, how do you figure out which culinary jewels will be worth your precious time and shelf space? Amazon, that [...]

April 29th, 2014|

America’s Picky Eaters Are Overhauling The Restaurant Industry

BY: Jillian Berman, Huffington Post In Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich's vision of the future, every restaurant could have "a different menu for every person." Shaich's chain and others are bringing his vision closer to reality, making it easier for diners to order exactly to their preferences instead of picking [...]

April 23rd, 2014|

Baked Alaska, anyone? Tableside service returns

By: Kate Silver, Crain's The era: the 1950s. The scene: tuxedoed waiters pushing around a traditional gueridon cart, preparing meals tableside, like steak Diane, chateaubriand, cherries jubilee and bananas Foster — all classic dishes that evoke a certain je ne sais quoi. Caesar salad prepared tableside at David Burke's Primehouse [...]

April 21st, 2014|

Can’t Ask That? Some Job Interviewers Go To Social Media Instead

By: Yuki Noguchi, NPR Many of Don Kluemper's management students at the University of Illinois at Chicago have had this experience: After going on a job interview, they sometimes receive "friend" requests from their interviewers. It puts the students in a bind, he says. They fear that not accepting the [...]

April 12th, 2014|

Access to Good Food as Preventive Medicine

By: Erin N. Marcus, The Atlantic According to a new study, nearly one in three U.S. adults with a chronic disease has problems paying for food, medicine, or both. That doesn't have to be the case. The 38-year-old man entered the hospital with a big toe oozing pus and a [...]

April 7th, 2014|