Special US election comment

The US election is done, dusted, and over, and hopefully by the time you’re reading this President Donald Trump will have laid out a clear, concise trade and agriculture policy. But...

Fat is flavor by Maggie O’Quinn

As a southerner raised in Georgia and now a proud nine-year resident of Alabama, I have enjoyed a lifelong love affair with saturated fat.  I live for pork BBQ from local...

Logo madness

We’ve all seen it. We’re working for a company, it’s struggling, and the board decides to bring in Ace ‘Trouble-shooter’ Jones. The new head calls all of us flunkies in and...

Any way you slice it, it’s wrong

My dad was one of the owners of Peoples’ Fish Market. Located in San Diego next to where the Coronado ferry used to tie up, it had been around since 1930s...

Fast-casuals need to go a bit crazy to survive in crazy times

There is something rotten in the land of US fast-casual restaurants - and it's just not Chipotle. Fast-casual was born in the early to mid-1990s but did not become mainstream until 2007...

Brexit – now is the time to buy British

MPJ has been asked what will Brexit mean. The one thing we can tell you with absolute certainty, there has never been a time like this when buying British equipment means...

Keeping Chicks Happy

About a 15-minute drive down the mountainside from our Greek house is the village of Kambos. I like Kambos. Unlike our village of Vorio which has one small café that’s only open...

Steak dreams

When I was a kid growing up in San Diego, my dad used to take me fishing in the evening out on Shelter Island pier. The pier was located just inside...

The real food poisoning numbers

The other month I was back home visiting my mother who just had heart surgery. The two of us were in here room at a rehabilitation center watching the Super Bowl...

The insanely complicated logistics of cage-free eggs for all

From Wired.com You may not have noticed while you were scarfing your avocado toast, but 2015 was the year of the egg, at least as far as the food industry was concerned....