| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:59 AM
Scene: Monday afternoon, Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee. A girl at a kiosk sells smartphone cases to no one in particular. A man sells plush dolls at a free-standing cart to no one in particular. Two teens walk out of Spencer Gifts, giggling. The food...
| May 18, 2014
| 3:48 AM
It’s about time fast-food workers went on the march. The work is miserable and hard, it’s unfulfilling, and the pay sucks. Back in the day, fast-food jobs were sought mainly by entry-level young people, which is why they paid the minimum...
| 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...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:34 AM
McDonald's and Yum! Brands, the company behind Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC, apologized to customers Monday after footage from a Chinese TV station alleged workers at a Shanghai supplier for some of the two companies' Asian outlets used expired meat and...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:25 AM
The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald's products as far away as Japan.
McDonald's Corp and KFC's parent Yum Brands Inc apologized to Chinese...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: After hearing about the big employee scholarship program Starbucks is offering to employees, I'm surprised to note critics of the program. Why is that? -- S.E.J.
The Starbucks effort is the splashiest bachelor's degree employer tuition...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:15 AM
This is in response to the article by Amanda Yeager regarding Howard County's limits on sugary drinks and junk food at county-sponsored events ("Ban on sweets sours Fourth of July vendors," July 2).
As a physician, I am very concerned about the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Another glorious Golden State summer is upon us. San Joaquin Valley peaches are at their height and rolling in to farmers markets from Silver Lake to Mar Vista. Alice Waters' foragers are plucking Napa zucchini blossoms for the chefs at Berkeley's Chez...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 9:20 PM
SACRAMENTO — The pace of lawmaking is speeding up at the Capitol.
With legislators back from spring break, rallies are in full swing on the Capitol steps; lobbyists of all stripes are packing the ornate hearing rooms and overflow crowds are...