Food

Yuck or yum? Swiss offer insect burgers of mealworm larvae

GENEVA — Swallow deeply, pinch the nose and repeat the mantra: “Tastes like beef, tastes likes beef.” Then bite into the burger of rice, chopped vegetables, spices and mealworm larvae. The Swiss supermarket chain Coop, to a bit of domestic hoopla, has begun selling burgers and balls made from insects. It’s being billed as a …

Sorry, Grandma, I’m tweaking your spaghetti and meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs was the classic dish I ate at Grandma’s house growing up: She had her all-day recipe that filled her creaky house with heady aromas that built anticipation as meatballs simmered in sauce on the stove. The fact that she was 100 per cent first-generation German — she emigrated at the age of …

More warnings issued about pineapple products in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan

A warning about hepatitis A in packaged pineapple chunks has been expanded to include more fruit products sold in 58 stores in B.C. and Alberta. Both Alberta Health Services and the B.C. Centre for Disease Control says the ready-to-go fruit cups, fruit salads and pineapples were sold at Save-on-Foods, Overwaitea Foods and PriceSmart Foods locations …

Chipotle says queso will fill gap in menu, help sales

DENVER — Chipotle hopes its new queso dip will satisfy its customers’ cravings — and help reinvigorate sales that have been hurt by food scares. The Mexican food chain said it will begin offering all-natural warm queso in restaurants nationwide next Tuesday. Chipotle marketing director Mark Crumpacker had said earlier this year that company research …

Tyson Foods to invest $320M in new chicken plant in Kansas

TONGANOXIE, Kan. — Tyson Foods Inc. will invest $320 million in a new chicken-processing plant in northeastern Kansas employing 1,600 people so that it can keep up with a growing consumer demand for fresh poultry, the company and state officials announced Tuesday. The Springdale, Arkansas-based meat producer unveiled its plans during a news conference in …

Sever egg rolls from the restaurant by making these at home

Who doesn’t love an egg roll? For generations it’s been Chinese cuisine’s No. 1 hit in America. And why not? They’re ubiquitous, they’re fried, they’re delicious, and you can eat them with your hands. Unfortunately, egg rolls are restaurant food. Making them at home can seem too daunting. First, there’s a ton of prep. Second, …

Winnipeg university study to look at garlic’s effect on blood pressure

WINNIPEG— It’s great for pasta sauce and for repelling vampires, but the jury’s still out on how effective garlic is at lowering blood pressure. Dr. Peter Jones is the principal investigator in a new study taking place at the University of Manitoba’s Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals. He and his team are looking …

French Onion Soup Burgers are perfect entree for Labor Day

If you’re a fan of traditional French onion soup — and who isn’t? — you’re going to love this burger. It’s kitted out with all of the ingredients that make the soup such a treasure — tender, browned onions, beef broth, red wine, Gruyere cheese and French bread — and finally lathered up with mustard …

No ice cream for you: Uber says promotion in Vancouver exceeded demand

VANCOUVER— Some Uber users in Vancouver are expressing disappointment, and in some cases outrage, after they say the ride-share app’s free ice cream promotion in the city apparently melted down. The company said it would deliver two free ice cream sandwiches between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday while supplies lasted to anyone within …

U.S. salmon spill should spur pursuit of Canada’s land based prowess: experts

VANCOUVER— Critics of open-net fish farms say the escape of Atlantic salmon from a Washington state pen that held 305,000 fish should spur Canada to support a transition to land-based aquaculture because it’s already leading the world with the most facilities using that method. Steve Summerfelt of the Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute in Shepherdstown, W. …