Labor lost

Some years back I was visiting a salmon farm in northern Norway in a village that could only be described as being in the middle of nowhere. Besides the farm, there...

Warning: Warning labels may be hazardous to your health

I’m going to take a wild guess here and say that between 7am and 12 noon today you’ve seen at least a dozen warning labels and not read a single one...

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...