| Jun 24, 2014
| 4:47 AM
Great, more label reading, just what I wanted!
My dad was a big believer in the clean plate club. When I was little, my mom would make us a balanced meal, generally consisting of some meat, a veggie and a carb. My siblings and I were expected to eat...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Let's say you're a really good home baker, so good that all your friends want what you're making and insist on paying you for those cakes or pies or cookies.
In a whole bunch of states, from Rhode Island to California, that wouldn't be a terrible...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Because of an investigative series in The Times, American consumers are more aware that a “Product of Mexico” label on their tomatoes or broccoli might mean that the produce has been picked by people living in squalid conditions in farm...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 4:07 PM
To the editor: I like the Dodgers as much as the next guy or gal. I cherish my 1960s Sandy Koufax button. ("For the nostalgic, the Dodger Dog is a home run," Oct. 6)
The Dodger Dog evokes nostalgia and fond memories for many. It has become a part of the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
What a way to start the day!
My daughter Reggie, a San Francisco teacher, and I are soaking in a piping hot mineral pool -- one of four at different temperatures -- at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Innâs expansive spa. The picturesque hotel, spread...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Regulations that tell consumers just what it means when a product is labeled "gluten free" take effect on Tuesday — a "major milestone," says one of the leading experts on gluten disorders.
"The gluten-free diet for someone with celiac disease...
| Aug 1, 2014
By Erinn Hutkin
For Paul A. Hall, the path to a career in food safety began in first grade when he got interested in science by watching "Mr. Wizard," he recalled. His early love of science led to an interest in biology in high school, thanks to a...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:16 PM
Steven LaVoie had a vision for transforming freight traffic across the country and called it ArrowStream. Within months of forming the company, he hired technology expert Tony DeFrances to help him build his dream.
Fourteen years later, former...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Jim Beam maker Beam Suntory Inc. said on Tuesday that food industry executive Tim Hassett is set to become the president of its North America business at the end of the month.
Hassett, 50, spent the last decade at Campbell Soup Co., most recently as...
| Jul 17, 2014
Lucille Bishop Smith was a chef, educator, entrepreneur and food corporation president who has been called the first African-American businesswoman in Texas. She is credited with inventing the first commercially marketed hot roll mix and establishing...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Angelo Pellegrini didn't need to read books or take a class to learn how to make wine or pasta or grow herbs. Without being aware of it, he'd absorbed all that from his family his whole life. Some of us, though, could use some instruction, whether from...