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Why are diners in such a hurry to eat?

San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic Michael Bauer posed this question in a recent blog post. He observed people in fine dining establishments who rushed through their meals as if they were at a fast-food joint. How can people savor their meals, especially at fine-dining prices, at break-neck speed?

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Food recycling mandated in San Francisco. How can you reduce food waste?

With an eye toward the ambitious goal of zero waste by the year 2020, the city of San Francisco has enacted an unprecedented food-recycling mandate. Restaurants, businesses and residents are required to separate food waste from other trash. The special food bins are picked up by city workers, who then compost the waste.The [...]