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Halal Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    What is Halal Meat, and Why Should You Care?

    "These things alone he has forbidden to you: What is already dead, blood, the flesh of swine, what has been offered up to other than Allah." Al-Anam 6:145 While driving around Houston, you've probably noticed signs for Halal meat markets or Halal delis. You've probably read labels touting that a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Whole Foods vs. Ramadan: The Original Email

    ​Since our post yesterday on Whole Foods's reluctance to promote Ramadan this year after a few customer and blogger complaints, the story unexpectedly went viral. Saffron Roads CEO Adnan Durrani called the post "a tempest in a teapot" when interviewed by CNN. And NPR reported: "Looking to set ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Whole Foods: "We Should Not Highlight Ramadan"

    No "Ramadan Mubarak" wishes this year from Whole Foods.​Under pressure from right-wing bloggers who blindly associate Ramadan and Muslims with terrorism and burqas, Whole Foods has sent an email to its stores across the United States in which it specifically tells stores not to promote Ramadan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Health Dept. Roundup

    ​Here's our weekly foray into the deliciously seedy world of Houston health inspections. Delicious in the figurative sense. Anyway, let's get started: Poparazzi's Popcorn (8236 Kirby), a shop near Reliant that specializes in flavored - you guessed it - popcorn, racked up a couple of violations dur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Why I'd Rather Eat Halal Food (Including Campbell's Soup)

    ​The latest round of anti-Muslim rhetoric to spew forth from the nation's right-wing extremists has formed from the strangest combination of ingredients: Canada and Campbell's soup. News that Americans have started a Facebook group called "Boycott Campbell Soup" [sic] -- which has nearly 3,50 ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 20, 2002

    Hotter than Halal

    Islamic fusion restaurants are all the rage because of their organic meat -- and whole chiles

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