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  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    09/28/2016 8:29:58 AM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 55 replies
    One of the most interesting food writers I’ve encountered, and an American Treasure, is John Thorne, who for many years produced a snail-mail newsletter called ‘Simple Cooking’. The newsletter doesn’t seem to be produced anymore, but fortunately we have the many books that he and his wife Matt Lewis have published. These are just delightful books to read, even if you aren’t going to cook any of the recipes in them: https://www.amazon.com/John-Thorne/e/B000AQ1J0Y/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1"I remember that one of Thorne’s newsletters contained a recipe for ‘Puffed Wild Rice’, which was suggested as a snack, a topping for salad, or even an addition to...
  • Wife throws husband's lunch off high-rise apartment and through his sun roof

    09/27/2016 10:10:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    We've all felt the sinking feeling of leaving your lunch at home after rushing out the door to make it to work on time. A wife in South Korea has saved her husband from the disappointment, effortlessly throwing his forgotten sandwich from their high-rise apartment into the sunroof of his car. The sandwich landed perfectly on the man's front seat and he offered a quick thumbs up, before heading off to work for the day.
  • After husband forgets lunch, wife throws it from the BALCONY and INTO his car

    09/27/2016 11:35:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    HelloGiggles ^ | September 26, 2016 | Olivia Harvey
    Attention NBA! Attention Olympics! Attention everyone on the internet! This woman is destined for athletic greatness after having “swished” a sandwich into a car sunroof from her balcony! After her husband forgot his lunch at their high-rise apartment, this wife saved herself a trek down to the lobby, and instead tossed a sandwich from the balcony down to her husband’s open sunroof. With a quick “heeya!” she launched the sandwich into the open air and by way of magic, luck or extreme skill, the sandwich landed in the passenger seat next to her husband, who drove away seemingly as if...
  • How Rwo $1.69 Bottles of Orange Juice Cost Dollar General $277K

    09/26/2016 8:02:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
    Two bottles of OJ that retailed for $1.69 at Dollar General will end up costing the chain more than a quarter of a million dollars. That after a diabetic former employee won a lawsuit connected to the juice. Linda Atkins was working at a Maryville, Tenn., location in the fall of 2011 when she felt a hypoglycemic attack coming on. The main cashier was on break, and so “to avoid leaving the cash register unattended, and for the security of the store,” Atkins grabbed a bottle of OJ from the cooler, drank it, and then paid for it once her...
  • Fujairah Police Denies Dog Meat Being Served in a Restaurant

    09/26/2016 7:55:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, September 26, 2016
    Requests public to not react to such rumoursFujairah Police have denied claims that dog meat is being served in a restaurant in the emirate. The authority posted the denial on its official Twitter account after news circulated on social media that a worker was arrested from a Mandi restaurant in the emirate when he was discovered selling dog meat. Fujairah Police also called on the public to refrain from spreading and reacting to such rumors, adding that such news should be obtained from official sources. "
  • NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY – September 26

    09/26/2016 1:36:25 PM PDT · by Donglalinger · 17 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | Sept 26 2016 | None
    The table is set, the batter is mixed, the griddle is hot, and the butter and syrup are ready. This means you are prepared for National Pancake Day. This food holiday is observed each year on September 26. You may not have time to make a pancake breakfast, but that is okay, pancakes make a great dinner as well. Pancakes can be served at any time and with a variety of toppings or fillings from sweet jams and syrups to savory meats and sauces. There is archaeological evidence suggesting pancakes are probably the earliest and most widespread breakfast food eaten...
  • Petition Pushes In-N-Out Burger to Sell Non-Burger Burgers

    09/24/2016 12:03:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 23, 2016 | Tom Knighton
    Is there a restaurant that you'd love to go to, but you don't like the kind of food it sells? No? Well of course not, because if you don't like the kind of food it sells, you just go somewhere else. You don't go to Chick-fil-A if you don't want to eat chicken, just like you don't eat at a Chinese food place if you want tacos and you don't eat Mexican if you have a hankering for sushi. That isn't stopping one group of brain-dead morons from trying to force In-N-Out Burger to offer "meat free" options on its...
  • ‘Chicken Shacks’ Are Lifeline for New Jersey’s Afghan Immigrants

    09/23/2016 1:47:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 21 September 2016
    They dot the landscape in this working-class New Jersey city, popping up every few blocks with names like US Fried Chicken, Royal Fried Chicken and New York Fried Chicken and Burger and giving immigrants a foothold in a new country. One of these fried chicken restaurants, First American Fried Chicken, was thrust into the international spotlight on Monday when authorities arrested the owner’s son, Ahmad Rahami, after a shootout with police. Rahami is suspected of planting several explosives in New York City and New Jersey, including one that blew up on Saturday night in Manhattan and injured 29 people and...
  • Child Brings Dead Squirrel to School in his Backpack, Tells Principal it’s for Dumplings

    09/23/2016 1:03:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 9/23/16
    A principal of an Oklahoma City elementary school had to make one of the weirdest phone calls to a parent, when a little boy was found keeping a dead squirrel in his backpack. The little boy’s reasoning was priceless. A photo of the late rodent was posted on Ladye Hobson’s Facebook and explained the awkward phone call she received from the principal of Gatewood Elementary in Oklahoma City. Ladye Hobson told Fox 25 that her husband often jokes about making squirrel dumplings, and the little boy, Brylan, thought he would bring home dinner for the family. It’s probably safe to...
  • Grasshoppers - The New Sushi?

    09/23/2016 11:55:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 September 2016 | Katy Watson and Sarah Treanor
    Tucked away in a warehouse on an industrial estate in the non-descript suburb of Van Nuys in Los Angeles, a revolution is taking place. And the revolutionaries? Five twentysomething college friends who are trying their hand at urban farming. Their business is called Coalo Valley Farms but it couldn't be any further from a picture of agrarian life. The warehouse holds thousands of "micro livestock" as co-founder and chief executive Elliot Mermel calls them. That's crickets and mealworms to you and me. This is California's first insect farm for human consumption and its owners have grand plans. "We know that...
  • Australian hot dog and hamburger combination 'hamdog' coming to U.S.

    09/22/2016 7:53:12 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 42 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 21, 2016 | Daniel Uria
    PERTH, Australia, - The "Hamdog" a combination between a hot dog and a hamburger created by an Australian man will soon come to the United States. A post on the Hamdog Facebook page announced the food combination would come to South Australia and the U.S. and was seeking retailers in those regions. "America's a bloody big place, they consume around 50 billion burgers a year," inventor Mark Murray told CNBC. "If we pick up even 1 percent of that market, then that's still around $2.5 billion a year." Murray said he came up with the idea for the meat-filled combination,...
  • Blue Bell Recalls Some Ice Cream After Listeria Scare

    09/22/2016 5:54:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 21, 2016
    Blue Bell Creameries recalled select flavors of ice cream distributed across the South after finding chocolate chip cookie dough from a third-party supplier for use as an ingredient was potentially contaminated with listeria, the Brenham, Texas-based company announced Wednesday. Blue Bell said it was recalling half gallons and pints of Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and half gallons of Blue Bell Cookie Two Step made at its Sylacauga, Alabama, creamery after intensified internal testing found the cookie dough from Garner, Iowa-based Aspen Hills Inc. potentially tainted, according to a Blue Bell statement. No illnesses have been reported from the...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    09/21/2016 5:03:37 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 139 replies
    The Avon lady who visits my office building brought us the new catalogs this week; and I noticed that Avon is currently offering cookie cutters for making a cookie version of the sugar skulls, or ‘calaveras’ that are traditional for the Mexican holiday ‘The Day of the Dead’. I didn’t know much about this holiday, and while doing a search on it I happened to find a really wonderful website/blog devoted to decorated cookies: Sweetsugarbelle.com. Along with all the other fantastic cookies, one entry includes a tutorial on making the skulls; and anyone who likes decorating cookies will love this...
  • Lunch is too expensive

    09/21/2016 6:00:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 20, 2016 | Abha Bhattarai
    What’s for lunch? If it’s a homemade sandwich or last night’s leftovers, you may be in good company. An increasing number of Americans are ditching $10 sandwiches and $12 salads in favor of food from home, according to new data from the research firm NPD Group. Lunch traffic is slowing at restaurants around the country, with weekday lunch visits down 7 percent compared to a year ago, the steepest decline since the beginning of the recession, data show. The reason? Nearly 40 percent of Americans now work from home (at least on some days), according to Gallup, and lunch out...
  • Thousands Sign Petition Calling for In-N-Out to Introduce a Veggie Burger

    09/20/2016 1:01:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 72 replies
    KTLA ^ | September 20, 2016, | by Tracy Bloom
    The change.org petition, started by the Good Food Institute, asks In-N-Out CEO Lynsi Snyder to put a meatless option on the immensely popular fast-food restaurant’s menu. ... More than 18,000 people have signed the petition as of late Tuesday morning. Once it has reached the stated goal of 25,000 online signatures, organizers will send it to Snyder. This isn’t the first In-N-Out has been petitioned for a veggie burger option; another online petition on change.org from from four years ago also sought a meat-free alternative to the traditional burger. It received more than 16,500 signatures before it was “closed.
  • Woman orders spare ribs from Chinese restaurant - but claims she actually received DOG PAWS

    09/20/2016 9:44:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 10:56, 20 Sep 2016 | By Kara O'Neill
    Ashley Jefferson posted a video of the meat on social media - claiming that the 'dog legs' still had claws in them A woman has claimed a Chinese takeaway restaurant served her a DOG PAW after she ordered spare ribs from the menu. Ashley Jefferson was eating at the China Palace in Havre de Grace, Maryland, when she believes she made the horrific discovery. Fighting the urge to throw up, Ashley then headed to the bathroom to record a Facebook video where she claimed the ribs had claws still attached. In the video, she said: "There's nails still in this......
  • "Talk Like a Pirate Day" at Krispy Kreme

    09/19/2016 4:18:14 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 42 replies
    19 September 2016 | Cobol2Java
    Today is "Talk Like a Pirate Day" at Krispy Kreme. You get a free glazed donut if you order like a pirate. So I went up to the drive-through and said "Arr! I be havin' a free donut and one 'o yer large coffees with cream an' 3 Splendas, if ye please." (I can speak a pretty good Pirate, having spent many years watching "Spongebob Squarepants" with my daughter and then the grandkids). Unfortunately, the lady manning the drive-through was this Vietnamese lady who didn't speak Pirate. She responded through the speaker "What??? What you want???" I suspect she's going...
  • Arrest over Body in Yatd Sale Freezer

    09/16/2016 6:02:14 PM PDT · by jcon40 · 35 replies
    BBC US / Canada ^ | Sept 16, 2016 | Unknown
    North Carolina police have arrested a woman after her mother's body was found inside a freezer sold at a yard sale. Marcella Jean Lee, 56, was detained on Thursday about 100 miles (160km) south of Goldsboro, where her mum's remains were discovered. She faces a felony charge of failure to report a death, according to police. Police had been searching for Ms Lee for more than three months after a neighbour discovered the body of Arma Roush, 75, inside the freezer.
  • Get Your Children Good and Dirty [WSJ Saturday Essay]

    09/16/2016 4:42:21 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal / WSJ.COM ^ | 09/15/16 | B. BRETT FINLAY and MARIE-CLAIRE ARRIETA
    Never before in human history have babies and children grown up so cleanly, and our diets have lost many of the elements most crucial to the health of our guts. We have become very bad hosts to our microbes. [snip] Babies and toddlers often aren’t allowed to play in the dirt or sand, and when they are, they are wiped clean immediately. Phrases like, “Yuck! Don’t play in the mud!” or “Don’t touch that bug, it’s dirty!” have become second nature. We need to unlearn these habits. By preventing babies and children from following their innate impulse to get dirty,...
  • Study details sugar industry attempt to shape science

    09/16/2016 12:03:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 12, 2016 2:58 PM EDT | Candice Choi
    The sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar’s role in heart disease — in part by pointing the finger at fat — as early as the 1960s, according to an analysis of newly uncovered documents. The analysis published Monday is based on correspondence between a sugar trade group and researchers at Harvard University, and is the latest example showing how food and beverage makers attempt to shape public understanding of nutrition. In 1964, the group now known as the Sugar Association internally discussed a campaign to address “negative attitudes toward sugar” after studies began emerging linking sugar...
  • Fishermen upset over creation of Atlantic's first monument

    09/15/2016 11:15:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 16, 2016 12:58 AM EDT | Jennifer McDermott
    Fishermen in New England say President Barack Obama needlessly dealt a big blow to their industry when he created the Atlantic Ocean’s first marine national monument and circumvented the existing process for protecting fisheries. The new Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument consists of nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains off the New England coast. The designation will close the area to commercial fishermen, who go there primarily for lobster, red crab, squid, whiting, butterfish, swordfish and tuna. After Thursday’s announcement, fishermen pondered their next move: sue, lobby Congress to change the plan or relocate. It’s...
  • 'Peecycling': Urine could fertilize your food

    09/15/2016 7:38:27 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 44 replies
    KMOV.COM ^ | 15 SEPTEMBER 2016 | KMOV.COM
    Researchers are scaling up successful trial methods of producing safe fertilizer from urine to reduce water pollution and to replace synthetic fertilizer, whose manufacture is energy intensive and expensive. But removing bacteria, residual pharmaceuticals and viruses from urine - which urban legend wrongly maintains is sterile - is the simpler part of the problem. More difficult is persuading people to eat the food.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    09/14/2016 4:29:56 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 127 replies
    It's getting to be Apple Time here in the Mid-Atlantic; and the P&G email newsletter recently had a clever way of serving things in apple cups: https://www.pgeveryday.com/home-garden/crafts/article/how-to-make-apple-cupsFor the see-and-do folks, here's a video of how it's done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kke5d7qNCgMAnd to go in them, from the great 'Pick Your Own' site - Cider, which I've never made, but it doesn't look more difficult than any other simple canning; and there's also a link in the article for making fermented and hard cider ;-): http://www.pickyourown.org/applecider.htmAnd last, a very simple recipe for Apple Fritters, from Allrecipes: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/90295/moms-apple-fritters-JT
  • Michelle Obama And Ellen DeGeneres Get Into All Kinds Of Trouble Shopping At CVS Together

    09/14/2016 9:40:06 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 28 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 8/14/16
    Michelle Obama spoke about what she’ll miss the most when she and her family leave the White House during appearance on “Ellen” Tuesday. To help the first lady get used to normal life again, DeGeneres decided to take Obama down to a CVS in a clip aired Wednesday to make sure she still knows how to use coupons, turn coins into cash with Coinstar and, of course, push a shopping cart around. “You push the basket because nobody’s going to push it for you,” the comedian says before the pair begin their shopping adventure.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (week of 9-12-16)

    09/12/2016 2:06:53 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 9-12-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Camila Alves Fashion Week diet trick? Baby food

    09/11/2016 11:31:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/11 | Christian Gollayan
    Camila Alves is the latest celeb to go on a baby food diet, but the Brazilian model and wife of Matthew McConaughey isn’t choking down jars of Gerber. SNIP “It’s hot out, so they’re the perfect on-the-go snack to stay cool.”
  • Bacon-filled tractor-trailer burns for hours in Cumberland

    09/06/2016 7:21:06 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 27 replies
    times-news.com ^ | 9/5/15 | staff
    CUMBERLAND — A tractor-trailer carrying bacon caught fire and burned on Interstate 68 in Cumberland Monday, shutting down eastbound traffic from 6 p.m. to midnight, according to Cumberland Fire Department Capt. Steve Grogg. Grogg said the truck was loaded with a variety of pork products including ribs. "We'd rather have something like that than a hazardous material," Grogg said.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    09/06/2016 3:49:38 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 90 replies
    When we had our first home and my husband and I began cooking together, we acquired a copy of Julia Child’s ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’ from a book club. Being ignorantly ambitious, we decided to first try Boeuf Bourguignon.We must have done a lot wrong because in the end, a can of Dinty Moore with a splash of cheap red would have been superior to our sad product; but we learned our lesson, and realized that we needed to know a lot more about cooking before attempting something like that. We never tried that particular dish again, until...
  • In the middle of the “hottest year ever” come record wheat harvests

    09/05/2016 11:24:16 PM PDT · by onona · 9 replies
    WUWT ^ | 5 SEP 2015 | Anthony Watts
    From the “Paul Ehrlich is still spectacularly wrong” department: Malthus Chokes on Bumper Wheat Crop A generation after leading scientists and experts warned the world of an escalating series of horrendous famines, the crop gluts continue. The latest kick in the pants to the Malthusian doomsayers is a bumper global wheat harvest. Defying not only the Club of Rome doomsayers, but also the climate Chicken Littles who have been warning about damage from rising temperatures to world agriculture, food production is booming even as meteorologists call July 2016 the hottest month ever.
  • Scientists find keys to a long life in Italy's 100 club village

    09/05/2016 6:59:52 AM PDT · by gasport · 19 replies
    The Local ^ | Sept 5, 2016
    Scientists on Monday revealed part of the secret to why a small village in southern Italy has an unusual number of centenarians - low levels of a particular hormone that affects circulation. Italian and US experts have spent the last six months investigating the extraordinary longevity of residents of Acciaroli, where more than one in 10 - 81 at the mayor's last count - of the village's population of 700 is over 100 years old.
  • Antibiotic resistant E.coli found in a quarter of supermarket-bought chicken [UK]

    09/04/2016 8:43:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5 September 2016 • 12:41AM | (Telegraph Reporters)
    A quarter of supermarket chicken contains antibiotic-resistant E.coli, according to Cambridge University research. The bug can cause stomach pain and kidney failure, and in severe cases can lead to death. The study found that superbug strains of E.coli were present in 22 of 92 chicken pieces. The meat was purchased from seven major British supermarkets and included different cuts from whole chickens to packs of drumsticks, legs, thighs and diced breast. The bug was found in samples from all of the supermarkets. …
  • Banned From National Forest, For-Profit Mushroom Pickers Go Underground

    09/04/2016 3:23:17 PM PDT · by Theoria · 30 replies
    NPR ^ | 31 Aug 2016 | Nicky Ouellet
    At a campground in northwestern Montana, 30 people are groggily gearing up for a day of mushroom picking. Most are here because they want an excuse to get outside and taste some of Montana's more exotic wild mushrooms. But others, like Matt Zaitz from Kansas, are here to turn a profit. "It's not easy work," Zaitz says. "It's tough." Zaitz started picking mushrooms in the Midwest this spring and followed them north as the season progressed. He's now hunting morels in the Crown of the Continent region near Glacier National Park. At this point, Zaitz considers himself a professional. "I...
  • Blue Bell Announces New Ice Cream Flavor: Camo 'n Cream

    09/01/2016 3:43:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Blue Bell combined ice cream and camouflage with their latest concoction. The Texas-based ice cream company announced their newest flavor, Camo 'n Cream, Thursday. Camo 'n Cream features a medley of cream cheese, pistachio almond and milk chocolate ice creams in a camouflage. "We are having a little fun with this flavor," Blue Bell marketing director Carl Breed said. "We tried a few different combinations, but chose these flavors because they complement each other so well. The camouflage-designed cartons, designed from the Blue Bell cow and girl logo, arrives in stores Thursday. "You see the camo design on everything these...
  • Man Allegedly Attempts to Burn Down Gas Station in Missouri Over Bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

    09/01/2016 1:54:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KFOR ^ | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI | SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
    A man allegedly tried to burn down a Missouri gas station all over a stolen bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Joshua Crook, 33, is in jail and charged with felony attempted arson. Police said Crook tried to steal a bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos from a BP gas station on South Grand Boulevard. When the clerk confronted him, he allegedly punched the clerk in the face, ran out of the store and poured gasoline on the pavement.
  • Woman arrested after feasting on big meal, then saying she has no money to pay

    09/01/2016 8:38:11 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 61 replies
    Bradenton Herald ^ | 8/30/2016 | Jessica De Leon
    A Bradenton woman ordered and feasted on a steak dinner and chocolate cake, but when the bill came she refused to pay, stating she had no money, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.Ana Bulovic, 28, decided to treat herself at Cody’s Roadhouse in Bradenton Monday afternoon, even though she knew she didn’t have any money to pay the bill, according to an arrest report. The feast, which totaled $43.58, ended with her getting arrested and charged with petit theft. She is being held at the Manatee County jail on a $120 bond. When Bulovic was presented her tab at...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    08/31/2016 4:32:52 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 161 replies
    A while back, someone asked if we had ever done a thread on kitchen gadgets; and I got to thinking that maybe it was time to do another one. First, one of the most useful items I've ever found for slicing home-made loaves of bread in nice, even slices: the Mountain Woods Fiddle Bow Bread Knife. I found mine at the thrift store, but you can still get them on Amazon. The blade remains very sharp, and my husband also likes it for getting thick slices from big tomatoes. Note that they come in right- or left-handed styles, and choose...
  • Michigan Restaurant Admits to Recycling Old Chips and Salsa

    08/30/2016 9:30:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 30, 2016
    A Mexican restaurant in Michigan is under investigation by local health officials after a former waitress accused the eatery of routinely reserving food to customers. On Aug. 23, Kristie Bowie, who says she is the mother of a 16-year-old former server, posted on Facebook that her daughter had been ordered not to throw away salsa, chips or any food items that appeared untouched, even if they had been previously served to customers.
  • Making Lemonade From Flaming Mice

    08/30/2016 7:34:49 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 16 replies
    The Flaming Rodent Monthly | 8/30/2016 | blueunicorn6
    I read an article this morning on Free Republic about an outbreak of Flaming Mice in Walla Walla, Washington. The last time something like this happened was the Great Flaming Possum Outbreak in Toadsuck, Arkansas. I still have nightmares about that. It appears that flaming mice were running around Walla Walla catching things on fire. As if Walla Walla didn't already have enough things to worry about. Hillary Clinton could be President and flaming mice are running around making toasted cheese sandwiches. Personally, I'd rather have the flaming mice. The old saying goes that, "When life gives you lemons, make...
  • Coney Island’s Wahlburgers Sued For Wage Theft, And Other Labor Violations

    08/29/2016 3:26:57 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    sheepsheadbites.com ^ | August 29, 2016 | Sean Egan
    The suit, which was filed on August 18, says the franchise’s Coney Island location, which opened in 2015, and is the subject of the A&E series “Wahlburgers,” paid employees for significantly fewer hours than they actually worked; forced workers to unlawfully pool tips with non-tipped employees in the kitchen; and didn’t pay full time-and-a-half for overtime. Employees frequently complained to the managers of the Burger restaurant, but to no avail, according to the lawsuit. Wahlburgers didn’t even pay employees for coming to mandatory meetings, a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). After a special event held by the...
  • No 'Fowl' Play Here: Dubai Municipality Refutes Chicken Nuggets Video

    08/29/2016 2:52:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, August 29, 2016 | Wam
    Denial comes after a video clip went viral on some social networksKhalid Mohammed Sharif, Director of Food Safety Department at Dubai Municipality, has denied the authenticity of information being distributed via a video clip on some social networks which shows chicken nuggets being produced by grinding the whole chicken. He stressed that using live chickens, small or big, and shredding them for making chicken nuggets is contrary to the GCC, European and US laws and to the rights of animals. "After all, it is unhealthy and cannot be applied in practice because some animal parts such as feathers, viscera and...
  • US government buys 11 million pounds of cheese to tackle dairy mountain

    08/28/2016 12:05:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 27 August 2016 • 11:40PM | David Millward
    Washington has stepped in to tackle America’s cheese mountain with the Federal government buying 11 million pounds of the surplus. It has cost the American taxpayer $20 million (£15 million), the US Department of Agriculture said. The cheese will be distributed to food banks across the country. There are several reasons for the cheese mountain in the US. Farmers had boosted production when they were getting record prices. But thanks to the strength of the dollar, demand has slumped, creating a huge cheese surplus which has reached a 30-year high. Cheese has been a source of tension between the United...
  • How to Spot Authentic Mexican Food

    08/27/2016 10:13:28 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 209 replies
    Eat in OC ^ | August 25, 2016
    There are over 38,000 Mexican restaurants across the United States. Mexican food is the most popular international cuisine in the U.S., representing 42% of all ethnic food sales. It’s represented on the menus of one in every 10 restaurants in the United States. With so many Mexican restaurants to choose from, the real question becomes how to spot authentic Mexican food.
  • KFC Sunscreen Makes You Smell Like Fried Chicken

    08/26/2016 10:28:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    C|NET ^ | 8/22 | Amanda Kooser
    Nobody asked for fried-chicken-scented sunscreen, but KFC made it anyway. A quick survey of sunscreens reveals they usually come bottled with scents like "sunshine," "coconut," "cucumber," "mango" and "gentle breeze." These fragrances evoke thoughts of summer, beaches and outdoor fun. KFC, the global fried-chicken fast-food franchise, decided sunscreen should evoke thoughts of bubbling hot oil, dead birds and 11 herbs and spices. On Monday, KFC introduced Extra Crispy Sunscreen, a reference to a style of chicken, not the kind of skin the sunscreen will leave you with if you use it. The sunscreen smells like fried chicken, but it...
  • Worms found in burgers at 2 Kentucky McDonald's restaurants

    08/26/2016 4:37:33 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 56 replies
    ABC 13 NEWS ^ | 26 AUGUST 2016 | ABC 13 NEWS
    MAYFIELD, KY -- At least two people have reported finding worms in food from McDonald's restaurants in two Kentucky communities. Mayfield resident Madison Stephens tells WPSD-TV that she visited the local McDonald's on Sunday and purchased food for her and her 1-year-old son. She says that as she was about to bite into her hamburger, a live worm fell out. At the McDonald's in Draffenville, about 25 miles away from Mayfield, Lacey Jo Lovett says she also found a worm in her burger on Tuesday.
  • The US Government Just Bought $20 Million Worth Of Surplus Cheese

    08/26/2016 4:25:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 39 replies
    WXYZ.COM 7 DETROIT ^ | 26 AUGUST 2016 | WXYZ.COM
    Twenty million dollars worth of cheese. That's how much of the good stuff the federal government plans to buy to ease America's massive cheese surplus. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week it will purchase the nearly 11 million pounds of cheese for "private inventories." Before you get too excited about government-funded grilled cheese sandwiches, that means the cheese will go to food banks and charity groups around the country.
  • Bro Horrified to Learn He Bought $40K Bus During Drunk Blackout

    08/26/2016 12:50:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 26, 2016 | Josie Griffiths
    This British bloke got more than he bargained for when he spent nearly $40,000 on a bus during a night out in Ibiza. Instead of paying a few euros for a ride home, Davie Little, a DJ, shelled out a whopping $37,500 on buying his own coach. The credit card sale was made just after midnight yesterday while Davie, who is from Durham, in northeast England, was partying in Ushuaia nightclub, and the poor guy still can’t figure out what he was thinking.
  • Texas Waiter Opens Fire During Fight With Customers at Steakhouse

    08/25/2016 10:44:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 24, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    A waiter at a San Antonio steakhouse pulled out a gun during a dispute with two diners and fired multiple shots before running from the restaurant, according to police. A patron took cellphone video of the altercation Wednesday afternoon at the Little Red Barn Steakhouse, located on the city’s historic Southeast Side. The argument apparently started after the unidentified server brought out the wrong order. Witnesses told police the two customers verbally berated the steakhouse employee then one of the customers put him in a headlock, according to the San Antonio Express-News. After the headlock, the server pulled out a...
  • Vegan ‘Pay What You Want’ Restaurant Faces Closure as Diners Fork Out Less Than $3 A Meal

    08/25/2016 6:34:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 25, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    A vegan restaurant with a “pay what you can” policy is facing closure after receiving an average of $3 per meal from customers. For the last two years, Lentil As Anything in Sydney’s trendy inner-city Newtown has prided itself both on serving restaurant quality vegan food while retaining it’s not for profit, community organisation philosophy.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    08/24/2016 12:03:01 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 105 replies
    I recently picked up a nasty ‘bug’ that threw me into a six-day fever. No idea what it was, but I’ve never been laid-out so badly, or so little interested in food - all I could taste was salt, and salt was revolting. I finally hit on vanilla ice cream as tolerable, and ate nothing else for days. There are still some ‘notes’ that I can’t taste, and I’m craving the weirdest things: “MacDonald’s Fish Sandwich???” - my husband must feel that he’s got a pregnant lady calling him at work and demanding this-or-that be picked up on the way...
  • Study: Ramen noodles replacing cigarettes as primary currency among U.S. prison population

    08/24/2016 6:48:32 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 48 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    TUCSON, - A U.S. study indicates cigarettes are being replaced as currency among state prisoners by another highly-coveted item -- instant ramen noodles. Michael Gibson-Light, a doctoral candidate in the University of Arizona School of Sociology, said ramen noodles are on the rise as a form of currency among male inmates in U.S. state prisons due to cost-cutting measures leading to a drop in food quality and quantity. Gibson-Light, who is due to present his study at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, said the rise of ramen has less to do with the popularity of tobacco...