Soda, breakfast cereal, frozen foods associated with long-term cognitive decline

Soda, breakfast cereal, frozen foods associated with long-term cognitive decline

Soda, breakfast cereal and frozen foods could have an impact on cognitive health in the long-term, according to research that debuted/unveiled during the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference this week in San Diego. The not-yet-peer-reviewed study, which looked at 10,775 people in Brazil over 8 years, found an association between high consumption of ultra-processed foods and … Read more

Milkweed Collective’s Cole Ersel talks cooking, MKE Chef Collaboration

Milkweed Collective’s Cole Ersel talks cooking, MKE Chef Collaboration

Kristine M. Kierzek Wherever he’s cooking, the instant gratification of making a good meal and seeing someone’s reaction keeps Cole Ersel coming back for more. And Ersel is coming back to Milwaukee with Milkweed Collective, a catering and pop-up food service doing restaurant collaborations and residencies. His Milwaukee kitchen stints included Hinterland, Riverside and Pabst … Read more

France is running out of mustard

France is running out of mustard

When Marc Désarménien’s “Maison Fallot” mustard boutique in Dijon opens at 10 am every morning, 10 to 15 people are already queuing outside, hoping to get their hands on this now luxurious condiment. “I don’t think we have ever seen anything like it!” exclaims Désarménien. His family-run business has been producing authentic French mustard for … Read more

Spiral Diner, the pioneering vegan restaurant in Dallas, is closing in Oak Cliff. Here’s why

Spiral Diner, the pioneering vegan restaurant in Dallas, is closing in Oak Cliff.  Here’s why

Dallas vegan restaurant Spiral Diner is closing in August 2022 in Oak Cliff. “People are going to think we’re totally crazy,” says owner Amy McNutt, who opened the meat-free and dairy-free restaurant nearly 15 years ago in Dallas. Spiral Diner sold comforting vegan food long before most of its present-day competitors caught up. She’s been … Read more

NutriSport & Smoothie opens for healthy eating in downtown Cedar Rapids

NutriSport & Smoothie opens for healthy eating in downtown Cedar Rapids

A Berries and Cream Smoothie and Breakfast Bowl at NutriSport & Smoothie in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (Nick Rohlman/The Gazette) Push Pop, Berries and Cream, and Tropical Greens smoothies at NutriSport & Smoothie in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (Nick Rohlman/The Gazette) Co-founder and lifelong friends … Read more

Chef Jim Burke has died at 49 after a two-year fight with lung cancer

Chef Jim Burke has died at 49 after a two-year fight with lung cancer

Chef Jim Burke, 49, who with his wife owned James, a celebrated South Philadelphia restaurant, and later taught in the culinary program at Drexel University before helping to repair another restaurant’s troubled work culture, died Monday after a two-year battle with a rare lung cancer. “He passed just as he lived, with intention,” said his … Read more

Intelligentsia Coffee’s Chicago Cafe Workers Vote to Unionize

Intelligentsia Coffee’s Chicago Cafe Workers Vote to Unionize

Workers at Intelligentsia Coffee five Chicago cafes voted to unionize, becoming the latest caffeine mongers to join the pro-labor push. Pro-union retail workers at Intelligentsia sailed to victory Monday in a union election that allows employees to join Local 1220 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). This election outcome marks IBEW’s second successful … Read more