May 28, 2010

Cocktail Hour: New Bacardi Torched Cherry!


This week, Cocktail Hour is going to be a little bit different.  I didn’t make a cocktail this week (mainly due to pure exhaustion and lack of alcohol), but instead I did some research about a drink I’ve been hearing a lot about lately: the new Bacardi Torched Cherry rum.   Read the rest of this entry »

Junk Food Banned in Mexican Schools


Looks like our neighbors to the south are jumping ahead of us. At least in terms of junk food. According to several sources, the Mexican government is planning to ban junk food and fry-ups in primary and secondary schools in an attempt to fight one of the worst obesity problems in the world.

In America, we have similar problem. Now I know that First Lady Michelle Obama is leading an Anti-Obesity Campaign, however actions speak louder than words. And Mexico seems to be taking the action approach head-on. The United States should take note.
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May 27, 2010

How the BP Oil Spill Will Affect Your Food!


The news about the BP oil spill in the Gulf  has been permeating the media now for 38 days!  It’s hard to imagine that in this technologically savvy day that it could take so long to come up with legitimate ideas to stop the spill.  Oil Spills have disastrous ecological effects, which are worsened each day the spill remains unresolved.  Often, we wonder how marine life can possibly survive with the thick spill covering their home, and the answer is that much wildlife cannot.  But what about the entire food chain?  How does or how will this oil spill affect our food supply? Read the rest of this entry »

May 26, 2010

Paula Deen Supports the Louisiana Seafood Industry


If you thought that the BP oil  spill throughout the Gulf of Mexico didn’t affect the food and cooking industry, you were wrong. But it’s probably not what you think. The misconceptions that Louisiana seafood is now unsafe or unavailable is actually hurting the area’s seafood industry more than the actual oil spill itself.

Luckily, world renown chef, Paula Deen, the queen of southern cooking, and John Besh, a cookbook author and a celebrated chef of New Orleans, are joining together to garner some excitement for the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience which begins today, according to an article in the Associated Press.
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