Monday, January 14, 2008

Food Jargon of the Day: Vegetable Plagiarism

Vegetable Plagiarism
What comedian Jerry Seinfeld's called claims by author Missy Chase Lapine that his wife, Jessica, had plagiarized parts of her best selling cookbook Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Getting Your Kids Eating Good Food, from Lapine's book The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids Favorite Meals. Both Seinfeld and his wife are now subject of a lawsuit filed by Lapine. Jessica Seinfeld is being sued for plagiarism and Seinfeld for defaming Lapine the David Letterman's show.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Food Jargon of the Day: Agflation

Investopedia defines agflation as "an increase in the price of food that occurs as a result of increased demand from human consumption and use as an alternative energy resource. While the competitive nature of retail supermarkets allows some of the effects of agflation to be absorbed, the price increases that agflation causes are largely passed on to the end consumer." For example, rising demands for biofuels will likely cause the prices of corn and soybean oil to rise further due to agflation.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Food Jargon of the Day: Rawvolutionary

Gina Mallet's politically-inspired alternative for "raw foodist." Individuals who believe that cooked food is dangerous and eat only raw, uncooked, unprocessed foods. From Last Chance to Eat.