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  • Chipotle makes new push to convince people its food is safe

    September 21, 2016 9:32 AM

    NEW YORK - Chipotle is making another push to convince people that its food won't make them sick, with plans to run more newspaper and digital ads outlining the safety steps it has taken since last year's E. coli outbreak. The ads that begin Wednesday will be an open letter... more »
  • Baton Rouge food bank returns to warehouse after last month's flood Play Video

    September 14, 2016 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank lost about 600,000 pounds of food in last month's historic flood and moved to a temporary location, but now the organization is returning to its warehouse and beginning its normal operations. The food that was able to be salvaged during... more »
  • DSNAP sites announced for Iberville, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana and other parishes

    September 2, 2016 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has announced DSNAP locations for residents in Iberville, Evangeline, Jefferson Davis, St. James, St. Martin, St. Tammany Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes. This will be the third week that DSNAP sites have been in operation... more »
  • For Tiger fans going to Green Bay, traveling with crawfish is essential Play Video

    September 1, 2016 12:57 PM

    GREEN BAY - LSU fans are arriving in Wisconsin ahead of Saturday's game with all the essentials: spirit, excitement, fan gear and crawfish! "We've brought 31 pounds of crawfish tails for Étouffée on Friday night," Lisa Francise said as she arrived at the airport this week. For many... more »
  • Additional Pointe Coupee and Iberia zip codes added to DSNAP program

    August 25, 2016 4:22 PM

    POINTE COUPEE – Additional zip codes in Pointe Coupee and Iberia parish are now eligible for the first phase of the DSNAP program. Starting on Thursday, Aug. 25 Pointe Coupee parish zip codes 70715, 70732, 70747 and 70753 may apply for the disaster food benefits along with Iberia ZIP... more »
  • Livingston Parish consolidates to single POD site in Walker

    August 21, 2016 6:35 PM

    WALKER – Emergency officials in Livingston Parish said Sunday that the National Guard will consolidate food and water distribution to a single site in Walker starting Monday. Starting Monday, Aug. 22, Livingston Parish will have a single “point of distribution” at Sydney Hutchinson Park on Ball Park Road in... more »
  • Water, food distributed at three locations in Livingston Parish Friday

    August 18, 2016 10:27 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Water and food will be distributed at three locations in Livingston Parish beginning Friday morning. "POD" - Points of Distribution - will be in Denham Springs, Walker and Albany. A "POD" is where the public can go to pick up food and water following a disaster.... more »
  • Flour recall prompts new warning: Don't eat dough or batter

    July 31, 2016 3:30 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Health officials are puzzled about how the most basic baking ingredient - flour - became contaminated with bacteria normally found in animal feces. The tainted flour has sickened 46 people in 21 states and prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to warn cooks to... more »
  • Hungry viewers call for 'Tailgate for Peace' as protests continue

    July 10, 2016 7:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – As protests continue across Baton Rouge Sunday afternoon, some WBRZ viewers are coming together to plan a "Tailgate for Peace." The idea for the peaceful potluck was cooked up in an unlikely place: the comments section of a Facebook Live stream. As hungry viewers waited for... more »
  • Farm-to-school program bill sent to governor who supports it

    May 26, 2016 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers have sent to the governor's desk a bill to create a farm-to-school program that encourages locally-grown products in state public school cafeterias. With an 85-0 vote Thursday, the state House gave the Senate-supported measure final legislative passage. The bill by Sen. Francis Thompson, a Delhi... more »
  • Bocage shopping center considering options, Dearman's

    May 10, 2016 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A neighborhood family restaurant owner says he's submitted a proposal to occupy his old location, following a devastating fire and lease termination by the building's management. Dearman's owner, David Van Gelder, says he's submitted renderings and a proposal to the manager of Bocage Village Shopping Center.... more »
  • Man strives to keep homeless in Baton Rouge from going hungry Play Video

    February 10, 2016 12:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man in Baton Rouge has dedicated his time to making sure Baton Rouge's homeless don't go hungry. "You know the first day I did it, I posted it on my social media, and by the grace of God a lot of people from the community jumped... more »
  • Chipotle stores to open later on Monday for worker meeting

    February 8, 2016 4:25 AM

    NEW YORK- Chipotle restaurants across the U.S. are opening later than usual Monday so workers can attend a meeting about the chain's recent food safety scares. The company says stores will open at 3 p.m. in their local time zones, instead of the usual 11 a.m. Chipotle expects about 50,000... more »
  • Warm winter means larger Louisiana crawfish

    January 10, 2016 2:47 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Crawfish sellers in south Louisiana are reporting larger mud bugs in the early part of the season. The Advertiser reports merchants are crediting a relatively warm winter thus far. Heather Girouard, general manager of Hook & Boil restaurant in Broussard, says small crawfish are usually expected in January,... more »
  • Data doesn't support Jindal food stamp claim

    January 7, 2016 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal claimed the threat of kicking people off food stamps spurred them into the job market, but data released Thursday shows that's not exactly accurate. In October the Jindal administration announced 61,000 able-bodied adults had 3 months to find work or lose food stamps.... more »
  • 31,000 could wait two weeks for food stamps Play Video

    December 29, 2015 7:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some food stamp recipients in Louisiana could lose their benefits for a couple of weeks in January. Benefits for an estimated 31,000 people are set to expire Thursday. Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards has said he'll reinstate the benefits but he can't do it until he takes office.... more »
  • Vermont Grinch takes food, walkers from adult community

    December 25, 2015 10:52 AM

    PITTSFORD, Vermont - Residents of an adult living community in Vermont awoke Christmas morning to find that a Grinch-y thief or thieves had stolen food, gifts and walkers overnight. Vermont State Police say the National Church Residences Village Manor in Pittsford was hit sometime Thursday by a thief or thieves... more »
  • Holly Clegg's Holiday Countdown: December 24, 2015 Play Video

    December 24, 2015 9:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Christmas is less than 24 hours away and everyone is scrounging for the perfect dish idea for their family gatherings. Well have no fear, Holly Clegg was back on 2une In Thursday showing JP a few dishes that are easy to make and will guarantee that you don't... more »
  • La Madeleine's Turkey Cranberry Risotto Play Video

    December 23, 2015 9:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE- La Madeleine cooking up all sorts of meals and treats just in time for the holidays. If you're looking for a delicious meal that won't require you to spend all day cooking, check out the recipe for their Turkey Cranberry Risotto that makes for a heartwarming, savory holiday... more »
  • Chipotle tightening food safety after E. coli cases

    December 4, 2015 11:17 AM

    NEW YORK - Chipotle says it is tightening its food safety standards after its restaurants were linked to dozens of cases of E. coli. The Mexican food chain says it hired IEH Laboratories to help improve its system after reports in late October that linked E. coli cases to its... more »
  • Thanksgiving dinner made easy Play Video

    November 25, 2015 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One Baton Rouge business has solved the kitchen conundrum for a Thanksgiving feast. Bellue's Fine Cajun Cuisine has dinner down to a science with every seasoning and spice down to the gram. The food is cooked and then vacuum sealed. You just need to boil the bag... more »
  • Chef of the Month: Ruffino's Crab Cake with Mango Remoulade Play Video

    November 11, 2015 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Ruffino's is a go-to restaurant for great seafood in Baton Rouge. They're also our Chef of the Month for November. This morning on 2une In, Chef Jeremy Langlois stopped by the studio to show News 2's John Pastorek and Kylie Dixon how to make some delicious Crab Cakes... more »
  • Local businesses getting ready for gameday Play Video

    November 6, 2015 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tiger fans that decided to stay home for the big game are making their final grocery lists. Many of those people rushed the stores today, making sure that they are ready for tomorrow. Everybody wants as much as they can get in purple and gold,... more »
  • Serving second chances: NYC food truck hires ex-inmates

    October 31, 2015 1:27 PM

    NEW YORK - One delicious bite at a time, Jordyn Lexton is changing the lives of formerly jailed young people. She and her team run a New York food truck named Snowday that's staffed by young men and women trying to rebuild their lives. The truck is part of a... more »
  • Chef of the Month: Newk's Eatery's Pasta Salad Play Video

    October 28, 2015 9:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Newk's Eatery stopped by 2une In on Wednesday for their final chef of the month segment...and they did not disappoint. Chef Elizabeth Schwandt whipped up a delicious pasta salad that is guaranteed to be a hit at any family picnic. Check out the recipe below and be sure... more »
  • Chef, restaurateur Paul Prudhomme dies

    October 8, 2015 12:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme, who is credited with kicking off the Creole cooking craze, has died. He was 75. WWL-TV reports that Prudhomme's restaurant, K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen, confirmed his death. A representative said the chef died after a brief illness. Prudhomme was born in Opelousas... more »
  • UConn selling crickets as food

    October 4, 2015 5:06 PM

    STORRS, Conn. - A food truck at the University of Connecticut is serving up roasted crickets. The university's dining services are advertising the insects as organic, not genetically modified and earth friendly. The crickets are high in protein and low in fat. They're a source of B vitamins, iron and... more »
  • Car crashes into church during food drive

    October 3, 2015 2:38 PM

    GRAYSLAKE, Ill. - A car has crashed through the front doors of a northern Illinois church that was hosting a donation drive for a food pantry. Six people were hospitalized with injuries. Lake County Sheriff's Police spokesman Christopher Covelli says none of the injuries is thought to be life-threatening. The... more »
  • New rules mean 62,000 could lose food stamps Play Video

    October 1, 2015 7:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - 62,000 people in Louisiana have three months to either find work or get kicked off food stamps. The new rule applies to able-bodied adults, ages 18-49, who have no dependents. The federal government funds the food stamp program and allows Louisiana to give them to able-bodied adults... more »
  • Changes to food assistance program starts Thursday

    October 1, 2015 8:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Changes are coming for some people receiving food assistance benefits. Effective Thursday, the state says able-bodied adults without dependents must meet a minimum work requirement to qualify for the benefits. The state, in a news release, said those in that category will be required to work at least... more »
  • Second death reported in nationwide salmonella outbreak

    September 9, 2015 6:29 PM

    SAN DIEGO - A second person has died in a salmonella outbreak that U.S. health officials believe stems from tainted cucumbers sold by a California company. Texas health officials on Wednesday blamed salmonella for the death of a woman in late August who had serious underlying health conditions. A 99-year-old... more »
  • Cooking In Central 2015 Play Video

    August 31, 2015 9:12 AM

    CENTRAL- Cooking In Central is a giant tailgate that combines a passion for education with people's love for LSU football. The event helps raise money for the Central Community School System. In 2008 organizers decided to put the Cooking In Central proceeds toward schools in the city. Over the... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Capital Chef's Showcase Play Video

    August 28, 2015 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Chef's Showcase has delicious food for a great cause. The showcase is Cancer Services' signature fundraising event and will feature some of the finest restaurants in Baton Rouge. The Capital Chef's Showcase has been going on for more than 30 years in the Baton Rouge area.... more »
  • Baton Rouge Food Tour Play Video

    August 18, 2015 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Food Tour is a perfect way to explore restaurants and other attractions in the area. It gives groups the perfect taste of southern Louisiana cuisine and culture. This morning the tour's founder, Kim Harper stopped by 2une In to tell us more about... more »
  • Blue Bell posts video of truck, but don't get excited yet

    August 11, 2015 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - You might say Blue Bell broke the Internet today when the company tweeted a video of a truck leaving a loading dock and a message that ice cream will soon return to store shelves. Our trucks are on the road again… And yes, they are... more »
  • Chef of the Month: Capital City Grill's Mahi Corn Maque Choux Play Video

    July 22, 2015 9:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Capital City Grill's Y'zell Williamson was back in the 2une In kitchen on Wednesday. On this week's Chef of the Month segment Williamson cooked up some Mahi Corn Maque Choux. It's one of the most popular items on the restaurant's menu. Check out the video for some... more »
  • Can't beat 'em, eat 'em Play Video

    July 21, 2015 9:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Invasive species cost the U.S. $120 billion every year. ‘Can't beat ‘em, eat ‘em' is a new project that educates the general public about edible invasive species. The initiative teaches consumers about the threat these species pose to natural habitats and shows how they can be turned... more »
  • Camellia Grill to keep its name

    July 12, 2015 1:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge says the current owner of the Camellia Grill restaurant is the rightful possessor of the popular New Orleans' eatery's name. The judge denied claims from the restaurant's former owner that the name and other trademarks were not transferred in a sale nearly nine years... more »
  • Wine ice cream, maple water -- foods of the future?

    July 3, 2015 3:53 PM

    NEW YORK - There are potato chips -- so, why not chips made from broccoli, chickpeas and kale? It's among the products that were on display this week at the 61st annual Fancy Food Show in New York. Buyers for supermarkets and other retailers milled about the trade show, tasting... more »
  • The Chew - Weekdays at Noon

    June 10, 2015 1:08 PM

    The Chew celebrates and explores life through food, ABC Daytime's lifestyle series. The innovative and groundbreaking daytime program co-hosted by a dynamic group of engaging, fun, relatable experts in food, lifestyle and entertaining. The Chew serves up everything food -- from cooking and home entertaining to food trends, restaurants, holidays... more »
  • Kids in the Kitchen: Pesto Shrimp Kabobs Play Video

    June 8, 2015 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- This morning on Kids in the Kitchen, News 2's Kylie Dixon was back at Pennington Biomedical cooking something healthy that the whole family can enjoy. Make sure to watch the video for directions on how to make delicious Pesto Shrimp Kabobs. Pesto Shrimp Kabobs Makes: 15 Kebabs... more »
  • Toasted truck had proper license before fire Play Video

    June 5, 2015 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bar-b-que pit is the reason one food truck in Baton Rouge is toast. Earl's Express caught fire Thursday on Plank Road and burned to a crisp. Firefighters said the converted bus had a charcoal grill inside, which is against the law. According to the... more »
  • DCFS investigating SNAP fraud after storms Play Video

    May 8, 2015 4:32 PM

    NEW IBERIA - State family services officials said Friday they're investigating possible food benefits fraud in Iberia Parish after recent severe weather. Secretary Suzy Sonnier with the Department of Children and Family Services said people who lost power during the April 27 storms could get replacement money from the... more »
  • Joyous funeral marches a highlight of New Orleans festival

    April 30, 2015 6:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Amid the music, food and fanfare of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is a sight some may find surprising: a funeral procession. Fest-goers hold up cameras and iPhones as a brass band leads a procession of mourners holding photographs of their beloved departed and dancers carrying... more »
  • Salvation Army serves meals in Livingston, Assumption Tuesday Play Video

    April 27, 2015 11:16 PM

    KILLIAN - The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services was dispatchedto Livingston Parish Monday afternoon after strong storms rolled through the area leaving people without power. "It's a blessing, there are a lot of folks who are without," said Charles Brooks, who picked up meals for his family. "One tree... more »
  • Sheriff: Video, trail of food led to candy and hot dog burglar

    April 10, 2015 11:51 AM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Paincourtville man in connection with a business burglary where deputies said all that was stolen were candy and hot dogs. Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputies accused 38-year-old Kentrell McNeil of simple burglary and possession of stolen things earlier this week. Deputies said on... more »
  • Market at the Mill Play Video

    April 6, 2015 7:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Soon you'll be able to shop until you drop while enjoying some great food and music at Market at the Mill in New Roads. Virginia Montceret stopped by 2une In this morning to give us all the details on the upcoming fine art and craft show. ... more »
  • Lions Club's Cochon de Lait Play Video

    April 3, 2015 8:49 AM

    LUTCHER- The Lions Club's Big Cochon de Lait and Car Show is coming up next weekend in Lutcher. Larry Roussel and his nephews, Michael McCreary and Patrick Rome, stopped by 2une In this morning to tell us a little bit more about the event and show us what kind of... more »
  • New facility to create & retain jobs in Livingston

    March 21, 2015 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A food distribution company plans a $16 million capital investment to build a new facility in Walker. Gov. Bobby Jindal and Larry Daigle, general manager of Louisiana operations for The Martin-Brower Company, say the project will help retain 160 existing jobs and create 30 new jobs. Martin... more »
  • Weekends with Whitney: Tour highlights food, culture of downtown BR Play Video

    February 13, 2015 8:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a new way to sink your teeth into Baton Rouge. It combines two Louisiana favorites: Rich history and rich food. Kim Harper started the C'est Si Bon Food Tour last year. "I thought, 'Baton Rouge really needs something like this because we have such... more »
  • New food safety agency proposed

    February 2, 2015 10:36 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is proposing a new government agency dedicated to keeping the nation's food safe. It would consolidate parts of the Agriculture Department and the Food and Drug Administration. The proposal in the president's budget released Monday comes after outbreaks of illness linked to chicken, eggs, peanuts... more »
  • Toddler food often has too much salt, sugar

    February 2, 2015 2:03 AM

    CHICAGO, IL - A new study says many packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain worrisome amounts of salt and sugar. That's a concern because it could potentially give kids an early preference for foods that may contribute to obesity and high blood pressure. Researchers at the federal Centers for... more »
  • Teacher accused of hitting student, stealing food

    January 29, 2015 4:48 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Sheriff's deputies issued an arrest warrant Thursday for a West Feliciana Parish teacher accused of kicking and slapping a student at the elementary school where she works. Deputies said 31-year-old Chanel Lamelle faces a charge of cruelty to juveniles for the Jan. 23 incident at Bains... more »
  • Christina, of downtown eatery Christina's, has died

    January 26, 2015 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The owner of a popular downtown restaurant has died. Christina Bannister died Monday. She had an aneurysm a few weeks ago and had been on a ventilator for two weeks until family members made a decision to remove it Sunday. Bannister owned Christina's at the... more »
  • FDA going after sellers of pure caffeine powder

    December 23, 2014 2:20 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal even in small doses. The FDA warned consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine this summer after the death of an Ohio teen. Some major retailers have... more »
  • Yogi the Bear would object

    October 16, 2014 7:54 PM

    LONG BEACH, WASHINGTON- A woman who went to trial for feeding bears illegally has agreed to stop and pay a fine to settle her case. Doris Berryhill Parks is the first person charged under a 2012 Washington law that makes it a misdemeanor to feed wild animals. She promised... more »
  • Celebrity chef Todd English charged with DWI in NY

    August 31, 2014 6:38 PM

    SOUTHAMPTON, NY - Celebrity chef Todd English has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in New York. Police in Southampton say the 54-year-old English was arrested at around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on a county road on Long Island. Authorities say he posted $1,500 bail at Southampton Town... more »
  • Ga. trial shows food safety relies on honor system

    August 9, 2014 12:41 PM

    ALBANY, Ga. - Jurors at the nation's first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness are learning a disconcerting fact: America's food safety largely depends on the honor system. Witnesses say Stewart Parnell and others at Peanut Corporation of America knowingly shipped salmonella-tainted products, and that... more »
  • Metabolic kitchens: The science behind food labels Play Video

    August 5, 2014 1:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metabolic kitchens help researchers get the information on food labels as precise as possible. We got an inside look at Pennington Biomedical Research Center's metabolic kitchen today on New 2 at Noon. It's one of the biggest in the country, cooking up more than 200 meals... more »
  • Recommendations proposed to combat food deserts

    July 28, 2014 9:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For some people, finding a fresh head of lettuce or an orange is not easy since parts of East Baton Rouge Parish lack grocery stores and have been labeled "food deserts." Monday night, The East Baton Rouge Food Access Policy Commission presented five recommendations to fix... more »
  • Line cook claims 'GOD' found in eggplant

    July 8, 2014 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A line cook at Gino's Restaurant claims he found "GOD" spelled out in his sliced eggplant. Jermarcus Brady said he was slicing eggplant, preparing for Monday's dinner rush, when he claimed he noticed the strange markings in the eggplant. "When I first saw it I... more »
  • FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt

    June 17, 2014 2:10 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty. It's a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke. The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to issue voluntary guidelines asking the... more »
  • Feeding the needy on Easter Sunday Play Video

    April 20, 2014 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Volunteers were making a difference by feeding the homeless at St. Vincent de Paul. People who were there say it makes them feel right at home. Michael Genoln, whose been in the Baton Rouge area for only five years, knows what it's like to miss... more »
  • FDA: Honey with any added sweeteners isn't honey

    April 8, 2014 11:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to ensure that shoppers who buy honey are getting the real deal. New guidance issued Tuesday would prevent food companies from adding sugar or other sweeteners to pure honey and still calling it "honey." The agency said enforcement action is... more »
  • AG: Fraud cases difficult in food stamp misuse

    February 28, 2014 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says it would be hard to prosecute fraud cases against Louisiana residents who overspent food stamp limits during a computer crash last October. Caldwell said Friday there's no evidence of who presented the food stamp card, and he says no stores complained about the... more »
  • Weights and comfort food for the snow day Play Video

    January 28, 2014 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Working out and buying comfort food was at the top of many people's list for Tuesday's snow day. Monday night's empty grocery store shelves were restocked the next morning. Many places were closed but lots of shoppers grabbed comfort food items at Calvin's Grocery Store. ... more »
  • Ribbon cutting for Food Bank facility

    January 14, 2014 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank cut the ribbon on its new facility Tuesday. The new location in the Fraenkel Center at 10600 South Choctaw gives the food bank three times the square footage of its previous home. The food bank moved from its warehouse... more »
  • Ciao! Eatery hopes 'Restaurant Impossible' will turn new leaf

    January 10, 2014 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Friday, the curtain was unveiled on a refreshed pizza restaurant that got the attention of reality TV producers. "Restaurant Impossible" spent the last two days at Mama Della's NYC Pizzeria on Jefferson Highway. The restaurant was losing as much as $18,000 until it was closed Thursday as... more »
  • Suspects wanted in fast food attempted robbery

    December 3, 2013 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating an attempted robbery of a fast food restaurant in Baton Rouge. Police say two men walked into the McDonald's in the 5200 block of Florida Boulevard just after midnight with guns, and demanded personal items. The suspects then took off on foot before... more »
  • Fast food workers protest wages

    December 2, 2013 9:57 AM

    NEW YORK- Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay. The actions would build on a campaign that began about a year ago to call attention to the difficulties of... more »
  • Bellue's serving up essentials for Thanksgiving feast Play Video

    November 27, 2013 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For folks who aren't kitchen savvy or maybe don't want to tackle the task of cooking this Thanksgiving, Bellue's Fine Cajun Cuisine has the solution. You can have turkey, ham and all the fixing's ready to serve in under 30 minutes. Bellue's offers multiple entrees and... more »
  • DHH making changes in nutritional program

    November 25, 2013 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals is making major changes to how it runs its supplemental nutrition program that provides food to poor women and children. It's in response to a new audit showing Louisiana's public health office has done a poor job in monitoring the... more »
  • DHH improves food inspection program Play Video

    November 21, 2013 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Department of Health and Hospitals is stepping up its game when it comes to food inspections. The department has overhauled the entire program including the amount of times restaurants are inspected. This comes after the program received backlash last year for letting some restaurants go... more »
  • DHH highlights changes to food inspection program

    November 21, 2013 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals is highlighting major changes to its Retail Food Inspection Program. Program improvements over the last year have led to timely inspections of restaurants, grocery stores, cafeterias and other food vendors. Compliance orders can be tracked and survey results can... more »
  • Oyster prices up during shortage Play Video

    November 20, 2013 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It will cost more to put oyster dressing on your plate this holiday season with oyster prices increasing during a shortage. Bill Pizzolato with Tony's Seafood says prices have increased by around 20 percent in the past few weeks due to a shortage in Louisiana waters.... more »
  • Baton Rouge Food Tours invade downtown Play Video

    November 11, 2013 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Food Tours kicked off this month, and owner Kim Harper said the foodies are eating it up. Harper said it's a walking, guided tour which includes delicious tastings at local restaurants infused with fascinating historical and cultural stories. The tour is one mile... more »
  • Louisiana shrimp "red listed" by seafood program Play Video

    October 12, 2013 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A seafood watch program "red listed" Louisiana shrimp and recommends that people avoid the shrimp for now. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program recommends which seafood items are "best choices," "good alternatives" or items that people should "avoid." Shrimp caught and harvested in Louisiana... more »
  • LSU fans serve up gator Play Video

    October 11, 2013 9:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The night before the LSU-Florida game, tailgaters are narrowing in on tomorrow's menu, ready to start cooking early, in time for the 2:30 p.m. kickoff. The tiger bait of choice this weekend is alligator, and fans brought cooler after cooler of gator to their tailgate. ... more »
  • Seniors hope shutdown won't affect meals Play Video

    October 3, 2013 3:32 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Seniors in Port Allen are hoping the government shutdown won't lead to a cut in meals they get from senior centers. The Capital Area Agency on Aging feeds seniors daily balanced meals in 10 parishes around Baton Rouge. They also provide transportation to meal sites and... more »
  • Feds issue recall for ready-to-eat products

    September 25, 2013 8:46 PM

    WASHINGTON- Nearly 20,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products have been recalled due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes federal food testers said Wednesday. Included in the recall are: UPC, Pack/Size, Product, Product Code, Code Date 0 85239 24103, 5 12 oz, Market Pantry All White Meat... more »
  • Chef KD's cajun grits Play Video

    September 11, 2013 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Chef KD showed us how to make his recipe for cajun grits today on News 2 at 4. If you'd like the full recipe, or have questions about how he shops for his ingredients, send him an email . more »
  • Chef Kelley McCann cooks blackened tuna Play Video

    September 4, 2013 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - On News 2 at 4, Galatoire's chef Kelley McCann cooked blackened tuna over rainbow Swiss chard with soy and cane syrup reduction. Chef McCann starts the dish off with the most important part: four tuna steaks. ---- Blackened Tuna over Rainbow Swiss Chard with... more »
  • Jay Ducote shows off cheesy grits with rabbit Play Video

    August 16, 2013 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local food blogger Jay Ducote showed us how to make a cheesy grits plate with Welsh Rarebit, or rabbit. You can find the full recipe below, and check out his Bite & Booze blog for more recipes and events happening around the area. Cheese Grit... more »
  • House GOP considers food stamp work requirements

    July 24, 2013 4:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - About 47 million Americans received food stamps last year, but only a relative few are required to work or look for a job as a condition of receiving the aid. Now, House Republicans are considering whether the work requirement should be strengthened as they seek cuts to the... more »
  • Tips for Independence Day grilling Play Video

    July 3, 2013 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local food blogger Jay Ducote gives us tips and tricks for holding a fantastic Independence Day cookout. One thing he focused on was remembering to keep company satisfied and be a good host, starting with planning the right food and how to prepare it. You... more »
  • California company acquiring Richard's

    July 1, 2013 2:42 PM

    CHURCH POINT - Richard's Cajun Foods will be acquired by Altamont Capital Partners, a San Francisco area private investment firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, The Advocate reports. The company had been owned by Atlantic Premium Brands. Richard's which has operated since 1981, produces smoked sausage, frozen Cajun... more »
  • Landmark restaurant closed, future uncertain

    June 28, 2013 1:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Brennan's, a French Quarter dining landmark, has unexpectedly closed and its future is uncertain - the latest development in a longtime family feud. Owen "Pip" Brennan, a son of the founder and until recently a manager of the restaurant, is involved in complex state and federal legal... more »
  • House votes to cut food stamps

    June 19, 2013 5:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has voted to cut food stamps by $2 billion a year. The chamber rejected 234-188 a Democratic amendment to a wide-ranging farm bill that would have maintained current spending on food stamps and cut farm subsidies instead. The bill cuts the $80 billion-a-year program by about... more »

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