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Zomato Buys Urbanspoon

Last week it was announced that Zomato bought Seattle-based Urbanspoon, taking Zomato into the U.S. market.

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Nadege Mothers Day Box

Link roundup, Mother’s Day edition

Just a few ideas for Mother’s Day, coming up this Sunday May 11.

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The Gastronaut’s gift guide… to gift guides

Approximately 25 gift guides written by other bloggers & media, in case you didn’t find what you were looking for in mine.

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Passover time! Link round up

I’m trying this Scoop.It style, which means that anyone can add to it. Visit for even more stories. If you celebrate it, chag samayach. Hope you have a meaningful week.

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Tasty items from the past week

Tom Colicchio on his new cookbook [Slashfood] Ever consider making your own coconut milk? [Making Love in the Kitchen] An interview with Robert Kenner of Oscar-nominated ‘Food, Inc.’  [Slashfood] Foodie paradise in Berkeley [Los Angeles Times] – Coincidentally, I saw this linked on Serious Eats at the end of a day spent in Berkeley. I used […]

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Newsy stuff from the last four days

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty responds to Michelle Obama’s war on obesity. [Toronto Star] He gets points from me there. Posted the same day that I posted about seeing Michael Schmidt talk (I found the link while I was doing some supplemental research for my blog entry): Raw milk debate spills into capitols, courts [The Canadian […]

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In the world of food

Again, I’ve been hoarding. Some of these are over a week old. That’s bad. On the other hand, I’ve also been breaking my RSS feed addiction and checking news less often. That’s good. (This post doesn’t come with free frogurt, nor is it cursed, and nothing I provide would ever contain potassium benzoate, because I’m […]

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Morning reading: In food news

I thought I was tired of reading about obesity in the U.S., but found this article by Harley Pasternak interesting: America Wasn’t Born Fat [The Huffington Post] An interesting post called, “Why Michelle Obama’s Initiative to Reduce Childhood Obesity Will Fail” [Fooducate] The reason? “It is far more profitable for America to ‘fix’ obesity related […]

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In food news

The best french fries are fried twice, and here’s why [Serious eats] The best and worst tortilla chips in the U.S.? [Epicurious] New kitchen tool? Tweezers. [New York Times] Eight Facts about Agave Nectar [Fooducate] …But you might want to check out why agave syrup may not be so healthy. Learn what the most widely […]

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I've been hoarding these stories. Time to share.

From last week: Author Marusya Bociurkiw who spoke at the Spezzatino event gives her account in her blog entry Good Food and Good Intentions [Recipes for Trouble]  There was so much food inside that I didn’t venture out to the Smoke’s poutine truck, which she praised. The one time I went to Smoke’s I was […]

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