Alan Greenblatt

Alan Greenblatt appears in the following:

Why European Restaurants Are Much More Vigilant About Food Allergies

Monday, August 19, 2019

Dining out can be fraught with hidden perils for people with food allergies. European allergen disclosure laws have made restaurants highly aware of the issue. But U.S. rules lag.


George H.W. Bush's Wartime Experience Shaped His Approach To Politics

Saturday, December 01, 2018

The World War II generation had a sense of serving the country together and also shared a belief in professionalism, one historian says. Still, Bush was not afraid to get personal with campaign foes.


A Grass-Roots Effort To Feed The Poor Is Growing, Burrito By Burrito

Friday, June 01, 2018

Burrito-making get-togethers are sprouting up around the U.S. to distribute healthy, grab-and-go meals, as well as provide people a fun way to help out and get involved with their communities.


South Africa's District Six Cookbook Helps Preserve A Lost Community

Monday, June 19, 2017

By the 1980s, 60,000 people had been forcibly removed from this mixed-race section of Cape Town. But the area's food traditions reflect the spirit of helpmekaar, an Afrikaans term for mutual support.


This 3-Year-Old's Murder Is Part Of South Africa's Alarming 'Epidemic'

Friday, May 26, 2017

Courtney Pieters' death this month made headlines and sparked an outcry. The country is only now beginning to address its high rate of child murder.


Bunny Chow: South Africa's Sweet-Sounding Dish Has A Not-So-Sweet Past

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The country's street-food staple is a fusion meal that has nothing to do with rabbits, and everything to do with the rise of immigrant Indian workers in the 19th century and the era of apartheid.


Apartheid Is Long Gone, But African Food Is Still Hard To Find In Cape Town

Monday, December 12, 2016

Cape Town, South Africa, is now a global food hot spot. But the lack of restaurants serving traditional dishes of the continent speaks to larger concerns about what this post-apartheid society values.


Decrying Hair Rule, South African Students Demand To Be 'Naturally Who We Are'

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Pretoria High School for Girls has long banned certain hairstyles so that students would have a "neat" appearance. Now black students are pushing back.


When Beef Is Off Limits, Beaver And Muskrat Make It To Lenten Menu

Friday, February 26, 2016

It doesn't taste like chicken and it's definitely not a fish, but some people in St. Louis are eating beaver for Lent.

Many Catholics abstain from eating meat on Fridays in observance of Lent, the season of penance between Ash Wednesday and Easter. The church has made exceptions — at ...


Dinner With A Side Of I Do's: For Restaurants, Proposals Are Good Business

Saturday, February 13, 2016

If you work in a restaurant, marriage proposals are good for business. Happy couples lift the mood in the entire dining room and often turn into lifelong customers. That once-in-a-lifetime experience for them is pretty routine for restaurateurs.

High-end restaurants with nice decor can count on someone popping the question ...


Have Big-Box Superstores Helped To Make Us Fat?

Friday, February 20, 2015

The humorist Bill Bryson once wrote that "the purpose of the modern American suburb is to make sure that no citizen is ever more than 500 yards from a food product featuring melted cheese."

That's an exaggeration, but health officials have long worried that our environment of plentiful, cheap ...


Customers Can Keep The Tip — Which Might Please Restaurant Workers

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Imagine there's no tipping. By getting rid of gratuities, a few restaurants believe they'll make life easier for customers, while providing a more stable income to servers.

"It eliminates the pressure on the guest to worry about paying our staff," says Brian Oliveira, chef at Girard, a French-style restaurant opening ...


Your Waiter Wants You To Put Down Your Phone

Thursday, August 07, 2014

All the things customers do on phones — texting, tweeting, taking pictures, fussing with Wi-Fi passwords — slows down the process of being seated, ordering and paying the bill. And it's annoying.


Latin Roots: 'Uncommon Common Ground'

Thursday, August 07, 2014

World Cafe's Latin Roots series continues with an unusual segment from Catalina Maria Johnson, who explores what she calls "uncommon common ground" — specifically, bands that consciously create hybrids from outside the boundaries of common Latin genres.

The new and exciting examples discussed here include the unexpected combination of Mexican ...


Obama: 'I Have No Green Light' To Act Without Congress

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

In a news conference Wednesday that was largely about international relations and trade, President Obama also addressed the limits of his own authority at home.

"I never have a green light," Obama said. "I'm bound by the Constitution; I'm bound by the separation of powers."

The question of whether Obama ...


Donald Trump Sues To Remove His Name From Atlantic City Casinos

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Donald Trump once promoted Atlantic City's casino and entertainment business. He no longer wants his name associated with it.

The real estate baron has sued to have his name taken off two casinos, the Trump Plaza and the Trump Taj Mahal.

"I want it off both of them," Trump


Walgreens Drops Plan To Move Headquarters — And Profits — Overseas

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Walgreens Co. will complete its merger with Alliance Boots, a British pharmacy, but it will not move its headquarters overseas to reduce its U.S. tax bill.

Walgreens will pay $15 billion, including $5 billion in cash, to purchase the remaining 55 percent of Alliance Boots. The two companies began merging ...


51 People Killed By Car Bombs In Baghdad Markets

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

A trio of car bombs in Baghdad killed at least 51 people on Wednesday, according to Iraqi police.

The attacks were launched in crowded markets in predominantly Shiite areas of the city, Reuters reports.

A pair of bombs exploded nearly simultaneously Wednesday evening in Sadr City. Later, another explosive-laden car ...


Dutch Call Off Search For Additional Remains In Ukraine

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has called off the search for additional remains at the site of the downed airliner in Ukraine.

At a news conference in The Hague on Wednesday, Rutte said the search has become too dangerous.

As we reported yesterday, Russia has stationed more than ...


Mississippi Senate Race, Held Weeks Ago, Subject To Fresh Challenge

Monday, August 04, 2014

Chris McDaniel, who lost his bid to unseat Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran in the GOP primary, is taking his case to the state party.

McDaniel announced at a news conference Monday that he has found enough evidence of improper or questionable votes that the party should void the results of ...