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  • Not drinking enough water has same effect as drink driving

    04/18/2015 8:07:19 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 19 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | April 18, 2015 | Nicola Harley
    Having as few as five sips of water an hour while driving is equivalent to being over the drink drive limit. Drivers make more than twice as many mistakes when they are just mildly dehydrated, according to new research. The study revealed that drivers who had only had 25ml of water an hour made more than double the number of mistakes on the road than those who were hydrated - the same amount as those who have been drink driving.
  • Waynesboro Man Suspected of Stealing Scooby Doo Fruit Snacks, Runs From Police (Hillary Veep?)

    04/17/2015 4:04:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC29 ^ | Apr 06, 2015
    Waynesboro Police Department News Release: The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a Waynesboro man Friday morning after he stole a box of fruit snacks from a local grocery store and then fled from officers. Marquis Lamar Pullen, 19 years old, faces two misdemeanors after last week's incident at the Kroger, 245 Arch Avenue, which happens to be across the street from the Police Department. At11:15 AM on March 20, an officer responded to the store for a report of a male shoplifter, later identified as Pullen, who had taken some merchandise. Before the officer arrived, the WEOC broadcast that the suspect...
  • This Woman Smiled after shooting a giraffe, and the Internet is Outraged

    04/17/2015 12:13:29 AM PDT · by Oztrich Boy · 69 replies
    Mashable Australia ^ | 16-04-15 | Brian Reis
    Real life Big Buck Hunter "Hero" Rebecca Francis thought she had snagged yet another trophy animal when she shot and killed a giraffe in Africa in 2010. The 41-year-old mother of eight, who's hunted and killed everything from bears, moose and bighorn rams to zebras, lynx and antelopes, downed the beast with a bow and took a picture laying next to its carcass. That, it seemed, was that. But she never considered what Ricky would think. Five years later, the comedian Ricky Gervais found the picture and tweeted it to his followers, asking, "What must've happened to you in your...
  • Austin Gives Early Approval To Regulate BBQ Smoke (TX)

    04/16/2015 9:45:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 16, 2015 - 10:41 AM | Eric Scheiner
    WXAN reports Austin City Council members debated a plan earlier this month to put restrictions on smoke from barbecue restaurants. Council member Pio Renteria asked council to regulate the amount of smoke that comes from food trucks and restaurants within 100 feet of residential areas. Renteria said residents complained to him that smoke coming from BBQ joints caused them to not be able to open their windows or enjoy their backyards. …
  • Weekly Cooking(and related issues) Thread

    04/16/2015 3:56:27 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 74 replies
    I like savory tarts, quiche-s, pies. I think I enjoyed my first quiche in the mid-1970s, at a little party. I had never had anything like it, and began making them. Many years ago, I found on the 'young' WWW, a recipe for a sausage quiche on the website of the Mason House Inn of Betansport, in Iowa. I don't see the recipe on their website anymore, but it's been saved here: https://virtualcities.com/ons/ia/z/iaz86011.htm The change I make in it is to use hot sausage, not Italian Sweet. Also, I recently found this 'Tomato Galette', which is more of a rustic...
  • Lawyer Eating at Chick-fil-A Dropped Hundreds of Dollars on the Floor. Here’s What Happened ...

    04/14/2015 7:16:42 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 71 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | Apr. 13, 2015 | Zach Noble
    Think the people at Chick-fil-A are honest, upstanding folks? This story will confirm your hunch. A civil rights lawyer in Decatur, Georgia, made a huge mistake when he dropped hundreds of dollars on the floor at a Chick-fil-A while eating breakfast, but a restaurant employee saved him from losing the cash, WXIA-TV reported. Attorney Victor Long had $1,200 in cash on him — money bound for the bank — on April 1 when he ate breakfast at the restaurant, he told WXIA. “I didn’t even think about backtracking, because I figured anybody who found the money, the way people need...
  • Green Jackfruit: is ‘Pulled Pork for Vegetarians’ the Next Big Food Craze?

    04/13/2015 9:43:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Late last year, after 18 years of litigation, a senior government official in Kerala, south-west India was given a prison sentence after being convicted of theft. The object he stole was government property, and it was so large he had to have it cut up to get it home. A piece of art, perhaps? A precious metal? Actually, it was a 40-year-old jackfruit tree, and, once you’ve tasted its fruit, you begin to understand why he did it. To say the jackfruit is big is an understatement. It is the largest tree-borne fruit on the planet – it isn’t unusual...
  • Caffeine High: Space Station Getting Espresso Maker

    04/13/2015 2:07:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Apr 12, 2015 | Marcia Dunn
    The next space station grocery run will carry caffeine to a whole new level: Aboard the SpaceX supply ship is an authentic espresso machine straight from Italy. SpaceX is scheduled to launch its unmanned rocket with the espresso maker — and 4,000 pounds of food, science research and other equipment — Monday afternoon. The experimental espresso machine is intended for International Space Station astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy. It was supposed to arrive in January, shortly after her arrival, so she could get some relief from the station's instant coffee. But it ended up on the back burner after a...
  • Extreme $100 Doughnut Decorated With Real Gold Flakes Available in Kelowna Bakery

    04/12/2015 2:19:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    As far as $100 doughnuts go, Jeanne Kaminski believes the Donutopia is a good deal. The doughnut — the humble fried confectionary of the masses — has been blinged out to the extreme at West Kelowna’s Dolicious Donuts. “Each one takes three to five hours to make. The value of the doughnut is more than $100,” said Dolicious owner Kaminski, co-creator of the lavish delicacy. The Donutopia, which rests in a sugar bowl and is decorated with 24-karat gold flakes and edible sugar “diamonds,” starts with the same simple, yet secret, 40-year-old recipe that Dolicious uses for all its doughnuts....
  • Grilled cheese lovers have more sex, study says

    04/12/2015 12:58:26 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/10/11
    Here’s yet another reason to love grilled cheese: Fans of the ooey, gooey sandwiches have more sex, a new study has found. Thirty-two percent of grilled cheese fans have sex at least six times a month, versus 27 percent of those who don't like the sandwich, according to the dating and social-networking site Skout, which released the findings before National Grilled Cheese Day on Sunday.
  • Agriculture poses immense threat to environment, German study says

    04/12/2015 12:37:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 04/10/2015 – 08:12 | Nicole Sagener
    Conventional agriculture is causing enormous environmental damage in Germany, warns a study by the country’s Federal Environment Agency, saying a transition to organic farming and stricter regulation is urgently needed. EurActiv Germany reports. Spanning over 50% of the country, agriculture takes up by far the biggest amount of land in the country, and is one of its most important economic sectors. But intensive farming still harms the environment to an alarming extent, according to a study conducted by the Federal Environment Agency (UBA). The use of pesticides and fertilizers, as well as intensive animal husbandry, have a negative impact on...
  • Is the world ready for Ruth Bader Ginger ice cream? (Ben & Jerry’s—maybe)

    04/11/2015 8:57:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2015
    She’s already got a Lego figure, so why not an ice cream? Ben & Jerry’s fans are appealing to company known for its wacky flavors with pop culture references to create a Ruth Bader Ginger flavor to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg --and there’s even a petition to further the cause. Boston resident Yael Mazor Garfinkle started the Change.org petition after Buzzfeed reported that Ben & Jerry’s has named more than twenty ice cream flavors after people in the past 30 years—but only two have been for women. …
  • Can you eat healthy on $4 a day?

    04/11/2015 7:16:17 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 153 replies
    fortune ^ | APRIL 10, 2015, | Mitch Rothschild
    One CEO tests how healthy low-income families can eat under the U.S. governments’ food assistance program.
  • Bird flu confirmed at 1 ND turkey farm, 4 more in Minnesota

    04/10/2015 8:32:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 10, 2015 11:23 PM EDT | Steve Karnowski
    A deadly bird flu strain was confirmed Friday at one North Dakota turkey farm and at four more in Minnesota, raising the number of farms affected across the Midwest to 20 and the toll to almost 1.1 million birds since the outbreak was first confirmed in early March. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the new cases in Minnesota of the highly contagious H5N2 strain are in Cottonwood, Lyon, Watonwan and Stearns counties. The four new farms housed a combined 189,000 turkeys. In North Dakota, State Veterinarian Susan Keller said the National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Iowa confirmed the H5N2...
  • Moscow Ponders €17 Million Russian Rival to McDonald’s

    04/10/2015 11:34:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 4/9/15 at 12:29 PM | Damien Sharkov
    The Russian government is mulling over funding a €17 million project, planned as a Russian rival to U.S. fast food chain McDonald’s, according to Russian press. The initiative, instigated by film directors Andrei Konchalovsky and Nikita Mikhalkov has already been looked at by Russian president Vladimir Putin and on his request Russia’s deputy prime minister Arkady Dvorkovich will review the idea today, Russian newspaper Kommersant reports. According to a letter from the two directors, addressed to Putin last month and obtained by Kommersant, the catering chain is intended to become “an alternative to Western fast food chains.” It is planned...
  • France outlaws employment of anorexic fashion models

    04/09/2015 6:10:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    In one of the most elegant cities on earth, France's Parliament has moved to make it a crime to use anorexic models or encourage anorexia, as authorities try to crack down on the glorification of dangerously thin women. Other countries including Israel and Spain have taken similar action. The French measure would only apply within France, but could have symbolic impact beyond, because of its outsized influence in setting style and image trends around the world.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    04/09/2015 4:04:37 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 104 replies
    I'm still thinking about gardens, and vegetables - especially summer squashes. I found the following in the Smith and Hawken 'Gardeners' Community Cookbook' (a great recipe book!) Summer Squash with Spinach Filling For the Squash: Boil 2 large or 4 medium, whole Summer Squash until they can be easily pierced by a knife tip, but are still firm. Allow to cool slightly, and then split them lengthwise, and remove the seeds with a spoon. Set Aside. Spinach Filling for Summer Squash 1 large bunch spinach, using leaves and tender stems, coarsely chopped and well-drained (3/4 lb.) (often I just buy...
  • A true malt bomb...

    04/07/2015 6:14:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    4/7/15
    The recipe: 10 lbs Munich Malt 8 oz Black Patent 8 oz Caramel 20 8 oz Chocolate 8 oz Carapils (for head retention only) 1 oz Challenger pellets @60 mins 1 oz Challenger pellets @30 mins 1 oz Wilamette pellets @5 mins Safale S-04 Mashed for 90 minutes @ 157°F using Brew-in-a-bag. Mashed-out for 10 minutes @168°F. 60 minute boil. Fined with Irish Moss @15 minutes. Held in primary for a week; secondary for 2 weeks. Kegged @10 lbs. The numbers: Pre-boil SG: 1.045 OG: 1.054 FG: 1.024 ABV: 3.94%
  • The Best Beer From Every State; Happy National Beer Day!

    04/07/2015 2:20:16 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 89 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 7, 2015 | Melissa Stanger
    It's National Beer Day, the perfect excuse to break out a frosty mug of your favorite brew. Because everyone's tastes and preferences for beers differ so significantly, it can be hard to objectively decide which ones are the cream of the crop. That's why we enlisted the help of the experts at RateBeer.com to come out with a list of the best beer from every state. Take a look at the map below to see if your favorite local beer made the list, or read the full feature for more information on the best brews.
  • McDonald’s to roll out bigger burgers

    04/07/2015 1:14:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2015 1:28 PM EDT
    Bigger burgers will be back on the menu at McDonald’s, at least for a while. McDonald’s says it’s introducing a trio of “Sirloin Third Pound” burgers for a limited time starting later this month, the latest sign the chain is pushing to improve perceptions about the quality of its food. The sirloin burgers would have the biggest beef patties on the chain’s menu and come after McDonald’s dropped its Angus Third Pounders in 2013. At the time, some analysts said the Angus burgers were too pricey for McDonald’s customers. McDonald’s says the sirloin burgers will cost around $4.99, although franchisees...
  • Slinging Weeds: Wild Food Week

    04/06/2015 10:41:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    East Bay Express ^ | Luke Tsai
    In the Bay Area’s low-income urban food deserts, in which no grocery store can be found within a one-mile radius, one untapped resource remains: weeds. That’s the premise, anyway, of the Berkeley Open Source Food Project, a collaborative research project run by a team of academics who are mostly based at UC Berkeley, including Philip Stark (the chair of the university’s statistics department) and Kristen Rasmussen, a nutritionist and lecturer in the nutritional sciences department. For the past several months, Stark, Rasmussen, and their colleagues have been mapping out the edible wild plants in three East Bay food deserts (in...
  • Getting bit by the maple syrup bug.

    04/06/2015 7:57:21 AM PDT · by WakeUpAndVote · 15 replies
    Me and my back yard | April 6, 2015 | WUAV
    I took some tours during a local maple weekend in March. It looks to good not to pass up an attempted try for the 2016 season.
  • Bitter Herbs And Collard Greens: An African-American Seder Plate For Passover

    04/03/2015 8:24:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | APRIL 03, 2015 | Michael Twitty
    How do you say the Four Questions of Passover in Mende, a language of Sierra Leone? I've been wondering this in preparation for tonight, the eve of Passover. The ritual of the Four Questions kicks off the first Seder dinner by asking, "Why is this night different from all other nights?" to begin the story of how Israelite slaves escaped Egypt to freedom. Chef and culinary historian Michael Twitty writes frequently about what he calls "koshersoul," his African-American and Jewish heritage.i Chef and culinary historian Michael Twitty writes frequently about what he calls "koshersoul," his African-American and Jewish heritage. Courtesy...
  • Great Question:If It Was You Facing The Reporter At Memories Pizza,How Would You Have Answered?

    04/03/2015 3:43:19 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 73 replies
    And who hasn't said to him/herself,"God I Wish It Was Me Who Got The Chance To Speak/Answer to that Reporter". Odds are many of us would of told the "Rude Reporter" something along the lines of "Look, Either You Buy A Pizza Or Get The Hell Out Of My Store!!", Well thats the PG Version of what some of us would have said. So lets hear what many of you would of told that "Dumbfounded & Nosey" Reporter who should of known that Gays Don't Hire A Pizza Parlor to cater their weddings.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    04/02/2015 3:01:36 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 84 replies
    It finally feels like Spring here today,and my thoughts turned to the wonderful things that will soon spring from peoples' gardens. I thought I'd post a recipe for an old favorite that I recall from the 1970s and is difficult to find on store shelves nowadays: Green Goddess Dressing (This is a case where you really do taste the anchovies, so you may want to start with a smaller amount until you get the anchovy-level you like.) 2-oz. tin of anchovies, undrained 2 T chopped fresh chives 3 T tarragon vinegar 1 T fresh lemon juice 1 Cup sour cream...
  • What would Jesus drink? Experts guess what wine was like in ancient times and what modern ones ...

    04/02/2015 2:21:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 172 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 2, 2015 | Anne Valdespino
    Full title: What would Jesus drink? Experts guess what wine was like in ancient times and what modern ones are similar Christ was a vintner. And if you heed the Scriptures, quite a good one, according to the maitre d' at the wedding in Cana. "... the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him, 'Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now.'" (John 2:9-10). In ancient times, wine was precious and revered, mentioned more than 140 times in the Bible. As Easter and...
  • McDonald’s: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned stores

    04/01/2015 1:02:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2015 3:44 PM EDT | Candice Choi
    McDonald’s says it’s raising pay for workers at its company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving economy. […] The change comes as McDonald’s faces protests over pay and labor practices at its restaurants. […] Starting in July, the company says wages will be a dollar more than the local minimum wage. …
  • Twizzlers Spilled All Over I-70 In Westmoreland County

    04/01/2015 12:01:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | March 12, 2015 | CBS Pittsburgh
    ROSTRAVER (KDKA)- Police had to redirect traffic around a messy crash along Interstate 70 in Westmoreland County. Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, a tractor-trailer swerved and hit a barrier, which split the trailer wide open. This crash happened in the construction zone between exit 44 (Arnold City) and exit 43 (Fayette City/Donora). The big rig was hauling Twizzlers licorice, which spilled all over the highway. I-70 was closed for several hours while crews cleaned up the mess. The truck driver was not seriously hurt in the crash. Foggy conditions in the area may have played a role in the crash.
  • Medical exec ... fired over video of him berating Chick-fil-A staff still unemployed (shortened)

    03/31/2015 5:35:52 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:48 EST, 26 March 2015 | Updated: 05:24 EST, 27 March 2015 | By Myriah Towner and James Nye
    An ex-CFO and Chick-fil-A protestor who lost his job after posting a video rant against one of the chain's employees has since lost his home and lives on food stamps. Adam Mark Smith, 37, who worked for an Arizona-based medical device manufacturer, was shamed after the 2012 YouTube video was posted showing him berating employee Rachel Elizabeth. The video which expressed his disdain over the firm's anti-gay marriage stance went viral, and left him unemployed and forced to lose his home. Nearly three years later, the married father of four is still searching for a job and his family previously...
  • The Super Burrito, A Giant, Plush Burrito Body Pillow Stuffed With Fluffy Salsa and Beans

    03/30/2015 10:33:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    LaughingSquid ^ | March 24, 2015 | Rebecca Escamilla
    San Francisco-based artist and designer Lauren Venell created the Super Burrito body pillow, a giant, plush, huggable burrito stuffed to the end with felt salsa and other filling. Venell originally made Super Burrito as a comission for The Bold Italic. More of the artist’s work, including the hilarious Bold Burrito costume, can be seen on her website. For the die-hard enthusiast, now you can have your burrito and spoon it, too. Standing as tall as a beefy second-grader, this burrito makes an excellent body pillow or imaginary friend, who will never judge you for scarfing the half you were going...
  • Tree Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seed Has Reproduced

    03/29/2015 5:41:32 PM PDT · by EBH · 44 replies
    Smithsonianmag.com ^ | 3/26/2015 | Laura Clark
    et out the cigars—Methuselah, a Judean date palm tree that was grown from a 2,000 year old seed, has become a papa plant. Elaine Solowey, of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies at Kibbutz Ketura in Israel, recently broke the good news to National Geographic: “He is over three meters [ten feet] tall, he's got a few offshoots, he has flowers, and his pollen is good," she says. "We pollinated a female with his pollen, a wild [modern] female, and yeah, he can make dates." Methuselah sprouted back in 2005, when agriculture expert Solowey germinated his antique seed. It had...
  • Pastrami Piled as High as New York, With Prices to Match

    03/28/2015 5:45:24 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 68 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/19/15 | Jim Dewyr
    Short on dismal news? Have a look at this notice, taped to the counter at the Yankee Tavern on 161st Street in the Bronx. “Due to the increased price of pastrami,” it began, unpromisingly, “we at the Yankee Tavern apologize for the increase in prices for the pastrami items.” Pastrami is in crisis. “I contemplated taking it off the menus,” Joe Bastone, owner of the tavern, said. “I came very close to doing it. I decided to try passing it on.”
  • Dining and dashing at Denny's

    03/28/2015 6:59:05 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    Say hello to these 3 ladies?!?!? Came into Denny's yesterday and ordered $70 in food and tried ditching their bill.... So here they are trying to leave while my mom blocks the door telling them they have a bill to pay. Lol needless to say we were all types of bitches for calling the police. All they had was $37....i post this because it hurts. This is my job do when people do this on top of not wanting to tip i make NO money. You cant be ballin on a budget.. So yes you take money from me and...
  • Jerk Cats Stealing Pizza Because Nothing Is Safe

    03/27/2015 7:13:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Everyone has a friend who says they don't want any pizza when everyone is pitching in for an order, but is "famished all of a sudden and will only eat a slice" as soon as the boxes full of delicious, cheesy magic arrive. Cats are always that friend. You give them a home, buy them food you can't even eat and then they get their paws all over your dinner. The worst part is cats are amazing, and they are extra cute trying to be stealthy stealing pizza. It's a horrible tradition and it should never stop. Check out the...
  • Pizza, Ice Cream Parlor Was Front for Marijuana Operation Run by Local Man, Mother, Grandmother

    03/27/2015 5:47:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    A St. Paul man ran a marijuana trafficking business out of an old pizza and ice cream parlor with the help of his girlfriend, mother and grandmother, according to charges filed Friday in Ramsey County District Court. In the course of their investigation, authorities discovered marijuana, cocaine, three handguns and hollow point bullets in the suspects' St. Paul homes. Although authorities locally and out of state had intercepted more than 144 pounds of marijuana associated with the suspects between 2006 to 2013, exposing the fraudulent pizza parlor took a call last year from a concerned citizen. "On August 19, 2014,...
  • A Pizza Corvette, Sriracha Sausage and More at the Pizza Expo

    03/27/2015 5:35:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    It's 's a pizza lover's dream come true. A convention center full of every cheese imaginable along with pepperoni, sausage and hundreds of ovens manned by pizzaiolos in chefs' whites turning out pies with blistered crust. And there's craft beer to wash it all down. More than 10,000 pizza enthusiasts, pizza buyers, pizza restaurant owners, pizza makers and more turned out this week for the 31st annual International Pizza Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Attendees sampled doughs, sauces, toppings, chicken wings and even new soft-drink machines. And if you needed a break from eating, you could watch one...
  • Invest in Food

    03/27/2015 8:14:00 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 47 replies
    It is in this environment of extreme financial risk and perpetually spiraling food prices where we consider the proposition of food as an investment asset class. We begin by looking at the “fundamentals” of this market/investment class. And what we see (from this perspective) is extremely encouraging: food prices consistently soaring by roughly 20% per year, and significantly more for some categories of food (notably meat products). With soaring food costs being a serious drain on the budgets of most families, our challenge is to find some way of turning this financial drain into a means of preserving/protecting our wealth:...
  • Machete Man, Make Me a Taco: Danny Trejo To Open Restaurant

    03/26/2015 10:24:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Los Angeles residents can now dine from the hands of the "Machete" man himself. Our friends at Flama report that Danny Trejo, the actor known for his hard persona and movie roles as a villain, will open up Trejo's Tacos , a Mexican restaurant. Expected to open sometime in the Spring, the restaurant promises to bring, "the best tacos and craft beer," according to their Facebook page. Formally a Taco Bell, the newly designed location will give a real Southwestern feel, with blackened steel and blacked leather upholstery, according to LA Eater. Trejo took to his Twitter to announce the...
  • Portion Size: The Elephant in the Room

    03/26/2015 3:13:49 AM PDT · by Don W · 20 replies
    Victoria Times-Colonist ^ | 25 March, 2015 | Dr. Trevor Hancock
    By now, everybody knows we are in the midst of an epidemic of overweight and obesity in Canada and around the world. There is a horrifying series of maps showing the rate of obesity spreading like a red stain across Canada over the past 30 years. In its latest fact sheet, the World Health Organization reports that “worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980” and that “35 per cent of adults aged 20 and over were overweight in 2008, and 11 per cent were obese.” In Canada, it is much the same. The Public Health Agency of Canada reported in...
  • Kraft and Heinz merger to create food giant

    03/26/2015 1:22:27 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 32 replies
    cnnmoney ^ | March 25, 2015 | Poppy Harlow
    Heinz is buying Kraft Foods to create the world's fifth largest food and beverage company, with sales of about $28 billion. Kraft shares surged more than 33% Wednesday. Kraft owns popular brands such as Jell-O, Maxwell House coffee and Planters peanuts. Heinz, of course, is famous for its ketchup, and also owns Lea & Perrins and Ore-Ida.
  • Worth $450 million, Jamie Oliver speaks about his meteoric rags to riches story

    03/25/2015 10:15:14 PM PDT · by dennisw · 5 replies
    dailymail ^ | 25 March 2015 | Jenna Good
    Jamie is believed to have left school at the age of 16 as an undiagnosed dyslexic with just two GCSEs before finding fame after an impromptu appearance in a 1997 BBC documentary about London's The River Café, where he was working at the time. With his fortune estimated at a staggering $450 million, he is one of the richest celebrity chefs in the world. And on Thursday morning Jamie Oliver lamented on his rags to riches story as he spoke about how he feels that the public is his boss on Australian breakfast show, Sunrise. Still very aware of his...
  • Jury Convicts Michigan Woman For "Bacon Rage"

    03/25/2015 9:07:18 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 44 replies
    thesmokinggun ^ | 3-15-2015 | gun
    A jury today found a Michigan woman guilty of firing a shot into a McDonald’s drive-thru window after employees failed to put bacon on a cheeseburger she ordered.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    03/25/2015 6:45:38 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 80 replies
    This week's thread is dessert - starting with: Carrot Cake! I first tasted Carrot Cake in the 1970's. I'm sure it was a standard recipe before then, but it seemed to gain a great popularity in the 'hip' 70's. This recipe, which comes from an old friend's mother ca. 1975, is still the very best I've ever eaten, and is very easy to make. Again: Grate The Carrots By Hand, on a box grater! Doing it in a food processor will probably release too much liquid, and the cake won't be the same. The only difficulty you may have is...
  • 'No Blacks' Chinese Restaurant Shut Down in Kenya

    03/25/2015 4:20:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/25/2015
    A Chinese restaurant in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been shut down and its owners summoned by authorities after it emerged it was barring black patrons, reports said Wednesday. The restaurant became the focus of city authorities after furious residents took to social media to denounce an apparently racist policy of not allowing African patrons to eat there after 5pm -- pushing #RacistRestaurant, #NoBlacksHere and #TheChineseInvasion to be top trending topics.
  • Millbrae Chinese Restaurant Catches Yelper in Lie

    03/25/2015 4:07:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3/25/2015 | Tamara Palmer
    Millbrae's Wonderful Chinese Restaurant has video footage that disputes one Yelper's written complaint. According to Eater SF, a Yelp member from San Bruno named Dan W. wrote that Wonderful would not seat him and awarded the restaurant one star. The review, since removed, reportedly said, "It's not that classy of a place, but they wouldn't seat me." The restaurant posted a video called "Lying Yelp Reviewer Caught by Wonderful Chinese Restaurant" to YouTube Monday showing the man entering the front door, lingering for just over 30 seconds, talking to no one, and leaving. Wonderful also posted a response to Dan...
  • Thousands Of Layoffs Coming After Buffett Merges Heinz With Kraft, 5th Largest Food Company

    03/25/2015 8:46:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/25/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Another day, another mega-M&A deal taking advantage of abnormally low bond rates, this time however not involving biotechs or a specialty pharma seeking to purchase a debt-free balance sheet, but one involving the Oracle of Omaha himself, and his Heinz investment, which will merge with Kraft Foods whose market cap was over $40 billion this morning on the news of the merger, and create the third largest food and beverage company in the US, and 5th largest in  the world. And while the resulting company will certainly be an unprecedented food giant, one which leaves the US food industry even...
  • RPT: Michelle Obama’s Mandate Will Require Daycares to Weigh Children

    03/24/2015 8:17:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Mar 23, 2015 2:12 pm | (Outnumbered)
    A new report says that the federal government plans to keep track of how healthy children are by weighing and measuring them in daycare. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will weigh and check the height of roughly 3,000 children as part of a study mandated by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. According to a report by Free Beacon, the USDA published “a notice in the Federal Register on Friday proposing data collection on what meals are served in professional and home daycare facilities and how much physical activity children perform.” …
  • The Myth of High-Protein Diets

    03/24/2015 5:33:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 23, 2015 | Dean Ornish
    MANY people have been making the case that Americans have grown fat because they eat too much starch and sugar, and not enough meat, fat and eggs. Recently, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee lifted recommendations that consumption of dietary cholesterol should be restricted, citing research that dietary cholesterol does not have a major effect on blood cholesterol levels. The predictable headlines followed: “Back to Eggs and Bacon?” But, alas, bacon and egg yolks are not health foods. Although people have been told for decades to eat less meat and fat, Americans actually consumed 67 percent more added fat, 39 percent...
  • Are Low-Salt Diets Necessary (or Healthy) for Most People?

    03/24/2015 4:45:48 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    WSJ ^ | 03.22.15
    As Americans have become more aware over the years of nutrition-related health issues, salt has emerged as a major villain in many people’s minds. So much so that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes reducing the U.S. population’s consumption of sodium as “a national priority.” The CDC warns that too much salt can raise people’s blood pressure, putting them at greater risk for heart disease and stroke, among other evils. But some skeptics believe the threat posed by salt is overblown. Indeed, some say too broad a drive against salt poses its own health risks. Arguing in favor...
  • Could saccharin be used to treat aggressive cancers?

    03/24/2015 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    Artificial sweeteners are typically used by people who want to enjoy the sweetness of sugar without the calories that come with it. However, new research suggests that a popular sugar substitute could be used to fight cancer as well as expanding waistlines.