Commentary

Elizabeth Dougherty comments on the news of the day.

Shopping Cart – Post Covid-19

From the Food Nation Radio News Desk Shopping Cart – Post Covid-19 It’s a certainty that some of the measures implemented at large grocery stores and big-box retailers during the pandemic will stick around for awhile.  While smaller family-owned retailers, the backbone of our economy pre-Covid 19 were forced to …

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Blue Spruce Christmas Tree Story

Okay, so when your wife wants a real Blue Spruce Christmas Tree, the average, pathetic, Charlie Brown-like tree from the tent stand down the street just won’t do. This is one man’s struggle to find, set-up and then decorate a Blue Spruce Christmas Tree.  From the Food Nation Radio archives …

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Fluoridating Water Is Ridiculous, Outdated And Dangerous

From the Food Nation Radio Archives, Elizabeth spoke with Professor Joe Cummins, Professor Emeritus at the University of Western Ontario about his paper entitled, Water Not Fit to Drink. This paper was written for the Institute of Science in Society. Professor Cummins has written papers in the past at the …

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More thoughts about tips

From the Food Nation Radio Archives: There are quiet revolutions going on in the restaurant world right now. One of them involves the touchy subject of tipping. Until the last couple of years, most upscale dining establishments in the United States had a voluntary gratuity for the service staff. I …

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Chocolate = Aphrodisiac ???

Coconut Mounds - No Bake and Smothered with Dark Chocolate

Someone once said that if a little pill can affect your body, imagine what an entire meal does to it. There are others who claim certain foods have certain effects that might be desirable on say, Valentine’s Day, for instance. I felt compelled (a duty, if you will) to investigate …

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HAVE A DREAM AND FOLLOW IT

As I write this, it’s after midnight and instead of sleeping, my wife Elizabeth Dougherty is in another room listening to music.  She is “recharging” after yet another long day and recharging is the best word I can use to describe it.  I’ve learned over the years to give her …

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A Little Something I Wrote A While Back…

Elizabeth Dougherty (originally written for publication in 2006) A Growing Trend Among Chefs: Hunting Down Tonight’s Menu Chefs are packing heat. Something to think about the next time you send a dish back to the kitchen.

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Let’s talk turkey…

From the Food Nation Radio Archives: It’s Thanksgiving Day, and everyone gathers around the kitchen making small talk. This year everyone is talking politics, jobs and the economy. You’ll hear the occasional story about Aunt Bertha and her fibromyalgia. You pray you’ll temporarily lose your hearing… What’s really happening though, …

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