Food and Drink - Most Recent
Nov 22, 2010
Michelle Obama will announce a program to put 5,000 salad bars in schools around the country, but is that really the best use of limited resources? Eve Troeh reports.
Nov 17, 2010
The maker of the popular caffeinated alcohol drink FourLoko says it will be taking the caffeine out of its beverages, preempting an expected move by the FDA to ban drinks that blend alcohol and caffeine. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.
Nov 11, 2010
When you heard Jeremy Hobson's interview with three-star Chef Daniel Boulud, did your mouth water at his low-budget braised pork shoulder? Listeners asked for the recipe, and Marketplace is happy to oblige.
Nov 10, 2010
It seems like everyone's talking about salt these days, and not just any salt -- sea salt. The condiment is perceived to be healthier than your basic table salt, and Wendy's is about to add it to its new kind of fries. Jennifer Collins reports on what the craze is all about.
Nov 4, 2010
Latinos have been the backbone of the food service industry for decades, but few Hispanic-Americans have gotten their time in the culinary spotlight. That may be about to change, reports David Martin Davies.
Nov 3, 2010
Is that Happy Meal full of calories, fat and sugar? Then no toy for you, is what the San Francisco Board of Supervisors decided.
Nov 3, 2010
It's that time of the year again -- McDonald's has brought back the McRib. The BBQ sandwich's only available at the fast-food joint for six weeks, though -- which might have an effect on its rabid popularity. Eve Troeh tries to figure out its mysterious appeal.
Nov 2, 2010
Californians will vote on a ballot initiative that would legalize all marijuana use, which could open up new business opportunities. The Golden State currently allows marijuana for medical use. Rico Gagliano talks with one woman who's carved a special place for herself in the weed economy.
Oct 22, 2010
McDonald's has survived the recession better than most other restaurants. Better than most other companies, in fact. The burger chain announced this week it's seen sales rise for 30 consecutive quarters. McDonald's is doing so well some managers are even re-thinking the competition. Tony Arnold explains.
Oct 22, 2010
If you amp up for your workday with a Starbucks latte, how about swinging by on the way home to unwind with a glass of merlot? This week, the company started testing out alcohol on the menu at one store in Seattle. Ann Dornfeld reports on whether this could be the company's next big foray into mind-altering substances.