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  • Inside a McDonald’s Kitchen (Gulf Countries)

    05/27/2016 12:45:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Gulf Times ^ | May 26 2016 | Anand Holla
    Entering the McDonald’s kitchen can be strangely relieving. With so much Internet chatter over the food served in the kitchens of the world’s largest fast food chain or how it is prepared or stored, a step-by-step tour of what really goes behind the counters is rather reassuring. Thousands of people have visited McDonald’s kitchens since the fast food company started their Open Door programme in 2006 by inviting its customers to take a look inside and see for themselves how food is sourced, handled, prepared and served. Ten years on, the programme has helped McDonald’s interact with its customers at...
  • New York City can enforce rule on salt warnings in restaurants: court

    05/27/2016 11:37:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu May 26, 2016 4:52pm EDT | Karen Freifeld
    New York City can enforce a rule requiring chain restaurants to post warnings on menu items high in sodium, a New York appeals court ruled on Thursday. In February, a New York state judge upheld the rule, knocking down a challenge by the National Restaurant Association. But the Appellate Division, First Department, temporarily stopped New York City from enforcing it. The court lifted has now lifted that interim order. The rule, believed to be the first of its kind in the United States, requires city restaurants with 15 or more locations nationwide to post a salt shaker encased in a...
  • Edible bug industry hopes crickets and kin are the next sushi

    05/27/2016 9:17:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 27, 2016 | Ben Klayman
    Just like raw tuna is a favorite of foodies everywhere, Robert Nathan Allen foresees a day when crickets will make their way onto consumers' plates. A growing need for more food sources as well as a desire to treat animals more humanely have proponents predicting entomophagy, or eating insects, will eventually spread more heavily to western and developed countries. They envision pancakes made with cricket flour or falafel chocked full of mealworm goodness will be just as desirable as sushi.
  • NYC gets OK to issue salt fines during appeal

    05/27/2016 5:44:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    AP ^ | May 26, 2016 | Jennifer Peltz
    New York City plans to start enforcing a first-of-its-kind requirement for chain restaurants to use icons to warn patrons of salty foods after getting an appeals court's go-ahead Thursday to start issuing fines. But it's not the final word on whether the regulation will stand. The novel rule took effect in December, and some eateries already have added the requisite salt-shaker-like icons to menu items that contain more salt than doctors recommend ingesting in an entire day.
  • Stoned sheep high on CANNABIS go on 'psychotic rampage around quiet village'

    05/26/2016 5:22:31 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 49 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 5/25/16 | Sam Webb
    Sheep on drugs have gone on a "psychotic rampage" after eating cannabis plants dumped in a quiet village, it is feared. The remains of an illegal cannabis factory was fly-tipped on a Welsh village road - and worried locals think the sheep have been chowing down on the psychotropic herbs. County councillor Ioan Richard said sheep have been "roaming the village" and causing havoc by breaking into homes and getting killed by cars as they stumble about in what appears to be a druggy haze.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    05/25/2016 4:18:08 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 141 replies
    Last week I got to thinking about Sloppy Joe sandwiches, which I hadn't had in ages but loved when I was a kid. We decided to try making it from scratch, and settled on Chef John's recipe. It came out really good - I think I might add some jalapeno next time - but it doesn't really taste like the Sloppy Joe made from the canned sauce. I'm not sure what to do to it, to make it more like the childhood favorite (except buy a can of sauce ;-) and I'm wondering if anyone else has made it. Here's...
  • How to Make Gin-Soaked Raisins for Joint Pain

    05/25/2016 1:51:42 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 26 replies
    The People's Phamacy ^ | October 23, 2014 | Joe Graedon
    “I’m still on the raisins and love this home remedy. Not only did it completely rid my knees of RA [rheumatoid arthritis] but now the RA is gone from my left shoulder….amazing."
  • Woman busted with meth burritos at U.S.-Mexico border, authorities say

    05/25/2016 10:47:34 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    WOKV ^ | May 25, 2016 | Christy Turner
    NOGALES, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers hungry for a drug bust seized more than a pound of meth-stuffed burritos in Arizona on Friday. Authorities at the Port of Nogales said they stopped a woman for further inspection after she crossed through a pedestrian gate on May 20. The 23-year-old claimed to have a bag of burritos, but a CPB narcotics-detection canine led officers to more than $3,000 worth of meth, authorities said.
  • French Bakers Compete to Make Country's Best Baguette

    05/25/2016 12:08:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Wednesday, 25 May 2016
    From identical ingredients, artisan bakers from all over the country are creating their versions of the famous French bread under at tent pitched on the square outside Notre Dame cathedral.
  • 5,000-Year-Old Beer Recipe Had Secret Ingredient

    05/24/2016 7:14:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    discovery.com ^ | May 24, 2016 09:42 AM ET | Tom Metcalfe, Live Science
    Scientists conducted tests on ancient pottery jars and funnels found at the Mijiaya archaeological site in China’s Shaanxi province. The analyses revealed traces of oxalate — a beer-making byproduct that forms a scale called “beerstone” in brewing equipment — as well as residues from a variety of ancient grains and plants. These grains included broomcorn millets, an Asian wild grain known as “Job’s tears,” tubers from plant roots, and barley. Barley is used to make beer because it has high levels of amylase enzymes that promote the conversion of starches into sugars during the fermenting process. It was first cultivated...
  • Restaurant owner found guilty of death by chicken tikka masala

    05/23/2016 6:23:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 23, 2016 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    The owner of an Indian restaurant was found guilty Monday of killing one of his customers — after he cut corners whipping up an order of chicken tikka masala. A jury in Teesside Crown Court in North Yorkshire, England, found 52-year-old Mohammed Zaman guilty of manslaughter and gross negligence because he switched out almond powder for a cheaper ground nut mix containing peanuts, according to the BBC.
  • Mike the Tiger, LSU's live mascot, has cancer

    05/23/2016 10:40:53 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    nola.com ^ | 23 May 2016 | Carlie Kollath
    According to LSU, Mike VI has been diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma. He has a tumor in his face near his nose. "Currently, Mike's attitude and demeanor are unchanged, and he does not appear to be in pain," LSU said. His veterinary team, led by Dr. David Baker, has come up with a treatment plan that will hopefully extend his life for another one to two years. Without treatment, LSU said he would die in one to two months.
  • Low-Salt Diet Bad For Your Heart? Not So Fast!

    05/22/2016 8:43:07 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 67 replies
    tech times ^ | 22 May 2016 | James Maynard
    A low-salt diet could damage hearts, according to a new study published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet. However, that research is already under fire from medical investigators who take issue with the authors' methods and conclusions.... While our data highlights the importance of reducing high salt intake in people with hypertension, it does not support reducing salt intake to low levels.
  • I Like Fruity Wine with a Cap that Screws off. How about You?

    05/22/2016 12:09:43 AM PDT · by lee martell · 156 replies
    May 21, 2016 | Lee Martell
    One year ago, I helped a friend of mine find a place to rentshare and move into. I knew she would fit right in. We have been coworkers in the past, just platonic friends. She thanked me by giving me a bottle of Chianti; red Italian wine. I thanked her of course, and put the bottle in my storage closet for when I got ready for it. I was ready today, having just finished writing a group of Quarterly Reports for my Manager of a Group Home. I was planning to reward myself for completing the job to everyone's satisfaction....
  • Alameda Distillers Release ‘San Francisco In A Bottle’ – A Vodka Made With Local Fog

    05/21/2016 2:46:10 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    5KPIX ^ | 21 MAY 2016 | Cate Cauguiran
    ALAMEDA (KPIX) — San Francisco fog. It’s as iconic as the Golden Gate Bridge. So, when the distillers at Alameda-based Hangar 1 Vodka decided to transform an essential vodka ingredient, all they had to do was look across the bay. “Sixty percent of vodka is water,” explains Caley Shoemaker, Hangar One’s head distiller. “We started thinking ‘what’s a way that we can make something that’s fun and creative and different but that is gonna have a positive impact on this drought in California’.”
  • You Can Now Get LA’s Most Famous French Dip Delivered Right to Your Door

    05/20/2016 7:06:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Eater ^ | May 19, 2016 | Farley Elliott
    The restaurant world in Los Angeles is rapidly changing, and it seems that no matter how old the eatery there’s always something new to try. Case in point: Philippe The Original’s plan, as of today, to start offering delivery. The plan, says popular delivery app Caviar, is to bring Philippe’s in as a full-time partner, which means customers will be able to enjoy their own French dip sandwiches without leaving the office. The new delivery option kicks off today , with Philippe’s also turning out soups. sides, salads, and desserts to help complement the iconic sandwich. It’s just the latest...
  • VIDEO: Employees at SC McDonald's get into fight over pies

    05/19/2016 12:03:10 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 74 replies
    WIS TV ^ | May 19th 2016 | WBTV
    CHESTER COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - Two female employees got in a physical fight at a Chester County McDonald's Wednesday night. The ordeal was caught on camera. Just before 10 p.m., officers were called to the fight between a 25-year-old and 30-year-old employee at the McDonald's on J A Cochran Bypass in Chester. The two were reportedly arguing over pies when the 35-year-old-employee told the 25-year-old employee to leave the restaurant, saying she would cover her shift. When the 25-year-old refused to leave, the other employee called police. That's when the employee got in the 35-year-old employee's face and told her...
  • German chemical giant in talks to buy Monsanto [Bayer]

    05/19/2016 7:14:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 19 May 2016 11:56 GMT+02:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer and the US group Monsanto said Thursday they are in talks on a possible merger to create a global player in pesticides, seeds and genetically modified crops, following weeks of speculation about a possible tie-up. Both sides have emphasized that the talks are still only exploratory at this stage and neither has mentioned how much any proposed deal would be worth. But with Monsanto’s market value estimated at around $42 billion (€37.5 billion), observers say it would be bigger than the recent acquisition of Switzerland’s Syngenta by China National Chemical Corp. […] The US group has...
  • Ad of the Day: Organic Valley Punks NYC With a Coffee Shop That Sells Only Half-and-Half

    05/18/2016 7:26:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Adweek ^ | May 18, 2016 | David Gianatasio
    And these trendy New Yorkers lapped it upThe cream keeps rising to the top at Organic Valley. After earlier hit ads like "Saving the Bros" and "Real Morning Report," the brand really milks it in a new spot by having one of its dairy farmers, Gerrit van Tol, open a peculiar pop-up store on Elizabeth Street in Manhattan and do business for a single weekend last month. Spoofing the hipster coffee-house/artisinal-maker mindset, the store specialized in Organic Valley Half & Half, treating the oft-overlooked mixture as if it were a premier caffeinated beverage. Customers could even order their H&H in...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    05/18/2016 4:20:24 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 122 replies
    We had a lot of peeled garlic left over from another project this week, and decided to try '40 Clove Chicken'. There are lots of ways to do this, but we chose a very simple recipe that was easy for a weeknight. It was even easier because we already had the peeled garlic - the most time-consuming part of the recipe - and you can buy containers of peeled garlic in the grocery now. This recipe is low-carb, a benefit we immediately discarded because it would be tragic to have all of that wonderful roasted garlic without good, crusty bread...
  • School kids don’t have right to vegan food: Berlin court

    05/18/2016 7:09:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 May 2016 14:35 GMT+02:00
    Children whose parents want them to live a vegan lifestyle — or a stone-age or fruitarian one for that matter — will have to bring their own food to school, a Berlin court ruled on Wednesday. While it might seem that veganism has become the dominant form of nutrition in certain neighborhoods of Berlin — and no meat-based restaurant’s opening is likely to set off a police operation — Berlin judges still bracket the diet with fads such as fruitarianism and raw foodism. On Wednesday, Berlin’s administrative court stated that schools are not obliged to bow to the dietary diversity...
  • West Columbia man stole $68 steak to pay child support, he told police

    05/18/2016 2:37:52 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    The State ^ | 5/17/2017 | Glen Luke Flanigan
    WEST COLUMBIA, SC A West Columbia man was arrested Monday after police say he stole a steak from Bi-Lo. The ribeye, weighing in at just over seven pounds, was worth $68. Joseph Anthony Davis, 52, tried to throw the steak under a vehicle when police confronted him, according to the incident report from the West Columbia Police Department. Davis told police he took the steak “because I was going to sell it to someone to make some money so I can pay my child support,” the report says. When officials ran a criminal history check, it showed that Davis had...
  • A Cheese Glut Is Overtaking America

    05/17/2016 5:27:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 17, 2016 | KELSEY GEE in Chicago and JULIE WERNAU
    <p>Rise in production comes just as exports are hit by strong dollar; can you eat three pounds more?</p> <p>America has built up a glut of cheese so big that every person in the country would need to eat an extra 3 pounds this year to work it off.</p>
  • Foodies, Restaurant Writers Make 'Unexpected' Landing in Napa Hot Air Balloon

    05/17/2016 4:06:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/17 | Lisa Fernandez and Edgar Romero
    The morning was supposed to be serene and idyllic with a group of restaurant writers, bloggers and foodies soaring high over Napa’s gorgeous wine country. Instead, Joanne Sasvari, a 40-something freelance writer for the Vancouver Sun, and her group were forced to make what she called an “unexpected” landing, before being rescued by the California Highway Patrol. That's because the winds picked up early Tuesday about 8 a.m., making it difficult for the pilot to land normally. Still, the entire ordeal took all of about 45 minutes, she said, and no one was injured after the balloon got stranded in...
  • If Meat Eaters Acted Like Vegans - Ultra Spiritual Life episode 35

    05/16/2016 11:12:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 16, 2016 | AwakenWithJP (JP Sears)
    If Meat Eaters Acted Like Vegans - Ultra Spiritual Life episode 35
  • Man Attempts Robbery with Potato Chip Bag and Alleged Gun

    05/15/2016 3:30:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/15/2016
    Authorities say a man tried to rob a car wash in Northern California with an empty potato chip bag and an alleged handgun. Rohnert Park's Department of Public Safety says in a statement the man dropped an empty potato chip bag on the counter and told the cashier to fill it with money and warned her he was armed with a gun.
  • An Old Idea Revived: Starve Cancer to Death

    05/15/2016 2:32:21 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 44 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 12, 2016 | Sam Apple
    In the early 20th century, the German biochemist Otto Warburg believed that tumors could be treated by disrupting their source of energy. His idea was dismissed for decades — until now... Theodor Boveri discovered that if he fertilized sea-urchin eggs with two sperm rather than one, some of the cells would end up with the wrong number of chromosomes and fail to develop properly....Boveri was aware that cancer cells, had abnormal chromosomes; whatever caused cancer, had something to do with chromosomes. ... Otto Warburg's... research, was hailed as a major breakthrough in our understanding of cancer..... Warburg was focused on...
  • Pizza Hut delivers to top of Mount Kilimanjaro

    05/11/2016 6:18:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    wqad.com ^ | 05/11/2016 | katrina lamansky /cnnmoney
    Pizza Hut just delivered a pie to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, setting a new record with the high-altitude PR stunt. Executives for Pizza Hut told CNNMoney they used an airplane, a motor vehicle, a relay of professional hikers and a specially designed pizza backpack to deliver a pepperoni pie with extra cheese to the summit of Africa’s highest mountain. A spokeswomen for Guinness World Records confirmed that Pizza Hut Africa, owned by Yum! Brands, set a record for highest elevation pizza delivery at the 19,347-foot peak of Kilimanjaro during the trek. The delivery began on May 5 and was...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    05/11/2016 3:41:29 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 72 replies
    For quite a few years in the 1980's-90's, I worked two jobs, and one night a week I'd leave one job after an eight-hour day, and drive directly to the other, where I'd work for several hours more. I've always eaten my largest meal at lunch, and generally didn't need to prepare for supper on those nights; but one evening, as I drove to the second job, I was hungry! We used to have a lot of 'High's Dairy' stores in the DC Metro area, a type of convenience store - I think they still exist, though some became '7-Eleven'...
  • DNA from humans, rats and other animals found in some veggie burgers

    05/11/2016 3:10:44 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    Fox news ^ | May 11, 2016
    A new report from Clear Labs — the same food analysts who found that at least 10 percent of vegetarian hot dogs contain meat — suggests some troubling things about the making of veggie burgers. In a sample of 89 veggie burgers collected from a range of brands, Clear Labs identified several problems with “substitution, hygienic issues, and pathogenic contamination.”
  • ‘Fat Activist’ Speaks at Public Health School, Denounces ‘Thin Privilege’

    The University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health was a lot less healthy this week. In celebration of “International No Diet Day,” the school of public health, together with the University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work and its College of Food and Agriculture, invited Virgie Tovar, a self-proclaimed “fat activist,” to instruct America’s future nutritionists, dietitians and social workers on the finer points of “fat oppression.”
  • Analysis of Burger Market Finds Unwanted Ingredients: Rat and Human DNA

    05/11/2016 6:25:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    fortune.com ^ | May 10, 2016, 11:00 AM EDT | by Beth Kowitt
    Watch out for veggie burgers. Warning: You may never look at a burger the same way again. The most unappetizing results of a recent test of 258 burgers at their molecular level found three instances in which the meat contained rat DNA and one in which human DNA was found. Bay Area-based startup Clear Labs, which conducted the analysis, notes that while unpleasant, human and rat DNA are not likely to be harmful to human health. The company’s tests cannot determine precise sources of the offending DNA, but Clear Labs thinks the most likely causes were feces in the case...
  • Domino’s Pizza Workers Help Save Loyal Customer’s Life

    05/10/2016 8:21:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 10, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    A group of Domino’s Pizza workers in Oregon helped save a man’s life over the weekend, police said. When the employees didn’t hear from one of their regular customers for several days, they sent one of their drivers, Tracey Hamblen, to check on him. According to KATU, the man didn’t answer the door, but the lights and television were on. That’s when Hamblen called 911. When deputies responded to the man’s home, they heard someone calling for help. They found the man on the ground and in need of medical attention. He’s now in stable condition. A manager said the...
  • ‘Vote for Garlic Shawarma’: Lebanese React Online to Local Elections

    05/10/2016 6:46:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Monday, 9 May 2016
    During the first round of municipal elections in Beirut, Lebanese voters took to social media - with one posting a picture of him voting for a “Shawarma with extra garlic sauce.” The post has been shared widely as citizens, many of whom frustrated that Lebanon has not been able to elect a president since 2014, expressed both frustration and excitement in voting in the first elections of any kind since 2010. Local media reported a decisive victory for the “Beirutis” list, headed by Jamal Itani, after his announcement based on initial results. Final results were to be announced later on...
  • David and Goliath Battle Over Donuts

    05/10/2016 2:59:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Chin and Jennifer Kim watched the Carl's Jr. go out of business outside their Carmel Mountain Ranch donut shop. Sesame Donuts has been in the same strip mall for 27 years, 17 of those years owned by the Kims. The old Carl's Jr. has been going through renovations lately. It's only 50 yards away and the Chin wanted to know about their new neighbors. That's why he was shocked when a customer told them that neighbor would be a Krispy Kreme Donut Shop. "I was surprised, I didn't believe it," said Chin. Since the word has gotten out to their...
  • France Suspends Foie Gras Production

    05/10/2016 12:25:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Decanter ^ | May 5, 2016 | Chris Mercer
    Avian flu has achieved what animal rights protesters have spent years trying to do - halt the production of foie gras in France, as officials attempt to contain an epidemic of the virus.Breeders across 18 areas – or départements – in south-west France cannot send their ducks or geese for slaughter until at least August, France’s agriculture ministry said. The move is intended to help health officials to contain an epidemic of avian flu – H5N1 – spreading across farms in the area. But, it effectively means a halt to a significant amount of foie gras production in the country....
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 5-9-16)

    05/09/2016 2:35:53 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 5-9-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Yikes! That's one hot peppa...

    05/08/2016 12:33:43 PM PDT · by djf · 48 replies
    5/8/2016 | djf
    OK I went to the garden store this morning to load up on even more veggies. There was one spot where they had a few pepper plants left, so I checked them out and picked the best one. Little did I know... Now I had heard in the past about these peppers and thought they were maybe a little hotter than a standard chile pepper. So now my question is whether to even plant it or not! My neighbors have grandkids and dogs come around once in a while so my question is can I buy insurance or something? Put...
  • Prepper Food Storage Question

    05/07/2016 7:34:23 PM PDT · by PinkChampagneonIce · 136 replies
    Dear Freeper Preppers: I have tried to find answers to these questions, and just haven't had much luck. Freepers are always incredibly knowledgeable, so I thought I would throw this out for general comment. I live somewhat off the grid, in that I live with a bare minimum of electrical appliances. I have a small, motel-sized refrigerator. Its temperature varies. It is so small, that the thermometer will indicate a 5 degree reduction in temperature if I just open the door. During the winter, it is fairly easy to keep it below 40. During the summer, that becomes a challenge....
  • N. Korea: Daily NK obtains snacks to be distributed at Party Congress

    05/07/2016 7:59:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Daily NK ^ | 2016-05-06 | Seol Song Ah
    Daily NK obtains snacks to be distributed at Party Congress Seol Song Ah | 2016-05-06 17:57 Snacks for 7th Party Congress participants. Daily NK has exclusively obtained a bundle of snacks that will be part of a larger gift set handed out to participants of the 7th Party Congress, which began today in Pyongyang. The goods were produced on April 25 at the Gold Cup Athletes Comprehensive Food Factory located in Pyongyang’s Mangyongdae district. The gift package contains some 30 types of snacks including fried glutinous rice crackers, jam-filled pastries, strawberry lily biscuits [named for an famous North Korean song],...
  • Famous California vegan restaurateurs under fire over revelation they eat meat

    05/06/2016 12:37:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    the guardian.com ^ | May 3, 2016 | Robina Gibb
    Animal rights activists circulated photos of the husband and wife team behind Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre eating a burger and keeping freezer full of beefThe California-based husband and wife founders of celebrity-endorsed vegan restaurant group Cafe Gratitude say they have received death threats after it was revealed last week that they are raising, slaughtering and eating animals on their farm north of San Francisco. Matthew and Terces Engelhart, both in their sixties, who opened the first Cafe Gratitude in 2004 and whose celebrity followers have included Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyoncé and Sacha Baron Cohen, countered the firestorm of criticism with...
  • The 'New York Times' Is Getting Into the Meal Kit Delivery Business

    05/06/2016 8:59:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Eater.com ^ | May 5, 2016 | Dana Hatic
    The 'New York Times' Is Getting Into the Meal Kit Delivery Business by Dana Hatic May 5, 2016, 1:21p @DanaHatic | 1 Comment It's teaming up with Chef'd
  • Subway Is In Big Trouble

    05/06/2016 6:31:27 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 128 replies
    breaking911 ^ | May 3, 2016 | T. Grant Benson
    Subway Revenue Drops as It Closes Hundreds of U.S. Restaurants Subway Restaurants revenue fell in 2015 for the second straight year, a sign one of the fast-food industry’s stalwarts is losing ground to newer chains. Revenue dropped 4.3 percent to $1.11 billion last year, according to the company’s Franchise Disclosure Document, which was filed with the Minnesota Department of Commerce last week. Subway owner Doctor’s Associates Inc. also is slowing its pace of new restaurant openings and shuttering hundreds of underperforming locations. Fast-casual chains such as Panera Bread Co. have been taking share from Subway restaurants in the U.S., bringing...
  • 'Little Obama' Ice Cream Goes on Sale in Russia's Tatarstan

    05/06/2016 1:36:57 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 15 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 05/05/2016
    An experimental ice cream brand named “Obamka" ["Little Obama” or, may be, "Obammy"] has appeared on sale in the Russian republic of Tatarstan. Deputy development director at the Slavitsa ice cream factory Rasil Mustafin, said that the name was not political but chosen due to the product's chocolate flavor. “There's no political underpinning. We have no intention to offend anyone,” he said. “Someone at the factory came up with the idea.” The product designers were inspired by a Soviet-era cartoon, said the factory's financial director Anatoli Ragimkhanov. The show featured an imaginary island named “Chunga-Changa,” inhabited by African children....
  • Dallas Hamburger Legend Jack Keller Dies at 88

    05/05/2016 9:25:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    KITV ^ | May 05, 2016 | Chris Skupien
    On Tuesday, Dallas lost a hamburger legend. Jack Keller, who spent over half a century selling burgers at Keller's Hamburgers, died at the age of 88. "My dad was the smartest, coolest man I ever met," Jack Keller, Jr. told NewsFix. "He was my hero. Dad always wanted to give a consistently very good product, at a very good price. He loved being a hamburger man." "He was good to me," said Vicky Cobb, who's worked at Keller's for the last 35 years. "I have nothing bad to say about him. It's a sad day for all of us." Keller's...
  • KFC Unveils Edible, Chicken-Flavored Nail Polish In Hong Kong

    05/05/2016 12:15:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NPR ^ | May 5, 2016 | Dana Farrington
    Finger-lickin' good? KFC in Hong Kong is marketing edible nail polish that tastes like — wait for it — chicken. "Yes, it is actually a real thing," the agency running the campaign tells The New York Times. Kfc Hk YouTube KFC designed the polish "to appeal to young consumers' love of food and fashion," according to a press release sent to the fashion site Racked. "Simply apply and dry like regular nail polish and then lick — again and again and again to taste why the world's favourite chicken is Finger Lickin' Good," the company says. The product comes in...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    05/04/2016 3:47:13 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 109 replies
    I didn't have time to cook much in recent days, but did have time to peruse the web now and then; and I found a couple of fancy cakes that provide a lot of visual 'bang' but don't look too difficult to make. Either might be very nice for Mother's Day. I've always been attracted to the fondant- and marzipan-covered cakes, but never attempted one. This one from 'Gemma's Bigger Bolder Baking' looks very easy, and the technique for the rose decoration is ingenious (there's a video, and all the recipes are linked in the blog post): http://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/painted-cake/Another beautiful, somewhat...
  • Dogs Rescued From Dog Meat Farm in South Korea

    05/03/2016 4:03:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 5/3
    The six dogs are now with SPCA of Texas in Dallas.Six dogs who were rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea by Humane Society International arrived at the SPCA of Texas in Dallas just after midnight Tuesday. The pups will be evaluated and treated for any medical issues before eventually being put up for adoption. The six dogs in Dallas are part of a group of 250 dogs and puppies rescued by HSI's Animal Rescue Team from a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea. All of those dogs are now with shelters that are part of...
  • The United States Has Stockpiled a Grotesque Surplus of American Cheese

    05/03/2016 7:06:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Slate ^ | May 2, 2016 | Jordan Weissmann
    The words “cheese surplus” should be inherently joyful—sort of like “birthday cake” or “birth of your first child.” And yet I am having trouble mustering much glee over the news that U.S. cheese inventories have reached a 30-year high of 1.2 billion pounds, because for the past year it seems we've mostly stockpiling a whole bunch of American.
  • The Democrat Derby

    05/02/2016 3:47:58 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 4 replies
    Das Kapital | 5/2/2016 | blueunicorn6
    Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it's the first Monday in May and that means it's time again for the Prance For The Pork, The Democrat Derby! Not much of a field this year. In fact, it's an old nag versus an old goat. I've seen better fields on the carousel. And those horses were less wooden than Hillary and Bernie. Here's Barney Frank to blow the bugler. The horses are at the post. It's the Washington Post. Now you know where they got the saying, "Dumb as the Post". Oh, the colors are magnificent at The Democrat Derby. There's white....and there's...