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  • Italian Grandma Makes Lasagna....

    03/16/2019 8:29:28 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 30 replies ^ | Jan 12, 2019 | Buon-A-Petitti
    BRACIOLE 2 lbs thinly sliced Beef (London Broil/Flank Steak/etc.) Garlic (minced & crushed) Fresh Parsley (chopped) Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese Red Hot Pepper Flakes Prosciutto (or Ham as substitute) Boiled Eggs (chopped) Provolone Cheese Slices Olive Oil Salt & Pepper to taste
  • New bill could allow SNAP benefits to be used for fast food in Illinois

    03/16/2019 11:31:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 50 replies ^ | March 15, 2019 | WICS
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — There is a new bill working its way through the Statehouse to allow people to use food stamps to buy fast food. Right now, you can only use that money to buy groceries at a store or farmer’s market but if this bill is signed into law, you could order a burger at the nearest fast food joint. House Bill 3343 would establish a Restaurant Meals Program to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. If passed, recipients can use their monthly allotment to buy meals from restaurants. Only certain recipients qualify: the elderly, disabled, homeless...
  • Butterball Recalling [Raw Ground] Turkey Products Due To Salmonella Concerns

    03/15/2019 7:40:22 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 03/14/2018
    — Butterball is recalling almost 80,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products due to possible salmonella contamination. The prepacked raw ground turkey was produced on July 7, 2018. Food Safety and Inspection Service and several other organizations have been investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Schwarzengrund illnesses involving five case patients from two states. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services collected three intact Butterball brand ground turkey samples from a home where four of the five case patients live.
  • Burger King customer throws violent fit over unwanted tomatoes

    03/14/2019 8:49:19 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 84 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 14, 2019 | Janine Puhak
    Tomayto, tomahto — to “uh oh.” One Michigan woman landed herself on the wrong side of the law after throwing a violent fit in Burger King, reportedly because the burger she ordered from the chain had tomatoes on it, much to her dramatic dismay. Porsha Tyler stormed into a Livonia Burger King and demanded a cash refund, WXYZ reports, as the burger she ordered included tomatoes, which she clearly did not want. The incident occured on Jan. 27. According to the outlet, the woman brought the sandwich with her and things quickly took a turn for the worse.
  • (NJ) Bischoff's Ice Cream, at 85, says yes to credit cards

    03/13/2019 2:29:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies
    the record ^ | 02.15.19 | Megan Burrow
    Bischoff's Ice Cream, at 85, says yes to credit cards
  • 8 Pi Day 2019 Deals And Freebies You Are Mathematically Certain To Love

    03/13/2019 10:26:59 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 19 replies
    Delish ^ | 12 Mar 2019 | MEGAN SCHALTEGGER
    The ultimate dilemma: pie or pizza? Pi Day is like our annual reward for all those school years spent learning math. Now to honor those educational (read: exhausting) algebra classes, we get to celebrate. And if our calculations are correct, there are *a lot* of pizza and pie specials slated for March 14. Here are all the stores and restaurants serving up cheap (and free!) slices Thursday.
  • Debra Messing apologizes after vagina cupcakes offend trans community

    03/12/2019 8:52:57 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 71 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 12, 2019 | Jessica Chasmar
    Actress and liberal activist Debra Messing apologized this week after her Instagram photo of cupcakes decorated as vulvas offended members of the trans community. The “Will & Grace” star celebrated International Women’s Day on Friday by posting a photo showing a dozen cupcakes decorated as vulvas in varying colors, shapes and sizes. “Powerful, beautiful, and sweet,” Ms. Messing wrote. The actress later amended the post after members of the trans community apparently complained.
  • Police: Minnesota woman pulls gun on Domino's employees when they forget chicken wings

    03/12/2019 10:42:27 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 40 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | March 12, 2019 | Bob D'Angelo
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Minnesota woman is accused of pulling a gun on Domino’s employees when they forgot to include chicken wings with her order, WCCO reported. Holly Webb, 59, was charged with one felony count of violent threats, the television station reported. Her bail was set at $10,000. According to police, a woman confronted employees at a St. Paul Domino’s and said she was angry about the food delivered to her house, WCCO reported. She demanded a refund and allegedly pulled out a handgun, but when an employee called 911, Webb left in her vehicle, the television station...
  • The Ta-Nehisi Coates Of Food

    03/12/2019 7:00:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | March 12, 2019 | Rod Dreher
    A friend e-mailed the link to this GQ profile of Tunde Wey, a Nigeria-born New Orleans chef, described by my friend as “the Ta-Nehisi Coates of food.” Oh? Dour and militant? That sounds like fun. Read on: Perhaps you’re looking for a story about how Food Brings Us Together. About how even in These Dark Times, we can always gather around The Table to experience the healing Power of Food. If so, I’m sorry. Those are the kinds of platitudes that Wey, who is a prolific texter, might respond to with one of his favorite emojis: the little face laughing...
  • Ohio man to drink only beer during Lent

    03/11/2019 10:53:46 AM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies
    WKRC ^ | March 11, 2019 | KATHRYN ROBINSON
    NEWTOWN, Ohio (WKRC) — The season of Lent means Christians are fasting and giving up certain pleasures or vices. One Ohio man is taking a page from history. For 46 days, Del Hall is drinking only beer. “I’m going to have all styles of beer,” the Fifty West worker said about the fast. Beer will be the only thing on Hall’s menu and he won’t have solid food until Easter Sunday. Hall says he’s taking a nod from monks in the 1600’s that would fast during the season by a bock beer diet. “Being master brewers, they decided they would...
  • 3D-printed sushi? Japanese company brings restaurant idea to SXSW

    03/11/2019 7:30:11 AM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    kxan ^ | March 11, 2019 | Chris Davis
    If you want a piece of 3D-printed sushi from a Japanese company exhibiting at SXSW, first they want a piece of you... A company representative explained the process. When you make a reservation, the restaurant sends you what it calls a "health test kit." You send back a biological sample -- saliva, urine, stool -- and they analyze what kinds of nutrients your body needs. "Then we add those specific nutrients to your food to 3D print out those sushi for you," the representative explained. Using a combination of proteins, vitamins, minerals and other elements, the restaurant then prints each...
  • Mayor of Bologna says he's sick of tourists ordering spaghetti bolognaise

    03/10/2019 12:23:11 PM PDT · by dennisw · 117 replies
    UK DAILY MAIL ^ | 10 March 2019 | Leigh Mcmanus
    Mayor of Bologna says he's sick of tourists ordering spaghetti bolognaise in his city because the pasta dish 'doesn't actually exist' Virginio Merola wants his northern Italian city to wash its hands of the dish He said it 'doesn't exist' and went as far as to call the pasta dish 'fake news' The 64-year-old democrat is leading his vehment campaign on social media The mayor of Bologna is on a passionate crusade against spaghetti bolognese, condemning it as 'fake news'. Despite it being famous the world over, Virginio Merola wants his northern Italian city to wash its hands of the...
  • Phoenix residents awaken to find intruder cooking tortillas, eating soup

    03/09/2019 10:19:35 AM PST · by bgill · 21 replies
    ktar ^ | Mar. 8, 2019 | AP
    Authorities say a man is accused of breaking into a Phoenix apartment and helping himself to tortillas and soup. Court documents show that 31-year-old Jerry Christopher Drane was arrested March 1 on suspicion of criminal trespassing. According to charging documents, a female occupant smelled something burning. She found Drane in the kitchen cooking tortillas on top of a stove burner. She yelled for her roommate and both women demanded Drane to leave. They told police Drane then went onto the balcony and began eating a can of soup. Responding officers say he showed signs of being intoxicated and was subsequently...
  • Is this the end of recycling?

    03/09/2019 7:18:11 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 96 replies
    MSN/The Atlantic ^ | March 9, 2019 | Alana Semuels
    After decades of earnest public-information campaigns, Americans are finally recycling. Airports, malls, schools, and office buildings across the country have bins for plastic bottles and aluminum cans and newspapers. In some cities, you can be fined if inspectors discover that you haven’t recycled appropriately. But now much of that carefully sorted recycling is ending up in the trash. For decades, we were sending the bulk of our recycling to China — tons and tons of it, sent over on ships to be made into goods such as shoes and bags and new plastic products. But last year, the country restricted...
  • Healthy Sweeteners - Which ones have you tried and which do you recommend? [Vanity]

    03/08/2019 3:41:41 PM PST · by fwdude · 111 replies
    Self | 03/08/19 | FWDude
    I’ve jumped on the train to better, sugar-free health and have been trying the more healthy sweeteners - the “sugar alcohols” that aren’t supposed to be as questionable as the synthetics (Aspartame, Saccharin, Sucrolase, etc.) Just wondering what experience other FReeper have had with these, and what preferences you’ve come to. I’ve been using Stevia for a couple of years now and like it’s very sugar-like flavor and potency. I recently bought some Xylitol and Erytritol, to not so glowing report. I found the Xylitol just OK, but I had to use a lot of it to have a sweetening...
  • Does anyone here speak English?

    03/07/2019 11:14:31 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 106 replies
    7 March 2019 | COBOL2Java
    Oh dear. I'd placed an online pickup order through GrubHub for El Charro Mexican restaurant at 933 Fairlawn Ave in Laurel, MD. When I arrived, apparently no one at the place spoke English. The nice lady who greeted me smiled, picked up a menu, and proceeded to take me to a booth. I said "No, online order for pickup". "OK" she smiled and pointed to the booth, as if to ask me whether this we a good spot. I said again, "Online order for pickup". She repeated the "OK" and placed the menu on the booth's table. I realized I...
  • Man breaks into North Austin apartment, takes a shower, cooks pork chops

    03/05/2019 4:53:36 PM PST · by bgill · 25 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Mar. 5, 2019 | staff
    A man was arrested Monday after breaking into an apartment to shower and cook pork chops inside. 45-year-old Oscar Joseph Ledet was charged with burglary of a residence, a second-degree felony... Ledet said he had gone inside to get a vase he had left in there and then admitted he also used the shower and cooked some pork chops. Ledet added that there were other people in the apartment to help him move things out. Officials contacted the apartment resident who said he does not know Ledet personally but that he stays in the laundry room, however, he did not...
  • Monthly Cooking Thread - March 2019

    03/03/2019 3:47:44 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 132 replies
    Tajine (or tadjine or tagine), which derives from words for a kind of earthenware cooking pot, can also refer to the Moroccan or Algerian stew, often a sweet-and-savory or sweet/sour combination, that is traditionally cooked in it. (There is also a Tunisian dish called ‘tajine’ which is different altogether from the more commonly known stew, being more like a frittata. ) The tajine generally begins with searing of the meat, poultry or fish, and then the addition of sauteed vegetables, sometimes dried fruit, and herbs and spices. The dish steams under the cone-shaped cover of the pot - needing very...
  • Ex co-worker no fan of Democrat darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    03/02/2019 5:22:36 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 30 replies
    NY ^ | 7/1/18 | By Richard Johnson
    Ex co-worker no fan of Democrat darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being hailed as the new face of the Democratic Party after vanquishing Queens party boss Joe Crowley in Tuesday’s primary, but one former co-worker isn’t jumping on her bandwagon. Most of the staff at Flats Fix, the East 16th Street taco and tequila bar, say nice things about Sandy, as they knew her for the four years she worked there, until she quit six months ago to run for Congress. But one waitress has a bad memory of working with Ocasio-Cortez, 28, as Ocasio-Cortez tended bar during the...
  • 2 arrested in buffet brawl over crab legs at Alabama restaurant

    03/02/2019 2:50:29 PM PST · by simpson96 · 48 replies ^ | 3/27/2019 | Staff
    <p>HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama police say a dispute over crab legs at a dinner buffet ended in a brawl that left two people facing misdemeanor charges.</p> <p>Huntsville police officer Gerald Johnson says he was eating at the Meteor Buffet restaurant when a fight broke out.</p>