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  • Why Is American Beer So Bland?

    08/04/2015 10:46:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 4, 2015 | Joe Pinsker
    Today’s discerning beer drinkers might be convinced that America’s watery, bland lagers are a recent corporate invention. But the existence of American beers that are, as one industry executive once put it, “less challenging,” has a much longer history. In fact, Thomas Jefferson, himself an accomplished homebrewer, complained that some of his country’s beers were “meagre and often vapid” nearly 200 years ago.
  • Taking sustainable to the extreme: Soylent meal replacement in a bottle

    08/04/2015 9:58:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Jenn Harris
    Imagine drinking a beige, liquid goo every time you get hungry. Instead of steak, sushi or your favorite lunchtime salad, it's a bottle of goo, three times a day. . That's the idea behind Soylent 2.0, a bottled meal replacement made in Los Angeles, ... Version 2.0 includes the vitamins and minerals, algal oil, isomaltulose (a slow-metabolizing ingredient naturally found in honey) and soy protein. It's pre-bottled, has a one-year shelf life and doesn't need to be refrigerated. The Soylent website claims each bottle contains 20% of a person's daily recommended value for essential vitamins and minerals, and 400 calories....
  • Here's The Buzz On America's Forgotten Native 'Tea' Plant[Yaupon]

    08/04/2015 9:46:24 AM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | 04 Aug 2015 | Murray Carpenter
    During a severe drought in 2011, JennaDee Detro noticed that many trees on the family cattle ranch in Cat Spring, Texas, withered, but a certain evergreen holly appeared vigorous. It's called a yaupon."The best we can tell is that they enjoy suffering," Detro says with a laugh. "So this kind of extreme weather in Texas — and the extreme soil conditions — are perfect for the yaupon."Detro began researching yaupon — a tree abundant in its native range, from coastal North Carolina to East Texas — and discovered that the plant contains caffeine and has a remarkable history.A thousand years...
  • 110-year-old woman drank three beers and a shot every day for years

    08/04/2015 7:44:41 AM PDT · by dware · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08.04.2015 | Fox News
    The secret to making it to 105 years old is apparently a daily dose of alcohol. Making it five more years, however, means you may have to cut back. Those are the lessons coming from Agnes Fenton, who turned 110 on Saturday, when she officially became a supercentarian. Fenton told ABC in an interview for her 105th birthday that she enjoyed three Miller High Life’s and a shot of Johnnie Walker Blue Label scotch every day for nearly 70 years.
  • China investigating liquor suppliers for Viagra in alcohol

    08/03/2015 1:42:35 PM PDT · by Bob · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 03, 2015 | Reuters
    BEIJING – Chinese police are investigating if two distillers in the southwestern region of Guangxi added impotence treatment drug Viagra to their liquor in the latest food-safety scare in China. The Liuzhou Food and Drug Administration said that it found the Guikun Alcohol Plant and the Deshun Alcohol Plant in Guangxi's Liuzhou city were putting Sildenafil, more commonly known as Viagra, into three of their baijiu products. Baijiu is a fiery grain liquor that commands high prices in China.
  • Kraft Recalls 36,000 Cases of Individually-Wrapped Cheese That Pose Choking Hazard

    08/02/2015 10:57:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    ktla ^ | August 2, 2015 | cnn wire
    The recall includes certain 3- and 4-pound packages of American and white American slices, Kraft said. Those affected have a “best when used by” date between December 29, 2015, and January 4, 2016, followed by the manufacturing code “S54″ or “S55.” “A thin strip of the individual packaging film may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper has been removed,” Kraft said. “If the film sticks to the slice and is not removed, it could potentially cause a choking hazard.” The company said it has received 10 complaints and three reports of choking.
  • A hungry Brit wants cat arrested for eating his bacon

    08/01/2015 10:57:59 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 47 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | Ashley Lewis
    It was just a catty complaint. A hungry Brit called the West Yorkshire police seeking to rat out his girlfriend — and their pet feline — for devouring his precious bacon. “Me girlfriend has let the cat eat my bacon,” the man could be heard telling a dispatcher in an audio clip of the call released by police. “I want to press charges.” The bizarre complaint did not rattle the operator. She asked the man if he wanted to press charges against the cat or his girlfriend. Both of them, he said.
  • Former Pa. governor: A hot dog is a sandwich

    08/01/2015 7:54:59 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 36 replies
    upi ^ | July 30, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    HARRISBURG, Pa., - Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has become the latest high-profile personality to weigh in on the debate over whether a hot dog qualifies as a sandwich. Rendell was asked by an interviewer to weigh in on the subject, which has recently become a topic of heated Internet debate, and he came out in favor of giving sandwich status to hot dogs. "It's got bread," Rendell told WPHT-AM. "Would you put a hoagie in the sandwich category? What I would think is the hot dog, the cheese steak, the hoagie, they're in the elite sandwich category...If you eat...
  • Suntory Plans Space-Aged Whisky

    07/31/2015 10:43:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | By Jun Hongo
    Not content with having the best whisky in the world, Suntory Holdings Ltd. plans to take its whisky out of this world and into space. The Japanese brewing and distilling company said this week it would send a total of six samples of its whiskies and other alcoholic beverages to the International Space Station, where they will be kept for at least a year to study the effect zero gravity has on aging. According to a spokesman at the company, the samples, which will be carried in glass flasks, will include both a 21-year-old single malt and a beverage that...
  • Stick a fork in Whole Foods?

    07/31/2015 3:06:22 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 76 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | July 31, 2015 | Paul R. La Monica
    Whole Foods may be toast. Granted, it's toast made from pricey, gluten-free, organic honey oat bread. But toast nonetheless. Shares of Whole Foods (WFM) plunged more than 10% Thursday after the high-end natural grocery chain reported sales and profits that missed analysts' forecasts. Its outlook did not impress investors either.
  • Norway Makes World Record Ice Cream Cone

    07/30/2015 9:12:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Norwegian ice-cream maker, Hennig Olsen, unveiled the world’s largest-ever ice cream cone in front of 9,000 people at the start of Sunday’s Tall Ships Race at Kristianstad.The ice cream, which measured 3.08 metres from top to botton, was flown over Kristianstad quay hanging from a helicopter and placed in front of an expectant crowd of around 9,000 people. Glen Pollard from the Guinness Book of Records had made the trip to Kristianstad and confirmed that the Norwegian ice cream cone was larger than that of the previous record-holders, Mirco Della Vecchia and Andrea Andrighetti of Italy who made their ice-cream...
  • After 20 Years, Naugles Is Open Again in Southern California

    07/30/2015 12:18:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    CNN Wire via KTLA ^ | July 29, 2015
    After a 20-year hiatus, Naugles, a popular Mexican restaurant that once had a cult-like following, reopened Tuesday in Southern California ... Naugles merged with Del Taco in 1988, and by 1995 all of its locations had been shut down and replaced with Del Taco restaurants ...
  • It's Surprisingly Legal to Eat Lion Meat

    07/29/2015 6:06:15 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 24 replies
    VICE News ^ | 02/19/2015 | Mark Hay
    As part of the celebrations for his 91st birthday next Saturday, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be served a feast featuring five impala, two buffalo, two elephants, two sables, and one lion. According to a report in Zimbabwe's The Chronicle, the menagerie was donated by Tendai Musasa, owner of the prominent Woodlands Farm near the Elephant Hills Resort at Victoria Falls, where the 20,000-person shindig will take place. While you'd think that eating elephants and lions, icons of wildlife conservation, would be illegal, it turns out it's not—neither under Zimbabwean nor international law. As of 1997, elephant populations in Botswana,...
  • Gallup: Liberals More Likely to Drink Than Conservatives

    07/29/2015 5:18:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2015 | 5:18 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    According to a Gallup survey conducted this month, American liberals are more likely to drink than American conservatives. From July 8-12, Gallup asked 1,009 adults in the United States: “Do you have occasion to use alcoholic beverages such as liquor, wine, or beer, or are you a total abstainer?” The results, which had a margin of error of ± 4 percentage points, showed a number of trends. Only 61 percent of self-identified conservatives said, yes, they do have occasion to use alcoholic beverages. However, 65 percent of moderates said yes, and 69 percent of liberals said yes. …
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    07/29/2015 2:39:42 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 83 replies
    I've had several requests to do a thread on bread baking. I've hesitated, because it's been quite a while since I baked bread; I'm by no means expert at it; and I don't like to post recipes that I haven't tried and proven recently. But, due to popular demand, here we go! My first experience with baking bread was back in the 1970s when so many of us young folks were bitten by the 'back-to-nature' bug. I was also experimenting with various levels of vegetarianism, and was very interested in cooking with whole grains. The first bread I made was...
  • Toxin in Lake Erie puts Toledo drinking water on 'watch'

    07/28/2015 2:04:16 PM PDT · by EBH · 19 replies
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The city of Toledo has put its water quality on "watch" status because of the toxins that shut down Toledo's public drinking-water system for three days a year ago. The water is safe to drink, city officials said. Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson said the water was put on watch because microcystin had been detected in the intake crib about three miles out in Lake Erie. The toxin was not detected in tap water, she said. "Our water treatment process is effectively removing the microcystin," according to the city's online water-quality dashboard. "We have an advanced warning system...
  • Human corpse in street turns out to be brisket

    07/27/2015 7:30:46 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 22 replies
    http://boingboing.net ^ | Jul 27, 2015 | Rob Beschizza
    Tina Lin, compiling local police reports for The Andover Townsman of Massachussets, reports that "A caller from North Main Street reported at 12:38 p.m. that there was an item on the side of the road that looked like a torso." Fortunately, Lin adds, 'The responding officer reported that “it was a brisket.”' Less fortunate, however, was a local resident who reported that "someone is beeping a horn when they drive by her house.”
  • Pizza Delivery Driver Scares Off Would-Be Robbers

    07/27/2015 2:33:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Monica Garske
    The suspects were armed with an air soft gun, and demanded money and pizza from the victimTwo men armed with an air soft gun tried to rob a pizza delivery driver in Emerald Hills overnight, but the driver chased them away with a stick, thwarting their plan. The San Diego Police Department said the near-robbery happened in at Bollenbacher and McHugh streets. A driver stopped to deliver pizza in the neighborhood and two men standing outside told him the pizza was for them. When the victim got out of his car with the pizza, one of the men pointed a...
  • Turf War

    07/26/2015 10:56:29 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 8 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 7/20/2015 | Nick Sibilla
    For 17 years, Tom Carroll and his wife Hermine Ricketts tended an organic garden in the front yard of their home in Miami Shores Village, Florida. They grew everything from arugula to zinnias, mostly for home consumption. Then, one day in August 2013, disaster struck. It wasn't a hurricane, a flood, or a drought. It was the government. Armed with a newly amended zoning ordinance geared toward home aesthetics, Miami Shores ordered the couple to uproot their vegetable garden or pay $50 a day in fines. The village would tolerate fruit trees, flowers, or even plastic pink flamingoes in the...
  • Researchers Discover Seaweed that Tastes like Bacon

    07/26/2015 9:22:41 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 16, 2015 | Barbara Tasch
    Researchers at Oregon State have patented a new strain of seaweed that tastes like bacon when it's cooked. The seaweed, a form of red marine algae, looks like translucent red lettuce. It also has twice the nutritional value of kale and grows very quickly. Did we mention it tastes like bacon? According to Oregon State researcher Chris Langdon, his team started growing the new strain while trying to find a good food source for edible sea snails, or abalone, a very popular food in many parts of Asia. The strain is a new type of red algae that normally grows...
  • BLUE BELL ICE CREAM: Coming Soon to a Freezer Near You

    07/26/2015 6:01:01 AM PDT · by don-o · 47 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | July 25, 2015 | Rob Milford
    The machines started humming this week, the mixers were running, and the freezers were chilling. They started making ice cream. Not just ice cream, but Blue Bell Ice Cream — “The Best Ice Cream in the Country.” The production crew was making sure they followed all the new procedures for getting cleaned up and the equipment spic & span. In the Blue Bell plant in Sylacauga Alabama, everyone was smiling. This was the first batch of Blue Bell being produced since March in any of the Blue Bell plants. This batch will not be headed to stores. Instead, it will...
  • Ethical food does not matter to most Brits, survey finds

    07/25/2015 6:59:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5:11PM BST 24 Jul 2015 | Camilla Turner
    Ethical food does not matter to most Britons, a survey has revealed, showing that half of people say they do not care where their food comes from. Almost half of people (48 percent) surveyed said they would not necessarily stop buying products from a company if they discovered it was acting unethically, when surveyed by consumer research company Mintel. Of the 15,000 UK shoppers who were questioned, only a quarter (24 percent) said that the range of ethical products on offer influenced which shops they visited. More than half of UK consumers say that organic food is too expensive to...
  • From Duds to Suds: Lululemon Going Into Beer Business

    07/24/2015 8:59:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Tue Jul 21 2015 | Peter Edwards
    Curiosity Lager will be offered at the SeaWheeze half marathon in Vancouver’s Stanley ParkBy: In a salutation to suds, yoga-apparel maker Lululemon Athletica has announced it’s going into the craft beer business. The Vancouver-based business announced it’s going to make something called “Curiosity Lager.” The company announced it plans to make 88,000 cans of the beer, to coincide in mid-August with the Lululemon annual SeaWheeze Half Marathon. The beer will be made in partnership with Stanley Park Brewing. “We both share a deep hometown pride in our forest-in-the-city, Stanley Park and a unbridled enthusiasm for cold beer after a...
  • 11-Year-Old Runs Successful Ice Cream Business

    07/24/2015 2:46:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    KDSK | July 24, 2015
    11-Year-Old Runs Successful Ice Cream Business
  • Rogue Dairy Queen has been ignoring corporate HQ since 1949

    07/24/2015 5:53:31 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7-23-15 | AP
    MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Dairy Queen in downtown Moorhead has been thumbing its nose at corporate HQ pretty much since it opened in 1949, despite some efforts from the home office to have the store mind its Ds and Qs. And it’s a recipe that seems to be working for one of the few DQs in the country still operating under a 66-year-old contract that allows them to dish up throwback treats alongside the standard corporate-approved items, a combination that turns Main Avenue and 8th Street into a hopping, slightly retro summer hangout. Though the restaurant shuts down in the...
  • Jeannette Cathy, wife of Chick-fil-A founder, dead at 92

    07/23/2015 5:33:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2015 2:42 PM EDT
    Chick-fil-A officials say Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain's late founder, Truett Cathy, has died at age 92. Officials said in a release that Cathy was surrounded by family when she died Wednesday night at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. Officials say Jeannette Cathy attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and married Truett Cathy in 1948. The two met when she was 8 years old. …
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    07/23/2015 4:02:37 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 133 replies
    Back in the 'Wild West' days of the early Internet, a lady named Susan 'Hattie' Steinsapir posted to the Usenet group rec.foods.cooking. Unfortunately, Susan passed from us far too early; but her recipes live on. Perhaps her most renowned recipe was her Goat Cheese Torta with Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomatoes. (I have to admit that I didn't - and don't - know much about goat cheese; and the first time I made this, my husband said that it tasted as if he'd licked a goat. I decided to change the recipe, until I could learn more about goat cheese; and...
  • Have You Gone Gluten-Free?

    07/22/2015 12:48:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Santa Cruz Good Times ^ | WEDNESDAY, 15 JULY 2015 | Matthew Cole Scott
    I’m hardcore, I don’t do any gluten, processed oils or processed sugars. I survived 10 metastasized bone cancers, and realized that it all starts with the sugar, gluten and complex carbohydrates. Tim Blake, Santa Cruz, Emerald Cup Producer I’m not gluten-free because I’m not celiac. I think it’s just kind of a fad diet. Kelsey Kraus, Santa Cruz, Grad Student I am not gluten-free. However, I focus on a vegan raw diet so that really limits my intake. Bill Gibson, Santa Cruz, Sales No. Because I love carbs. Ali Kearney, Santa Cruz, Fisheries Observer I do my best to be...
  • 23-Pound, 95-Year-Old Lobster Becomes Local NY Celebrity

    07/22/2015 8:24:25 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 20 replies
    ABC news ^ | 7/17/15 | STEFANIE TUDER
    Home> Lifestyle 23-Pound, 95-Year-Old Lobster Becomes Local NY Celebrity Jul 17, 2015, 3:24 PM ET By STEFANIE TUDER STEFANIE TUDER More from STEFANIE » via Good Morning America Share 232 Share on email 18 Comments PHOTO: This 23-pound lobster is estimated to be 95 years old. This 23-pound lobster is estimated to be 95 years old. Jordan Lobster Farms Lobsterman Stephen Jordan got quite the surprise in his morning shellfish shipment this past Tuesday morning. A 23-pound surprise, to be exact. “One of our fishermen sent it down and said, ‘Oh, you gotta look, I have a surprise in one...
  • McDonald's' 'Secret Menu' Not So Secret Anymore

    07/22/2015 12:42:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 21, 2015
    The mythical “secret menu” at McDonald’s may not be a myth at all. According to a McDonald’s manager who conducted a recent Reddit AMA, customers can in fact order secret menu items, but the items really aren’t that secret. Reddit user OrchidHibiscus, who claims to be a manager at a McDonald’s in Glasgow, Scotland, said McDonald’s didn’t specifically develop a secret menu, but menu items can be customized into “grill orders.” Customers can add or take out ingredients from current menu items to make them into what they want—including something off a so-called “secret menu.” "Order one and the workers...
  • Chipotle Lover Eats at Restaurant for 153 Days in a Row

    07/21/2015 9:37:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | July 21, 2015 | Germaine Benson
    What started off as a joke with his brother now turned out to be viral experiment for Andrew Hawryluk. The 23-year old has been eating Chipotle for 153 days in a row and is still dining at the restaurant daily. The Los Angeles native told his brother that he would commit to eating at the Mexican eatery during the 40 days of Lent. He told Business Insider, "Once the 40 days ended it was so anticlimactic. I decided to see how much longer I could do it." Hawryluk documented his experiment through his blog, Chipotlife and shared that he spent...
  • OMG! Cat Picks a Fight With the Wrong Squid

    07/21/2015 3:56:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    HLN ^ | 7/21
    While trying to get some dinner, a cat got its just desserts after picking on the wrong squid. In this crazy video, it first appears that the mischievous kitty has the upper hand on its prey. With feline claws and definitely a size advantage, it dips into a pool with the cephalopod. But surprise for the cat because the squid just attaches itself right onto its hunter, turning the tables of the food pyramid. Unable to see because of a face full of tentacles, the regretful cat stumbles backward and all around. And while the cat is eventually able to...
  • Could Your Hamburger be Killing Polar Bears?

    07/21/2015 2:31:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    One Green Planet ^ | Lauren Kearney
    The image of a polar bear floating on a single sheet of ice has become synonymous with the discussion of climate change. As the polar bear’s habitat literally melts before our eyes, we are starting to recognize the direct impact that man-made greenhouse gas emissions are having on the other species we share the world with. The polar bear’s Arctic habitat is quickly diminishing, in fact, an estimated 8.6 million acres of ice disappear a year and this rate is only expected to increase along with the temperature of the planet. With this in mind, many conservationists have begun to...
  • A&P files for bankruptcy for 2nd time since 2010

    07/20/2015 10:54:09 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 18 replies
    nj.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Myles Ma
    MONTVALE — The Great Atlantic Pacific & Tea Company, which operates about 300 grocery stores in the northeast, filed for bankruptcy Sunday. The Montvale-based company, known for its A&P branded supermarkets, lists assets and debts of more than $1 billion each in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
  • Your Instant Ramen Noodles Are a Massive Threat to the Environment

    07/20/2015 6:31:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 115 replies
    Salon ^ | SATURDAY, JUL 18, 2015 | Renard Loki
    Bad news for broke college students, even worse news for the planet VIDEO For decades, instant ramen noodles have been a culinary staple for cash-poor college students, young working professionals and even prisoners. Yet ramen noodles are a main culprit of deforestation due to the high amount of unsustainable palm oil used to make them. While several large food corporations have committed to eliminating conflict palm oil from their supply chains, two of the world’s biggest instant noodle producers, Nissin Foods Holdings and Toyo Suisan Kaisha (Maruchan), both Japanese firms, have failed to adopt responsible palm oil policies, according to...
  • Venezuela orders producers to divert food to state stores

    07/20/2015 2:07:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 20, 2015 4:49 PM EDT
    Private companies in Venezuela say the government has ordered them to distribute food staples to a network of state-run supermarkets amid chronic shortages of basic goods. The Food Industry Chamber said Monday that authorities ordered producers of milk, pasta, oil, rice, sugar and flour to supply between 30 percent and 100 percent of their products to the state stores. …
  • 7 American Barbecue Styles You're Insane for Overlooking (According to Yahoo)

    07/19/2015 7:04:10 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 42 replies
    Yahoo/Thrillist ^ | 7/16/15 | Dan Gentile
    For years, pitmasters outside of Texas turned a blind eye to the glory of an immaculately smoked brisket. Now brisket’s the darling of the BBQ world, which leaves room for more lesser-known regional BBQ delicacies to jump into the low-and-slow limelight. These seven old-school meats deserve new-school attention...
  • National Ice Cream Day Inspires San Francisco Festival

    07/19/2015 1:01:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 17, 2015 | Tamara Palmer
    Sunday's National Ice Cream Day Festival at SoMa StrEat Food Park in San Francisco will feature numerous independent frozen dessert specialists and unique collaborations.Expected highlights will come from Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream, which has three locations in San Francisco, is working with Haight eatery and food truck Bacon Bacon to offer a "That's That," a play on the It's-It ice cream sandwich with a bacon chocolate chip cookie, chocolate ice cream and a dark chocolate dip. Longtime family-owned Mitchell's Ice Cream plans to offer ice cream floats made with real beer; adults will have a choice between Buzzerkeley Belgian Strong...
  • Louie’s Finer Meats wins more awards

    07/18/2015 8:43:54 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Spooner Advocate ^ | 7-18-15 | Mary Zehm
    Louie’s Finer Meats of Cumberland won national recognition at the American Cured Meat Championships (ACMC) held in June in Springfield, Illinois, in conjunction with the 76th Convention of the American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP). The ACMC annually draws entries from across the entire United States. This year there were 731 entries in 27 product categories. Louie’s Finer Meats was awarded 1st Place, Grand Champion, in the Frankfurters class; 2nd Place, Reserve Grand Champion, in the Country Bacon class; 2nd Place, Reserve Grand Champion, in the Whole Muscle Jerky class; 3rd Place, Champion, in the Specialty Game Meats class; and...
  • Agenda 21 advocates replace farmers in droves

    07/18/2015 9:59:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/18/2015 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    United Nations agencies working against the economic needs and wishes of U.S. citizens compiled a blueprint for achieving Sustainable Development called U.N. Agenda 21. This 40-chapter document (about 300 pages) addresses every facet of human life and how Sustainable Development should be implemented through local, state, and federal government. With its grant-making power (‘visioning grants’ and ‘challenge grants’) and conservation easements, the federal government promoted the Sustainable Development idea and policies to the state and local levels with the creation of an army of new community of Sustainable Development NGOs (non-government organizations) such as the American Planning Association, the Sustainable...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    07/16/2015 12:36:56 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 53 replies
    Some time ago, I found a book about 'Gifts from a Jar' in the thrift store. Though I've never given a gift like this, one of the recipes has become a staple side dish for us. I sometimes use 1/2 cup of Golden Raisins that I've soaked in boiled water for a few minutes, instead of the cranberries and currants; and I rarely add the vegetable flakes because I don't usually have them around. Also, I frequently use toasted pine nuts instead of the almonds - they toast up very quickly in a small pan on top of the stove....
  • The USDA Doesn’t Want Us to Eat Lungs [HAGGIS BAN]

    07/16/2015 10:02:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    munchies.vice.com ^ | July 3, 2014 / 10:22 am | By Baylen Linnekin
    Earlier this week, USDA secretary Tom Vilsack met in Washington with representatives from the British government. Atop the list of issues UK environment secretary Owen Paterson was to bring up in his meeting with Vilsack is the continuing US ban on the sale of authentic Scottish haggis. Haggis, Scotland’s national dish, has been unavailable in the United States since 1971, when the USDA issued a succinct rule: “Livestock lungs shall not be saved for use as human food.” But sheep lungs are a key ingredient in haggis. The reasoning behind the USDA’s ban on lungs is generally couched in terms...
  • McDonald's franchisees are terrified for the future

    07/16/2015 9:42:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/16/2015 | Hayley Peterson
    McDonald's franchisees are terrified for the future of the company, according to a new survey. The operators' six-month outlook for McDonald's business is the worst in the 12-year history of the survey, which was conducted by former Janney Capital Markets analyst Mark Kalinowski. "At least half of the operators in my region are on the verge of collapse," one franchisee wrote in response to the survey. "With minimum wage for fast food workers potential increasing to incredibly high levels, we are facing a crisis situation. Another said: "The operators sit on a cliff right now. With sales going in the...
  • 10 Rotten Foods You Are Used To Eating

    07/16/2015 8:28:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    www.minq.com ^ | 07-15-2015 | Staff
    While we're taught that food that smells rotten should be thrown away, there are actually many foods that you eat whenever they've just started rotting. Of course, it's not pleasant to call these foods rotten, so we refer to them in different ways instead. Cheese Making cheese comes down to your ability to control rot. This is because milk is treated with bacteria and enzymes causing it to curdle. The curdles are then cut, formed and ripened into cheese. Stinkheads Another native Alaskan delicacy is what's known as stinkheads. These are King Salmon heads that have either been buried in...
  • Scientists in Oregon develop bacon-flavored seaweed

    07/16/2015 1:18:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 15, 2015 6:26 PM EDT
    What grows quickly, is packed with protein, has twice the nutritional value of kale and tastes like bacon? The answer, according to scientists at Oregon State University, is a new strain of seaweed they recently patented. Dulse is a form of edible seaweed that grows wild along the Pacific and Atlantic coastlines. It’s harvested and commonly used by people in dried form as a cooking ingredient or nutritional supplement. But OSU researchers say the variety they’ve developed can be farmed and eaten fresh, with the potential for a new industry for Oregon. …
  • [Seaweed] that tastes of BACON....is packed with antioxidants but tastes of pork

    07/15/2015 7:04:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jack Milner
    A succulent red seaweed has been created that is packed full of protein, but unlike any other 'superfood' proclaimed as the world's next culinary saviour, you might actually want to eat this one. And that's because it tastes just like bacon. The new strain of dulse is a variation of a seaweed that grows in the wild along Pacific and Atlantic coastlines and is sold in dried form as a nutritional supplement. Researcher Chris Langdon and colleagues at Oregon State University's (OSU) Hatfield Marine Science Center patented the new strain of seaweed after working on for the past 15 years....
  • Kazakhstan Creators Unveil Ice Cream Made From Horse, Camel Milk

    07/15/2015 10:07:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    KPLC-TV ^ | Jul 12, 2015
    Move over cows, some new ice cream is being made from horse and camel milk. SNIP The creators say horse milk ice cream has a distinctive sour taste while the one from camel's milk is a bit like vanilla. SNIP
  • Oklahoma Woman Allegedly Pulls Knife on Teens in Taco Bell After Wi-Fi Frustration (VIDEO)

    07/15/2015 9:55:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, July 14, 2015, | Lee Moran
    An Oklahoma woman pulled a knife on a group of teen boys after getting angry over the poor Wi-Fi connection at a Taco Bell, police said. Amber Lynn Henson was frustrated about the Tahlequah restaurant's internet speed on Thursday when she went to a drinking fountain to cool off. But a group of unwitting youngsters blocked the 48-year-old's way, reports the Tahlequah Daily Press. "The boys were kind of in the way of the drink fountain and she had to squeeze through them to get her drink," said Tahlequah Police chief Nate King. "She got agitated and spilled her drink...
  • Cash for Cheese: The Bank That Accepts Parmigiano Reggiano as Loan Collateral

    07/15/2015 9:40:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Daily Reporter ^ | 14-Jul-2015 | Mark Astley
    Cash for cheese may sound like a parody of the cash for gold scheme, but in Italy it's a reality for many Parmigiano Reggiano producers seeking quick cash.
  • There's No Way You Can Order McDonald's Better Than This Guy

    07/15/2015 12:05:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Eater ^ | Jul 13, 201 | Khushbu Shah
    Why mumble out a McDonald's order when you can rap it? Internet prankster Coby Persin did just that at a New York City McDonald's, managing to squish the majority of the chain's menu into a minute-long rap. While the rap is impressive — good luck getting this out of your head — perhaps the best part is the unfazed cashier who looks as if he is taking Persin's order very, very seriously.