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Food Stuff: Sassy and saucy tidbits and news about food, with attitude.

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 3/1/2000

Types: Food & Drink

OODLES OF STRUDELS Unless you’ve been to Allen Park’s Hungarian Strudel Shop – or have an industrious Eastern European grandmother – you may never have eaten hand-pulled strudel. "The thinner the flakier" is H...[MORE]

Food Stuff: Sassy and saucy tidbits and news about food, with attitude.

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 2/16/2000

Types: Food & Drink

SUPPLEMENTARY KNOWLEDGE There are dozens of nutritional supplements out there, all claiming to improve your health in one way or another (often ignoring the basics of a healthy diet and exercise). Sites promoting them abound in cyberspace, but one to especi...[MORE]

Questioning tests: Multiple-guess scores might create standards, but they don't create an education

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 2/2/2000

Types: News, Education

Think back to the sweaty-palmed morning of the Big Test, one of those fill-in-the-circle-with-a-No. 2 pencil nightmares. It could have been the college application SAT, or the MEAP (Michigan Educational Assessment Program) in grade school. As m...[MORE]

Peace and rice: Activists cook up a political message.

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 1/19/2000

Types: Food & Drink

Over a steaming vat of soup set up in a tiny triangular downtown park comes the invitation: "We’re having lunch – do you want to have lunch with us?" Each Saturday, members of Food Not Bombs, a direct-action collective, invit...[MORE]

Food Stuff: Sassy and saucy tidbits and news about food, with attitude.

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 1/19/2000

Types: Food & Drink

IMPROVED INDULGENCE Anyone who’s tried to eat healthier knows that at some point, you rebel, pig out and say, "At least I’ll die happy!" Most of the nutrition advice-mongers don’t contest the idea that eating healthily means...[MORE]

Food Stuff: Sassy and saucy tidbits and news about food, with attitude.

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 1/5/2000

Types: Food & Drink

HEALTHY EATING STARTS EARLY Remember grade school, and the one kid in the class who was overweight? He or she would get teased about it; the fat one really stood out. In the 1960s and early 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Co...[MORE]

Food Stuff: Sassy and saucy tidbits and news about food, with attitude.

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 12/15/1999

Types: Food & Drink

TASTEFUL PRESENTS If you want to give edibles as holiday gifts, the most appreciated, theoretically, are goodies you make yourself. Plan B is to deliver a basket of ready-to-eat items, usually foods people wouldn't splurge on for...[MORE]

Food Stuff: Sassy and saucy tidbits and news about food, with attitude.

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 11/17/1999

Types: Food & Drink

FOOD FOR THOUGHT As the holiday season approaches, the food banks and soup kitchens of the Detroit area find themselves overwhelmed. More clients visit at this time of year, and the kitchens receive a glut of donations and volunteers eager to spen...[MORE]

President Hoffa ... so far: Other Teamster contracts could hold key to Detroit newspaper talks.

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 11/3/1999

Types: News, Labor

When James P. Hoffa became president of the Teamsters, he promised Detroit newspaper workers that their struggle would soon be over. Insiders still make no predictions about when or whether the papers will settle the conflict short of an appeal to the Su...[MORE]

Food Stuff: Sassy and saucy tidbits and news about food, with attitude.

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 10/27/1999

Types: Food & Drink

ABUNDANT INGREDIENTS In the first aisle of Alcamo’s (4423 Schaefer, 313-584-3010), Dearborn’s venerable Italian grocery, you’ll find crushed tomatoes, ground tomatoes, chopped tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato puree, tomato ...[MORE]

Juices flowing: Susie Bright's new manifesto praises sex as the root of expression.

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 10/13/1999

Types: Arts, Literature

FULL EXPOSURE: OPENING UP TO YOUR SEXUAL CREATIVITY & EROTIC EXPRESSION By Susie Bright Harper San Francisco, $22, 163pp.   "We’re still dealing with sex like it was an eight-crayon box." ...[MORE]

Immigrant justice

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 10/13/1999

Types: News, Government

Two busloads of Detroiters will join thousands of marchers in the streets of Washington, D.C., Oct. 16, demanding amnesty for all undocumented immigrants. The march is sponsored by immigrants rights groups, religious groups, and labor and community ...[MORE]

Food stuff: Sassy and saucy tidbits and news about food, with attitude.

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 10/6/1999

Types: Food & Drink

CRAVING KILLER I had a hard time enlisting friends to try Sugar Blocker Gum. Their responses ranged from a genuinely confused "Why would anyone want to block the taste of sugar?" to "No way!" When told that my preteen daughter ...[MORE]

Food stuff: Sassy and saucy tidbits and news about food, with attitude.

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 9/15/1999

Types: Food & Drink

FAT CHANCE Would you fill a plastic bag with a pound of ground fat and stick it in your pantyhose "right on your butt?" The purpose of this exercise, advocated by the Silver Sage diet-aid folks of Salt Lake City, is to...[MORE]

Gambling on unions

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 8/18/1999

Types: News, Labor

With no opposition from management, 2,100 workers at the MGM Grand Casino became union members on July 23, with their ranks divided among a four-union coalition called the Detroit Casino Council. Maintenance workers will be represented by the International Union...[MORE]

Food stuff: Sassy and saucy tidbits and news about food, with attitude.

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 7/21/1999

Types: Food & Drink

WHEN BAD FOODS TASTE GOOD Why do foods that are bad for you taste so good? Lots of people like salads, sure, but you don’t hear them talking about "cravings" the way people wax eloquent about Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, DoveB...[MORE]

Outsource discourse

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 6/30/1999

Types: News, Labor

After a springtime skirmish in the media with General Motors execs over a new manufacturing method called "modular assembly," United Auto Workers President Steve Yokich finally pronounced the issue "dead." Despite Yokich’s obituary, the issue is very much a...[MORE]

Learning to let go: Healing Touch helps patients remember to relax.

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 6/30/1999

Types: Culture, Health & science

When Healing Touch practitioner Suzanne Skowronski got through with me, I felt just as nurtured, relaxed and energized as I’ve ever felt after a professional massage. Yet Skowronski, who practices at the Thea Bowman Nurse-Managed Center in H...[MORE]

Food stuff: Sassy and saucy tidbits and news about food, with attitude.

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 6/9/1999

Types: Food & Drink

CHOLSTEROL CURE? The happiest day of my life was when a doctor told me "they" – the nutrition gurus – had decided butter was less bad for you than margarine. I was thrilled to get official permission to switch back to butter. ...[MORE]

Teamster troubles

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 5/5/1999

Types: News, Labor

James P. Hoffa has been president of the Teamsters for only a month, but critics say his appeals for a united union are already ringing hollow. In stark contrast to Hoffa’s public embrace of unity is a campaign of intimidation against reformers that recalls the bad old days in th...[MORE]

Food stuff: Sassy and saucy tidbits and news about food, with attitude.

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 5/5/1999

Types: Food & Drink

GO NORTH, GOURMAND You may know up North for woods, lakes, snow and hunting, but apparently lots of metro Detroiters also prize northern Michigan’s gastronomic charms. Drawing on their own fondness for the jerky they’d buy eac...[MORE]

A different contract for America

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 10/14/1998

Types: News, Government

"Fairness Agenda for America" is being offered as a liberal response to the "Contract with America" that shifted American politics to the right in 1994. Three Detroit-area Congress members -- Democratic Reps. John Conyers, Lynn Rivers and Carolyn Kilpatrick -- will take testimony Saturday in Yps...[MORE]

Pull lever, raise wages

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 10/14/1998

Types: News, Labor

Detroiters can vote a raise for some of the working poor November 3. If voters a ballot initiative proposed by the AFL-CIO and supported by the Archer administration, businesses that receive city contracts or government subsidies of more than $50,000 will be required to pay their workers a "livi...[MORE]

Archer's wage flip-flop

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 10/28/1998

Types: News, Labor

In a sudden reversal, Mayor Dennis Archer declared his opposition last week to the proposed Living Wage Ordinance on the Nov. 4 ballot. The proposal would raise wages paid by employers that receive city contracts or city-administered grants of more than $50,000. Archer had previously said he ...[MORE]

Teamsters race heats up

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 11/4/1998

Types: News, Labor

In the early days of James P. Hoffa's campaign for president of the Teamsters union, he barely mentioned his main opponent, reformer Tom Leedham. With Hoffa's name recognition and strong showing in the 1996 race, he saw the election as a cakewalk. It may not be. The Leedham slate reports a fa...[MORE]

Labor Party eyes ballot

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 11/18/1998

Types: News, Politics

When the fledgling Labor Party met for its second annual convention in Pittsburgh last weekend, speaker after speaker deplored America's "so-called two-party system." Filmmaker Michael Moore, a native of Flint, declared: "One percent of the population, the richest 1 percent, has two parties, ...[MORE]

Stop Santa's sweatshops: Activists urge holiday consumers to shop with a conscience.

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 12/9/1998

Types: Culture, Shopping

My friend Erin tried to clue in her teenage sister Denise about Nikes. A lot of people won't buy Nikes, Erin said, because they're made with child labor. A lot of people don't like 14-year-old girls working 12-hour days, for $2.28 a day, so Nike presi...[MORE]

No ifs, ands or butts: Kids get savvy to tobacco marketing schemes.

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 4/14/1999

Types: Culture, Health & science

The tobacco industry’s ongoing targeting of teens got its biggest boost in years from the movie Titanic. Sure, it was historically accurate to show Leonardo’s character puffing away, and Kate Winslet using cigarettes to defy her mother. The mes...[MORE]

Food Stuff: Sassy and saucy tidbits and news about food, with attitude.

By Jane Slaughter

Published: 4/14/1999

Types: Food & Drink

PUPPY PIG-OUT Quick – name a made-in-Detroit food company that prominently features pig meat. Kowalski’s, right? Or maybe Oinkers, Inc., which has three plants in the Eastern Market area. Oinkers’ "president ...[MORE]

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