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  • Applebee's beats lawsuit claiming fajitas burned man while praying

    03/06/2015 5:36:43 PM PST · by Brother Cracker · 7 replies
    Odd_News ^ | March 5, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    WESTAMPTON, N.J., A New Jersey appeals court rejected a lawsuit from a man who alleged he suffered burns from his Applebee's fajita when he bowed his head to pray. Hiram Jimenez's lawsuit alleged he visited the Westampton restaurant in March 2010 with his brother, Rafael, and they decided to pray over their food. Jimenez said he bowed his face over his steak fajita, which was served on a skillet, and he soon heard a loud sizzling noise followed by a grease pop that led to a burning sensation on the left side of his face, including his eye. Jimenez, who...
  • Jewish, Muslim Food Cart Owners Face Off in NYC Turf War

    03/06/2015 4:39:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feb. 15, 2015
    A turf war is brewing between a Jewish food cart vendor and Muslim competitors vying for prime real estate in midtown Manhattan, according to the New York Post. Dubbing it an "intifooda," the Post reports that Yisroel Mordowitz, who serves kosher brisket and pastrami sandwiches, is being blocked from setting up near Rockefeller Center by by the "hallal mafia." “This guy is hungry – hungry for money,” said Mohamed Mossad, one of the Muslim food purveyors fighting to keep Mordowitz and his cart, the Holy Rollers, off the corner of 48th Street and Sixth Avenue. “Why doesn’t he go to...
  • A Trip to David’s Brisket House, the Jewish Deli That’s Run by Muslims

    03/06/2015 4:06:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | March 5, 2015 | Adam Platt
    Grub Street never needs a reason to celebrate our city's esteemed roster of delicatessens, but since this week marks the New York release of the new documentary Deli Man, we're going all in on the subject today.There’s an elaborate backstory behind every venerable deli in New York City, but the story behind David’s Brisket House, which has been serving brisket and pastrami sandwiches to the good people of Bedford-Stuyvesant for more than half a century now, is more elaborate and convoluted than most. The original Dave was a Russian Jew who sold the deli to a Romanian Jew, who inherited...
  • LaPlace second grader to Michelle Obama: 'You have ruined Taco Tuesday'

    03/06/2015 1:37:59 PM PST · by BBell · 33 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/6/15 | Angel Thompson
    Richard "Trip" Klibert, 7, of LaPlace became pretty upset last November when he began noticing changes in his lunch at St. Joan of Arc School in LaPlace. His main complaint was about the new wheat tortillas and pizza crust. His taco shell and pizza just weren't as tasty anymore. So concerned about these changes, he voiced his displeasure to his second grade teacher, Margaret Cerami, who suggested he learn more about the lunch changes, and perhaps, write a letter to the person responsible for the changes, First Lady Michelle Obama. What began as an expression of displeasure turned into a...
  • Democrat Leadership Jeopardy!

    03/06/2015 10:59:15 AM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 2 replies
    Nothing Better To Do | 6 March 2015 | blueunicorn6
    "I'll take 'Origin Of City Names' for 500, Alex." "The Saint that Saint Louis is named after." Beepbeepbeep "Harry Reid!" "What is Las Vegas, Alex?" "No, it's not Las Vegas." Beepbeepbeep "Nancy Pelosi!" "What is California, Alex?" "No, Nancy, California is a state. It's not a city." Beepbeepbeep "Joe Biden!" "What is orange, Alex?" "..........Honestly? You think there is a Saint Orange, Joe?" Beepbeepbeep "What is yes, Alex.?" "Joe, take your thumb off the buzzer." Beepbeepbeep "What is no, Alex?" "OK, Harry. Your thumb off the buzzer, too. I've never seen so many idiots." Beepbeepbeep "What is The State Department,...
  • Starve a Landfill: Efficiency in the Kitchen to Reduce Food Waste

    03/06/2015 10:57:50 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 3, 2015 | Kim Severson
    SEATTLE — The nation’s first citywide composting program based largely on shame began here in January. City sanitation workers who find garbage cans filled with aging lettuce, leftover pizza or even the box it came in are slapping on bright red tags to inform the offending household (and, presumably, the whole neighborhood) that the city’s new composting law has been violated. San Francisco may have been the first city to make its citizens compost food, but Seattle is the first to punish people with a fine if they don’t. In a country that loses about 31 percent of its food...
  • In a first, Indian state bans possession and sale of beef

    03/06/2015 9:18:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 5, 2015 | Staff
    The state that includes Mumbai, India’s financial capital, this week became the first in the country to ban the possession and sale of beef, imposing fines and up to five years in prison for violations. The ban in the populous western state of Maharashtra, which was passed this week, came as an amendment to a 1972 law prohibiting the slaughter of cows, which has been expanded to ban the slaughter of bulls, bullocks and calves. The slaughter of water buffaloes will still be allowed, subject to permission from the authorities.
  • Chicken Killers Leave at Least 300K dead, Millions in Damage

    03/05/2015 6:59:04 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 71 replies
    The Charolette Observer ^ | March 3, 2015 | Harrison Cahill
    Attacks the past two weeks on at least 16 farms across several rural South Carolina counties killed an estimated 300,000 chickens and cost the owners roughly $1.7 million. Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett said someone familiar with alarm systems used in chicken houses is responsible. Those alarms also control the heat, air conditioning and ventilation units and notify farmers by cellphone when buildings get too hot or cold. Chickens can die in about an hour if the ventilation and heating systems are turned off. “The chicks, you have to maintain the temperature at 95 to 100 degrees, and when they...
  • 'Leanwashing' marketing tactic used to drive junk-food sales

    03/04/2015 6:53:40 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 7 replies
    CBC News ^ | March 4, 2015 | Bruce Chambers
    An international team of university researchers, including from Simon Fraser in Vancouver, coined the term leanwashing last year. It was in response to a trend in advertising that links eating junk food with increasing physical activity. In 2010, Michelle Obama launched a campaign called Let’s Move to end childhood obesity. Originally, there was a lot of talk about reducing junk food and eating healthier. But apparently the U.S. food industry objected to such criticism coming from its government and reportedly engaged in lobbying that resulted in Let’s Move becoming mostly about moving.
  • Budweiser losing the battle with craft beers

    02/26/2015 6:53:09 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 179 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 26, 2015
    Anheuser-Busch InBev is having a tough time getting millennials to crack open a can of Budweiser. The world’s biggest brewer said Thursday that falling unemployment and “premium” brands are boosting overall beer sales in the US, its biggest market. But the company is struggling to market Bud — the 139-year-old American brand with blue-collar roots — to younger drinkers, who prefer craft brews and bourbon.
  • First lady: US experiencing food ‘culture change’

    02/26/2015 4:09:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 26, 2015 6:42 PM EST | Darlene Superville
    Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a “culture change” in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity. But as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts, the first lady also warned that the progress that’s been made is “incredibly fragile.” That’s because special interests “whose first priority is not our kids’ health” are “waiting for us to get complacent or bored and move on to the next trendy issue,” Mrs. Obama said at an annual health summit. She cited the fight over a recent child nutrition law as an example. “Even today, some folks...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    02/26/2015 2:58:16 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 79 replies
    This week's thread is about Cooking With Kids. When I was in elementary school in the early 1960s, every year the school would hold a book fair; students could look at new books and pick some out to buy. One year I bought 'Betty Crocker's Cookbook for Boys and Girls', originally published in the late 1950s. I loved looking at this book, and learned a lot using the recipes. For a children's book, it's a surprisingly comprehensive guide to basic cooking, with a lot of interesting presentation ideas, and even some decorative crafts. AND it includes campfire cooking! I wanted...
  • It’s official: Americans should drink more coffee

    02/23/2015 3:08:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/23/2015 | Roberto A. Ferdman
    When the nation's top nutrition panel released its latest dietary recommendations on Thursday, the group did something it had never done before: weigh in on whether people should be drinking coffee. What it had to say is pretty surprising.Not only can people stop worrying about whether drinking coffee is bad for them, according to the panel, they might even want to consider drinking a bit more.The panel cited minimal health risks associated with drinking between three and five cups per day. It also said that consuming as many as five cups of coffee each day (400 mg) is tied to...
  • Hate sticky oatmeal? Here's how to make it perfectly every time (Video)

    02/22/2015 11:29:04 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 31 replies
    Globe & Mail | Feb. 16, 2015 | Matt DeMille
    How to make oatmeal that isn't sticky: Perfect oatmeal
  • Want To Consume Cow Feces? Have Some Raw Milk

    02/20/2015 6:35:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 116 replies
    Real Science ^ | February 19, 2015 | Hank Campbell
    Would you like some Campylobacter or E. Coli today? Raw milk in 26 U.S. states is now the best place to get it, since most readers of Science 2.0 are not going to have the opportunity to buy chicken from a street vendor in China. That raw milk is risky and has no benefit is not news. In 2012 the CDC showed it again but clamoring for raw milk got even louder. It is in the news again, as part of the naturalistic fallacy that infects mostly the anti-science hippie left and a minority of people on the libertarian 'government...
  • Weekly Cooking (and things related) Thread

    02/19/2015 3:27:45 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 97 replies
    This week, it's Soup and "Bread" (It's freezing here; and Soup's my favorite thing to cook anyway!) When I first developed a serious interest in cooking, my favorite cookbooks were the original 'Laurel's Kitchen' and a Shaker cookbook whose name I've forgotten and can't seem to find cited anywhere. One soup recipe that has stuck with me and remained a favorite is the "Favorite Green Soup" from 'Laurel's Kitchen.' Here is an adaptation of it, a really great soup, very nutritious, with plenty of room for variations. (In our house, it has the undignified name of 'Green Slime Soup' because...
  • Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart’s US workers to get pay raises

    02/19/2015 9:51:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 19, 2015 12:17 PM EST | Anne D’Innocenzio
    Hoping to shed its reputation for offering little more than dead-end jobs, Wal-Mart, the nation’s biggest private employer, is giving raises to nearly a half-million workers and offering what it says are more opportunities for advancement. Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that as part of $1 billion its spending to change the way it trains and pays workers, the company will give raises to nearly 40 percent of its 1.3 million U.S. employees in the next six months. In addition to raises, Wal-Mart said it plans to make changes to how workers are scheduled and add training programs for sales...
  • Peanut Butter Hummus -- delicious! (vanity)

    02/18/2015 3:44:35 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    I live out in the sticks and can't find the major ingredient of hummus (i.e. tahini). Found several recipes for hummus using natural peanut butter. Made some and it is wonderful.Here's a link to the source for the recipe I used...recipe for peanut butter hummus.Ate it for dinner tonight with raw broccoli.Wow!
  • The school lunches that shame America: photos reveal just how meager US students' meals [truncated]

    02/18/2015 7:19:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 18, 2015 | Staff
    Mouthwatering photos of school lunches served around the world reveal even children in Ukraine, Estonia and Greece are treated to delectable meals each day. School children in America, meanwhile, aren't nearly so lucky. Whereas a kid in France might be treated to a juicy steak and a hunk of brie, the richest country in the world's youths are more likely to receive unidentified meat served alongside little more than a starch like white pasta, fries or a roll. The contrasts between America's school meals and those in far less fortunate economies are stark and suggest Michelle Obama's push for more...
  • Young Girl With Ninja Skills Sorts Out 3 Unruly Restaurant Guests in 7 Seconds

    02/17/2015 5:30:49 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 38 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 2/17/15
    Three restaurant guests sit around the table eating, when one of them flips over the tray and tosses it away. Waiter runs toward them right away, apparently eager to find out why he did not enjoy his meal, so he could try to rectify it. As the guest continued acting like a prick, another member of the restaurant teams came over to enquire how he could be of assistance. The guest quickly turned to a bully and threw plates and utensils in his face. Then out of nowhere, a young ninja girl showed up and utilizing a high kick, removed...
  • Second Public School in the U.S. Goes Vegetarian (Peck Slip School, Manhattan NY)

    02/17/2015 7:11:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Ecorazzi ^ | February 12, 2015 | Natalia Lima
    Following the footsteps of a public elementary school in Flushing, Queens, another public school in New York City has decided to go vegetarian. The Peck Slip School in lower Manhattan announced Monday that it will only be serving students plant-based meals due to its benefits not only for the kids but the planet as well, becoming the second non-charter public school in the U.S. to do so. […] The implementation of the vegetarian menu was done with the help of the Coalition for Healthy School Food, a non profit dedicated to getting whole foods into schools across the New York...
  • Vegan MYTHS Debunked with Lierre Keith || Louder With Crowder [VIDEO]

    02/15/2015 11:54:40 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 46 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 14FEB2015 | Steven Crowder
    This week, we sat down with Lierre Keith, author of "The Vegetarian Myth" to learn about why Vegans are wrong. She can be found at http://www.lierrekeith.com/
  • Assemblyman wants cigarette-like warnings on soda

    02/15/2015 3:25:23 AM PST · by SMGFan · 50 replies
    NYPost ^ | February 9, 2015
    A can of Coke could soon look like a pack of Marlboros, if one Bronx lawmaker has his way. Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz has introduced the “Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Act” — which would require tobacco-style health- warning labels on all sugary drinks, such a cola, iced tea and energy drinks. The labels would read: “SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar contributes to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.”
  • Dunkin’ Donuts makes ‘croissant donut’ permanent

    02/14/2015 2:11:13 PM PST · by Mozilla · 30 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 2-12-15 | Jack Newsham
    Not even two years after being rolled out by the New York baker Dominique Ansel, the cronut -- that’s a doughnut made with croissant dough, for those who might have been living under a rock -- has gone mainstream. Dunkin’ Donuts, the Canton-based breakfast food franchise, said Wednesday that it would make the “croissant donut” a permanent addition to its menu. (“Cronut” is a trademarked term.) Since introducing the item in November, Dunkin’ said it has sold 8.5 million of them, with about 3.9 million sold since mid-December, according to past news releases.
  • Largest Goliath Grouper Gathering Ever Recorded off the Coast of Florida [VIDEO]

    02/14/2015 8:02:13 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 34 replies
    wideopenspaces.com ^ | 02/12/15 | Zach Miller
    Check out the size of this goliath grouper gathering of the coast of Florida. That is a lot of really big fish. It’s definitely not news that the goliath grouper population in Florida has been steadily on the rise over the past decade. The multitude of groupers is the cause of great concern within the angling community, as there are no natural enemies of the patriarch of the grouper family.
  • Man stole $1,500 in filet mignon steaks from Roosevelt Hotel: NOPD

    02/12/2015 2:27:54 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 43 replies
    Times Picayune ^ | February 11, 2015 | Heather Nolan
    New Orleans police need help identifying a man seen in surveillance photos stealing several boxes of filet mignon steaks from The Roosevelt Hotel. Police said the man pried open a locked gate and walked away with the boxes in an unknown direction. The theft occurred after 10 a.m. Feb. 9 at 130 Roosevelt Way. The steaks are valued at more than $1,500, police said...
  • Weekly Cooking (and things related) Thread

    02/11/2015 6:01:42 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 86 replies
    (A little early this week, because I have a couple of busy days coming up.) Chicken Cacciatore In the memoir that Julia Child wrote in collaboration with her husband's great-nephew, the story of the revelatory meal in Rouen that started Julia on her life's work is recounted ('My Life in France', Julia Child and Alex Prud'homme, 2006). I believe that anyone who has become seriously interested in food and the art of cooking has had a moment like that: the one meal that made you realize that there was a LOT more to eating and cooking than you had previously...
  • That Glass Of Red Wine May Not Be As Good For Your Health As You Think

    02/11/2015 10:01:07 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 41 replies
    Yahoo Health ^ | 2/11 | Korin Miller
    It seems there’s a new headline every week touting a reason why drinking alcohol (in moderation) is good for health. (At this point, one would think that red wine was the cure for all disease.) But according to researchers from University College London, the benefits of alcohol consumption may be severely overstated. For the study, published in the British Medical Journal, researchers analyzed data on the drinking habits of 52,891 adults who were interviewed about their average weekly alcohol consumption, as well as how much they drank in one day. Researchers found “little to no” health benefits of drinking alcohol,...
  • LA Health Officials Take Action After Local Supermarket Sells Raccoons As Food

    02/11/2015 8:55:22 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 65 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 02/10/2015 | CBS
    Inspectors from the LA County Health Department visited the Metro Supermarket in Temple City on Tuesday, after being informed that the market was selling raccoons as food. Employees at the market declined to appear on camera, but did show entire raccoons, frozen, bagged, and selling for $9.99 per pound. The employees say raccoon is considered a delicacy in China. Customer Christina Dow was at the market, and upon seeing the frozen raccoons, filmed the scene on her cell phone. She shared the video on social media. “The way it’s packaged in the store, it’s so real, and it’s so fresh,...
  • Hard Liquor Samples Coming to Grocery Stores?

    02/10/2015 5:28:08 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 18 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 10 FEBRUARY 2015 | AP
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin grocery shoppers may soon be able to sample mini-shots of hard liquor in an aisle near them. The Assembly’s government operations committee unanimously approved a bipartisan bill Tuesday that would allow retailers with liquor licenses to provide small shots of booze to their customers. The measure would allow shoppers to sample one half-ounce of hard alcohol, the equivalent of one-third a shot. Rep. Joel Kleefisch, R-Oconomowoc, says he sponsored the bill to level the playing field for distilleries and other liquor producers as they compete with breweries and wineries, which can offer samples.
  • Girl Scout targets Calif. marijuana dispensary for maximum sales (again)

    02/10/2015 8:46:47 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 14 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 02/09/2015 | David Downs
    She’s back! Danielle Lei, the entrepreneurial San Francisco Girl Scout who made international headlines in 2014 with her sales table’s location — in front of a medical marijuana dispensary — is back for another year and is already cleaning house. ~snip~ Lei reports selling a total of 208 boxes in about two hours Sunday — nearly doubling her four-day sales campaign total to 560. “That’s pretty cool,” Lei wrote The Green Cross. “ I would not have sold that many in four days if I did not sell in front of your store.”
  • Ancient Romans ate meals most Americans would recognize.

    02/10/2015 1:07:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Inside Science ^ | February 3, 2015 | Joel N. Shurkin
    Let's pretend it is 56 B.C. and you have been fortunate enough to be invited to a party at the home of Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, a great social coup. Piso, after all, was Julius Caesar's father-in-law and a consul of Rome. What's for dinner? You need to prepare for pig. Archaeologists studying the eating habits of ancient Etruscans and Romans have found that pork was the staple of Italian cuisine before and during the Roman Empire. Both the poor and the rich ate pig as the meat of choice, although the rich, like Piso, got better cuts, ate meat...
  • Pope emphasizes right to food in address to 500 experts

    02/07/2015 11:58:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 7, 2015 9:42 AM EST | Colleen Barry
    Pope Francis emphasized the right to food as fundamental in a video address Saturday to 500 experts starting work on a wide-ranging document aimed at raising awareness and proposing solutions to issues including hunger, obesity and food waste. Francis said the paradox of abundance described by Pope John Paul II—whereby there is food for everyone yet not everyone can eat—continues to be an issue “despite the multiplication of organizations and responses by the international community on nutrition.” […] He also urged them (the experts) to show courage in protecting the planet “the mother of everything that asks respect and not...
  • Dinner At Piso's: Ancient Romans ate meals most Americans would recognize

    02/07/2015 9:01:27 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 62 replies
    Inside Science ^ | Tuesday, February 3, 2015 | Joel N. Shurkin, Contributor
    Let's pretend it is 56 B.C. and you have been fortunate enough to be invited to a party at the home of Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, a great social coup. Piso, after all, was Julius Caesar's father-in-law and a consul of Rome... You need to prepare for pig. Archaeologists studying the eating habits of ancient Etruscans and Romans have found that pork was the staple of Italian cuisine before and during the Roman Empire. Both the poor and the rich ate pig as the meat of choice, although the rich, like Piso, got better cuts, ate meat more often and...
  • Iconic Hodad's restaurant owner dies (Mike Hardin)

    02/06/2015 5:18:21 PM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | February 6, 2015 | Karen Kucher and Lori Weisberg
    SAN DIEGO — Mike Hardin -- beloved burger master, philanthropist and owner of Hodad's, an Ocean Beach institution -- has died, leaving the community in mourning. As news spread of his death, mourners gathered and left remembrances in front of the Ocean Beach restaurant on Newport Avenue, creating a makeshift memorial.
  • Lawyer says slow-cooker killing followed fight over politics

    02/05/2015 6:45:27 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 26 replies
    Seattle P I ^ | February 5, 2015
    the women were arguing over "presidential politics" and "whatever the controversy is between Democrats and Republicans." He won't say which woman took which side.
  • Weekly Cooking(and things related)Thread

    02/05/2015 4:15:33 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 117 replies
    I thought it appropriate to start with Appetizers :-) Meals made up of a lot of small, different things are my favorites; I'm very happy at potlucks, or restaurants with wide and diverse appetizer menus. Appetizers are among my favorite things to cook. I found this recipe over 30 years ago - I think it was in a Junior League cookbook. At the time it was very new to me but I learned later that ladies had been making these for decades, for cocktail or bridge parties. There are lots of variations. Some people just don't like olives; but usually,...
  • McDonald’s is selling Big Mac special sauce—for $18,000

    02/05/2015 8:25:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 03, 2015
    McDonald’s fans who’ve been clamoring to know what’s in Big Mac sauce for years may have been disappointed to find out that it's basically a souped-up Russian Dressing. Yet, Australians are willing to big bucks for it. The fast food chain is auctioning off 200 bottles of “Limited Edition Big Mac Special Sauce” on eBay—starting at Aus$23,100—or about $18,000. […] The proceeds from the auction will benefit Ronald McDonald charities run by the chain that help sick children and their families. So far, over 130 bids have been placed. …
  • New McDonald’s ad campaign: You’d humiliate yourself for three bucks’ worth of fast food

    02/05/2015 6:35:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 4, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Could the act of ordering a “McMuffin” be less dignified than it already is? Yep, says Kate Batchelder. Significantly less.
  • It’s Pork Over Beef in America for First Time Since 1952 [Link Only]

    02/03/2015 9:33:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | February 2, 2015 | Megan Durisin
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-03/it-s-pork-over-beef-in-america-for-first-time-since-1952
  • Gay Wedding Cake (and Lack Thereof) May Cost Oregon Bakers $150,000

    02/03/2015 8:17:14 AM PST · by redreno · 16 replies
    http://reason.com ^ | |Feb. 3, 2015 10:55 am | Scott Shackford
    The latest on the wedding cake beat: The state of Oregon has formally ruled that a bakery in Gresham discriminated against a gay couple who wanted to purchase a wedding cake. The state’s Bureau of Labor and Industries could fine the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, which has since closed its doors and become a home bakery in response to the controversy, up to $150,000.
  • Introducing the spaghetti sandwich - the latest culinary creation [snip]

    02/03/2015 1:07:26 AM PST · by Daffynition · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 February 2015 | Tamara Abraham
    Last year it was all about the ramen burger. But one month into 2015 and New York already has a new It sandwich. M. Wells Dinette, the French-Canadian restaurant at MoMA's PS1 outpost in Long Island City, has been selling up to 100 of its $13 spaghetti sandwiches per day since it was listed on the menu a week ago. The dish sees spaghetti in a tomato-garlic sauce take the place of a patty. The noodles are mixed with pecorino cheese then coated in egg and baked in a blini pan to hold them together.
  • Obama proposes new agency to make Americans’ food safer

    02/02/2015 1:59:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2015 4:34 PM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    President Barack Obama wants to create a new government agency dedicated to keeping the nation’s food safe. The proposal in the president’s budget released Monday comes after outbreaks of illnesses linked to chicken, eggs, peanuts and cantaloupe in recent years. More than a dozen federal agencies oversee food safety, and consumer advocates have long called for bringing all those functions together in a single home. […] The budget proposes consolidating the Agriculture Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and all of FDA’s food safety oversight into one new agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The new agency...
  • Preview of the Weekly Cooking (and things related) Thread

    02/01/2015 5:22:16 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 121 replies
    Well, I have accepted the challenge, and this is a preview of the New Cooking (and things related) Thread. I'll post a tried-and-true recipe each week, on Friday evening; and I hope we generate lots of Good Cookin'! I'd like it to also include recommendations of kitchen-ways - equipment that people find useful, techniques from Old Folks and Old Days, and new-fangled stuff, as well. (As an example: The Husband Unit and I have a bet on the Super Bowl, and if my team wins I get to buy one of those little counter-top ovens that are run on tea-light...
  • ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’ PROTESTERS STARE AT WHITE PEOPLE WHILE THEY EAT BECAUSE OF RACISM…

    02/01/2015 12:31:46 PM PST · by Mmogamer · 102 replies
    Americas Freedom fighters ^ | January 24, 2015 | Dean James
    ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’ PROTESTERS STARE AT WHITE PEOPLE WHILE THEY EAT BECAUSE OF RACISM…
  • Vanity: New Cooking (and things related) Thread

    01/31/2015 6:01:44 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 47 replies
    I'm posting this vanity for two reasons: I'm trying to create a new cooking thread; some of us miss the old one, which has apparently gone dormant. I've had an interesting experience of late: The Washington Post published a recipe for Peanut Soup a couple of weeks ago, and I tried it out. (Peanut soup was apparently very popular in Colonial times, and it seems to be a staple in some Williamsburg restaurants today.) I was kind of amazed at this recipe: There's not much in it but a couple of vegetables, broth, and peanuts - but it comes out...
  • Is the Left slowly killing off McDonald’s?

    01/31/2015 5:45:14 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 121 replies
    HOT AIR ^ | 31 JANUARY 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Dan Thompson is on his way out the door as CEO of fast food giant McDonald’s. This is not terribly surprising, since the Golden Arches have turned in some poor numbers compared to their competitors for a while now. There are a few reasons for this, some of which came as a surprise to me, as outlined by my friend Stephen Green (a.k.a. Vodkapundit). One big factor which doesn’t seem to make a lot of news is that the primary component of burgers is beef, and the cost has been on the rise.
  • FDA approves ADHD drug for binge-eating disorder

    01/30/2015 8:06:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2015 6:24 PM EST
    Federal health regulators have approved an attention deficit disorder drug for a new use: A first-of-its kind treatment for binge-eating disorder. […] The Food and Drug Administration originally approved Vyvanse in 2007 as a once-a-day pill for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. On Friday, the agency cleared the drug for adults who compulsively overeat. Vyvanse, known chemically as lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, is part of a family of drugs that stimulate the central nervous system. The drug’s prescribing label warns that Vyvanse has a “high potential for abuse and dependence,” and doctors should monitor patients for signs of dependence. …
  • Drink Up World: The 4 Companies That Control Global Whiskey Production

    01/30/2015 12:19:29 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 55 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-29-15 | Tyler Durden
    While there are eighty people who hold half the world's wealth, ten 'people' who run the world, and ten corporations that control nearly everything you buy... these four companies control what is - to some - the most precious commodity in the world... world whiskey production.
  • A-Treat soda halts operations after nearly 100 years (Allentown PA)

    01/29/2015 7:15:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Easton Express-Times via LehighValleyLive.com ^ | January 23, 2015 at 6:34 PM | Edward Sieger
    A-Treat Beverages has shut down operations after nearly a century of business in the Lehigh Valley. The company, headquartered at 2001 Union Boulevard in Allentown, notified its customers Friday afternoon that it had ceased operations, according to Eric White, a spokesman for Redner’s Warehouse Markets. A-Treat, a Lehigh Valley staple, had notified Redner’s chief operating officer, and White said he learned of the closing about 3:30 p.m. The A-Treat products currently on store shelves will be the only ones available to retailers, White said. A-Treat self-distributes, meaning each Redner’s branch was on its own delivery schedule, so White couldn’t say...