- Taking a bite out of the Big Apple - with photos
"The Big Apple’s history and identity is best explored through its food
– dishes given a new home by waves of immigrant communities and turned into New York City icons."
- Food by state - a map with a representative dish to each state.
"I can’t argue with fried chicken for Kentucky, but I think of catfish or barbecue for Tennessee instead of tomatoes."
food stamp = "A stamp or coupon, issued by the government to persons with low incomes, that can be redeemed for food at stores."
The food stamp program "is now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, but the program is still exactly the same.
The program offers benefits to people with low-incomes who have difficulties purchasing food as well as paying their monthly bills.
Even though SNAP is a federal program, states and local agencies organize and run it."
- SODA BAN :
- New York approves supersize drinks ban - 14 September 2012
"New York City has passed the first US ban on large-size sodas and other sugary drinks being sold in restaurants and other eateries.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for the ban as a way to reduce obesity and related health problems..."
- New York City bans supersize sodas - 13 September 2012
"The ban will not apply to alcohol, diet sodas or drinks that are more than 70% juice."
ARTICLE + VIDEO : "New York resident: "It should be up to the individual and not the mayor"."
- 60% in City Oppose Bloomberg’s Soda Ban, Poll Finds - 22 August 2012
"Three weeks before a scheduled Board of Health vote on the proposal, New Yorkers are cool to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s plan to prohibit sales of large sugary drinks in city restaurants, stadiums and movie theaters, according to a new poll by The New York Times..."
- War on Soda in New York
"In New York, there is a campaign war against soda and other sweetened drinks. The city’s health department has launched ‘a public-awareness campaign, which includes posters in the subway system and a multilingual Health Bulletin’ that began on the end of August and will run for three months.
The new campaign asks New Yorkers if they’re “Pouring On the Pounds.” Highlighting the health impact of sweetened drinks, this is the Health Department’s tactic ‘to encourage consumers to choose beverages with less sugar.’."
- War on soda - Cartoons (cagle.com)
- Cartoon: New York Soda Ban
"This cartoon by Gary Varvel, cartoonist for the Indianapolis Star, relates to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban
on the sale of large sodas..."
+ COMMENTARY + THE CARTOON + VOCABULARY + LINKS
- Sweet Potatoes Step Out From Under Marshmallows
"To meet demand, American farmers are planting more, chain restaurants are rewriting menus and ConAgra this month opened a $155 million plant dedicated to processing frozen sweet potato products — the first of its kind in the world..."
Cakeland by Scott Hove: a world made of cake - a slideshow
"Found at Scott's retail space gallery in Oakland in California, Cakeland is a walkthrough installation containing multiple hallways and mirrored passages."
- Popcorn and soda equal to three quarter pounders, study finds
"A medium popcorn and soft drink at an American cinema is the caloric equivalent of three McDonald's quarter pounder hamburgers topped
with a dozen scoops of butter, according to a new study...
Popcorn served in US cinemas is dramatically different from the standard sweet or salty sorts served in British cinemas.
The American cinemas surveyed used coconut oil to pop the corn, and then topped it with butter or margarine, contributing significantly to calorie and fat count. "
and Legends of Hot Dogs
"Also called frankfurters, frank, weenie, wienie, wiener, dog,
and red hot."
National Hot Dog Day - July 12 - a lesson plan (eslholidaylessons.com)
Wrong with McDonald's" leaflet - a fact sheet (mcspotlight.org)