Sweet CeCe’s to Open Cold-Pressed Juice “Retail-Lab”

Darryl Cobb Sweet CeCe'sSweet CeCe’s, which got its start as a frozen yogurt shop, is swerving into science with its latest menu addition.

At the store’s planned juicing station, which a press release describes as “a cross between a traditional juice bar and a clinical cleanse,” customers will have the option of completing a survey developed by a natural health specialist who’s partnered with “a select group of researchers” to determine the health effects of drinking cold-pressed juice.

Neda Smith of Natural Neda says “participation is 100 percent voluntary and confidential,” so customers who don’t want to share whether their spinach, cucumber and celery beverage made them feel tired, hungry or mentally sharp are off the hook. Continue reading

Lowcountry Rice Forum Underway

ricefieldThis morning’s speakers at the Lowcountry Rice Culture Forum talked about rice as though it was something which grew long ago or far away, but rice revivalist Glenn Roberts takes exception to the characterization.

“Let’s stop talking about it and start doing it,” the founder of Anson Mills told me.

According to Roberts, Lowcountry residents grew their own rice plots as late as the 1980s. He’s hoping to instigate a resurgence of the practice with his Saturday afternoon talk entitled “Grow Backyard Rice Just Like Garden Tomatoes.” Continue reading