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  • Chinese New Year 2016 Facts: Traditional Food, Snacks And Recipes For Yusheng, Buddha’s Delight...

    02/08/2016 12:24:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 02/07/16 | Morgan Windsor
    http://www.ibtimes.com/chinese-lunar-new-year-2016-facts-traditional-food-snacks-easy-recipes-yusheng-2296736The Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is a time for reuniting with family and indulging in delicacies such as Buddha’s delight, nian gao and yusheng. Above, people pick up candies in a shop selling Chinese New Year goods at a market in Taipei, Taiwan, Feb. 3, 2016. The Year of the Monkey on the Chinese calendar will begin Monday, and festivals will be held worldwide to mark the Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year. While Chinese New Year traditions may differ in various regions of China and around the world, many delicacies consumed during the holiday period...
  • Peppa Pig Puts Kids Off Pork

    02/08/2016 11:52:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Latin Correspondent ^ | 28th January 2016
    Peppa Pig puts kids off pork by Latin Correspondent | 28th January 2016 229 SOCIAL BUZZ A traditional Colombian lechona. Photo: Pinterest. A traditional Colombian lechona. Photo: Pinterest. Peppa Pig, a firm favorite among kids across the globe, is causing uproar in one Colombian department. Parents in the town of Ibagué, in the Tolima department, famed for its pork dishes and traditional gastronomy, are hitting back on social media over claims that Peppa is putting their kids off pork. One of the region’s typical dishes includes Lechona, a whole roast pig stuffed with chick peas, rice, onions and spices –...
  • VANITY - Attended the Ted Cruz 'Meet and Greet" - Lindy's Diner, Keene, NH (Jan18, 2016)

    01/18/2016 3:51:30 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 49 replies
    I took the family to New Hampshire early this morning to meet Ted Cruz. It was cold, but everyone at Lindy's Diner was excited. It was a good turnout and Ted Cruz had a conversation with my 6 year old. I linked to that exchange, I think you might find it endearing and genuine. Later he spoke in the diner for a good while and left to continue on his journey. We had been to a Trump rally, so it was nice to also meet another Republican candidate. My impression of him is that he is a very good man...very...
  • Debate Day Brew Day -- American Pale Ale

    02/06/2016 7:00:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    It's been a full day. The laughable debate going on this evening preceded by a brew day. Today's beer is an American Pale Ale SMASH (single malt and single hop). The recipe: 13 pounds Maris Otter (yes, I know that's an English malt) 2 ounces Cascade @ 60 minutes 2 ounces Cascade @ 5 minutes 1 ounce Cascade @ flameout 2 ounces Cascade dry-hop for 3 days in Secondary Safale US-05 yeast I built a 1 liter starter (using pound of Pilsen DME to feed the yeast) yesterday in order to get things moving a bit. Mashed at 156...
  • Man dies after running in Krispy Kreme Challenge (NC)

    02/06/2016 4:47:42 PM PST · by RightGeek · 37 replies
    WRAL ^ | 2/6/2016 | Janine Bowen
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Krispy Kreme Challenge race officials said Saturday that a man died after running in the annual race. A 58-year old man complained of chest pains during the first mile of the 12th annual race, officials said. The man, who was not identified, was taken to Rex Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. [snip] The run began at 8:30 a.m. at North Carolina State University’s bell tower and runners traveled 2.5 miles to the Krispy Kreme location at the intersection of Peace and person streets. After consuming a dozen donuts, participants ran back to the bell tower.
  • Starbucks 'Gender Wall' Collapses; Women Barred

    02/05/2016 2:58:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, January 31, 2016
    Women told to send in their drivers insteadSaudi Arabia’s religious police barred women from entering a Starbucks coffee shop after a gender-separating wooden wall collapsed many times under customer stampedes, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Women going to the café in the capital Riyadh were surprised to find a board placed at the door, telling them to keep out of the place. The Arabic language daily 'Al Weaam' said the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the most influential law enforcing authority in the conservative Gulf Kingdom, ordered the café’s management not to admit women....
  • And the Winner Is – The Bacon Bomb Explosion Burger

    02/05/2016 9:09:13 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 26 replies
    TB Reporter ^ | 2/2/16 | Staff
    The bacon bomb explosion burger has been crowned the peoples' choice award winner for the Florida State Fair, which begins Thursday (Feb. 4). TAMPA -The votes are in and Florida State fairgoers have decided that bacon really is better! The bacon bomb explosion burger is the resounding winner in the Florida State Fair's People-s Choice Burger Awards. The bacon bomb explosion burger beat out three other burger concoctions during online voting between Jan. 20-27 and will be featured on the menu during the Florida State Fair in Tampa that runs from Thursday (Feb. 4) through Feb. 15. The winning burger...
  • 'BMI is a waste of time': Measurement is WRONGLY branding millions of fat people unhealthy (tr)…

    02/04/2016 11:33:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:17 EST, 4 February 2016 | Anna Hodgekiss
    The use of Body Mass Index to assess a person's health has led to millions of people incorrectly being labeled overweight or obese, researchers claim. The measurement has been used by doctors for more than 150 years, but has come under increasing criticism for being a flawed marker of health. [...] Now, however, Californian researchers claim their research will be will be 'the final nail in the coffin for BMI'. [...] This revealed almost half of Americans who are labeled 'overweight' by virtue of their BMIs (47.4 percent, or 34.4 million people) are healthy, as are 19.8 million who are...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    02/03/2016 3:30:20 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 109 replies
    When I was attending public school in the late-1950s and 1960s, one of our favorites of the rotating school lunches was Cream of Tomato Soup and Grilled-Cheese Sandwiches. But as I grew older, I lost my taste for the sweetness of most tomato soups offered in cans at the grocery, or in restaurants. I began to realize that what I was wanting in Tomato Soup was something very tart, clear, and herb-y. About 10 years ago, while lunching in a small local restaurant, I enjoyed a Tomato-Basil soup in a bread bowl which seemed to me to be the *Perfect...
  • Giorgio A. Tsoukalos Behind the Scenes of Our Super Secret Commercial | 2016 Taco Bell

    02/03/2016 2:45:04 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 1, 2016 | Taco Bell
    Try Taco Bell's new ----- It's ----- of ----- and it's totally -----. Just ask Alien Expert Giorgio Tsoukalos.
  • Are These $15 Milkshakes Worth an Hour Wait and 1,600 Calories?

    02/03/2016 1:02:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 27, 2016 | Steve Cuozzo
    It was showdown time at Black Tap: me, a Type 2 diabetes “sufferer” with a sweet tooth, facing down the most notoriously sugary dessert in town. Could I attack the burger joint’s Instagram-famed milkshakes without propelling my glucose levels into the ozone layer? SNIP he überhyped shakes, which were added to the menu in November, sure look like fun. Mosaics of colorful candies and other confections adorn them like costume jewelry. SNIP
  • Burger King Offering Extra-Long Burger Smothered in Butter

    02/03/2016 11:25:37 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    KFOR ^ | K. QUERRY | FEBRUARY 3, 2016
    Fast-food chain Burger King has added a new treat to its arsenal. Behold: the Extra Long Buttery Cheeseburger. It features two patties covered in a buttery garlic sauce and is served on a toasted hoagie bun. There are veggies on it too, for you health nuts who may be worried the extra long buttery cheeseburger isn’t for you. Mashable reported that Burger King began rolling out the new burger on Monday. The item will reportedly be featured on the restaurant’s 2 for $5 menu. According to Burger King’s website, the sandwich contains 710 calories. So to all those Burger King...
  • First test-tube MEATBALL revealed: Startup claims lab grown meat will be on shelves...

    02/02/2016 2:49:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    uk daily mail ^ | 02/02/2016 | By Stacy Liberatore
    Test-tube meat is getting closer to leaving the lab and being served on our plates. Memphis Meats, which grows meat from animal cells, says it hopes to have its animal-free products on the market in three to four years - and has unveiled the first lab-grown meatball to the public. It is one of several firms developed 'test tube meats' that could one day be cheaper and more environmentally friendly to produce than traditional farming 'This absolutely the future of meat,' said Memphis Meats CEO Uma Valeti. 'We plan to do to the meat industry what the car did to...
  • Why Drunk Brit Bought £300 of Pizzas for Complete Strangers Online in America

    02/02/2016 2:32:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Thoughtful Daniel Sobey-Harker was labelled the 'Jesus of the internet' when he showered commenters online with free pizzaA British man has spent more than £350 buying pizzas for complete strangers in the United States of America - because he was drunk. Daniel Sobey-Harker generously put a post on social media site Reddit offering to buy a pizza for someone in the US. But the 27-year-old got into a bit of hot water when he was struggling with payment options. He eventually purchased two digital Bitcoins, completely unaware that they were worth £350. Daniel revealed that he became so frustrated...
  • Groundhog Day Sonic Burger Cheeseburger Deal

    02/02/2016 10:29:44 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    Self | February 2, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Today is Groundhog Day. Other than Puxhawtawny (sp?) Phil letting us know how long winter will last or watching once again the movie of that name, the most significant thing today is HALF PRICE cheeseburgers today at Sonic Burger. If you live in a cheeseburger wasteland like me, Sonic Burger serves about the only decent cheeseburgers so I always look for these deals. Grab it today because tomorrow this deal will be gone.
  • Caucus Night Beer/Wine Thread

    02/01/2016 4:50:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 75 replies
    What are you drinking tonight for the caucuses? As for me, I'm working on a Vienna Lager that I just tapped a couple of days ago. Lagered for 3 months. Recipe: 64% Vienna Malt 10% Carafoam 20% Pilsner 6% Crystal 120 1 oz Hallertauer (60 minutes) .5 oz Saaz (30 minutes) S-23 yeast Primary for a week in the 50s. Then into the keg and in the back of the fridge for 3 months. Turned out smooth. How about you all? What are you imbibing to help pass the time this caucus evening?
  • 'World's best chef' Benoit Violier dies aged 44

    02/01/2016 7:23:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    bbc ^ | 02/01/2016
    Violier, 44, ran the Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville in Crissier, near the city of Lausanne. It earned three Michelin stars and came top in France's La Liste ranking of the world's 1,000 best eateries. Swiss police said Mr Violier, who was born in France, appeared to have shot himself. The Swiss news website 24 Heures said (in French) that Mr Violier had been due to attend the launch of the new Michelin guide in Paris on Monday. His death comes only months after that of Philippe Rochat, his mentor and predecessor at the Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville, who...
  • Over 1 million face loss of food aid over work requirements

    01/30/2016 10:50:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 93 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 11:20 AM EST | David A. Lieb
    More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work requirements that began kicking in this month. The rule change in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was triggered by the improving economy - specifically, falling unemployment. But it is raising concerns among the poor, social service providers and food pantry workers, who fear an influx of hungry people. Recent experience in other states indicates that most of those affected will probably not meet the work requirements and will be cut off from food stamps. ...
  • Hero Female Shark Eats Bothersome Male Shark

    01/30/2016 8:24:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | January 30, 2016 | Helen Holmes
    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a female shark in possession of an intimidating set of teeth has every right to consume, digest, and eventually vomit back up any smaller male sharks who happen to get in her way. According to BBC, this exact scenario indeed took place this week at the COEX Aquarium in Seoul as the result of a turf war between a female sand tiger shark and a male banded hound shark. Says Newsweek: This act of shark cannibalism likely was the result of the sharks bumping into one another. “Sharks have their own territories,” an...
  • Bacon lovers indulge at Indy festival

    01/30/2016 6:19:12 PM PST · by digger48 · 21 replies
    WISH ^ | 1/30/2016 | Evan Johnson
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Hundreds of Hoosiers pigged out in downtown Indianapolis for a good cause Saturday. The Crane Bay Event Center just blocks from Lucas Oil Stadium hosted the second annual Bacon Fest. Bacon lovers sampled cured pork creations from more than 20 vendors. Novelties included bacon-wrapped bacon and donuts with bacon and Nutella. VIPig tickets were sold for early entrance to the event. A portion of the money raised at the Bacon Fest was donated to Gleanor’s Food Bank to help feed the needy.
  • Let the Salted Egg Yolk Croissant War Begin

    01/29/2016 9:06:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 1/29 | Kenneth Goh
    The food craze in Hong Kong and Malaysia reaches SingaporeCroissants filled with molten salted egg yolk custard have become the talk of the town, after brunch cafe Flavour Flings in Hougang launched them about a week ago. Now, French pastry chain Antoinette has come up with its own version and will launch it on Monday. The croissant will be sold at its Penhas Road store and will then be introduced at its two other outlets, in Mandarin Gallery and Sofitel So Singapore, on Feb 10. Each croissant will cost $6.50. About 300 croissants will be available daily for a start....
  • McDonald’s Customers Upset Over Mozzarella Sticks That Lack a Key Ingredient

    01/29/2016 11:48:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    KFOR ^ | JANUARY 29, 2016
    First it was Internet outrage over the Reese peanut butter Christmas trees that didn't look like Christmas trees. Now it's cheese-less cheese sticks. Dozens of McDonald's customers on social media are complaining that the restaurant's mozzarella sticks are missing the cheese. The new menu item was recently launched at McDonald's as part of its "McPick 2" menu. But customers have been tweeting photos of their orders and displeasure at the lack of cheese. McDonald's issued a statement on Thursday: "We are aware of a low volume of guest concerns about our Mozzarella Cheese Sticks," spokeswoman Lisa McComb said in an...
  • Cereal offenders: Tony the Tiger begs furries to stop tweeting him porn

    01/29/2016 9:08:13 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 61 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 01/29/2016 | Alex Hern
    If you think your Thursday was bad, just bear this in mind: someone woke up, went to their job where they pretend to be Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes‘ mascot Tony the Tiger on the internet, and had to ask people to stop sending them anthropomorphic animal porn. So three days ago Kellogg‘s started blocking the furries en masse. Even ones who weren’t posting porn. Even, it seems, ones who hadn’t even said anything to Tony on Twitter. But some stayed with Tony, and essentially ended up DDoSing the account with complaints about the blocking, requests for sex and a lot of...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    01/28/2016 4:22:07 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 62 replies
    In last week's thread, V K Lee was thinking about Super Bowl food; and I think that's a good idea for our thread this week. I don't have a 'dog in the hunt' this year - in fact, I don't even follow football much, unless the Redskins or the Maryland Terrapins are getting hot. But I've decided on South Carolina for my annual bet with my husband - I have some ancestral connections there, and one of my favorite, football-obsessed co-workers wants to see a Panther win. So, I'm re-posting my favorite 'finger food', this week, along with some other...
  • The Calorie Is Broken

    01/28/2016 3:31:41 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 98 replies
    Digg.com (Gastropod) ^ | January 26, 2016 | Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley
    Calories consumed minus calories burned: it's the simple formula for weight loss or gain. But dieters often find that it doesn't work. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley of Gastropod investigate. "For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that's a real pain in the rear." Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he's a technology director for a textbook publisher. He has a wife and child. And he's 5'10" and 245 lbs -- which means he is classed as obese. In an effort to lose weight, Nash uses an app to record the calories he consumes...
  • Non-alcoholic Guinness now sold in Indonesia

    01/27/2016 9:56:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 27, 2016 01:01 AM | James O’Shea
    Guinness is attempting to become more popular in Indonesia, where alcohol is mostly frowned up by the predominantly Muslim population. The company has developed non-alcoholic Guinness in a bid to win over those who shun alcoholic beverages. [...] The new non-alcoholic beer is called Guinness Zero and is said to be selling very well. There are no plans, however, to sell it anywhere else. The Guinness move comes after after the Indonesian government banned the sale of beer in convenience stores from April 2015 and other small stores. Guinness will continue to sell its regular brew in large supermarkets and...
  • It's National Chocolate Cake Day. How Are You Celebrating

    01/27/2016 7:34:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    MichiganLive ^ | January 27, 2016 | Jessica Webster
    I don't get all worked up about every food holiday, but I'm having trouble containing my exuberance for National Chocolate Cake Day. And after recent studies showed that chocolate cake, as part of a balanced breakfast, can help you lose weight? I'm in. In case you're looking for a new favorite chocolate cake recipe to celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day in your own home, I thought I'd share links to a few of the recipes I've published over the years. If you've got a favorite chocolate cake, share your recipes in the comments below. Mrs. Schembechler's Hershey Cake: Bo Schembechler...
  • NOAA: Global Warming May Affect Your Beer and Its Price

    01/27/2016 5:44:57 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 19 replies
    Citizen Times ^ | January 27, 2016 18:45 UTC | Mark Barrett
    Link due to copyright. See first post.
  • Green Anole Lizard Found in (Kindergartener's) Salad Becomes Class Mascot

    01/27/2016 11:19:57 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 26, 201 | Daniel Uria
    A kindergartener in New Jersey discovered a green anole lizard in a package of salad greens that soon became her class mascot. The girl's mother, Sally Mabon, discovered the lizard unconscious and grey in a "cold coma" as she opened a refrigerated bag of tatsoi she bought from a local grocery store. The lizard was able to make a full recovery after receiving some warmth and moisture. Mabon then brought it in to science teacher Mark Eastburn, who believes the lizard survived due to an increased resistance to cold. "It probably has some moderate adaptation to the cold which is...
  • How I Lost Nearly 100 Pounds Eating Pizza

    01/27/2016 10:46:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 27, 2016 | Claudine Ko
    When it comes to the never-ending quest to slim down, we’ve all heard about the success of the Atkins diet and eating Paleo. But one New York City chef used a far more revolutionary method to lose an astounding 94 pounds: the Pizza Diet. Naples, Italy, native Pasquale Cozzolino, 38, moved to New York in 2011 to work at Midtown’s PizzArte, and he quickly packed on the pounds. The 6-foot-6-inch chef weighed a healthy 254 pounds when he first got off the plane, but his waistline expanded as he made efforts to familiarize himself with the city’s restaurants and turned...
  • Pink Slime, Rodent Droppings, Expired Milk in a School Lunch Line: Restaurant Inspection Results

    01/26/2016 3:12:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    PENN Live ^ | January 16, 2016 | Hope Stephan
    Many midstate restaurants are inspected each week and come through with no problems. But some restaurants in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties had violations during inspections conducted from Dec. 20 to Dec. 26. In York County, inspectors saw imitation crab meat being thawed in a pan of hot water. At a school, they found 26 expired milk cartons in the milk cooler at the serving line. In Dauphin County, old rodent droppings on the floor were observed under the shelving unit in the dry-storage room at one establishment. At another, old metal shavings had accumulated around the...
  • Waffle House offering reservations for candlelit Valentine’s dinners

    01/26/2016 2:56:34 PM PST · by bkopto · 12 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | Jan 26, 2016 | STAFF
    Restaurant chain Waffle House announced it will shed its fast-casual style for a single night to offer candlelit romantic dinners for Valentine's Day. The Georgia-based chain said lovers with an appetite for romance are being encouraged to make Valentine's Day reservations at dozens of the eatery's locations to save on the high cost of a formal dinner at a fancy restaurant. The chain said the "It's a Waffle House Love Story" promotion marks the ninth year of the chain offering customers a Valentine's Day experience.
  • Burger King Employee Quits, Steals All the Chicken Nugget

    01/26/2016 12:28:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KFOR ^ | JANUARY 26, 2016
    s POSTED 9:43 AM, JANUARY 26, 2016, BY TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE, UPDATED AT 09:44AM, A Florida man quit his job at Burger King, then he cleared out his locker and a whole lot more. Before leaving, the man scooped up every last chicken nugget in the freezer and took them all home. The man, whose Twitter handle is @Zealot, tweeted a picture of the stolen nuggets. He wrote: "TODAY WAS MY LAST DAY WORKING AT BURGER KING SO I TOOK ALL OF THEIR NUGGETS, F*** IT." The tweet has since gone viral. His friends are now hailing him as "The...
  • Man Charged in Beer Pong Murder Case Pleads Not Guilty

    01/25/2016 4:34:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 01/25/2016
    A 22-year-old accused of murdering a young man over a game of beer pong was arraigned Monday. Nathan Ware pleaded not guilty in Second Judicial District Court. The judge set his bond at $200,000 cash or surety. According to court documents, Ware went to a New Year's Eve party at an apartment on Estancia near Central. Albuquerque police said Ware got into a fight with Joray Chavez during a game of beer pong. Ware then left the apartment, but came back with two friends, according to APD. Police said Ware told his friends to start shooting. Chavez was killed in...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 1-25-16)

    01/25/2016 2:21:30 PM PST · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 1-25-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • McDonald's Sales Rise After US Launch Of All-Day Breakfast

    01/25/2016 12:57:31 PM PST · by goldstategop · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 01/25/2016 | BBC News
    McDonald's sales were better than expected in the fourth quarter, helped by the launch of all-day breakfasts in the US. Global same-restaurant sales at the fast food giant grew 5%. McDonald's extended US breakfasts beyond 10:30am in October, saying it was customers' number one request. The company, working to turnaround its business under chief executive Steve Easterbrook, said the breakfast change helped US sales grow 5.7%. Fourth-quarter revenue fell 4% to $6.4bn (£4.5bn) due to the strong dollar, but profits rose 10% to $1.2bn, McDonald's said.
  • Man Caught Hiding Liquor in Underwear (Saudi Arabia)

    01/25/2016 12:38:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, January 25, 2016
    Arrested by customs on King Fahd causewaySaudi customs men on King Fahd causeway linking the Gulf Kingdom with neighbouring Bahrain, arrested a local man trying to smuggle liquor in his underwear. The Saudi man was returning from Bahrain when he was stopped by the customs and ordered to step out of his car. Customs men searching him found 14 bottles of liquor hidden under his dishdasha (grown) and tied around his body, according to 'Sabq' newspaper. Alcohol is strictly banned in conservative Saudi Arabia, where liquor smugglers are punished with long jail terms.
  • Ben & Jerry's founder unveils new 'Bernie's Yearning' ice cream flavor

    01/25/2016 11:21:23 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 71 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/25/2016 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Ben Cohen, one of the co-founders of Ben & Jerry‘s ice cream and a longtime Sanders supporter, has for months talked about making a special flavor for his home-state senator. Earlier this month, Cohen told MSNBC that he would call the ice cream "Bernie‘s Yearning," featuring a milk chocolate disk covering the top of plain mint ice cream. The disc is meant to represent "the huge majority of economic gains that have gone to the top 1% since the end of the recession. Beneath it, the rest of us," reads the description on the back of the pint posted on...
  • Spam warning label-not for muslims

    01/23/2016 12:48:44 PM PST · by Califreak · 61 replies
    www.freerepublic.com ^ | 1/23/16 | Califreak
    My daughter wanted Spam and eggs. She fetched a can of Spam from the pantry and told me there's a warning label that reads "Pork. Not for muslims." I thought she was trolling me, but it really is there.
  • Bread and milk are terrible blizzard rations - here's what you should actually buy

    01/22/2016 6:26:13 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 186 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 22 Jan, 2016 | Julia Calderone
    Winter storm Jonas is brewing on the East Coast and is projected to start dumping snow and freezing rain on Friday night. So you should run to the store and buy bread and milk, right? Wrong. Bread and milk expire pretty quickly and require refrigeration. They're also pretty light on the nutrients and won't keep you satiated and supplemented as you ride out the weather. The trick is to buy foods that don't won't expire quickly or need to be refrigerated. They should be easy to prepare, easy to eat, high in protein, and provide enough variety to keep you...
  • “Ridiculous Waste” of Beer Debated

    01/22/2016 5:50:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Iceland Review ^ | January 21, 2016 | VALA HAFSTAD
    The “ridiculous waste” of Christmas beer was the subject of discussion at Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, today, mbl.is reports. Member of Parliament Brynhildur Pétursdóttir, Bright Future, used those words when deploring the fact that regulations require for perfectly good, unsold beer to be discarded right after Christmas or Easter if it’s labeled as Christmas beer or Easter beer. The regulations originate in the Ministry of Finance. Thus, she asked Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson whether those could be changed. Bjarni responded, “Of course these are rules which should be reevaluated, as are rules regarding where liquor can be sold. And it’s...
  • Start-Up Milks a Camel for All it's Worth

    01/22/2016 5:41:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/22 | Joanna Weinstein
    One start-up is betting on a new super food to shake up the dairy aisle. "We're America's new dairy generation, and we sell camel milk," said Walid Abdul Wahab, the founder of Desert Farms, the first start-up producing its own line of camel milk in North America. He told CNBC he wants to provide the U.S. with what he calls a "clean and better dairy alternative" that is already popular in Saudi Arabia, his native country. Desert Farms offers three varieties: raw, pasteurized and kefir. Currently, 150 retailers across the U.S. carry the milk, including Whole Foods, and it's sold...
  • World's most expensive Haggis on sale for $5,600

    01/22/2016 5:54:19 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 41 replies
    upi ^ | Jan. 21, 2016 | Daniel Uria
    EDINBURGH, Scotland, - Scottish butchers have compiled a number of extravagant ingredients to create the world's most expensive haggis. The recipe of the traditional Scottish dish crafted by Macsween butcher shop in Edinsburgh cointains Wagyu beef, from a farm where all the cows have names, French white truffle, tellicherry black pepper from India and a decorative sprinkle of edible 24-karat gold. The one-of-a-kind dish is made to order by the shop for the price of $5,687. "At Macsween we're passionate about offering all of our customers only the best high-quality, delicious products made to the family recipe," managing director James...
  • Who was Wilbur Scoville? The science behind what makes chillies so hot

    01/22/2016 5:00:53 AM PST · by beaversmom · 26 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 22, 2016 | Keely Lockhart
    Hot chilli peppers have been credited with helping to lose weight, inducing labour and relieving pain. But until Wilbur Scoville, there was no objective way of measuring how hot chillies really are. Scoville, an American chemist born 151 years ago on Friday, is responsible for the "Scoville organoleptic test", a scale of "hotness" that has been the definitive rating of how spicy a chilli is for more than 100 years. On his birthday, Google has saluted Scoville with an interactive Doodle that asks visitors to assist his experiments by cooling the chillies' heat.
  • China busts 35 restaurants using opium poppies as seasoning

    01/21/2016 10:52:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 22, 2016 1:04 AM EST
    Thirty-five restaurants across China, including a popular Beijing hot pot chain, have been found illegally using opium poppies as seasoning, one of the more unusual practices bedeviling the country's food regulators. Five restaurants are being prosecuted while 30 others, ranging from Shanghai dumpling joints to noodle shops in southwestern Chongqing, are under investigation, said the China Food and Drug Administration. Cases of cooks sprinkling ground poppy powder, which contains low amounts of opiates like morphine and codeine, in soup and seafood are not new in China, though it is unclear whether they can effectively hook a customer or deliver a...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    01/21/2016 5:03:33 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 75 replies
    My husband caught a nasty cold last weekend, and promptly shared it with me. We came out of the haze just in time to hear from the NWS that our little area of the US is in the bull's eye for an official - and very rare - blizzard this weekend. We've been preparing, as we're largely concerned about a power outage. I remember a few pretty bad snowstorms when I was growing up, but a power outage was never a real problem: we lived in one of those old buildings with radiators, whose hot water/steam was powered by burning...
  • Virginia man charged in intriguing 'suspicious bacon' case (also involves guns, booze, dogs)

    01/21/2016 2:45:07 PM PST · by dayglored · 18 replies
    The Register ^ | Jan 21, 2016 | Lester Haines
    Caught drunk, armed and packing perplexing pork product A Virginia man is due to appear before a Grand Jury in February having been caught in his neighbour's garden while drunk, armed, wearing a camouflage mask and carrying "a suspicious bag of bacon". Evan Patrick Cater, 31, of Madison Heights, was cuffed last October when officers discovered him "hiding behind a dog kennel on a neighbor’s property around 10 p.m. Oct. 18 after the property owner heard his dogs barking and went to investigate", as the the local News & Advance explains. According to Amherst County Sheriff's Office, Cater was "intoxicated...
  • How do you drive your taxi when the steering wheel falls off? Chinese taxi driver

    01/21/2016 7:56:09 AM PST · by dennisw · 37 replies
    dailymail ^ | Jan 2016 | dailymail
    Chinese police have fined a taxi driver for endangering other motorists on the road after a video emerged of him driving while steering with a spanner. The cabbie lost his car's steering wheel after it broke off but instead of losing time and his fare to have it towed, decided to continue driving using the tool. Reports said the amateur video, which has been set to dramatic music, was shot by a passenger who was in the vehicle when the steering wheel suddenly came loose and fell off. The car was driving in Yinchuan, capital of north-west China's Ningxia Hui...
  • Roadkill brought to Chinese restaurant because owner never had deer before

    01/20/2016 6:10:11 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 40 replies
    wsoctv news ^ | Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 | | Staff
    CONCORD, N.C.... The Cabarrus County Health Department is investigating after a woman said she saw roadkill being taken to a Concord restaurant over the weekend. That woman took a picture Sunday afternoon after she saw the people in the car pick up a dead deer off the road and throw it in the back of a car. She recognized the car from it delivering food to her home and office. "I just couldn't believe what I was seeing," said the woman, who didn’t want to be identified. She called police after the car drove behind China Fun with the roadkill...
  • Bar Sparks Controversy Hosting Camel Rides and Camel Meat Eating

    01/20/2016 10:58:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    CBS58 ^ | Jan 19, 2016 | Christie Green
    A bar in Okauchee Lake, Wisconsin is hosting Saturday night an event that has been raising protests from some. Foolery’s Liquid Therapy bar is hosting an event involving camels. There are camel rides available for customers. In addition, customers can eat camel toes and camel meat, according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook group. A Facebook group called Global Conservation Group, posted a protest to the event. Tony Foss, the owner of the camel, posted to the group that a camel will not be slaughtered at the event and the camel is a pet of his. The bar posted...