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  • Bombshell Bourdain interview published month after his suicide: Chef unloads on 'rapey ... Clinton

    07/16/2018 12:09:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 16, 2018 | Emily Crane
    Anthony Bourdain pulled no punches in one of his final interviews as the celebrity chef slammed Bill Clinton for being 'rapey, gropey and disgusting' and spoke of how he imagined Harvey Weinstein dying alone in a bathtub. The globe-trotting food chronicler, who hanged himself in a French hotel in June, gave a lengthy and wide-ranging interview to journalist Maria Bustillos for her recently launched magazine Popula. The interview was conducted in one of Bourdain's favorite Irish pubs in New York back in February and was only published on Sunday. It covered everything from Weinstein's downfall, the Clinton-Trump election and even...
  • Seoul's Central Asian enclave undergoes demographic change

    07/14/2018 10:29:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | Kwak Yeon-soo
    Near the subway station of Dongdaemun History and Culture Park just west of downtown Seoul, there's a small ethnically diverse enclave along the alleys, better known as Central Asia Street, packed with restaurants and shops displaying signs in Russian. It's a home away from home for ethnic minorities from Mongolia, Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries. The neighborhood is often called Mongolia Town as Mongolians are the dominant population in the neighborhood. But the early settlers were Russians and the neighborhood was once known as Little Moscow. In the wake of the "Wind of Change" that swept Eastern Europe in...
  • Sanderson Farms begins hiring at Tyler poultry complex (1,400 jobs in Texas)

    07/14/2018 5:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KLTV-TV ^ | July 13, 2018 | Stephanie Frazier
    Sanderson Farms, Inc., says they are beginning the hiring process for its newest poultry complex, which is under construction in Tyler. The company says they are seeking to hire over 1,400 hourly team members, with initial operations set to begin in early 2019. A statement from the company gives more details: “For those interested in pursuing hourly employment with the Fortune 1000 company, Sanderson Farms is hosting “Sanderson Way Career Interest Sessions” on Tuesday, July 17; Wednesday, July 18; and Thursday, July 19 at the Skills Training Center on Tyler Junior College’s West Campus. Career interest sessions will begin at...
  • Bugging out: Indoor insect-free farm providing new foods to observant Jews

    07/14/2018 1:04:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    NY1 ^ | July 13, 2018 | Michael Scotto
    The vegetables and fruits grown inside a Burlington, New Jersey greenhouse look completely ordinary. But Solomon Fried's crops are different. He goes to extreme lengths to make sure they are free of bugs. "You're always looking for insects, I would imagine? Yes, that's a 24-hour thing. They never sleep, so we have to be alert," Fried said. Fried is obsessed with bugs because his produce is sold in Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox community, and insects are not kosher. Jews who strictly observe religious dietary rules do not even want to eat them accidentally. "The problem is there are many insects that lodge...
  • Korean Consumers Gain Access to Cargill’s Premium, Imported Beef

    07/13/2018 8:21:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Cattle Site ^ | July 13, 2018 | Staff
    Cargill and Seoul-based AG Meat, a specialty import meat distributor are partnering to offer premium US beef brand, Excel®, in a new concept meat store called 'It’s Meat'. At 'It’s Meat', Korean consumers can now purchase high-quality, premium Excel® beef at competitive prices. Cargill Protein is focused on making sure the food it produces is safe to eat. The Excel® beef carried at ‘It’s Meat’ undergoes a seven-step, regulated production system, ensuring safe handling from the feeding environment to product packaging. In addition, micro-sized pathogens are accurately removed through a new scientific process offered by Cargill Protein globally to support...
  • Stephen Miller reportedly threw out $80 worth of sushi after a bartender flipped him off

    07/09/2018 4:32:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    AOL News ^ | July 9, 2018 | Pat Ralph, Business Insider
    White House senior adviser Stephen Miller threw out $80 worth of sushi after a bartender at the restaurant he ordered from flipped him off as he walked out of the restaurant, according to The Washington Post. The bartender from the restaurant, located near Miller's apartment, reportedly followed Miller out the door and shouted "Stephen!" The bartender then flipped both middle fingers and cursed out Miller, who then threw out the sushi in disgust, Miller later told colleagues. Earlier this year, Miller was shouted at "Better be better!" by a stranger while walking through Dupont Circle in Washington DC, The Post...
  • Jollibee starts hiring for Guam store

    07/07/2018 2:45:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Guam Daily Post ^ | July 8, 2018 | Louella Losinio
    Philippine fast-food giant Jollibee has taken another step forward in its planned re-entry into the Guam market with the announcement of its hiring plan for its new store on island. The $2 million construction project to build a standalone Jollibee in the Micronesia Mall parking lot broke ground earlier this year. Jollibee posted a recruitment notice in June at Guam Community College seeking applications from those who may be interested in joining its restaurant team. The food establishment is looking for managers, supervisors and crew members. According to the information posted by the company, the hiring process for crew members...
  • Employee Who Allegedly Attacked Teen Over MAGA Hat Fired From San Antonio Bar

    07/05/2018 3:54:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 5, 2018 | Jenni Fink
    Rumble, a San Antonio bar, fired a part-time employee after he was captured on camera at Whataburger taking a 16-year-old’s “Make America Great Again” hat and throwing a drink on the teen. In a viral video posted on Twitter, a man standing next to a table is holding the red hat and then picks up a soda and throws it at Hunter Richard, who was in town visiting friends, My San Antonio reported. “This is gonna go great in my f**king fireplace,” the man says as he walks out of the restaurant. Richards responds, “Alright, have fun with it.” The...
  • Is Vertical Farming Really the Future of Agriculture?

    07/05/2018 3:29:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Eater ^ | July 3, 2018 | Steve Holt
    By now, the images of shelves full of perfect greens in hulking warehouses, stacked floor to ceiling in sterile environs and illuminated by high-powered LED lights, have become familiar. Food futurists and industry leaders say these high-tech vertical farming operations are the future of agriculture — able to operate anywhere, virtually invincible against pests, pathogens, and poor weather, and producing local, fresh, high-quality, lower-carbon food year-round. That future seemed one step closer to reality last year when San Francisco-based indoor farming startup Plenty, which grows a variety of salad and leafy greens hydroponically (without soil) and uses artificial lighting in...
  • Asiana chairman apologises over no in-flight meals fiasco

    07/04/2018 9:42:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Malay Mail ^ | July 4, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    SEOUL, July 4 — The chairman of South Korea’s Asiana Airlines today apologised after many of its planes took off without any in-flight meals this week because the carrier was suddenly forced to switch caterers. Since Sunday, many Asiana flights have been delayed waiting for meals and many others, mostly short-haul flights to Japan and China, have had to leave without any. “I am sorry for causing public concern over Asiana’s in-flight meal crisis,” said Park Sam-koo, chairman of Kumho Asiana Group whose main subsidiaries include Asiana Airlines and Kumho Engineering & Construction. The debacle at South Korea’s second largest...
  • After Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ ouster, questions arise over small businesses’ political stands

    07/01/2018 4:40:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 1, 2018 | Mae Anderson, The Associated Press
    Taking a political stand — like asking a White House press secretary to leave your restaurant — can be polarizing and risky. So experts say an owner who decides to act should do so with forethought and civility. The Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, has become internationally famous since ousting Sarah Huckabee Sanders over last weekend. The owner had consulted with employees, who said Ms. Sanders made them feel uncomfortable. It was an on-the-spot decision, and led to condemnation by President Donald Trump, an onslaught of negative Yelp reviews and global media coverage. Under federal law, restaurants and other businesses...
  • Don’t Ask John Legend About Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s Meals

    06/30/2018 10:21:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Vulture ^ | June 30, 2018 | Madeleine Aggeler
    John Legend is not interested in Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s dining experience. While leaving a Beverly Hills restaurant with his wife Chrissy Teigen on Wednesday night, John Legend was asked by a TMZ reporter if he believed Real Housewives of Atlanta star Claudia Jordan had gone too far when she fat-shamed White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, saying she’s “not missing any meals, she’ll be all right.” “Ask me ‘Should we be reuniting 2,000 kids with their families?’” Legend replied, referring to the thousands of immigrant children torn from their families under the current administration’s family-separation policy. “Yes, we should.”...
  • Manufacturing process provides low-cost, sustainable option for food packaging

    06/30/2018 1:16:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Purdue University ^ | June 26, 2018 | Jeffrey Youngblood
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University researchers have developed a large-scale manufacturing process that may change the way some grocery store foods are packaged. According to Credence Research, food packaging is a growing billion-dollar market, and overall predicted growth is expected to reach 6 percent by 2024. Advanced barrier coatings, which help to protect grocery items such as foods and beverages, are growing by as much as 45 percent each year. The Purdue team, led by Jeffrey Youngblood, a professor in Purdue’s School of Materials Engineering, created a new manufacturing process using cellulose nanocrystals as advanced barrier coatings for food...
  • Kim Jong Un Ordered Army Officer Executed For Giving Soldiers Extra Food

    06/28/2018 7:34:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Maylaysian Digest ^ | June 29, 2018 | Fox News
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly ordered a high ranking army officer to be executed after he was accused of giving extra food and fuel rations to troops and their families. Daily NK reported that Hyon Ju Song, the lieutenant general of the Korean People’s Army in the country’s capital, Pyongyang, was executed by a firing squad for “charges of abusing authority and engaging in anti-Party acts.” Hyon was reportedly a rising star in the army before his death. He served as a member of the Workers' Party of Korea's Central Committee and battalion commander under the Supreme Guard...
  • Trump supporters not welcome: Match businesses with politics, so we know where to spend our money

    06/28/2018 1:08:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The New Times ^ | June 28, 2018 | Gary Wechter
    We heard the disturbing news that early last week that Kirstjen Nielsen, Homeland Security Secretary, was heckled by demonstrators while attempting to enjoy a quiet dinner in a Washington D.C. Mexican restaurant. Then, a few days later, it was reported that a restaurateur in Virginia asked White House Press Secretary Sara Huckabee Sanders to leave her restaurant after already being seated and served. It seems to me that these public servants aren't deserving of such treatment, marking a new low in the behavior and civility of the political left. Perhaps it's time for a new approach when those of us...
  • Schwan’s Company in Florence has expanded pizza production facility, is hiring 50 new positions

    06/27/2018 1:20:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Schwan’s Company, a leading food manufacturer in the United States recently announced a $34 million investment into its pizza production facility in Florence. It is now hiring approximately 50 positions to meet an increase in demand. “We’re extremely excited to be in a position to grow our team in Florence and meet the increasing demand for our foods” Open, walk-in interviews will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the Schwan’s plant located at 7605 Empire Drive in Florence. The interviews will be held over the next few weeks until positions are filled. Candidates can...
  • Red Hen Restaurant Owner Doxxed After Kicking Out White House Press Secretary

    06/26/2018 6:53:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Eater ^ | June 25, 2018 | Whitney Filloon
    The Lexington, Virginia, restaurant that kicked out White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday night instantly became the target of online harassment and conspiracy theories, and things have escalated quickly: Owner Stephanie Wilkinson is being doxxed, with users posting her home address and phone number on various message boards and social media platforms. As Vox explains, “Doxxing is a common internet practice used to punish or shame someone and is a particularly common practice among the alt-right and other white supremacist organizations who operate online in places like Reddit, 4chan, and Twitter.” Last year, Reddit shut down three...
  • Anthony Bourdain loved Asia without fetishizing it. And Asia loved him back

    06/24/2018 8:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Quartz | June 9, 2018 | Anne Quito
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://qz.com/1300899/anthony-bourdain-loved-asia-without-fetishizing-it-and-asia-loved-him-back/
  • Mesa grandmother’s Korean-inspired sauces to be sold at Walmart (Made in USA)

    06/24/2018 1:33:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    KTAR-FM ^ | June 24, 2018 | Griselda Zetino
    PHOENIX — Korean-inspired cooking sauces made by a Mesa grandmother will soon be on Walmart shelves. Kay Weldon cooked up the first sauce in the 1990s when she owned a restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A favorite among customers was her chicken wings because of her sauce. She started out serving the chicken wings as part of a Friday lunch special. “It was sweet, tangy and spicy,” she said. “It was a big hit. My lunch line was 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. nonstop on Fridays.” Ten years later, she sold the restaurant, got married and moved to Arizona with...
  • Ana Navarro on Sarah Sanders Restaurant: There’s a ‘Cost to Being an Accomplice’ to ‘Cruel’ Trump

    06/23/2018 5:39:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 23, 2018 | Josh Feldman
    On CNN this afternoon, Ana Navarro said it’s not hard to understand why a restaurant might have asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave. The White House press secretary said this morning she was kicked out over the fact she serves in the Trump administration: (TWEET-AT-LINK) Navarro said this afternoon people are clearly bothered to see President Trump “lie and lie and lie.” And while some people are offended by baking cakes for gay couples, she added, “some people find the idea of tearing children away from their families and then lying about it morally offensive.” She said she does feel...