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2008-08-25 12:01:00

With more time-strapped Americans eating on the go, quick-serve snacks have become increasingly popular. In response to this growing trend, Jack in the Box(R) restaurants today debut Pita Snacks - a new product platform of snack-sized, wrap-style sandwiches - in several of its markets, primarily in the west. The quick-serve chain plans to complete its systemwide roll out of the new sandwiches by the end of September. Jack's new Pita Snacks feature a choice of grilled or crispy chicken...

2008-08-21 18:00:39

MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A research team headed by Kansas State University E. coli O157:H7 expert T.G. Nagaraja has been tapped by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study both the connection between feeding distillers' grains and E. coli 0157:H7 in cattle and several strategies to reduce the presence of the naturally occurring pathogen in the animals. The group has received a $939,220 National Research Initiative in Food Safety grant. Nagaraja, a university...

2008-08-06 12:00:05

By Denise Richardson, The Daily Star, Oneonta, N.Y. Aug. 6--Fast-food meals from chain eateries aren't all that kids eat, several area parents said Tuesday, a day after a national study criticized restaurants for offering foods lacking nutritional value. Instead, eat-out meals are a treat or an alternative when time is too short for meals at home, the parents said, agreeing that they influence their children's food choices. "You have to train them what to eat," said Tom McCabe, of...

2008-08-04 12:01:03

By Hal Walter, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Aug. 4--French food philosopher Anthelme Brillat-Savarin wrote in 1825: "Tell me what you eat, and I shall tell you what you are." In 2008, Brillat-Savarin might peer into the depths of our shopping carts, shake his head, and tell us that what we are is broke. He might also note that many in our society are overweight and unhealthy, primarily the result of eating too many highly processed foods. To be sure, food prices are up, along with fuel...

2008-08-04 03:00:15

By Anonymous Ruth's Diner, a destination restaurant in Emigration Canyon since 1930, is scheduled to close for approximately two-and-a-half months beginning this fall to accommodate a renovation. Erik Nelson, who with wife Tracy bought the historic eatery last year, said plans call for Ruth's to be closed from Sept. 15 to approximately Dec. 1 to make way for a roughly 1,000 square foot expansion and modernization of the kitchen, improvements to the dining area and the installation of...

2008-08-01 09:01:04

By Kat Bergeron, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Aug. 1--SAUCIER -- Magnolia Diner serves up a taste of rural life and the foods that Southerners hold dear. Grits with your eggs? Which sides with your smoked baby back ribs? Gravy with your roast beef po-boy? Weekday breakfast, lunch and early dinner are served here in Saucier, in the simple small white cinder block building trimmed in green. This site on U.S. 49 has served as a restaurant for eons, although Jeff McDaniels opened his...

2008-07-10 21:00:21

By Lydia Gehring I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! I can't believe July is here, but it brings great opportunities to share special events with family and friends. As you gather the basket, blanket, grill and cooler, I would like to remind you of the following tips from the United States Department of Agriculture to keep your food safe and your family healthy to enjoy the summer activities. When planning your grocery list, put the perishable items last to buy at the grocery...

2008-07-10 21:00:20

By Canan Tasci Staff Writer Mismatched socks, a hamburger hat, a balloon trick, sing-along songs and dancing were the keys to keeping The Happy Crowd's audience alive. The trio who make up The Happy Crowd recently performed at the 46th annual Summer Concert Series at Alma Hofman Park. The event is hosted by the city's Human Services Division. The free concert series kicked off June 24 with The Seville, performing music from the 1950s and '60s. The Happy Crowd moved and grooved...

2008-07-09 06:00:27

By Nancy Gilson, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 9--The next time you sit down to your family's evening meal of hamburgers, baked beans, carrots and celery, potato chips and maybe some milk or iced tea, take a minute to wonder what families in Chad, Egypt, Poland and Turkey are eating. You'll be fascinated, surprised and informed by the details in What the World Eats (Tricycle, $22.99, 160 pages, age 10 and older), adapted for a preteen and teen audience from the book Hungry Planet:...

2008-07-08 21:00:23

By Dawn House, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 8--There's not much time to prepare a home-cooked meal for Jennifer Herbert, who juggles a full-time real estate career and five children. Herbert regularly eats out, often with her husband and then as a family each week. She also meets clients at restaurants, and during the afternoon when she's driving her children to soccer games or music lessons, she stops at a fast-food drive-through for snacks. "My husband and I aren't big travelers and we...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.