According to The Hartman Group, 47 percent of all eating occasions are alone. A recent report indicates that 43 percent of consumers say they enjoy eating alone so that they can catch up on watching television, reading and other activities.
Freezing temperatures in December wiped out a quarter of California's mandarins, navel oranges...
Consumers can't get enough of hummus, and chickpea producers are reaping the benefits. Lawmakers...
This year, there was something a little different about the Napa Valley Grapegrowers' pruning competition. Some of the contestants lining up to hack and slash at the overgrown vines were women. The women's first-place winner, Celia Perez of V. Sattui Winery, had the highest scores for both men and women.
The polar vortex has some Connecticut maple syrup producers vexed. The maple syrup season has been delayed as colder than normal daytime temperatures during the past two months have kept the sap from running in the state's sugar maples.
The beloved bakery Tastykake marked its 100th anniversary on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Tastykake made 100 cakes on its first day of business in 1914. Today, the company produces nearly 5 million cakes, doughnuts, cookies and pies every day.
Taco Bell is readying for the launch of its national breakfast menu on March 27, with items such as the A.M. Crunchwrap designed to appeal to its fan base of younger men. And the chain says breakfast will be available until 11 a.m. — a half-hour later than McDonald's.
Plans to extend an efficiency drive to olive oil production in Greece have been met with anger and disbelief. If proposals are adopted, olive oil blended with cheaper vegetable oils will soon go on sale as part of an effort to modernize Greece's economy.
A twisted piece of dough has been elevated to cultural icon status by the European Union, which has added the Bavarian Breze to its “protected origins” list. That means only pretzels produced in the southern German state can be sold as “Bavarian” pretzels.
Increasingly sick domesticated honeybee populations are infecting the world's wild bumblebees. It's a problem because wild bees, which are doing far worse than their managed cousins, handle a big chunk of pollination for food, such as coffee, tomatoes and blueberries.
A bold new wave of independent vintners is challenging Chile's reputation for producing oceans of agreeable but predictable wines. Their quirky, small-batch harvests are capturing the attention of wine connoisseurs both at home and abroad.
The tiny California olive industry says European olive oil filling U.S. shelves often is mislabeled and lower grade. They're pushing the federal government to give more scrutiny to imported varieties. Stricter standards might help American producers grab more market share from the dominant Europeans.
Military scientists are developing pizza to be used in individual field rations known as meal ready to eat, or MREs. It has been one of the most requested options for soldiers craving a slice of normalcy in the battlefield and disaster areas.
Just whose idea was the "Dumb Starbucks" coffee shop that popped up and started serving free drinks from the corner of a Los Angeles strip mall? After several days of speculation, the big reveal came Monday: The buzz-generating shop was a comedian's publicity stunt.
When Coca-Cola said this week that it would let people make its drinks at home using a beverage machine, it became the latest company to take advantage of a growing trend: People turning to flavored drops or at-home carbonation machines that do away with the need to haul home bulky cans and bottles.
Recently, shoppers from New York to Seattle have witnessed a reboot of the food court experience, as sumptuous farmers markets-slash-gourmet eateries become increasingly common. The spate of new options caters to the country's emerging culinary sophistication.
The latest Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie sequel is being described as powerful and elegant with a "mouthwatering finish." These raves are from Decanter magazine's review of the couple's second vintage of rose wine produced at their French Provencal estate.
Two Iowa couples decided to tie the knot at last weekend's bacon festival at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines. They exchanged vows about staying together "in good times and bacon," but for the most part they kept their ceremony traditional.
Japanese whaling ship Yushin Maru No. 3 and the anti-whaling protest boat the Bob Barker collided in the remote, icy seas off Antarctica, with both sides blaming each other for the crash. No one was injured, though both ships received minor damage in the the collision.
Lakemaid president Jack Supple said he thought Amazon's package delivery plan would better be applied on a wide open frozen lake where ice anglers are manning their fishing holes in tiny shanties, but the Federal Aviation Administration heard him talking about his plans on the radio and grounded future deliveries.
Advertisers are planning to pull out all the tools in their arsenal during the Super Bowl, including celebrities, A-list rock bands and cinematic story lines. Wonderful Pistachios showcases comedian Stephen Colbert running amok in two 15-second ads in the second quarter.
Sushi restauranteur Kiyoshi Kimura purchased a 507-pound bluefin tuna at an auction before cutting it at his restaurant near Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. Kimura paid 7.36 million yen (about $70,000) for the bluefin tuna in the year's celebratory first auction.
When a blackout hit the stadium early in the third quarter last year, Oreo was prepared to create instant social media content because the cookie maker and its digital agency 360i had been working on a campaign for Oreo's 100th anniversary.
Oenophiles from across France gathered to celebrate a medieval tradition in honor of Saint Vincent, the patron saint of winemakers. Upwards of 40,000 people were expected for the two-day festival, which takes place in a different Burgundian village each year.
The Philippines Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources estimated around 120 metric tons of fish last week were found dead in cages, which the bureau suspected was caused by the upsurge of sulfur content presumably from the active Taal volcano.
Workers clean the seeds off peppers while prepping food items at MetLife Stadium, ahead of NFL football's Super Bowl XLVIII. Those fortunate enough to have tickets to the game at MetLife Stadium will be able to gorge on unique eats.
A "draft beer" jelly bean has been released by Jelly Belly Candy Company. Jelly Belly food scientists spent three years in flavor development to create the non-alcoholic jelly bean, which the company says has been highly requested by consumers.
The weekly magazine L'Express says the French budget ministry suspects McDonald's of owing up to 2.2 billion euros in taxes since 2009. The report says McDonald's France hid profits in subsidiaries in Luxembourg and Switzerland.
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