3 tips for a winning 4th of July cookout

Jul 2, 2010
Tess Vigeland turns to "Dinner Party Download" hosts Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano for some Fourth of July barbecue advice.
Posted In: Food

Chicago chefs race to make food trucks reality

Jul 1, 2010
Food trucks are a hit in many cities across the U.S., but in Chicago they're still not legal. And many entrepreneurial chefs are pushing for permission to pedal their wares.
Posted In: Food

FDA wants to limit antibiotics in meat

Jun 28, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration released draft regulations intended to limit antibiotic use in meat-producing animals to prevent outbreaks of drug-resistant viruses.
Posted In: Food, Health

Price for refined sugar hits sweet spot

Jun 28, 2010
Last year's sugar-cane crops were much weaker than expected worldwide, which sent prices climbing. And last week the price for refined, white sugar reached a 22-year high. Why? Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

Rising price of oysters takes toll on po-boy

Jun 22, 2010
The latest casualty of the Gulf oil spill: The oyster po-boy, a famous New Orleans sandwich and longtime staple regional food. High prices of oysters are even forcing some restaurant owners to knock the food off their menus.
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Study: Big soda price hike means big sales drop

Jun 18, 2010
A new study shows a clear link between the price of soda and how much we drink. Will this help states' quest to pass a soda tax? Gregory Warner explains.
Posted In: Food, Health, Taxes

Tomato, tomahto. Either way, too many!

Jun 17, 2010
A few years ago, tomato prices were sky high because of a shortage. But these days, farmers have more tomatoes than they know what to do with. And prices are so low many of those juicy beauties might not make it off the vine. Janet Babin reports.
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Rentable kitchens make LA food businesses a reality

Jun 17, 2010
Many who dream of becoming chefs in Los Angeles dread the thought of kitchen costs. But one business is making an affordable kitchen space a possibility.
Posted In: Food, Jobs

Pay before you eat

Jun 11, 2010
Chef Grant Achatz of Alinea restaurant in Chicago and Nick Kokonas, Achatz's business partner, talk about their next restaurant, Next, and their new take on paying your bill.
Posted In: Food

IRS keeping tabs on restaurant, bar tips

Jun 9, 2010
The IRS says that bars and restaurants are under-reporting the amount of tips they earn, so it's responding with more audits of the tax forms filled by the food and beverage industry. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Food, Taxes