Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Wendy's New Look, Cannibalism On TV, Presidential Candidates' Eating Habits & More

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
McDonald's isn't the only large food corporation trying to change the focus of its ads. In collecting the recent ads of some of America's biggest food companies, two consistent strategies emerge: Farmers and Freshness. The companies focusing on farmers made sure to give farmers a sense of salt-of-the-earth hero worship; without these men and women, the ads suggest, the food on your plate simply wouldn't taste as good as it does. For the companies focusing on freshness, each ad linked freshness with overall taste quality, assuming the fresher and "realer" the food is, the better it will taste.
Wendy's Cooks Up A Whole New Look
7 Latke Ideas For The First Night Of Hanukkah
The Food Habits Of The Presidential Contenders
WATCH: TV Presenters Eat Each Other's Fried Flesh
Willie Nelson: Occupy the Food System
Thanks to the Occupy Wall Street movement, there's a deeper understanding about the power that corporations wield over the great majority of us. It's not just in the financial sector, but in all facets of our lives.
Michele Simon: Congress to Kids: Drop Dead
Last month, when Congress declared pizza a vegetable, it was hard to believe things could get much worse. But never underestimate politicians' ability to put corporate interests ahead of children's health.
Tony Sachs: The Twelve Scotches Of Christmas: Whisky Picks For Last-Minute Shoppers
Suppose you want to buy a Scotch that actually, like, tastes good, but you don't know your Speyside from your elbow? I suggest the following whiskies for your gift-buying needs.
Food Republic: Kim Jong Il's Strange Food & Drink Cravings
The elder Kim kept such draconian control of information that very little is known about the country. What we do know comes from the handful of dissidents who have escaped.
The Stir: 20 Most Disgusting Foods of 2011
Fellow eaters, we saw some mightily gross food this year. Pretty dang disgusting. We ran the gamut from merely disturbing to vomitous through the past 12 months, and I hope you're not eating right now.

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