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  • 11-Year-Old Girl Sells Lemonade to Help Pay Family Bills

    07/25/2016 7:07:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KOLO - TV ^ | Jul 25, 2016 | Mackenzie Roberts
    It's not unusual to find kids selling lemonade on a hot summer day. What might be unusual though, is finding a child selling lemonade so that she can help pay her family's bills. 11-year-old Sierra Kirkman and her friend Karleigh Jernigan sold lemonade from sun up to sun down Saturday. Sierra is raising money to help her Mom pay household bills. Her Mom recently lost her job. Sierra said she wanted to help so they wouldn't be forced to down-size and move to another area. The girls only expected a few customers to stop by, but they received many more...
  • Hundreds of cans of Miller Genuine Draft pour onto Denver interstate after recycling truck crashes

    07/25/2016 7:16:14 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 21 - 22, 2016 | Nick Enoch
    A truck taking expired beer to a recycling plant crashed on a Denver highway leaving cans strewn across several lanes during rush hour. The semitrailer was hauling Miller Genuine Draft when it almost careered off the overpass from Interstate 70 onto the I-25 below. With the truck left on its side and roof ripped open, hundreds of beer cans then spilled over onto express lanes following the accident at around 6pm yesterday. The Denver Police Department said there were no injuries, according to Fox 31. A front-end loader was used to clear the beer debris on the eastbound I-70 ramp...
  • If Starbucks Was As Liberal As They Think

    07/23/2016 1:34:11 PM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 5 replies
    7-23-2016 | Orangehoof
    If Starbucks was as liberal as they think they are, they would give their coffee away for free. I'm mean free coffee ought to be a constitutional right, right? How many times have you heard people say they can't live without a cup of coffee in the morning? This is how socialists are. They see something someone has and believes everyone should have it for free. Like health care. So they demand that the coffee business make their coffee for free and I don't mean just the bland stale regular coffee. That's just not fair. Triple Cappuchino Frappachino extra latte...
  • 86-year-old woman uses bacon to fight off thief

    07/21/2016 11:09:40 AM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | July 20, 2016 | Helena Horton
    An 86 year-old woman from Manchester saved herself from a robbery by using a pack of the bacon. The incident took place in a supermarket in Altrincham, UK and was recounted on the Greater Manchester Police Facebook page on Tuesday morning. They wrote: "Yesterday afternoon an 86 year-old female withdrew a large quantity of money from a cash machine before heading into a supermarket in Altrincham.
  • Study: grazing cows are worse for the environment

    07/20/2016 6:51:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 20 Jul 2016 11:46 GMT+02:00
    An animal rights group is up in arms after a study suggested that beef from cows that graze naturally outside has a higher environmental impact than beef from cows fattened on farms. The study, published by the Swiss federal government’s agricultural research body, Agroscope, last month, compared the environmental effect of cows raised on alpine pastures in the summer and those reared on farms complying with the Terra-Suisse label. The report found that, since cows reared on pastures graze on natural grasses, they take around 20 months to reach the required weight for slaughter, compared with 15 months for cows...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    07/19/2016 4:57:16 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 75 replies
    When I was younger and worked part-time, I would always start ‘Creating Christmas’ in July. I made a lot of my gifts back then, and would start work on them and on planning food and decor, in Summer; and by the end of September almost everything except cooking and decorating the house was finished, and many recipes and notes were saved/jotted-down for cooking, decorating and shopping. It made for much more leisurely holidays than I’ve enjoyed in recent years, and I’m trying this year to get back to handling things that way again. A while back I bought a gadget...
  • Scotch on the rocks: how an American whiskey became the UK’s favourite

    07/18/2016 8:53:51 AM PDT · by NRx · 49 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 07-17-2016 | Imran Rahman-Jones
    he UK has ditched Scotland – at least in terms of its drinking habits. The nation’s most popular whisky to drink at home is no longer a Scotch, after Jack Daniel’s outsold The Famous Grouse in the past year. Sales of Jack Daniel’s in shops and supermarkets have risen by 9.3%, according to trade magazine The Grocer, while The Famous Grouse’s sales have tumbled by 14.3% in the same period. Alwynne Gwilt is a whisky specialist for William Grant & Sons and runs the Miss Whisky blog. She sees the change as a sign of our post-recession shift in drinking...
  • ConAgra Foods Recalls Frozen Chicken and Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

    07/17/2016 10:48:31 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 12 replies
    USDA ^ | Jul 15, 2016
    July 15, 2016 – ConAgra Foods, a Russellville, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 195,597 pounds of frozen chicken and beef entrée products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The metal fragments range in size between 2 and 9 millimeters (mm) in diameter, and are curled, malleable and shiny. The metal fragments may be embedded in the sauce contained within the frozen entrée products. The frozen chicken and beef entrée items were produced on various dates between May 31, 2016 and June 22, 2016. The...
  • $1 steak at the dollar store? We taste test it

    07/17/2016 5:46:15 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 78 replies
    10NEWS.COM ^ | 11:20 AM, July 11, 201617 JULY 2016 | KGTV
    With good steak now costing more than $20 a pound, a grill out can bust the budget. So we decided to try out some new dollar store steaks that cost just $1 each, to see if they are the real thing or a case of "don't waste your money." What's a Dollar Store Cut of Steak?
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 7-18-16)

    07/17/2016 4:56:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 7-18-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Everything We Love to Eat Is a Scam

    07/16/2016 11:41:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 96 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 10, 2016 | Maureen Callahan
    Among the many things New Yorkers pride ourselves on is food: making it, selling it and consuming only the best, from single-slice pizza to four-star sushi. We have fish markets, Shake Shacks and, as of this year, 74 Michelin-starred restaurants. Yet most everything we eat is fraudulent. In his new book, “Real Food Fake Food,” author Larry Olmsted exposes the breadth of counterfeit foods we’re unknowingly eating. After reading it, you’ll want to be fed intravenously for the rest of your life.
  • The World's Largest Brewer Is Betting Big on Weak Beer [Bud InBev]

    07/15/2016 5:43:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 13, 2016 | Staff
    Anheuser-Busch InBev, which will soon make almost 30% of the world’s beer, wants to serve more low and alcohol-free brews to drinkers trying to live a healthier lifestyle. The Belgium-based brewer, on the verge of buying its largest rival SABMiller, has forecast lower and zero strength beer will grow from a small base to make up 20% of its sales by the end of 2025.
  • This restaurant told cops they’re no longer welcome

    07/14/2016 11:25:10 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 73 replies
    NY PostHB ^ | July 15, 2016 | Associated Press
    SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. — The sheriff of a county about 70 miles north of Seattle says a restaurant owner has asked that law enforcement no longer dine there. Skagit County Sheriff Will Reichardt said on Facebook that after four deputies finished lunch at Lucky’s Teriyaki in Sedro-Woolley Thursday, the owner asked them not to eat there anymore.
  • Queen Hillary Chooses Joy Behar To Be King

    07/14/2016 11:45:38 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 6 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 7/14/2016 | blueunicorn6
    It's official! Sources from inside the Queen Hillary camp leaked today! After they were done relieving themselves, they also let a secret slip out. But then, isn't Queen Hillary known for letting secrets slip out? Queen Hillary has selected Joy Behar to be our King! Queen Hillary said, "I wanted a man who is a loud-mouthed idiot with a moustache and that narrowed it down to Joy Behar though I did look at Ruth Ginsburg, too." Queen Hillary also announced drug king Joaquin Guzman as her selection for Attorney General. "He understands my way of doing business", the Queen said....
  • Vanity Post

    07/14/2016 8:37:53 AM PDT · by MissEdie · 42 replies
    7-14-16 | MissEdie
    I need some help from my Freeper friends. My doctor has advised me to try the Mediterranean Diet. I have tried searching online for a cookbook but I do not have time to go through the 48,000 results I have gotten. Have any of you tried this diet and if so do you have a cookbook you could recommend??
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    07/13/2016 4:35:36 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 125 replies
    When we were married, one of our wedding gifts was a beautiful, copper ‘beehive’ Oster blender. (I was collecting 'everything copper' back then, and my copper Oster toaster is still going strong, and will probably last my lifetime.) The blender has also been a great tool and lasted a long time, but has been on its last legs recently; and my husband decided a while back that he wanted a Breville as soon as we were ready to budget it. (I think he had seen it highly rated by America’s Test Kitchen.) We happened to be in an ‘off-price’ department...
  • Trivia Question: 44% of All the World's Eggs Come from Chicken Stock of Which VP?

    07/13/2016 11:18:12 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 72 replies
    Self | July 13, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Trivia Question: 44% of All the World's Stock Come from Chicken Stock of Which VP? Not a trick question. And it is amazingly true. 44% of all eggs in the world come from the chicken stock developed by one of America's vice presidents. Can you guess who?
  • Parihuela: The Most DELICIOUS Soup You Will Ever Eat

    07/10/2016 4:52:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 93 replies
    Self | July 10, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Today I went to a Peruvian restaurant and had my absolute favorite soup of all time. Parihuela. You can see the soup I had in the pic below. It is composed of shrimp, clams, mussels, prawn, crab, calamari, octopus, and special chilis. The liquid is a reddish color. The bowl I had was very large and had enough seafood in it to make a complete meal.
  • Asian man takes a DUCK from Sydney park, stuffs it in a plastic bag held open by his son.

    07/10/2016 3:48:07 PM PDT · by dennisw · 102 replies
    dailymail. ^ | July 10 | Sinead Maclaughlin
    'This situation is not uncommon,' an RSPCA spokesman said to Daily Mail Australia. 'We often have reports of people going to parks and removing birds like pigeons or ducks. He added that the RSPCA will be investigating the Camellia Gardens incident further. He was filmed holding it over a plastic bag held by his young son Animal activists have shared outrage after watching the footage online This is the shocking moment a man appeared to take a duck from a public park in Sydney, placing it in a plastic bag being held open by his young son. He was filmed...
  • Bunch of grapes sells for £8,350 in Japan

    07/08/2016 6:14:06 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 56 replies
    the guardian UK ^ | july 7,2016 | Staff and agencies
    A bunch of grapes has fetched a record price at an auction in Japan, where the fruit is considered a status symbol. The bunch of about 30 grapes of the Ruby Roman variety sold for 1.1m yen (£8,350) – about £270 a grape. Each grape is roughly the size of a ping pong ball. The grapes are grown in Ishikawa prefecture, and to qualify for the Ruby Roman designation, each grape must weigh at least 20g and have a sugar content of at least 18%.
  • Today (Thu 7th Jul, 2016) is... Chocolate Day

    07/07/2016 10:11:42 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 23 replies
    daysoftheyear ^ | july 7, 2016 | staff reporter
    There are a number of dates throughout the year promoting variations of local, national or international Chocolate Day – our research leads us to believe that this is the true, definitive, purist ‘Chocolate Day‘, so celebrate with some of the high cocoa, rich, dark chocolate that makes you go tingly inside…
  • Weekly cooking (and related issues) Thread

    07/06/2016 3:47:58 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 140 replies
    My office is holding its annual Summer Barbecue in a couple of weeks. Calling it a 'barbecue' is a bit extravagant, as all we do is cook hot dogs and hamburgers on a propane grill ;-) and the stars of the show are usually the wonderful side dishes that folks from many different ethnic cuisines bring to the party. This year it will be a much smaller affair, with our 'grill master' out on knee-replacement surgery, other staff leaving for new jobs, and lots of folks away for Summer. But I have to come up with a side dish! I...
  • Housekeeper and Lawyers Indicted for Blackmailing Ex-Waffle House CEO With Sex Tape

    07/06/2016 11:08:57 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    Law Newz ^ | June 19th, 2016 | Ronn Blitzer
    Mye Brindle, a housekeeper for Joe Rogers, former CEO of the Waffle House restaurant chain, was indicted on Friday, for allegedly trying to extort millions of dollars from her boss. Her lawyers, John Butters and David Cohen, were charged as well. According to the Associated Press, all three were indicted for secretly videotaping Brindle and Rogers having sex in Rogers’ home, and then trying to blackmail him with the recording. Brindle and her attorneys claim that Rogers had been sexually harassing and abusing her for years. The attorneys’ spokesman, Brian Robinson, said, “These indictments re-victimize the woman who dared to...
  • Eat away: Italian study shows pasta doesn't make you fat

    07/06/2016 2:50:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 05 Jul 2016 11:40 GMT+02:00
    If you’ve banished pasta from your kitchen cupboard in the hope of squeezing into last year’s Speedos or bikini before your summer holidays, you’re making a terrible mistake. An Italian study, published in the journal “Nutrition and Diabetes” this month, reveals for the first time a link between how much pasta you eat and how slim you are likely to be. […] “Our findings show a negative association of pasta consumption with general and central obesity,” the authors wrote. In short: the more you eat pasta, the less you are likely to be overweight. …
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 7-5-16)

    07/05/2016 1:51:56 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 7-5-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Joey Chestnut Reclaims Hot Dog-Eating Title, Breaks Record

    07/04/2016 10:04:21 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 49 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Jul 4, 2016
    Joey Chesnut is back on top of the hot dog-eating world. [He] reclaimed the Mustard Belt by eating 70 hot dogs in 10 in minutes, a new record at the Coney Island competition.
  • Robot-Powered Burger Joint Makes a Beeline For Bay Area

    07/03/2016 12:56:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 2, 2016
    Move over, humans. A robot-operated restaurant is heading to the Bay Area. Momentum Machines, a San Francisco-based startup, plans to launch a burger joint where fare is cooked, seasoned and wrapped by robots, Tech Insider reported. The still unnamed restaurant will utilize what Momentum Machines built in 2012 — a machine that could churn out 400 burgers in an hour. The innovative appliance includes a stamper that grinds and stamps custom blends of meat, a vegetable slicer, an oven to toast the meat and bun, and a bagger to wrap the complete product. Images released by the company show the...
  • COLORADO CITY TO STOP SELLING ICE CREAM AT POOLS, PARKS

    07/02/2016 9:47:40 AM PDT · by PROCON · 91 replies
    AP ^ | July 1, 2016
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Boulder residents will no longer be able to cool off with an ice cream cone by the pool because the city has discontinued the sweet treat as a vending option at all Parks and Recreation facilities. The city dropped ice cream cones, bars and sandwiches in an effort to cut down on sugary, unhealthy snacks, The Daily Camera reported (http://bit.ly/29c8YoD). City-run facilities can only sell treats that satisfy a series of nutritional standards, meaning chips and other junk food also left snack stands this year.
  • NATHAN'S HOT DOG EATING CONTEST ODDS (100th edition)

    06/30/2016 4:57:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Odds Shark ^ | 6/29/16 | Joe Osborne
    **SNIP** The Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest is the premier event in competitive eating and this is a landmark year. The 100th edition of the event will take place, as always, on July 4 and the spotlight will be on the biggest rivalry in the history of competitive eating. **SNIP** Not only is Stonie the top-ranked competitive eater in MLE, he’s also the youngest. At just 130 pounds, he currently holds 18 competitive eating records. In 2015, he notably consumed 241 Hooters chicken wings in 10 minutes, and a few months later he ate 25 Big Macs in...
  • India Tomato Shortage Causes Curry Crisis and Puts Sellers Under Pressure

    07/01/2016 11:34:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 29 June 2016 | Vidhi Doshi
    Drought has hit the harvest, hurting farmers, hiking prices and forcing consumers to use substitutes for tomato-based dishes such as curriesAt Pimpalgaon Basant, a village in western India, there is not a single cloud in the sky. The last time it rained was days ago, and that was only for an hour. Without rain, the Pimpalgaon tomato market, said to be the biggest in Asia, is almost empty. “We have around 75% fewer tomatoes than normal,” says Sheik Tanveer, who works at the market. “Normally, you can buy tomatoes wholesale for 10 rupees [10p] a kilo here – now you’ll...
  • Free food! You just need to know where to Look.

    07/01/2016 10:34:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 1 | Bronwen Latimer
    To be a freegan is to be a person who avoids exchanging money for food and other items — you recycle what is still good instead. To accomplish this, however, one has to be creative, maybe even nocturnal. “After the markets close, the shopkeepers put food on the sidewalk,” explains Aliza Eliazarov, who discovered this world of freeganism while on a newspaper assignment about dumpster diving. “Most of the food doesn’t even make it into the trash because people are there waiting for it.” Eliazarov, who has a degree in environmental engineering and an interest in conservation and preservation, signed...
  • Chipotle Adding Chorizo to Menu to Win Back Customers

    06/30/2016 10:38:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Jun 29, 2016
    Chipotle is adding chorizo to its menu in yet another move intended to get people back in stores following an E. coli outbreak last year. The chain says the topping will be available in select cities including New York and San Diego starting Wednesday. It expects to introduce the chicken-and-pork sausage option nationally in the fall. Earlier this week, Chipotle also said it plans to launch a loyalty program for the summer that will reward customers with free meals for frequent visits. The moves are part of the chain's push to recover after a series of food scares last year...
  • Builders stumble on Russian beer tavern that has lain untouched for 300 years (tr)

    06/30/2016 10:31:55 AM PDT · by dware · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06.30.2016 | Abigail Beall
    With broken beer mugs and copper coins that had slipped through the floorboards, you could be forgiven for thinking its customers had stepped out a few moments ago. But this tavern in the heart of the Russian capital Moscow last served beer nearly 300 years ago. Now the ancient beer bar has been unearthed, revealing broken plates and tankards dating back to the 16th century.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    06/29/2016 3:42:21 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 132 replies
    Last weekend, I found one of Chef John's new posts, where he did a 'Green Gazpacho'; I thought it might be interesting to those of you who have gardens and access to lots of fresh herbs – it looks like a delightful Summer first course, or accompaniment to a light sandwich for lunch. On his blog, the Chef says that he wanted to call it “Burrata in a Swamp,”; but he says that the 'swamp' bit didn't pass the 'wife test' – so, Green Gazpacho it is. Here is his video of technique, and the ingredients and measurements are on...
  • Interior Secretary: ‘If We Did Not Have Immigration to This Country We Would Not Eat’

    06/28/2016 9:14:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 91 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 28, 2016 | 2:32 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told attendees at an event on Hispanic-American entrepreneurship on Tuesday that if it were not for legal and illegal immigration into the United States “we would not eat.” Jewell said that the country is still trying to address the rights of farm workers, including the role immigration plays. “I’d say the challenges of immigration reform are a good example,” she said. “If we did not have immigration to this country we would not eat. Whether it’s documented or undocumented, we would not eat,” Jewell said at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. …
  • Dogs Can Sniff Out Diabetes in People, Now We Know How

    06/28/2016 12:27:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Nature World News ^ | Jun 28, 2016 | John Rosca
    Dogs have the ability to sense when a human with Type I diabetes suffers a low blood sugar episode, and scientists have discovered how they are able to do this. When a diabetic is experiencing a drop in blood sugar levels, this produces a chemical that dogs are able to smell. This can alert a dog to the onset of hypoglycemia. Many families with diabetic children have begun taking in medical alert service dogs to help monitor their children's symptoms. Speaking to the Toronto Sun, an Alliston, Ontario family discussed the benefits of having Amy, a Diabetic Alert Dog, to...
  • Attackers Pull Pregnant Wendy’s Worker Out Drive-Thru Window, Pummel Her Over Straws

    06/28/2016 11:14:26 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 37 replies
    Fox40 ^ | 27 June 2016
    Heather Salcedo, 19-year-old Victoria Repine's mother, told WDAF three people dragged her daughter through the drive-thru window and beat her severely — allegedly over a couple of straws. Salcedo said two women and a man attacked her daughter in broad daylight: ... 'What are you guys doing? This is ridiculous, she`s pregnant.' And one of the attackers said, 'We don't care,"
  • In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

    06/28/2016 11:01:03 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | June 27, 2016 | staff reporter
    One of the country's leading poultry companies, Perdue Farms, announced plans Monday to make both life and death a little easier for its chickens. The changes are a break with current standard practices in the industry, and animal welfare groups are cheering.
  • Fast Food Order Goes Wrong: 53-Year-Old Winter Haven Man Arrested After Calling 911

    06/27/2016 1:06:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Ledger ^ | Monday, June 27, 2016
    A Winter Haven man is apparently very serious about his food. So serious, in fact, that he called 911 Sunday night after a manager at the Checkers at 940 Havendale Blvd. allegedly got his food order wrong and closed the drive-thru window on him, said Jamie Brown of the Winter Haven Police Department. About 9 p.m. John May, 53, of 3455 Ave. F NW called 911 to complain about the incorrect order and the "insubordination" of the manager. When officers arrived to see what the problem was, they noted half of May's food was already consumed. He told the officers...
  • If Fruit Heaven Exists, It’s in Colombia

    06/25/2016 10:09:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Munchies ^ | 6/2016 | Aaron Kase
    Colombia is the finest nation on Earth when it comes to eating fruit. The country boasts mountains, jungles, deserts, and coasts, providing an environment conducive to growing any fruit you can imagine and plenty more you can’t, from sweet to sour to savory, and everything in between. Adventurous travelers quickly find their diets full of diverse flavors and their stool full of fiber in this gastronomic and gastrointestinal paradise. Of course, the tropical standards like mango, papaya, banana, avocado, and pineapple are available in multitudes, for a fraction of the price that they cost imported. That alone would be enough...
  • The internet is obsessing over this 18th century fried chicken recipe

    06/22/2016 8:29:58 PM PDT · by thecodont · 68 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Updated 2:45 pm, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | Alyssa Pereira
    So far, almost one million people have watched a video of a man in a Tricorne hat demonstrating how colonists made fried chicken in the 18th century. The recipe, first published in Nathan Bailey's 1736 cookbook, "Dictionarium Domesticum," utilizes quartered chicken, malt vinegar and green onions as a three-hour marinade, flour and white wine as a frying batter, and — if you really want to go authentic — lard or clarified butter as frying oil. "The tartness of the marinade contrasted to the sweetness of the batter really sets this dish off," costumed video host Jonathan Townsend says in the...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues)Thread

    06/22/2016 4:01:36 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 71 replies
    One of my favorite television chefs is Nick Stellino. He has a wonderful, warm presence and engaging presentation - the sort of person who, when you watch him on television, makes you feel as if you've known him forever; and he manages to pack a LOT of information into a very short video without becoming boring or didactic. This recipe is from what I believe was his first book 'Cucina Amore', in which each recipe is accompanied by family memories of his youth in Sicily. I wanted to try the recipe this week and didn't have time; but I will...
  • Italy wants new law to protect the art of pizza-making

    06/22/2016 1:10:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 139 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 22 Jun 2016 11:36 GMT+02:00
    An Italian senator presented a “pizza makers’ bill” Tuesday, which aims to create a professional registry of all Italian pizza chefs. If successful, the bill will establish a nationally regulated pizza-making qualification, which will be recognized in all European countries. The proposals would force aspiring pizzaioli to complete a 120-hour course made up of 20 hours of food science, 20 hours of pizza-making workshops, 30 hours of food hygiene and 40 hours of foreign languages. […] According to the Forza Italia senator who presented the bill, Bartolomeo Amidei, the registry will protect the country’s culinary traditions and stop consumers from...
  • France could hike taxes on soda and chocolate bars

    06/22/2016 12:54:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 22 Jun 2016 11:48 GMT+02:00
    A new report has urged the French government to up taxes on fizzy drinks or soda as well as chocolate bars. A can of coke and a Mars bar could soon become a much pricier snack in France. The shock report was presented to the French parliament on Monday and it includes a proposal was made to significantly increase the tax on sugary drinks. The current tax stands at €7.53 per hectoliter, or 2.51 centimes for each can of soda. These amounts would rise to €21.47 per hectoliter or 4.6 centimes per 33-centiliter can of soda if the proposal were...
  • Diabetes patients could benefit from Kamut-khorasan wheat finds study

    06/20/2016 10:55:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.bakeryandsnacks.com ^ | 15 Feb 2016 | Vince Bamford
    Replacing modern wheat with ancient grain khorasan can benefit consumers with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
  • Clemson's first harvest of ancient Southern wheat exceeds expectations

    06/20/2016 10:37:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    phys.org ^ | 06-20-2016 | by Jim Melvin & Provided by: Clemson University
    Clemson University scientist Brian Ward and his team harvested about 145 pounds of Purple Straw seed, which was grown from less than half a pound. Credit: Scott Miller / Clemson University ================================================================================================= The first step of an ongoing-process designed to bring a valuable heirloom wheat back from the brink of extinction has been completed with flying colors. Last month, Clemson University scientist Brian Ward and his team harvested about 145 pounds of Purple Straw seed, which was grown from less than half a pound. Purple Straw is the only heirloom wheat to have been cultivated continually in the South from...
  • Dairy farmers say safety net on milk prices is not helping

    06/19/2016 1:19:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 19, 2016 1:37 PM EDT | Lisa Rathke
    Northeast dairy farmers who have been strapped for months by low milk prices say a voluntary insurance program that was supposed to be a safety net isn’t helping. The margin protection program provides financial assistance to enrolled farmers when the gap between the price of milk and national average feed costs falls below the coverage levels picked by individual farmers. […] Farmers say the margin protection program is not based on Northeast farmers’ feed costs but on the national average feed cost, which is less. The chairman of the National Milk Producers Federation testified in Washington last month that the...
  • Dads compete to stack Cheerios on babies' heads because ...dads

    06/19/2016 5:33:58 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun June 19, 2016 | Saeed Ahmed, CNN
    So, about a week or so ago, Patrick Quinn felt trapped. He was sitting on the couch, afraid to move -- lest he woke up Maxton, his 3-week-old son who was sound asleep on his lap. Then he spotted a bowl of Cheerios by the couch. His older son had left it there because he never puts anything away. Hmm, thought Quinn, let's see if I can get one to balance on Maxton's nose. It worked. Hmm, let me see if I can get two.
  • Waitress Injured Trying to Stop Customers Who Skipped Out on Bill

    06/17/2016 2:49:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 17, 2016 | JESSICA BRUNO
    Police are looking for two suspects who stiffed a waitress on Tuesday evening. That same waitress followed them out of the restaurant and jumped on their vehicle in an attempt to stop them from leaving. However, she was thrown off of the car and injured. Police say they are still searching for the suspects who were driving a gray vehicle. The waitress was transported to the hospital and was treated and released.
  • The Absolute Best Slice of Pizza in New York

    06/17/2016 11:02:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 17, 2016 | Chris C
    For six weeks, the editors of New York Magazine and Grub Street are publishing a series of definitive lists that declare the absolute best versions of 101 things to eat, drink, and do. Pizza: It’s what New Yorkers are made of. Now, we’re not talking Neapolitan or neo-Neapolitan, deep dish or Detroit-style — not even whole pies. It’s all about the slice, the economical, accessible, on-the-go meal in its many styles: the classic round slice; square in the Sicilian or grandma style; vodka-sauced; with or without toppings, from the minimal (sausage) to the maximal “gourmet” (Buffalo chicken); and so on....