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April 5, 2011

First Food Day is October 24

Catching up with the blogs and other assorted food news. (I may be adding to this post throughout the afternoon, so check back, please.)

Food Day!

Mark your calendars. October 24 is Food Day, "a nationwide campaign to change the way Americans eat and think about food," organized by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day I think we'll be hearing more about it. Take a look a the website. Here's the gist of it via

Modeled on Earth Day by Earth Day, Food Day is committed to:

    * Reduce diet-related disease by promoting healthy foods
    * Support sustainable farms & stop subsidizing agribusiness
    * Expand access to food and alleviate hunger
    * Protect the environment & animals by reforming factory farms
    * Promote health by curbing junk-food


The folks at Center for Science in the Public Interest have positive comments about the FDA's proposed menu labeling regulations.  (Center for Science in the Public Interest)

On the other hand, movie theater lobbied the agency successfully to be exempted from the new regulations.

Ronald's back! (Nation's Restaurant News)


Posted by Richard Gorelick at 1:07 PM | | Comments (4)


Is it wrong of me to already be planning a menu for dinner on 10/24 that will include steak, baked potatoes with butter and sour cream, a tossed salad with lots of fatty add-ons (French's fried onions, sugared walnuts, etc.), and chocolate cake or cheesecake or pie (or all threee) for dessert? Maybe an appetizer, too, but I've got to find a good one that this group won't like.

Mar - I'm with you on this one, but lets not forget the bacon on the potatoes! Maybe also a nice, buttery Bearnaise to top that steak.
Of course it may be prudent to actually eat such a meal near the Emergency entrance of a hospital with a good cardiac reputation!

Whatever they're for - I'm against it!

"Food Day" reminds me of what one of my sons said when I told him it was "Talk Like a Pirate Day." He said "EVERY day is Talk like a Pirate Day--arrgh!"

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You are reading the archives. For updated blog posts about the Maryland food scene, see Richard Gorelick's new Baltimore Diner blog.
Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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