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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 […]



Connecting hospitality buyers and sellers has been paramount to the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association since its founding as a non-profit trade group in 1971. One of the best ways to accomplish this goal was to create a tradeshow. So, in 1974, the OCHMRA launched the Ocean City Spring Trade Expo and it has been a […]

Gourmet Pizza Goes Local With Woodfire Kitchen

Woodfire Kitchen, a gourmet pizza restaurant, is slated to open in early May in the spot formerly occupied by SoupR Natural & before that The Wagon Wheel. Woodfire Kitchen was purchased by former Cardwell’s Tavern owners David Cardwell Sr., Joyce Cardwell and Chef Craig Nacho. The menu will feature farm-to-table entrees from local farms such […]

100’s Suffer from Foodborne Illness at 2014 Food Safety Summit … for real

I have been to the Food Safety Summit in Baltimore twice now. Last year I did not attend. In a certain way, I am relieved that I didn’t because there was a foodborne illness outbreak from food served at the Food Safety Summit. Ironic snickering aside, this was real. You can’t make this up. The […]

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