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  • Breakfast in a K-Cup: General Mills launches oatmeal for the Keurig

    04/16/2014 8:22:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    www.bringmethenews.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | By Melissa Turtinen
    Your coffee maker can now brew your entire breakfast before you head out the door in the morning. Golden Valley-based General Mills has launched Nature Valley-brand oatmeal that’s made in a Keurig brewer – a machine that makes single servings of coffee, tea and other beverages using a single-serve capsule or pod (also known as a K-Cup), the Washington Post says. Here’s how it works: Hot water from the Keurig runs through flavor pods (K-Cups) and into a mug filled with Nature Valley Bistro Cups oatmeal, to be mixed with an additional packet of nuts and fruit. This is General...
  • "Three Cats One Meat" Teaches Us to Always Be the Middle Cat

    04/15/2014 7:55:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | April 13, 2014 | Katherine Trendacosta
    "Three Cats One Meat" Teaches Us to Always Be the Middle Cat This video might just contain all the answers to life. Three cats are given a single piece of meat, and while two cats play tug of war, the third just starts gnawing at the center. That's some impressive problem solving. The two bigger cats are stuck in a live re-enactment of Newton's Third Law, while the third tries to get in on the action. Props to the smallest cat for eventually realizing that it's better to just eat what it can rather than try to beat the others...
  • Gherkin chandeliers are dangerous and spectacular

    04/15/2014 6:19:30 PM PDT · by Svartalfiar · 8 replies
    WIRED.co.uk ^ | 21MAR2014 | Liat Clark
    "We knew the time had come to create something wondrous with pickles," Sam Bompas, one half of gin-cloud generating, wedding cake-exploding culinary masters Bompas & Parr, tells Wired.co.uk. The pickle has been overlooked for too long. Bompas is relaying the story of how the Gherkin Chandelier -- a gherkin-powered piece of lighting with an eerie glow akin to the Grinch lit up at Christmas -- came to be. "Thinking about the development still gives me goosebumps. Risking death to explore an everyday sultan of savour!" You might not associate gherkins with imminent death, but it takes rather a lot of...
  • This Billboard for Rabbit Pizza Is Made from Dead Rabbits

    04/15/2014 3:35:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Time ^ | 4/15 | Olivia B. Waxman
    In the walk-up to Easter this weekend, New Zealand pizza chain Hell Pizza, known for its saucy marketing campaigns, has put up a billboard that has stirred controversy among animal rights activists because it is covered in rabbit pelts. Boasting the tagline “Made from real rabbit. Like this billboard,” the sign advertises a new pie with “smoked wild NZ rabbit, toasted pine nuts, beetroot & horopito relish, cream cheese, rosemary & garnished with fresh spring onions.”
  • World's Best Pizza Not in Italy

    04/15/2014 2:22:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 103 replies
    Australian pizza is now officially the best in the world. Well, sort of. Judges at last weekend's Campionato Mondiale Della Pizza (Pizza World Championship) held in Parma, Italy, awarded the world's top margherita pizza title to Australian chef Johnny Di Francesco, owner of the 400 Gradi restaurant in Brunswick, a Melbourne suburb. Di Francesco, 36, beat more than 600 competitors from 35 countries to take home the Specialita Traditionale Garantita pizza prize in the annual competition. The win and subsequent publicity has made the small restaurant he owns in his hometown an overnight sensation. "It's been an amazing reaction," Di...
  • KFC Chicken Corsage Being Sold Just in Time for Prom Season

    04/15/2014 9:16:34 AM PDT · by illiac · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/15/14 | Brietbart
    LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 14 (UPI) -- As part of a partnership between KFC and Nanz and Kraft Florists, prom-goers who want to bring their date something special now have the chance to surprise them with a chicken corsage. According to Nanz and Kraft, the corsage will “will make your date’s eyes light up and her mouth water.” Only 100 chicken corsages are available and the store has already sold 15 of them, according to the New York Daily News. “Just like the last piece of chicken in the bucket, when they’re gone, they’re gone.”
  • Ask a Liberal: Where do I got to buy Local Government? ~ Vanity

    04/14/2014 4:28:44 PM PDT · by GraceG · 5 replies
    GraceG
    Some of you may know a Birkenstock and tie dye wearing liberal buffoon in your family that is part of the "Buy Local" environmental movement. I have no problem with this movement itself, but there seems to be a lot of the people in it who are "neo-liberals". The ones that annoy me most are the "Buy Local, Think Global" morons. My question to them is this: I want to buy Local in all things, so how do I buy local concerning government? Instead of sending all our money via taxes to the giant "Monopoly on power Wal-Mart government" that...
  • Fish Stakes

    04/14/2014 2:31:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Soshiok ^ | Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 | Linette Heng
    He has net himself a 172kg Queensland grouper - and he isn't letting it go. Not even for the $10,000 he claims to have been offered by a businessman from Tianjin, China. Mr Johnny Tan, 52, owner of seafood restaurant Grouper King, bought the rare 2.3m giant for "between $5,000 to $6,000". It was caught by local fishermen in waters off Pedra Branca on Tuesday evening. "It would have been easier for me to just sell the fish, but this is my first 'big' fish of the year," said Mr Tan. He said that fish this size are popular in...
  • 1,000 get shots after pizza place employee gets hepatitis 2,400 Customers at Risk, Officials Say

    04/14/2014 1:09:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    WYFF4 ^ | Apr 14, 2014
    mORE than 1,000 people have been vaccinated against hepatitis A after a Charlotte pizza place employee was hospitalized with the disease, according to health officials. Health officials in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties are urging anyone who ordered or ate a pizza from the Papa John's on Cambridge Commons Drive between March 28 and April 7 to get the vaccine. Free clinics have been giving shots throughout the weekend, and health officials say they have already vaccinated more than 1,000 people. Hepatitis A is a virus that attacks the liver and can cause nausea, vomiting and jaundice. Officials estimate 2,400 customers...
  • Video: Man Cooks Himself in Pot... Without Burning Himself

    04/14/2014 11:59:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, April 14, 2014
    A video showing an elderly man “cooking himself" in a pot filled with boiling water has been reported by a Russian TV channel. The man in the YouTube video looks like he is making a big dish of soup with vegetables and people gather around him waiting for a taste. The TV channel discloses that is a ritual held every year in the town of Yamaga, Thailand. The 71-year-old man, identified as Kenzo Koya, has been doing this ritual for several years. He says in the beginning he was affected by the heat which left burns on his body, but...
  • Seven Weird but Good Food Combinations

    04/12/2014 9:41:28 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 180 replies
    urbanspoon ^ | Lauren Sporck
    As it turns out, weird food combos aren't just for pregnant ladies, you can eat them anytime and they are quite popular. Here are some weird but good food combinations that you may want to try the next time you're out.
  • Jersey City woman shares secret to longevity at 105th birthday party

    04/12/2014 8:17:30 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | April 10, 2014
    A Jersey City woman who will turn 105 years old on Sunday swears she's found the secret to longevity: dark chocolate and red wine.
  • Swedes Pay $27 for 'Bargain Strawberries'

    04/10/2014 3:26:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The year's first batch of Swedish strawberries went under the hammer in Stockholm on Wednesday, with growers fetching 175 kronor ($27) per punnet. But the price was nothing compared to last year.Almost 150 punnets of strawberries were sold on Wednesday to mark the first harvest of the season, with each 250-gramme punnet pulling in 175 kronor ($27). Pablo de Bonadona, the purchase manager at fruit and veg supplier Svenska Odlarlaget, said the berries were worth every krona. "Yes, it's a lot of money, but Swedish strawberries are worth it. We love them. And the first are always a little special,"...
  • Junk food makes you lazy, not just fat, study suggests

    04/10/2014 2:37:32 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 9, 2014
    A new study finds eating too much junk food doesn't only make you fat, it may also make you mentally slower or less motivated. At least that seems to be true in lab rats.
  • Vidalia Onions: The Best Thing to Buy, The Best Ways to Eat It—Now!

    04/10/2014 12:31:09 AM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4-8-14 | Julia Bainbridge
    The sweet little Vidalia onion is causing quite a stir in Georgia, where some growers tried to ship the product earlier than the legal April 21 start date. “[T]here is trouble in the onion fields,” reported the New York Times, thus creating our favorite sentence that was ever written anywhere. But we digress. Vidalias are a sure sign of spring—they’re available from late April through mid September—and because they’re sweet, delicate, and low on tear-causing pyruvic acid, they don’t need to be cooked to death. They shine when they’re coaxed with a light touch; a quick pickle, say, or a...
  • Topless mom arrested for McDonald's rampage says she was NOT on drugs

    04/09/2014 8:40:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 8, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporters
    A 41-year-old mother-of-two who was caught on camera ransacking a Florida McDonald's wearing nothing but a thong has spoken out about her rampage, saying she does not remember anything about the incident but was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.
  • Macaroni Pie: A Twist on Mac & Cheese

    04/09/2014 6:19:09 PM PDT · by kingattax · 8 replies
    Yahoo/Garden & Gun ^ | Apr 8, 2014 | the editors of Garden & Gun
    When it comes to comfort food, it’s hard to beat macaroni and cheese, a longtime staple of Southern kitchens with recipes as varied as the cooks who make them. But even in this crowded field, Carrie Morey’s version stands out. Cooked in a cast iron skillet with vermicelli instead of macaroni, Caroline’s Macaroni Pie combines the lightness of a soufflé with the ease of a casserole–which is just the way Morey, founder of Callie’s Charleston Biscuits, likes it. “It’s the first thing I mastered cooking at age nine, and it’s the only macaroni and cheese I’ve ever known,” she says....
  • VIDEO: Woman Hurls Ketchup Bottles After Being Shushed for Talking on Cell

    04/09/2014 2:41:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | April 9, 2014 | Heather Holland
    A woman trashed a Flatiron diner — smashing glass ketchup bottles against a mirror and TV in a videotaped rampage — after a manager asked her to leave for screaming into her cellphone for 30 minutes, the NYPD said. Latima Brown, 22, was having a loud, profane phone conversation when she entered Malibu Diner at 163 W. 23rd St. with a friend about 5:10 a.m. April 2, police and owner Alex Grimpas said. “She was yelling and very upset and very verbal,” Grimpas, who wasn't present at the time, said about the incident caught on the restaurant's surveillance cameras. “We’re...
  • Kerala Chef Eats 1.25m Dosa to Win Dubai Contest

    04/09/2014 11:57:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, April 08, 2014 | VM Sathish
    Only one woman among the 25 participantsShajahan, who comes from a family of chefs, devoured a 1.25 meter-long dosa in the shortest possible time. (Supplied) An Indian chef from Kerala beat five participants in the final round of the dosa-eating competition held in Dubai. Shajahan, who comes from a family of chefs, devoured a 1.25 meter-long dosa in the shortest possible time. “I am happy to become the most efficient dosa eater. I just broke the dosa into pieces, mixed it with chutney and sambhar and finished it before others could,” he said. The first round saw 25 participants. Some...
  • Grilled Bacon Wrapped Soft Pretzels

    04/09/2014 9:44:57 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 33 replies
    culinary lobe of my brain | 4/9/14 | Rebelbase
    Made a batch of soft pretzel sticks, wrapped them in 3-4 slices of bacon and grilled till crispy. Used a generic soft pretzel recipe from the web and doubled up on the yeast, won't do that next time.These lasted all of about 30 seconds at a party last Saturday.
  • Brace yourself: The bacon shortage is coming

    04/09/2014 7:23:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/09/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Don’t panic. Your prices will probably go up because the free market is awesome and capable of signaling where it needs the most bacon when, and to whom it is most valuable, so there won’t be full bacon stoppage. Or, bacon lines. Though if you were going to queue up for something, certainly that’d be it. A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it’s threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or...
  • She Has a PhD in Kimchi

    04/08/2014 5:17:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Straits Times ^ | APR 9, 2014 0 0 | Rebecca Lynne Tan
    Manjo Kim was turned down by 11 American universities when she wanted to do further research on the dishWhen Dr Manjo Kim told her chemistry professor that she was keen to pursue research on kimchi, he scoffed. The then-Korean marine biochemistry undergraduate at Pusan University, and later Seoul University, was interested in her country's national condiment. Undeterred, she decided to apply for PhD fellowships at 11 American universities to do research on kimchi, but was turned down. Finally, she was accepted into Leeds University in Britain, where she wrote her doctorate dissertation on the topic in the 1960s.
  • PETA wants to turn Jeffrey Dahmer’s Childhood Home into a Vegan Restaurant

    04/07/2014 7:42:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 7, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    PETA wants to turn Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home into a vegan restaurant People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) does not shy away from attention grabbing news stories when it comes to furthering their cause of animal rights. As reported by the Akron Beacon Journal, the organization’s president, Ingrid E. Newkirk, recently wrote a letter to the real estate agent who listed infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home for sale. In the correspondence to agent Richard Lubinski, Newkirk said that PETA would like to turn the Ohio house into a vegan restaurant and “respond to the past with...
  • 8 Beers That You Should Stop Drinking Immediately

    04/07/2014 12:47:17 AM PDT · by kingattax · 61 replies
    Banoosh ^ | April 3, 2014 | Mr Z
    Many of us choose what we eat very carefully, or at least dedicate our minimum attention to it. But when it comes to drinks, especially alcoholic beverages, we do little to make the best decisions for our health. Which is a HUGE mistake. All the work for your body can be ruined in a weekend out. While foods and non alcoholic beverages are required to list their ingredients and are monitored by the FDA, beer does not belong in either. Alcohol industry had lobbied for years to avoid labeling its ingredients. Some to protect its recipes, but most – to...
  • Saudis and Their Unhealthy Love of Rice

    04/06/2014 3:58:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | Thursday, April 03, 2014 | Talal Al-Qashqari
    I don’t know of any other food that harms us more than rice, which despite its many benefits is unhealthy if consumed in large quantities. There are only a few countries in the world whose people eat rice in large quantities like Saudis, and they include people in countries in South Asia and in Japan and Indonesia. But these people eat rice in a healthy way - either boiled or steamed. We, on the other hand, eat rice in an unhealthy way by preparing it in oil, butter or ghee and other unhealthy ingredients, all of which are high in...
  • Now Big Brother wants to put unit lines on pub glasses to show you EXACTLY how much…(UK)

    04/06/2014 11:05:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:48 EST, 5 April 2014 | Sarah Bridge and Stephen Adams
    For many of us, enjoying a glass of wine or pint of beer is the perfect way to unwind after a hard day’s work. But it seems having a drink in a pub or restaurant could be about to get a lot less relaxing. Campaigners are calling for lines to be printed on glasses to show drinkers how many units of alcohol they are really consuming—and potentially to shock them into cutting down. The plans, put forward by the Drinkaware charity, would see unit measure lines added to glasses, based on average-strength drinks—a 4 percent beer, 13 percent wine and...
  • McDonald’s Quits Crimea As Tensions Mount

    04/05/2014 12:35:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Fox Business ^ | April 04, 2014 | Jennifer Booton
    McDonald’s temporarily suspended operations in Crimea on Friday citing “manufacturing reasons.” While it did not mention the political climate in its statement, the move will likely be taken as a reaction to the intensifying tensions over Crimea and Ukraine between the West and Russia. The fast-food company, which operates three restaurants in Crimea, becomes the first U.S. company to pull operations from the peninsula and the second in the West after it was annexed by Russia. …
  • Department Of Health Closes Dominique Ansel Bakery, Ansel Aims to Reopen Monday

    04/04/2014 6:42:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Here's some terrible news to end the week: After a customer at Dominique Ansel Bakery posted a YouTube video yesterday featuring a mouse scurrying across the floor, guess who showed up this morning? According to a rep for the bakery, the Department of Health arrived this morning with four inspectors and promptly shuttered the business. So, what are cronut-seekers to do? The rep says the bakery must now exterminate and re-cement the bakery's basement, then they have to await re-inspection. The goal is to be open by mid-day Monday but, as always, it's largely dependent on when the DOH will...
  • An Ode to Outdoor Beer Drinking

    04/04/2014 6:15:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 3, 2014 | Evan Rail
    Can anything beat a cold brew on a quiet terrace at the end of a hard day?WE'VE BEEN TRAPPED inside for months, perfecting our techniques in sweaty halls through the long, dark days of winter. But now that spring is finally here, we're prepared to test our strengths outside, in full view of the wider world. Make no mistake: I'm not talking about runners or cyclists. I'm talking about those of us who really know how to put warm weather to good use. I'm talking, of course, about beer drinkers. By extension, I'd include all al-fresco sippers, from the Southern...
  • North Carolina man will spend all of eternity in a Duke's Mayonnaise jar

    04/04/2014 5:47:49 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 80 replies
    upi ^ | April 4, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    BESSEMER CITY, N.C., A North Carolina man who never says “hold the mayo” will be held for all eternity in a Duke’s Mayonnaise jar when he dies. Larry Clinton of Bessemer City has been searching for a suitable resting place for his cremated remains for over 20 years. Thanks to his daughter, the 67-year-old now has a custom-made Duke's jar that has a label bearing his name. Clinton’s daughter, Teresa Clinton-Edge, sent a letter the parent company of Duke’s to request a jar for her father’s remains. “She sent a very nice letter saying her father had always loved Duke’s...
  • Pizza Vending Machines: The Next Big Thing?

    04/04/2014 3:55:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    LAWeekly ^ | Fri, Apr 4, 2014 | Besha Rodell
    It seems the non-packaged food vending machine trend is not slowing, not one bit. We've all heard of cupcake vending machines. And of course, there was the rise and fall and resurrection of Burritobox. And now we hear word of Let's Pizza, a pizza vending machine. Because, of course there would be a pizza vending machine. You don't want a dystopian future with no pizza, do you?? Alright then. For now, Let's Pizza is only operating in the UK and Italy, but there have been rumors for years that the machines will debut in the U.S. any minute. Invented by...
  • Japan Held a Speed-Eating Contest for Their Grossest Food

    04/04/2014 3:14:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Travel Yahoo ^ | March 25, 2014
    Japan’s latest eating contest puts Coney Island’s famous hot dog-eating contest to shame. At least most people like hot dogs. The city of Mito in Japan recently held a speed-eating contest to see which contestant could eat the most natto: a slimy, fermented bean paste that, according to the Japanese blog Kotaku, “smells like dirty socks.” Natto has been dubbed by foreigners (and some Japanese), as the nation’s most disgusting food. It may well be Japan’s vegemite. Natto is made from fermented soybeans, and looks like its held together by sticky strings. In Eastern Japan it’s known as a delicacy,...
  • Vanity: Is there a brand of canned tuna that isn't all mush?

    04/04/2014 12:01:58 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 88 replies
    Seriously, the cans say chunk light but it's all mush.
  • Oh Goodness, There Are Kit Kat Pizzas in Japan

    04/02/2014 3:46:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Japan's Kit Kat fixation, it seems, has reached critical mass. 1P After numerous Kit Kat flavors and even a specialty boutique, Japan is getting Kit Kat pizzas from delivery chains Strawberry Cones and Napoli no Kama (which, yes, is owned by Strawberry Cones). Fret not, they're sweet. These are "desert pizzas" with mango and baked Kit Kats on pizza dough. A small Kit Kat pizza is 1,390 yen ($13.40) from Strawberry Cones, while Napoli no Kama has a medium for 1,680 yen ($16.20). There do not appear to be other sizes. P And how do they taste? According to Twitter...
  • Stop Eating Meat and Cheese

    04/02/2014 11:59:15 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 109 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04-01-2014 | Fredrik Hedenus
    <p>To avoid dangerous climate change and limit global warming to below 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above the level of preindustrial times – a target endorsed by the international community and the United States – global greenhouse gas emissions need to be reduced by 80 to 90 percent by the second half of this century. But even eliminating all carbon dioxide emissions from the energy and transportation sectors may not be enough to reach that target because greenhouse gases from food and agriculture, mainly nitrous oxide from agricultural soils and methane from livestock, will be too large.</p>
  • Diet Drinks Linked to Heart Problems in Older Women

    04/01/2014 3:56:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    UPI ^ | March 31, 2014 | Alex Cukan
    Healthy postmenopausal women who drink two or more diet drinks a day may be more likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular problems.A study involving almost 60,000 healthy postmenopausal women correlated diet drinks with increased risk of heart attack, stroke or a cardiovascular event. "Our findings are in line with and extend data from previous studies showing an association between diet drinks and metabolic syndrome," lead investigator Dr. Ankur Vyas of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics said in a statement. "We were interested in this research because there was a relative lack of data about diet...
  • Starbucks Customer Claims Barista Gave Her Satanic Latte Art

    04/01/2014 3:16:29 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Consumerist ^ | April 1 , 2014
    Usually, it adds extra cheer to your day when the person who made your coffee beverage adds a decorative flourish to the cup, whether it’s traditional latte foam art or a pretty caramel drizzle. One Starbucks customer in Louisiana says that a barista served up two beverages adorned with a pentagram and the number 666 in caramel syrup.
  • Vegetarians are Evil

    04/01/2014 10:32:59 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 18 replies
    vegetariansareevil.com ^ | vegetariansareevil.com
    Found this website that is interesting: Vegetarians are Evil; Vegan & Vegetarian Killers The following is a list of vegetarians who were also killers: Pol Pot, Vegan despot and mass murderer Out of a population of approximately 8 million, Pol Pot's regime exterminated one quarter, or almost 2 million people. Charles Manson - Vegan Animal Rights Activist Manson was an environmentalist and animal rights activist concerned about damage to the environment and pollution. Volkert van der Graaf, vegan killer Volkert was also a member of a group called the "Furious Potatoes" (De Ziedende Bintjes), a group that carries out illegal,...
  • "I'll Have the Dhimmi Double Burger" - KFC Restaurant Pulls Bacon Burgers to Appease Muslims ...

    03/31/2014 7:44:12 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 46 replies
    Daily Mial (U.K.) ^ | 24 March 2010 | Katherine Faulkner
    KFC diner told 'you can't have bacon in your burger here - we're now halal' A diner was left fuming after a KFC restaurant took his favourite meal off the menu because it breached their new halal regulations. Alan Phillips was told he would have to travel five miles to another branch if he wanted the Big Daddy, a chicken burger, topped with bacon, cheese and salad. The branch, in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, is one of 86 KFC restaurants which is running trials of a scheme where they sell nothing other than halal meat. The company has taken the burger off...
  • Canned Food Gone Bad

    03/31/2014 4:34:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 77 replies
    Now that’s theory and it does apply but as we know sometimes things just don’t work out as well. Today my wife was opening a can of chopped tomatoes and as soon as the can was pierced the contents burst out in all directions. While there was no swelling, pressure had clearly built up inside, a clear sign of decomposition. The food inside didn’t smell awfully bad, but it didn’t smell good either.
  • How Chick-Fil-A Is Outselling KFC With A Fraction Of The Restaurants

    03/31/2014 12:27:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/31/2014 | ASHLEY LUTZ
    Chick-fil-A has surpassed KFC as the top chicken fast food chain.  Chick-fil-A's sales in 2013 passed $5 billion, compared with KFC's $4.2 billion, reports Venessa Wong at Bloomberg Businessweek. Chick-fil-A has 1,775 U.S. stores, while KFC has 4,491. Despite a smaller footprint, Chick-fil-A's average sales are more than triple those of its larger competitor, Wong writes. And Chick-fil-A achieves these results despite being closed on Sundays for religious reasons. Wong illustrates a couple of reasons for Chick-fil-A's success. 
  • The Scoop on Ice Cream Cleanse

    03/30/2014 5:21:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Discovery ^ | MAR 24, 2014 | Sheila M.Eldred
    Coconut cream for breakfast, orange creamsicle for lunch, dark chocolate sea salt for dinner and bee pollen-cinnamon honey for dessert? While the creators tout the benefits from raw honey and raw saturated fat from coconuts -- everything from detoxifying your organs to absorbing nutrients more efficiently -- nutritionists have pointed out that the Kippy’s ice cream cleanse works out to 820 percent of your recommended daily allowance for saturated fat. “There’s inconclusive evidence about the health benefits of the fat from coconut,” nutritionist Keri Gans told Time. “However, it is rich in saturated fat, and saturated fat is linked to...
  • Taco Bell Gave Me a Cellphone

    03/29/2014 8:55:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Slate ^ | 3/28/14 | Adam Chandler
    Then I started getting urgent calls from ConEd and the Bronx Criminal Court.Last week, I became one of 1,000 people to receive a Taco Bell Breakfast Phone, a disposable cellphone that promised multiple opportunities to win Tex-Mex swag and free trips. The phones were part of the company's aggressive campaign to emotionally prepare the world for the national unveiling of Taco Bell’s breakfast menu, which launched Thursday to much fanfare. As the great reveal drew nigh, my burner phone rang off the hook. And not just with calls from Taco Bell. It all started when I tweeted in praise of...
  • Get to Know the Global Superstars of Wine

    03/29/2014 7:20:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 27, 2014 | Will Lyons
    What every wine drinker should know about Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Riesling"I KNOW NOTHING about wine—where do I start?" is perhaps the most frequent question I am asked. An obvious starting point is with grape varieties, which each have their own distinctive character and flavor. There are more than 5,000 varieties of wine grapes planted in the world. Luckily, for those new to the subject, only 100 or so have enough appeal to be deemed commercially viable. Luckier still, it's a relatively small number that have found international recognition. Jean-Manuel Duvivier These used...
  • How To Make Homemade Mayonnaise

    03/29/2014 3:00:47 PM PDT · by kingattax · 91 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Mar 21, 2014
    If bourbon is the social lubricant of the South, then mayonnaise is the culinary ball bearings. It makes your deviled eggs, chicken salads, potato salads, pimiento cheese, and tomato sandwiches sing. So why master homemade mayonnaise? For starters, it’s healthier and tastes better than store-bought (yes, even Duke’s). Plus, making mayo will make your grandmother’s heart full.
  • Beer marinade lowers cancer risk in grilled meats, study says

    03/29/2014 1:02:19 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 28 replies
    FOX News ^ | 3-27-14 | unattributed
    <p>Meat and beer: The two best things of barbecue season.</p> <p>Now, grilled meat marinated in your favorite brew is even better, thanks to science.</p> <p>According to a recent study, soaking your meat in beer can reduce levels of potentially cancerous substances in grilled meats.</p>
  • New Taco Bell ad: Even Ronald McDonald likes our breakfast

    03/27/2014 12:02:38 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 20 replies
    Louisville Biz ^ | 03-26-2014 | Caitlin Bowling
    Taco Bell takes direct aim at McDonald’s Corp. in a new advertisement. California-based Taco Bell first fired a shot at the burger chain in October when David Novak, CEO of Taco Bell’s parent company Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), announced that Taco Bell would roll out a breakfast menu nationwide in 2014, Business First reported. The menu, which includes a waffle taco and A.M. Crunchwrap, debuted in Taco Bell locations across the United States today. McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) has long dominated fast-food breakfast with its Egg McMuffins and hash browns. To drive home the point that its foray into breakfast is...
  • French Parliament pushes ‘fast-food’ tax

    03/26/2014 10:21:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 24/03/2014 - 17:47 | Kelly Thomas
    A senatorial report proposes a junk-food tax on products that cause cardiovascular diseases. The tax aims specifically at soft drinks, which currently benefit from low taxes. EurActiv France reports. Similar to steps taken by other European countries, a new junk-food tax is doing the rounds in the French parliament. […] The senators who led the report, Yves Daudigny (socialist) and Catherine Deroche (UMP), encourage talk of “contribution to public health” and not the frequently used term “behavioral taxation”. …
  • Burglary Suspect's Flirting Leads to His Arrest

    03/26/2014 1:37:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 | Marianne Favro and Geoffrey Eisler
    Police in the South Bay say they set up a suspected burglar on a “first date” he likely regrets. Marianne Favro reports.Police on the Peninsula say they set up a suspected burglar on a “first date” he likely regrets. Keveen Quintanilla, 31, of Burlingame, is accused of burglarizing Curry Up Now, a restaurant in the 100 block of South B Street in San Mateo. San Mateo police say he was caught in the act by employees in the early hours of Saturday morning, but he fled the scene before police could arrive. One of those employees, 22-year-old bartender Ashleigh Cullen,...
  • bacon vanity, image from Facebook

    03/26/2014 10:56:17 AM PDT · by thackney · 53 replies
    seen today | someone