Lunch Tray Friday Buffet

Lunch Tray Friday Buffet: May 6, 2011

by Bettina Elias Siegel on May 6, 2011

To wrap up the week, a truly amazing food invention (but, um, WHY?), more from the Bacon Files, and a few delectable kid-and-food tidbits you may have missed this week. For the Cook Who Has Everything (And I Mean, Really, Everything) My friend Darcy alerted me to this video for a new Japanese gadget which […]

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Lunch Tray Friday Buffet: February 18, 2011

by Bettina Elias Siegel on February 18, 2011

On tap for today’s Buffet . . . nothing! I’m skipping the Buffet today to ask you a question.  It’s not so easy to come up with news items on Fridays that aren’t big enough to merit a real post but also aren’t so trivial that they make your eyes roll.  For that reason, I’m […]

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Lunch Tray Friday Buffet: February 11, 2011

by Bettina Elias Siegel on February 11, 2011

A few dribs and drabs to round out the week . . . An Important Date to Keep in Mind Some time ago I alerted you to the new, proposed USDA school food regulations promulgated under the recently passed Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.  Plowing through those regulations is daunting, but for those who are […]

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Lunch Tray Friday Buffet: January 7, 2011

by Bettina Elias Siegel on January 7, 2011

For the first Friday Buffet in 2011, I’ll leave you with one story to make you fear our species’ demise, and one to give you hope. One Step Closer to Wall-E Remember the future humans in the movie Wall-E, so obese they had to move around in electric chairs, and so lazy they consumed all […]

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Lunch Tray Friday Buffet: November 19, 2010

by Bettina Elias Siegel on November 19, 2010

Well, the post-Jamie Oliver “Blog of the Month” celebrating is finally winding down now.  The after-after-party just ended, the last celebrity-filled limo has pulled away, and the dozens of empty champagne bottles are being rounded up. For those of you who were sadly on the B List, here’s a glimpse of what you missed: OK, […]

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Lunch Tray Friday Buffet: November 12, 2010

by Bettina Elias Siegel on November 12, 2010

I’m too time-challenged today to offer a full Buffet, so I’ll just leave you with a dessert (of sorts): Yes, that would be a savory Thanksgiving Turkey Cake — made up of all the elements of the Thanksgiving meal, including turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and all the rest.  To which I can only say, Huh. Hat […]

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Lunch Tray Friday Buffet: October 1, 2010

by Bettina Elias Siegel on October 1, 2010

On tap for today’s Buffet, the results of our reader poll; a blog that pulls no punches; and a plea for feedback. Making Kids’ Food Cute – Results of the TLT Reader Poll The results are in from my TLT Reader Poll — another shining example of sound survey design (not) — regarding making kids’ […]

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Lunch Tray Friday Buffet: September 10, 2010

by Bettina Elias Siegel on September 10, 2010

For today’s Buffet:  litigating lunch; the best of the worst fried food; and a vegetable tries to hide its wholesome nature. Lawyering Up Over Lunch My friend Mara pointed me to this blog post about a two parents who so hated packing lunch that they drew up a “contract” to delineate their respective packing duties. […]

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Lunch Tray Friday Buffet: September 3, 2010

by Bettina Elias Siegel on September 3, 2010

For today’s Buffet:  Jaime Oliver’s next challenge; a study confirms what we all know (but it’s still important);  everything you ever wanted to know about produce; and the results of our reader poll are in. What, They’re Getting Fat From Too Many Wheat Grass Shots? After recently winning an Emmy, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution has […]

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Lunch Tray Friday Buffet: August 27, 2010

by Bettina Elias Siegel on August 27, 2010

For today’s Buffet:  big issues contributing to the school lunch mess; twenty kid foods to avoid; delicious-looking school lunch in India (hint: it’s mom-made); and getting a little crazy with the Fry-O-Lator down in Texas. Weird Policies Impacting School Food From Two Angry Moms, I learned of this list of “The Five Weirdest Policies That […]

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