Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The owner of the restaurant Sqirl "addresses moldy jam and food safety allegations as former employees speak out"

You can read all about the allegations if you didn't see the battle play out over the weekend over lengthy Instagram stories, but I liked this juxtaposition:

[She] has been nominated for a James Beard Award for her work at Sqirl and was in the second class of the Master Food Preserver cohort in Los Angeles, a program run by the University of California’s Cooperative Extension. She is slated to release her second cookbook, covering the topic of jam making, on July 21.

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The allegations were compiled on Instagram by ... a Minnesota-based mathematician and food blogger whose work seeks to investigate “problematic figures in the food industry.” He said he became aware of potential concerns at Sqirl last week after seeing a tweet that linked to an Instagram account, @sqirltruth.