Box lunch: Talking peas and rom-com food trucks
April 30th, 2012
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • In moments of drought, scientists found peas communicate their stress to the others in the pod. - New York Times


  • Hollywood’s leading men are taking the food truck craze on-screen. - Slate



  • A new study shows that the fear of not having enough food can lead to weight gain.  - The Atlantic


  • Do waiters really understand the severity of some food allergies? - The Guardian
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  1. RE:The Guardian article

    Agreed. Servers & counter help often aren't trained correctly as to how to deal with people's requests for removal of food items. For example, I once asked a server to leave onions of my sandwich. The first thing he said was, "Are you allergic?" I asked him if it mattered and he backed off.

    It's nobody's bloody business why I want what I want. They should always as s ume their customer is allergic because, ya know something, maybe they are.

    April 30, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Reply
    • Ann

      I see your point, but it actually MIGHT matter.

      If you are allergic to onions, it would be important for the cook not to use the same knife to cut your sandwich if it's used for other sandwiches containing onions. They would probably also need to use a different cutting board. Those are important steps for safety in the case of a severe allergy.

      If it's just a preference on your part, then switching knives or cutting boards would be an unnecessary inconvenience in a busy kitchen. Of course, you should still get your sandwich the way you want it.

      April 30, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Reply

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