| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Spice makers in Baltimore defended their food handling practices after a Food and Drug Administration report said that 12 percent of imported spices were contaminated with insects, animal hair and other things over a two-year period.
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Jared Leto is getting kudos for playing a transgender person in “Dallas Buyer’s Club,” out Friday. But wouldn’t it have been better if the starring role had gone to an actual trans person?
Trans people are portrayed in movies and...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:16 PM
The Natural Products Expo, one of Baltimore's biggest trade shows, has been good for business for Eldersburg-based Salazon Chocolate Co.
Three-year-old Salazon, which makes organic salted chocolate bars, convinced Wegmans supermarkets to sell its...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Howard Schultz, the chairman and chief executive of Starbucks, has jumped into the shutdown/debt limit mess with an open letter to his fellow business leaders urging them to pressure politicians to end the "current stalemate" in Washington.
| Sep 22, 2013
The West Hollywood farmers market for more than 25 years has served its community well by sticking to the basics. Along with Bellflower and South Gate, it's one of just three markets in the Southland held on a Monday, when farmers are usually busy farming...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:09 PM
More people are flocking to downtown Los Angeles -- and they have more money to spend, downtown advocates declared as they unveiled the results of a new study Thursday.
“We have more people. They’re making more money. They are more educated....
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:31 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms.
The fine line that the retailer is walking to address the concerns of both gun rights and gun control advocates...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Shawn Matthias is entering his seventh season with the Florida Panthers, where he plays center. During the 2012-2013 season, Matthias scored 14 goals, which tied him for second place on the team.
Currently conditioning in the grueling training camp,...
| Oct 26, 2013
Developed as a "brewer's beer" that would be appealing to drink all day, Solidarity Black Mild Ale was the first commercial beer produced by Eagle Rock Brewery. The "black mild" is a creative take on a classic British style that defies convention and...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:59 AM
Suds and sows are the stars of the Beer and Bacon Festival Nov. 2 at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs. The event, which runs from 3-7 p.m., includes food sampling by 4Rivers Smokehouse, Miller's Orlando Ale House, Omaha Steakhouse, Cupcake Crazy,...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Gourmet stores and specialty markets stock hard-to-find ingredients, including ethnic goods.
Abu Maher International Grocery: 6148 Hanging Moss Road, Orlando; 407-677-8000 (Mediterranean, Mid-Eastern, Turkish, Persian, Indo-Pak and Asian groceries,...