Tag Archives: Paula Deen

The Smell Test

Here’s the question for you this Foodie Friday.  Let’s say you pour yourself a nice hot cup of coffee and go to the fridge for some milk.  You notice that the “sell by” date has passed although it was only a few days prior.  What do you do?  If you’re like most folks, you do the smell test – you sniff the milk to see if it has an off odorand, therefore, might have something wrong with it.  It doesn’t have to be with foods that you think might be “off” either.  It’s a smart thing to give some produce – melons, for example – a quick sniff because the better, riper stuff has a fresher, more “melon-y” smell.

English: A profile of a beautifully shaped hum...

Image via Wikipedia

Of course, we don’t just use the smell test in the kitchen or the supermarket, and that’s the point today. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Helpful Hints

What Paula Deen Teaches Us

As you may have heard, earlier this week celebrity chef Paula Deen admitted she has had type 2 diabetes for the last few years, and since she’s a food person it seemed an appropriate topic for Foodie Friday.  I’ll begin by saying that I’m sorry to hear that she has the disease.  Apparently she also has a marketing arrangement with a drug company to be a spokesperson for their diabetes drug.

Paula Deen holds court

Image by Bristol Motor Speedway & Dragway via Flickr

More about that next week.  Today, I want to talk about some of the things she had to say this week and what they have to do with a sane approach to business.  It a horrible disease, and what she had to say is, in my mind, not much better.  But let’s see what you think.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Helpful Hints, Reality checks

Brain Surgery

Emeril Lagasse, American celebrity chef, resta...

Friday at last, and with it some food-related thinking. There’s a new study out from the Harris folks which, in their words says that

Amateur chef shows abound and huge numbers watch, thinking – “Wow that looks easy. I could probably do that as well.” But how many Americans actually watch these programs? And just who are there favorite TV chefs?

I think the results give us a business thought as well.  But then again, don’t I always find those thoughts in weird places? Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Consulting, Reality checks