Opinion: "Stoveman," a reality cooking show with deeper meaning, documents business aimed at providing efficient rocket stoves to poor households in struggling places
By Andrew C. Revkin
The New York Times 2011-06-27
ABC orders second season of Jamie Oliver's "Food Revolution," this time in LA; in first season, show won its Friday at 9 time period and was No. 1 among all key demographics
By Lynette Rice
Entertainment Weekly 2010-09-02
Students, unused to healthy fare served by Jamie Oliver in "Food Revolution," prefer pizza; principal returns sweetened, flavored milk to lunch line
By Vicki Smith
The Associated Press; MSNBC 2010-03-30
By Mary McNamara
Los Angeles Times 2010-03-20
By Neil Genzlinger
The New York Times 2010-01-20
By Gary Levin
USA Today 2009-12-24
In early animation by Steve Judge, we're lectured by health-food-obsessed eco-goodnik - a direct tie-dyed forebear to his father figure in new ABC satire 'The Goode Family.' Inspiration stemmed from 1990 Whole Foods ad that said 'Surely you're thinking about what you eat, but what are you feeding your children?' And: Show works best when cultural potshots give way to more basic human needs, says reviewer (click 'See also').
By Michael Cavna
The Washington Post 2009-05-27
Toxins from industry, agriculture, massive suburban development and from face creams, deodorants, prescription medicines and household cleaners now found in drinking water, threatening fish, wildlife and, potentially, human health, Hedrick Smith reports in PBS Frontline program (watch at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/poisonedwaters/view/). And: Study shows pesticide's insidious effect on food chain (click 'See also').
By Diane Buxton
With its stimulus package featuring close-ups of smoking meat and rivers of cheese, Food Network's idea of entertainment protects, soothes, beguiles while offering insulation from disaster reporting. Company is enjoying highest ratings ever. Prime time focuses on entertainment-reality shows; daytime is for instruction, including that of Alton Brown (click 'See also').
By Dorothy Rabinowitz
The Wall Street Journal. (may require subscription) 2009-03-06
Lack of animal cruelty laws for industrialized factory farm animal production, extreme and unacceptable practices documented in 80-minute film, 'Death on a Factory Farm,' on HBO, Monday, March 16 at 10 p.m. EST. This film is not about one farm; it's about all of animal agriculture. Animal agriculture must seriously, cohesively work on subject - or public will, through legislation. And: Behind the scenes (click 'See also').
By Marlys Miller
Pork magazine 2009-03-03
Banning fast food ads from children's TV could reduce number of overweight children by 14 to 18 percent, according to economists who studied 1997 data (click 'See also'). In intervening years, McDonald's, Burger King re-worked ads to include apple sticks, low-fat milk. Eliminating tax deductions for those ads would curb childhood obesity by 5 to 7 percent, study showed.
Roni Caryn Rabin
New York Times 2008-11-20
Hovis, venerable British baker, celebrates 122nd anniversary with update of its classic advertisement first filmed in 1973. In the new version, a boy dashes through the streets of Liverpool - and time - with a loaf of bread tucked under his arm.
Very Short List 2008-09-24
In new DVD set, Two Fat Ladies shove off again on motorcycle and side car, exploring lush countryside from northern Wales to Scotland and joyously imparting history, humor and acid-tongued opinion at the worktable while pioneering locavore cooking. Recipes seem sketchy - but no matter.
By Bonnie S. Benwick
The Washington Post 2008-07-23
Reality TV meets rural fantasy in 'Farmer Wants a Wife,' with Matt Neustadt looking more Abercrombie & Fitch than Future Farmers of America. With farming at the center of energy, environmental and even foreign policy debates putting the back 40 on the front page, there's room for a more nuanced portrayal of farmers.
Star-Tribune (MN) (may require registration) 2008-04-28
If the reality TV show is built around gimmicky challenges, just what can one expect from a cookbook touting the winning recipes - maybe organization around those recipes, for starters? But the new book has provided enough information for non-viewers to hold their own at a cocktail party - until they can make a dash for the canapes.
By Betty Hallock
Los Angeles Times 2008-04-09
Dark-haired domestic goddess, in her new book, helps us scramble out of our own mealtime ruts with a mashup of gourmet and practicality. In her pantry: fancy mustard and fine jam and spicy sambal paste and hoisin sauce, along with Skippy peanut butter and Progresso beans and A.1. steak sauce.
By Rebekah Denn
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (WA) 2007-11-07
PBS "Nature" report examines perils facing world's most popular pollinator, including mysterious colony collapse disorder, pesticide toxicity, and stresses connected to performing as traveling pollinators for fruit and vegetable growers.
By Susan Stewart
The New York Times 2007-10-27
Television cook Anjum Anand, dubbed "Indian Nigella," has a way with mangoes that is making her books about simple and delicious Indian cooking fly off the shelves faster than the young wizard can catch a golden snitch.
By JENNY RIGTERINK
Daily Mail (UK) 2007-08-11