The folks at the No Credit Needed blog just started a year-long grocery consumption experiment: “As part of my How Much Stuff Do I Use… Read More »How Much Stuff Do I Use In A Year? The Grocery List
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I was contacted by a reporter a few days ago to confirm a statistic regarding the number of Americans who use grocery lists. To be… Read More »Surge in Fuel Prices Significantly Influencing Buying Behaviors and Cooking Habits
“After years of delay, the Food and Drug Administration tentatively concluded yesterday that milk and meat from some cloned farm animals are safe to eat.… Read More »F.D.A. Says Food From Cloned Animals Is Safe
“…researchers visited stores and calculated the ‘optimal paths’ among products, the most efficient routes necessary to acquire these items and then leave the store. They… Read More »The Systematic Inefficiencies of Grocery Paths
UPDATE: The books are gone | It’s that time of year: We’re cooking frantically, shopping frenziedly and (possibly) acting foolishly. So I have two books… Read More »Free books: It’s the December GLC giveaway!
This is the 2006 edition of our sort-of semi-annual, kinda-traditional year-end roundup of great lists that have been added to the collection (and a tiny… Read More »A new Top 10: The Best Found Grocery Lists of 2006!
Having fun with milk and Amazon — check this out: As of today there are 868 reviews on Amazon.com for Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 Gallon,… Read More »Amazon.com: Reviews for Tuscan Whole Milk
“An advertising campaign for carbonated beverages advised consumers in 1956 to ‘Enjoy Sparkling Soft Drinks!’ and ‘Life is Great When You Carbonate!’ Soft drinks were… Read More »A short history of carbonated beverages in cans
Someone else turned their excellent website into a book. Huzzah! Check out Clotilde’s ‘Chocolate & Zucchini: Chocolate & Zucchini: Daily Adventures in a Parisian Kitchen‘:… Read More »Chocolate & Zucchini: Daily Adventures in a Parisian Kitchen
One example: “Funky Fries | Introduced in 2002, Ore-Ida’s frozen french fries were offered in new forms: chocolate-flavored, cinnamon-flavored, ring-shaped and colored blue. Promoted as… Read More »List of grocery products that were commercial failures
“The U.S. government has vowed that Americans will never be hungry again. But they may experience ‘very low food security.’ Every year, the Agriculture Department… Read More »Some Americans Lack Food, but USDA Won’t Call Them Hungry
James Jacob Ritty, inventor of the first working version of a mechanical cash register, was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1837. Ritty was a barkeeper… Read More »Inventor of the Week: James Jacob Ritty