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  • New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

    11/24/2014 10:01:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2014 8:36 PM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Counting your calories will become easier under new government rules requiring chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores—and even movie theaters, amusement parks and vending machines—to post the calorie content of food “clearly and conspicuously” on their menus. The Food and Drug Administration plans to announce the long-delayed rules on Tuesday. The regulations will apply to businesses with 20 or more locations and they will be given until November 2015 to comply. The idea is that people may pass on that bacon double cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, hot dog at a gas station or large popcorn at the movie theater if...
  • New chief of WH cupcakes, pastries

    11/23/2014 11:29:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | November 21, 2014 | Lesley Clark
    The White House announced Friday that Susan E. “Susie” Morrison will serve as the next White House Executive Pastry Chef. Morrison is the seventh person and first woman to serve in the role and begins “just in time to spearhead the always highly anticipated Holiday Gingerbread House,” the White House said. The position was most recently held by William Yosses, who departed earlier this year to create the “Kitchen Garden Laboratory,” a wellness through cooking advocacy group.
  • Insects: The food of the future ( The UN wants us to eat bugs)

    11/23/2014 10:11:53 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 53 replies
    universitypost.dk ^ | 15/5-13 | universitypost.dk
    Bugs reduce pollution, increase nutrition, and should seriously be considered as a food source: This is according to a UN report with University of Copenhagen contribitions by Victor Yakimov What is nutritious, delicious, and has six legs? If we could collectively get over our disgust at the six legged critters, insects could become a staple of the human diet, along with fish, and other kinds of meat, a new UN report argues. The Food and Agriculture organisation FAO hailed members of the insect world as an under-utilised resource, in the report which was released this Monday. By 2050, world population...
  • Norway to grow food crops in space

    11/22/2014 8:52:04 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    thelocal.no ^ | 21 Nov 2014 10:33 GMT+01:00
    The research team has not yet decided what plants they will try and grow, but are looking at tomatoes, lettuce and soybeans. The Trondheim research unit has been trying to grow plants in space since 2006. Under the Norwegian research team's guidance, plant growing experiments were carried out at the International Space Station (ISS). The research focused on the flowering weed, Arabidopsis thaliana. ... "One of the big challenges is to administer exactly the right amount of water and nutrients to the plants in such little gravity,” said Kittang Jost to Science Nordic. Researchers from the MELISSA space program believe...
  • 'All About That Baste' parody video goes viral for Thanksgiving

    11/22/2014 3:37:54 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 20, 2014
    Can dear old dad handle Thanksgiving meal prep all by himself? According to the Holderness family of Raleigh, N.C., --made famous last year for dancing around in the Christmas jammies --not quite.
  • Students post gross school lunch pictures using #ThanksMichelleObama hashtag

    11/21/2014 5:54:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 21, 2014
    Let’s face it: school lunches are not exactly culinary masterpieces. But some fed-up students have been sharing some down-right disgusting-looking meals using the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama on social media. It’s not a new thing. These posts have been around when school started up in August. But as students get ready for the year’s biggest food holiday, the trend is picking up steam. …
  • Consumer Trends: Synthesizing food

    11/20/2014 8:53:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Drovers Cattle Network ^ | November 19, 2014 | Suzanne B. Bopp
    In a way, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not really news anymore, since farmers have had access to that technology for a couple of decades already. So what is the new frontier in food production? The latest step in genetic engineering — at least as it pertains to our food system — is called synthetic biology, which applies the principles of engineering to the fundamental components of biology. Instead of mixing one engineered gene into an existing organism (which is what happens with most of today’s GMOs), these scientists are creating large clusters of genes synthetically. They can essentially design...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Food poisoning, 'hopeless' lack of regulation cited at NYC's street carts

    11/19/2014 6:00:10 AM PST · by dennisw · 37 replies
    nydailynews ^ | November 17, 2014 | Nolan Hicks , Larry Mcshane
    EXCLUSIVE: Food poisoning, 'hopeless' lack of regulation cited at NYC's street carts The city’s 311 line received 359 calls of food poisoning or unsanitary conditions at street carts and trucks in three years — including tainted food, workers without gloves, roaches on carts and other stomach-churning complaints. Critics say the vendors operate under a lack of oversight. Funky fruit. Icky ice cream. Putrid pretzels. Toxic tacos. Those are among hundreds of complaints made by nauseous New York street diners who pulled their heads from the toilet long enough to dial the city’s 311 line. More than half of the 359...
  • 18 Treats To Try Before The World Runs Out Of Chocolate

    11/18/2014 8:55:11 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 16 replies
    Play Buzz via Yahoo.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Staff
    1. A giant chocolate cupcake topped with whoppers. 2. This multi-layered chocolate on chocolate beauty. 3. The wonder that is this frozen chocolate pudding cake. 4. Chocolate doughnuts smothered in delectable chocolate glaze (and sprinkles!).
  • The world’s biggest chocolate-maker says we’re running out of chocolate

    11/17/2014 10:38:15 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 93 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2014 | Roberto A. Ferdman
    There's no easy way to say this: You're eating too much chocolate, all of you. And it's getting so out of hand that the world could be headed towards a potentially disastrous scenario if it doesn't stop. Those are, roughly speaking, the words of two huge chocolate makers, Mars, Inc. and Barry Callebaut. And there's some data to back them up. Chocolate deficits, whereby farmers produce less cocoa than the world eats, are becoming the norm. Already, we are in the midst of what could be the longest streak of consecutive chocolate deficits in more than 50 years. It also...
  • Manufacturers warn that the world may soon run out of chocolate

    11/17/2014 9:00:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    theweek.com ^ | 11/17/2014 | Catherine Garcia
    Start hoarding those Hershey's Kisses and stockpile your Snickers: The world could soon experience a chocolate shortage. Mars Inc. and Barry Callebaut, two of the world's largest chocolate makers, say that's the path we're headed down. They cite a perfect storm of factors: Less cocoa is being produced as more and more people are devouring chocolate. In 2013, consumers ate about 70,000 metric tons more cocoa than was produced, The Washington Post reports, and that deficit could go up to 1 million metric tons by 2020. The Ivory Coast and Ghana produce more than 70 percent of the world's cacao...
  • Head Cheese Recipe

    11/17/2014 4:54:12 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 12, 2014 | CulinaryWishes.com
    How to cook Head Cheese Full recipe: http://www.culinarywishes.com/head-ch... Easy and tasty traditional recipe! See more of our delicious recipe on: http://www.CulinaryWishes.com ...
  • Police say someone is shooting ears of corn at cars in Carver, MA

    11/16/2014 3:42:40 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 94 replies
    The Patriot Ledger ^ | November 14, 2014
    CARVER – Police say someone shot an ear of corn through a police cruiser’s windshield using a makeshift device. Police say the corn, which had previously been described only as a “projectile,” damaged the cruiser but did not cause any injuries. At least two other cars have been hit by objects fired at them near Purchase and Callow streets in the last week.
  • Make fantastic chocolate from raw cocoa beans

    11/16/2014 4:43:48 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 30, 2014 | astrojeff
    This instructional video is intended to help people make chocolate using simple ingredients and simple equipment. The equipment and method is especially suited for people living in chocolate-growing regions of the tropical Americas, as the equipment is universally available and does not require electric power.
  • McDonald's Says No to Simplot's GMO Potato

    11/15/2014 3:28:37 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 128 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 15, 2014 | The Associated Press
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co.'s new genetically modified potato. But one of the company's oldest business partners — McDonald's — hasn't. The fast-food giant says it doesn't use genetically modified potatoes, the Idaho Statesman reported. "McDonald's USA does not source GMO potatoes, nor do we have current plans to change our sourcing practices," the company said in a statement.
  • ‘Tiny & Very Processed’: HS Student Leads Boycott of First Lady's Lunches

    11/14/2014 10:12:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | November 13, 2014 10:58 am | (Fox and Friends)
    Students at a Wisconsin high school are boycotting the lunch program, upset over tiny portions and declining quality. Meghan Hellrood, a senior at D.C. Everest High School in Weston, talked to Ainsley Earhardt this morning to explain why she’s leading the protest against the federal program, which was championed by First Lady Michelle Obama. […] “It’s not actually giving us healthy foods. It’s giving us small portions of very processed foods. Kids aren’t happy about that,” said Hellrood, referring to the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act, which was passed in 2010 as part of an effort to combat childhood obesity....
  • Urban Outfitters' Hillary Clinton Nutcracker Is Horribly Sexist

    11/13/2014 12:59:38 PM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/12 | Laia Garcia
    Urban Outfitters is back in the spotlight again for their questionable product choices. This time it’s for the Hillary Clinton Nutcracker, an actual nutcracker in the shape of, you-guessed-it, Hillary Clinton. These days it seems as if Urban Outfitters’ marketing plan is largely based around generating press on derogatory items such as a “one of a kind sweatshirt featuring the Kent State University logo” with a suspicious blood-like spatter, and an array of T-shirts that perpetuate stereotypes against Native Americans, Mexicans, Jews, and Irish among others (at least the fact that no one is safe is slightly comforting?).
  • Houston Bakery Offers Cake Stuffed With 3 Pies

    11/12/2014 9:05:57 AM PST · by bgill · 35 replies
    keye.com ^ | Nov. 12, 2014 | keye
    It's being called the "Turducken" of desserts. It is three different pies, baked inside three different cakes. "It's a pumpkin pie in a pumpkin spice cake, a pecan pie in chocolate cake, an apple pie in an apple spice cake," said Bobby Jucker, chef and owner at Three Brothers Bakery," said Bobby Jucker. The dessert stands 11 inches tall, and weighs 23 pounds. The Pumpecapple Piecake sells for $175.00 and must be ordered 5 days in advance.
  • 14 Things You Didn't Know About Krispy Kreme

    11/12/2014 12:55:33 AM PST · by kingattax · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 11, 2014 | Kristin Hunt
    As Chris Rock once surmised, Krispy Kreme is basically crack. The doughnuts, whether original glazed or stuffed with raspberry jelly, have had us hooked for 74 years, and we’re not looking to quit anytime soon. To better understand our dependency, we decided to look into the history of this doughnut empire. It involves pizza. And rap beef.
  • Johnny Garlic’s Employee Shocked Restaurant Shut Down Three Days After His Hire (owned by Guy Fieri)

    11/11/2014 5:59:38 PM PST · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    KOVR CBS 13 Sacramento ^ | November 10, 2014 | Nick Janes
    A popular restaurant owned by celebrity chef Guy Fieri went out of business on Monday, leaving dozens of employees out of work. Britton Archie was told not to talk to CBS13, but he did anyway. “I got a phone call that says today’s your last day,” he said.
  • Hellmann’s owner sues over company’s use of ‘Mayo’ (in egg-free product)

    11/11/2014 7:28:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 11, 2014 10:16 AM EST
    You have to break some eggs to make an omelet and, according to a lawsuit from the maker of Hellmann’s, the same goes for mayonnaise. The food company Unilever is suing a California company that uses the word “Mayo” in its sandwich spread name, saying that federal regulators and dictionaries define mayonnaise as a spread that contains eggs.The suit claims false advertising by the company Hampton Creek for labeling its egg-free product “Just Mayo.” Unilever says in a complaint filed in federal court that the word “mayo” implies that the product is mayonnaise, and Just Mayo is “stealing market share...
  • ‘Lifetime supply of bacon’ advertised on Gumtree…mmmm bacon

    11/10/2014 9:24:07 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 58 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 10 Nov 2014 | Matt Payton
    A lot of interesting things are advertised on Gumtree – from an entire flat of furniture to in-home yoga lessons. However, this person has listed a product priceless in the eyes of many a meat eater. They have offered a lifetime supply of bacon. The seller claims it’s free. But nothing in this world is ever free. Here is the full description from the Hampshire-based vendor of pork: ‘I have the life time supply of bacon, I’m desperate to get rid because I need to shed a few piggies. ‘I know it says it’s free however I would like something...
  • Hero's Welcome Home (Veterans Day Special Tomorrow Night With Gary Sinise & Robert Irvine)

    11/10/2014 1:48:50 PM PST · by goldstategop · 1 replies
    Cooking Channel ^ | 11/12/2014 | Cooking Channel
    A Hero's Welcome is a one-of-a-kind television special airing on Veteran's Day that will leave you crying tears of joy and appreciation for one American hero and his family. After proudly serving his country for years, and making a miraculous recovery from life-threatening injuries due to an IED blast in Iraq, Staff Sergeant Wood is preparing to retire from the military. And that's where we come in, bringing together an incredible team, including award-winning actor Gary Sinise, Food Network's Robert Irvine, HGTV's Genevieve Gorder and our friends at Marie Callender's, to pull off an incredible home renovation and celebration to...
  • 5 Recycled Life Hacks (video)

    11/10/2014 11:43:22 AM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 6, 2014 | CrazyRussianHacker
    5 Recycled Life Hacks
  • Pizza Hut overhauls menu amid US sales slide; curry and ginger flavored crusts on the way

    11/10/2014 11:04:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 76 replies
    AP ^ | November 10, 2014 | Staff
    Pizza Hut is letting customers play mad scientist, giving them the freedom to make pies with honey Sriracha sauce or add curry flavor to the crusts. The atypical flavors and new ingredients are part of a menu overhaul set to be announced Monday and hit stores Nov. 19. Executives are hoping the revamp — which includes an updated logo and more relaxed uniforms for workers — will be the trick that finally jumpstarts sales. Even as rivals Domino's and Papa John's have enjoyed growth, Pizza Hut has reported sales declines for eight straight quarters at established locations.
  • (Floriduh) Dine & Dash party leaves South Fla. restaurant with $300 bill

    11/08/2014 4:39:15 PM PST · by dennisw · 54 replies
    local10.com ^ | Nov 07 2014
    Dine & Dash party leaves South Fla. restaurant with $300 bill Birthday guests left before paying tab at Cheddar's Casual Café TAMARAC, Fla. - A South Florida restaurant hosted a free birthday party for a large group last month. Unfortunately, no one told them the plan and now they're out a big chunk of change. The Broward Sheriff's Office is searching for those who celebrated the joyous occasion at Cheddar's Casual Café in Tamarac and then left without paying the bill. The tab for the group of 15 people topped out at almost $300. According to BSO, the party guests...
  • ‘Irish alcoholism nature’ reason for job rejection for Irish teacher in South Korea

    11/07/2014 9:02:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    BBC News Northern Ireland ^ | 6 November 2014 | Last updated at 05:31 ET | Ciarán McCauley
    A teacher from the Republic of Ireland has been turned down for a job in South Korea due to the “alcoholism nature” of Irish people. Katie Mulrennan, from County Kerry, had applied for a teaching job in Seoul. She was told by an agency that their client did not hire Irish people due to their perceived drinking habits. The 26-year-old told the BBC that she could not believe the email was real at first. […] Last week, she received a reply that said: “I am sorry to inform you that my client does not hire Irish people due to the...
  • The Oldest Restaurant in Every State

    11/06/2014 12:24:19 PM PST · by Idaho_Cowboy · 50 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 6, 2014 | Matt Meltzer
    Eating. Humans have done it since, well, the beginning of history. And pretty much ever since the first caveman realized he was too tired to grill a wooly mammoth after a long day of hunting, other cavemen were willing to do it for him. For a price, of course. While the US doesn’t quite date back to the caveman, it’s still got plenty of old restaurants. And, much like we tracked down the oldest bar in every state, we’ve once again culled restaurant associations, historical societies, tourism boards, and business licensing departments nationwide in search of the oldest continuously operating...
  • Technology moves fast-food chains away from interpersonal customer service

    11/06/2014 11:11:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Thursday, November 6, 2014 | Joseph Peacock
    The days of indecision and miscommunication in the drive-through lane of a fast-food restaurant could be long gone. Taco Bell recently launched an app that enables customer to order and pay for it straight from a smartphone. “It gives customers control. They don’t want to talk to people all the time,” Taco Bell chief marketing officer Chris Brandt tells Fast Company. And the app allows for more creativity in what to order. “The app offers unlimited menu customization options,” reports Eater. “Users can, for the first time, build their own unique creations using dozens of ingredients.” …
  • What's Obama's Favorite Drink?

    11/05/2014 7:26:34 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 42 replies
    AP ^ | 10/5/2014 | Self
    "I would enjoy some Kentucky bourbon with Mitch McConnell," said Obama, who last year mocked the idea of having a drink with the GOP leader. Then, offering a glimpse into how little time Obama has spent cultivating a relationship with McConnell over the past six years, the president added, "I don't know what his preferred drink is."
  • Voters in Berkeley overwhelmingly pass nation's first 'sugar tax' raising the price of sodas

    11/05/2014 10:48:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 5, 2014 | Michael Zennie
    Berkeley, California, one of the most liberal cities in the nation, have overwhelmingly approved the nation's first 'sugar tax,' which will raise the cost of sodas and energy drinks by one penny per ounce. A similar tax in neighboring San Francisco, which would have levied two cents per ounce, failed to pass - gaining 55percent of the vote, short of the two-thirds majority needed. The Berkeley tax would raise the cost of a can of Pepsi from $1 to $1.12, but bigger fountain drinks would get hit harder. A large Coke from McDonald's would go from $2.29 to $2.61. A...
  • Decoding the restaurant menu: Words to avoid for healthful eating

    11/05/2014 6:32:36 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    Special to CNN ^ | Ronda Elsenbrook,
    Restaurant Code Words: Crunchy, tempura, battered, crispy, breaded, crusted, golden, sizzling If you're making a healthy choice, you're probably not purposely choosing a fried food item. Look for words like crunchy, battered, crispy, breaded, crusted, golden, tempura; some of these options are a double-whammy on your caloric intake because the item is fried with an additional carb-based coating. ... Restaurant Code Words: Teriyaki, BBQ, glazed, sticky, honey-dipped Powdered doughnuts may be self-explanatory on a menu, but options labeled as Teriyaki, BBQ, glazed, sticky or honey-dipped could also be high in added sugars. It is wise to ask if sauces of...
  • Jim Murray's Whisky Bible calls a Japanese malt the best in the world [snip]

    11/04/2014 2:18:31 PM PST · by Daffynition · 26 replies
    NY ^ | November 2, 2014 | Gersh Kuntzman
    TALK ABOUT a whisky rebellion! A Japanese single malt has been named the best whisky in the world by an industry watchdog — and for the first time, there are no Scottish distilleries in the top five. Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 was awarded the top honor by Jim Murray, whose 2015 edition of the Whisky Bible comes out next week. Glenmorangie Ealanta. Glenmorangie Enlarge Old Pulteney 21 Single Malt Scotch Whiskey. Inver House Distillers Enlarge The Robert Burns Single Malt. Arran Distillers Enlarge Other whiskeys are nothing compared to the Yamazaki, Murray writes. The Yamazaki is so good...
  • What IS the McRib made of? New McDonald's video shows how they make the boneless, preformed patty

    11/04/2014 5:54:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 4, 2014 | Sadie Whitelocks
    Likened to 'packing foam' and 'gray IKEA furniture' the McDonald's McRib patty came under scrutiny last year after one was photographed on the production line minus sauce and pickles. But now the fast food giant is hoping to get people 'lovin" its seasonal treat again by showing exactly how the boneless, preformed morsel is made. A new behind-the-scenes video takes viewers inside the Lopez Foods production facility in Oklahoma City where giant chunks of pork are ground down - no packing foam in sight.
  • Red Lobster admits defeat after failed attempt to appeal to people who didn't like seafood

    11/03/2014 1:57:16 PM PST · by C19fan · 73 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 3, 2014 | David McCormack
    Struggling restaurant chain Red Lobster is going back to its roots with a new menu that’s set to feature more dishes featuring lobster. A revamped menu announced on Monday removes several poorly received non-seafood dishes including Spicy Tortilla Soup and a Wood-Grilled Pork Chop. These non-seafood dishes had been added by the chain's previous owner, Darden Restaurants Inc., in the vain hope of attracting people who don't like seafood as sales declined.
  • Humiliation for Scotland as Japan's whisky is named 'best in world'

    11/03/2014 6:04:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 3, 2014 | Richard Mardsen
    Japan has given the Scotch whisky industry a ‘wake up call’ - after a single malt from the Far East was named the best in the world. Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 has been given the title by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible - which describes the drink as a work of ‘near incredible genius’. For the first time, the 2015 edition of the renowned publication features no Scottish distillery in its top five.
  • 3 daily glasses of milk linked to higher mortality rate in women

    10/31/2014 10:30:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2014
    Milk is often touted as an elixir for bone strength, but new research suggests that those superpowers may be true only to a certain extent. A study published in the Oct. 28 issue of The British Medical Journal suggests that consuming three glasses of milk per day may double women’s risk of dying in 20 years, compared to drinking less than one glass daily, Medical News Today reported. Researchers in Sweden found that the sugar D-galactose—which comprises half of lactose—increases oxidative stress and inflammation of the body. Experimental evidence in various animal species shows that chronic exposure to galactose can...
  • 2014 Veterans Day Free Meals

    10/30/2014 2:10:35 PM PDT · by PeteePie · 19 replies
    Military Benefits. info ^ | 2014 | Military Benefits
    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals, Discounts, Sales and Deals Read more: http://militarybenefits.info/veterans-day-discounts-sales-deals-free-meals/#ixzz3HfEEMUVw
  • F1 team plans to spend $16K on groceries for race weekend

    10/30/2014 12:37:42 PM PDT · by bgill · 19 replies
    kxan ^ | Oct. 30, 2014 | Natalie Hee
    Even though the van used to transport the groceries from the store to the race track was jam packed with supplies, the $3,742.10 only covered food for three days. Freeman says that is just a fraction of the total cost the Sahara Force India team will spend throughout their time in Austin. “We normally spend about 10,000 pounds per race– that’s about $16,000,” said Freeman. Over the course of eight days, Chef Freeman and his kitchen crew of six people will prepare three meals-a-day for more than 100 people. That includes mechanical crews, drivers and their guests. “We couldn’t ship...
  • Would you eat “nuclear soup”? Japanese artists serve broth made with Fukushima-grown vegetables

    10/30/2014 6:46:27 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    RocketNews ^ | 2014/10/30 | Philip Kendall
    Would you eat “nuclear soup”? Japanese artists serve broth made with Fukushima-grown vegetables Philip Kendall 17 hours ago Would you eat a bowl of soup made mainly with vegetables grown in Fukushima Prefecture? What if the cook swore to you that everything that went into the soup had been tested and was safe for human consumption? Would you be able to push all thoughts of Fukushima Daiichi, contaminated groundwater and Blinky the three-eyed fish out of your mind long enough to risk a spoonful? A pair of artists from Japan recently gave visitors to the Frieze Art Fair in London...
  • Papa John founder attends funeral of slain employee...

    10/29/2014 8:47:39 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 11 replies
    www.nydailynews.com ^ | 10/28/14 | Nina Golgowki
    A Papa John's employee who was shot and killed in a cold-blooded stickup inside a Tennessee restaurant was laid to rest Saturday in a moving ceremony attended by the national pizza chain's very own founder and CEO, his family said. John Schnatter flew out to Spring Hill to pay his respects to 22-year-old Gordon Schaffer's family along with about 25 cars packed with other Papa John's employees, his grieving sister said. "We never once imagined that this would touch anyone high up in the Papa John's corporate office, let alone, John Schnatter," his sister, Devan Cronin, posted on Facebook Sunday.
  • 3 pigs shot in pen

    10/28/2014 5:24:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 28 OCTOBER 2014 | WISN.COM
    TOWN OF DANE, Wis. - The Dane County Sheriff’s Office is trying to determine who shot three pigs in their pen in the town of Dane. Deputies were called to 7503 Lodi-Springfield Rd just after 6 p.m. on Saturday by a farmer who reported three pigs had been shot. One of the pigs was dead, and the other two were injured severely enough they had to be euthanized.
  • Chicken Wings and Chips for Lunch at Sidwell Friends

    10/28/2014 11:48:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 28, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    While Michelle Obama’s skimpy school lunch mandates have been widely rejected by students and schools, the elite private school attended by both Obama daughters will be serving chicken wings and potato chips on Wednesday. Sidwell Friends is the elite private school with a $36,264 tuition per child where President Obama sent his daughtersinstead of Cardozo high school, a government-run school in Washington, D.C. After Wednesday’s chicken wings , on Thursday Obama’s daughters can get a Cuban sandwich. Pasco County Schools in Florida had to eliminate Cuban sandwiches because they violated Michelle Obama’s lunch standards. Land O’ Lakes High had gone...
  • Half-blind sanctuary owner hand feeds his 14 big cats - including a 700lb Siberian tiger

    10/28/2014 2:32:02 AM PDT · by Stoat · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 27, 2014 | Jenny Awford
    He has been bitten on the nose by a leopard and had his shoulder separated after wrestling with a full-grown Bengal tiger.But Carl Bovard, who is blind in one eye, believes living with 14 big cats including two lions, six tigers and a desert lynx, is a risk worth taking to raise awareness about endangered species. They all spend time living in his Florida home before moving into the outside enclosure and are seen clambering over the pool table and cuddling up in his bed.   (edit)
  • Actor James Mason does a wine commercial...for Thunderbird

    10/27/2014 9:40:19 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 34 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    I guess Orson Welles wasn't the only actor to hawk cheap wine to pay the bills. Yikes!
  • White Vegan couple Cooks Up Controversy With 'Thug Kitchen' Cookbook

    10/27/2014 2:19:58 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 7 replies
    Tribune News Service ^ | 10/24/2014 | Blanca Torres
    <p>Seattle this week to discuss their vegan recipes and America’s relationship with food.</p> <p>The cover of the controversial vegan cookbook, “Thug Kitchen.”</p> <p>They packed their suitcases only to learn Monday they were uninvited.</p> <p>Book Larder, a culinary-themed bookstore in Fremont, decided to cancel a book signing scheduled for Wednesday night over concerns that critics would take over the event.</p>
  • Thug Kitchen (The Book That Outraged The Race Mongers)

    10/27/2014 1:28:10 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 34 replies
  • Stop taking selfies with bears, hikers warned

    10/27/2014 11:21:13 AM PDT · by Stoat · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) / various ^ | October 27, 2014 | Sara Malm
    Hikers in Sierra Nevada are being told to stop taking selfies with the wild bears.The worrying and very real trend has seen visitors to South Lake Tahoe, California, put themselves at risk to get a share-able snap of themselves with a bear in the background.Hikers have got as close as a few feet away from the wild bears, and officials have now been forced to send out an official warning.   (edit)A recent visitor at the site said she saw dozens of people taking selfies with the bears, who were unafraid of the group.‘There were like 30 people taking pictures...
  • Minnesota Barn Fire Kills Thousands Of Animals (hogs), Workers Devastated

    10/27/2014 7:36:55 AM PDT · by dennisw · 25 replies
    minnesota.cbslocal ^ | October 26, 2014
    TRUMAN, Minn. (WCCO) — Thousands of animals have died in a massive fire in southern Minnesota. The fire broke out Saturday afternoon just after 3 p.m. at the Cougar Run Farm, near the town of Truman. “This is really hard for us right now,” Cougar Run employee Kaycee Gebhart said. “A truck is replaceable, barns are replaceable, but these hogs are our livelihood and we cared for them every day.” Roughly 50 percent of the hog farm was destroyed by the fire, that took the help of 10 responding agencies from across Martin County to get under control. “When we...
  • Crop Rotation in the Home Garden

    10/27/2014 5:12:54 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 13 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | 10/13/2014 | Rick Bickling
    Crop rotation is the practice of growing different crops, on the same land, in sequential planting cycles ranging from 2 to 8 years...