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OPEN FOR BIZ Grabbagreen, a healthy fast-casual restaurant “where great tasting, healthy food meets the speed and convenience of traditional fast food” opened in Hunt Valley Towne Centre. The “Eat Clean” menu is preservative-free, naturally gluten-free, and GMO-free. The franchise, which has 25 locations, is the first in Maryland. D.C.’s Moby Dick House of […]

Was I nuts?

I know nothing about the food business. But, I’m learning. My adventure in the culinary arts started as I was phasing in my retirement from Voice of America, where I had worked as a science reporter for more than 30 years. At a retirement seminar, I was advised to have a post-retirement plan. I had […]

Squeezing Profit from Food Scraps

Wait! Don’t toss out those carrot tops, potato peelings, or salmon skins. A tasty future could await these otherwise doomed — but edible — items. According to a report by the National Resources Defense Council, an organization dedicated to safeguarding the environment, up to 24 percent of produce grown in the United States is discarded […]

WASHINGTON, DC Food Tank Summit

Food Tank partnered with George Washington University to hold a one-day summit on February 2, “Let’s Build a Better Food Policy.” The speakers and panel moderators spanned all sectors of the food industry, from elected officials and policy makers to farmers, nutritionists, food journalists and chefs. The sold-out crowd of 350 individuals was complemented by […]

Katharine Mardirosian and 100 Bowls of Soup

Katharine Mardirosian and 100 Bowls of Soup

More than seven years ago, an energetic MBA graduate and stay-at-home mom who made soups regularly for her family kicked off a solo business, called 100 Bowls of Soup. The soup-maker, Katharine Mardirosian of McLean, Va., grew up eating delicious, home-made and family-friendly soups. She also spent several years in Eastern Europe, where sturdy homemade […]

USDA Takeover of Catfish

Windfall profits for the good ole boys that will affect your wallet BY TIM SUGHRUE, CONGRESSIONAL SEAFOOD CO. Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, arguably one of the most powerful men in America, is in charge of appropriating hundreds of billions of dollars of taxpayer money yearly. He also just so […]

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