There’s been a lot of discussion in the news lately about the correlation between diet and health. The “soda ban” has a lot to do with bringing the discussion to the forefront, and whether you’re for or against the new legislation, we can all agree that talking about health is always a good thing. More than half of Americans are on a diet at any given time. And if you consider the types of diets that are the most popular, it is an especially depressing statistic. Processed, microwaved meals are not healthy. We believe that the first step in taking control of your health (and your weight) is cooking at home and understanding the value of the food you’re putting in your body. What do you think?
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You’ve probably heard about Mission Small Business, a small business grant program being sponsored by Chase and Living Social. There are hundreds of New York City business applying for these $250,000 grants—from trendy restaurants to indie clothing designers. We only learned about the competition earlier this week, but we’re throwing our hat into the ring. Additional funds would allow us to make 19 Charles Street even better for all of you, our members. We need 250 votes just to be eligible, and the voting closes tomorrow.
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FOLLOWING THE FOIE GRAS DEBATE
We’ve been reading a lot about the foie gras debate, focused around the impending ban on fattened duck and goose liver in California. (If you want to know more, here’s the latest New York Times article on the subject.) While we love the rich, creamy delicacy as much as the next food connoisseur, we agree that the animals are not being treated properly (they are force-fed with tubes), and that new ethical standards should be implemented.
We’re watching closely to see how the situation in California affects our local farmers. And if you think we should feature foie gras, let us know.