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  • If Fruit Heaven Exists, It’s in Colombia

    06/25/2016 10:09:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Munchies ^ | 6/2016 | Aaron Kase
    Colombia is the finest nation on Earth when it comes to eating fruit. The country boasts mountains, jungles, deserts, and coasts, providing an environment conducive to growing any fruit you can imagine and plenty more you can’t, from sweet to sour to savory, and everything in between. Adventurous travelers quickly find their diets full of diverse flavors and their stool full of fiber in this gastronomic and gastrointestinal paradise. Of course, the tropical standards like mango, papaya, banana, avocado, and pineapple are available in multitudes, for a fraction of the price that they cost imported. That alone would be enough...
  • The internet is obsessing over this 18th century fried chicken recipe

    06/22/2016 8:29:58 PM PDT · by thecodont · 68 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Updated 2:45 pm, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | Alyssa Pereira
    So far, almost one million people have watched a video of a man in a Tricorne hat demonstrating how colonists made fried chicken in the 18th century. The recipe, first published in Nathan Bailey's 1736 cookbook, "Dictionarium Domesticum," utilizes quartered chicken, malt vinegar and green onions as a three-hour marinade, flour and white wine as a frying batter, and — if you really want to go authentic — lard or clarified butter as frying oil. "The tartness of the marinade contrasted to the sweetness of the batter really sets this dish off," costumed video host Jonathan Townsend says in the...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues)Thread

    06/22/2016 4:01:36 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 62 replies
    One of my favorite television chefs is Nick Stellino. He has a wonderful, warm presence and engaging presentation - the sort of person who, when you watch him on television, makes you feel as if you've known him forever; and he manages to pack a LOT of information into a very short video without becoming boring or didactic. This recipe is from what I believe was his first book 'Cucina Amore', in which each recipe is accompanied by family memories of his youth in Sicily. I wanted to try the recipe this week and didn't have time; but I will...
  • Italy wants new law to protect the art of pizza-making

    06/22/2016 1:10:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 139 replies ^ | 22 Jun 2016 11:36 GMT+02:00
    An Italian senator presented a “pizza makers’ bill” Tuesday, which aims to create a professional registry of all Italian pizza chefs. If successful, the bill will establish a nationally regulated pizza-making qualification, which will be recognized in all European countries. The proposals would force aspiring pizzaioli to complete a 120-hour course made up of 20 hours of food science, 20 hours of pizza-making workshops, 30 hours of food hygiene and 40 hours of foreign languages. […] According to the Forza Italia senator who presented the bill, Bartolomeo Amidei, the registry will protect the country’s culinary traditions and stop consumers from...
  • France could hike taxes on soda and chocolate bars

    06/22/2016 12:54:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies ^ | 22 Jun 2016 11:48 GMT+02:00
    A new report has urged the French government to up taxes on fizzy drinks or soda as well as chocolate bars. A can of coke and a Mars bar could soon become a much pricier snack in France. The shock report was presented to the French parliament on Monday and it includes a proposal was made to significantly increase the tax on sugary drinks. The current tax stands at €7.53 per hectoliter, or 2.51 centimes for each can of soda. These amounts would rise to €21.47 per hectoliter or 4.6 centimes per 33-centiliter can of soda if the proposal were...
  • Diabetes patients could benefit from Kamut-khorasan wheat finds study

    06/20/2016 10:55:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies ^ | 15 Feb 2016 | Vince Bamford
    Replacing modern wheat with ancient grain khorasan can benefit consumers with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
  • Clemson's first harvest of ancient Southern wheat exceeds expectations

    06/20/2016 10:37:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies ^ | 06-20-2016 | by Jim Melvin & Provided by: Clemson University
    Clemson University scientist Brian Ward and his team harvested about 145 pounds of Purple Straw seed, which was grown from less than half a pound. Credit: Scott Miller / Clemson University ================================================================================================= The first step of an ongoing-process designed to bring a valuable heirloom wheat back from the brink of extinction has been completed with flying colors. Last month, Clemson University scientist Brian Ward and his team harvested about 145 pounds of Purple Straw seed, which was grown from less than half a pound. Purple Straw is the only heirloom wheat to have been cultivated continually in the South from...
  • Dairy farmers say safety net on milk prices is not helping

    06/19/2016 1:19:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 19, 2016 1:37 PM EDT | Lisa Rathke
    Northeast dairy farmers who have been strapped for months by low milk prices say a voluntary insurance program that was supposed to be a safety net isn’t helping. The margin protection program provides financial assistance to enrolled farmers when the gap between the price of milk and national average feed costs falls below the coverage levels picked by individual farmers. […] Farmers say the margin protection program is not based on Northeast farmers’ feed costs but on the national average feed cost, which is less. The chairman of the National Milk Producers Federation testified in Washington last month that the...
  • Dads compete to stack Cheerios on babies' heads because ...dads

    06/19/2016 5:33:58 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun June 19, 2016 | Saeed Ahmed, CNN
    So, about a week or so ago, Patrick Quinn felt trapped. He was sitting on the couch, afraid to move -- lest he woke up Maxton, his 3-week-old son who was sound asleep on his lap. Then he spotted a bowl of Cheerios by the couch. His older son had left it there because he never puts anything away. Hmm, thought Quinn, let's see if I can get one to balance on Maxton's nose. It worked. Hmm, let me see if I can get two.
  • Waitress Injured Trying to Stop Customers Who Skipped Out on Bill

    06/17/2016 2:49:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 17, 2016 | JESSICA BRUNO
    Police are looking for two suspects who stiffed a waitress on Tuesday evening. That same waitress followed them out of the restaurant and jumped on their vehicle in an attempt to stop them from leaving. However, she was thrown off of the car and injured. Police say they are still searching for the suspects who were driving a gray vehicle. The waitress was transported to the hospital and was treated and released.
  • The Absolute Best Slice of Pizza in New York

    06/17/2016 11:02:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 17, 2016 | Chris C
    For six weeks, the editors of New York Magazine and Grub Street are publishing a series of definitive lists that declare the absolute best versions of 101 things to eat, drink, and do. Pizza: It’s what New Yorkers are made of. Now, we’re not talking Neapolitan or neo-Neapolitan, deep dish or Detroit-style — not even whole pies. It’s all about the slice, the economical, accessible, on-the-go meal in its many styles: the classic round slice; square in the Sicilian or grandma style; vodka-sauced; with or without toppings, from the minimal (sausage) to the maximal “gourmet” (Buffalo chicken); and so on....
  • Japanese man arrested for killing father with chopstick

    06/16/2016 8:13:38 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    Michikazu Ikeuchi, 51, admitted that he stabbed his 80-year-old father in the throat with a 30cm-long wooden cooking chopstick on Wednesday night after a quarrel at their home in Osaka, western Japan, according to police. ... "He said in his anger he waved the chopstick in front of his father but before he knew it, it got stuck in him," the officer said.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    06/15/2016 4:33:37 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 75 replies
    Many of us often wind up with bits and pieces or 'ends' of leftover cheeses in the refrigerator. But there's an app for that! and I first learned this from one of Jacques Pepin's television cooking shows: 'Fromage Fort', or 'Strong Cheese', is a recipe that makes a spread out of the various bits of cheese you may have languishing in the fridge. There are lots of recipes for it, but here is a basic one; I usually have Cheddar, Swiss, Blue, and Jack hanging around; and I haven't found a combination that turns out badly, though you may want...
  • FDA Approves Weight Loss Stomach Pump AspireAssist to Combat Obesity

    06/15/2016 4:43:50 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/14/2016 | Maggie Fox
    The Food and Drug Administration approved a new and unusual weight loss device Tuesday: an external pump that dumps part of the stomach contents into the toilet. Some critics have called it "assisted bulimia" but the device, approved for use in very obese patients, helps them lose on average more than 12 percent of body weight — far more than pills or most diets. The device is considered minimally invasive and includes a tube that goes from the inside of the stomach to a port on the outside of the abdomen. The pump can be attached to the outside port...
  • Ancient, still-edible chunk of butter unearthed in Irish bog

    06/14/2016 10:22:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published June 14, 2016 | By James Rogers
    The 2,000 year-old bog butter found in Emlagh Bog, County Meath on June 1 (Cavan County Museum/Copper Tree Photography). ============================================================================================ Would you eat ancient butter? A 2,000-year-old 20-pound chunk of butter has been unearthed from a peat bog in Ireland, which is said to still be edible. The large lump of butter was discovered by farmer Jack Conway while cutting turf for fuel in Emlagh Bog, County Meath on June 1. The strange rugby-ball shaped object was buried about 16 feet down in the bog. Conway quickly realized that he had found what is known as ‘bog butter’ and contacted...
  • McDonald's to move into Oprah's old Chicago offices

    06/13/2016 9:54:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 13, 2016 12:30 PM EDT
    McDonald’s is moving back to Chicago and into the old home of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Monday that it signed a lease to move its corporate headquarters in 2018 from the leafy suburbs of Oak Brook, Illinois, to downtown Chicago. McDonald’s was previously based in the city from 1955 to 1971. McDonald’s is taking over the space that once housed Harpo Studios, where filming of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” took place until 2011. Harpo Studios sold the site to developers in 2014 for more than $30 million. …
  • Collier Man's Misuse of 911 Leaves Neighbors Perturbed

    06/13/2016 12:47:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC2 ^ | JUNE 7, 2016
    A Collier County man called 911 on Monday night because his girlfriend wouldn't buy him vodka. He told dispatch his neighbors were fighting and yelling. When deputies showed up, there was no yelling, and there was no scene. - Using our app? CLICK HERE to watch video Deputies said it was a prank, and neighbors said it wasn't funny. Each time a deputy is sent to a non-emergency call, that's the taxpayer's dollars spent and the officers' time wasted. We got ahold of the 911 call. Operator: "Collier County 911. What is the status of your emergency?" Jack Means: "Uh...
  • Beyond Bison Burgers: Around Yellowstone, The National Mammal Is Local Cuisine

    06/11/2016 12:21:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NPR ^ | June 9, 20167 | CLARE LESCHIN-HOAR
    Like the other 4 million or so visitors expected to wander around Yellowstone National Park this summer, we had come to see the bison. And we found them. Hulking, shaggy, majestic, nose-down nibbling on fresh spring grass, their tails swishing. At our safe and respectful distance, my family stood quietly in awe. And then, being the good, nature-loving Americans that we are — we were suddenly starving. Finding America's newly minted national mammal on menus in and around Yellowstone and its national park neighbor, the Grand Tetons, is an exercise in easy. We knew there'd be a mountain of buffalo...
  • Katie Couric Accused of Deceptive Editing in Second Documentary

    06/08/2016 1:18:06 PM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 8, 2016 | Stephen Gutowski
    Katie Couric’s 2014 documentary Fed Up includes instances of deceptive editing similar to 2016’s Under the Gun, according to several people familiar with the making of the film. Fed Up, which focuses on obesity and the food industry, was directed by Stephanie Soechtig and produced by Couric. The film includes two interviews with figures who hold viewpoints counter to the narrative of the film, and sources say both interviews include at least one misleading or deceptive edit intended to embarrass the interviewee. Dr. David Allison, an interview subject in the film and the director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center,...
  • Japan's new naked restaurant won't let overweight diners in

    06/10/2016 6:46:33 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 46 replies
    mashable ^ | 10 June 2016 | Victoria Ho
    A naked dining experience is set to hit Tokyo next month, with its own clothing-free restaurant opening. But unlike similar restaurant concepts that recently launched in London and Melbourne, Australia, The Amrita in Japan plans to weigh and take height measurements of diners at the door, and will bar those who are overweight from entering.
  • Photos: Male ‘Disney Addict’ Transforms Himself Into Princesses

    06/09/2016 4:34:29 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-9-2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Richard Schaefer, a 21-year-old man from Orange County, California, has spent years posting pictures of himself dressed up as his favorite female Disney characters to social media. Boasting a massive collection of 40 costumes and 30 wigs, the self-described “Disney addict” says his decision to cosplay — a combination of the words costume and role-play, where a person dresses up as a character from a comic book, video game, or movie — came after people began commenting on how similar his appearance was to that of a woman. “I decided to start cosplaying as princesses because of how androgynous people...
  • Venezuela’s New Food Distribution System Could Be Used As Punishment

    06/09/2016 10:47:24 AM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies ^ | June 9, 2016 | Karla Zabludovsky
    MEXICO CITY, Mexico — A recently launched government-controlled, home-delivery food distribution system in Venezuela has further riled the restive country, prompting fears that the state may withhold basic items from those who do not support it. The new system, known as Local Supply and Production Committees, or CLAP in Spanish, is meant to reduce hours-long lines outside of supermarkets. Lines, lootings and black market sales of everything from diapers to cooking oil have grown as shortages of basic commodities in the country have worsened in recent months.
  • NC woman pours vodka in boy’s eyes at hotel pool, kicks officer in groin, police say

    06/08/2016 7:58:29 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 50 replies ^ | 6/8/16 | WFLA Staff
    CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) — A North Carolina woman was arrested on a charge of child abuse after police say she poured vodka on the eyes and head of a 7-year-old boy who had splashed water on her at a hotel pool. Clearwater police say Roseanna Marie Kiser, 23, was intoxicated and was drinking from a bottle of vodka in the pool area at the Sheraton Sand Key Hotel at 1160 Gulf Blvd. in Clearwater Beach. Several young children were swimming and playing in the pool. Kiser became angry at a 7-year-old boy because he splashed water near her. She opened...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    06/08/2016 4:23:46 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 87 replies
    The picture above may look like a sickly amoeba; but it's fish, cooked in a very convenient and mess-free way: in parchment paper, or, en papillote The very first time we tried this, it turned out perfectly. If you line your baking sheet with foil, there's little clean-up, and if you've never created a parchment packet, there will be a tutorial in Chef John's video below. This is an especially good way to cook fish as it always comes out very moist and tender. But there are other ways to do 'food in packets', including Hobo Packs, a traditional Boy...
  • Panera's Getting Sued Over A Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    A fresh food lawsuit has emerged in Massachusetts following an incident at Panera. Boston Magazine reports that back in January, a New England family placed an online order for a meal from the chain's location in Natick. They ordered a grilled cheese sandwich for their six-year-old daughter, noting that it was for a child with a peanut allergy. The parents claim that after taking a bite, the young girl suffered a reaction that sent her to the hospital, and they discovered a dollop of peanut butter inside the sandwich. Luckily an epi pen saved the girl's life, but the family...
  • FDA: People are overdosing on anti-diarrhea drugs

    06/08/2016 7:31:10 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 53 replies
    fox 6 ^ | 7 June 2016
    The FDA warned doctors and patients Tuesday, June 7, 2016, that over-the-counter and prescription anti-diarrhea drugs, including Imodium, can cause potentially deadly heart problems when taken in large doses.... The primary ingredient in prescription Imodium and similar over-the-counter drugs is intended to control diarrhea. But abusers sometimes try to achieve heroin-like highs by taking massive doses, up to 300 milligrams at once, according to cases in the medical literature. Recommended doses range between 8 milligrams and 16 milligrams per day.
  • Burger King combines a Whopper with a burrito, calls it the Whopperrito

    06/07/2016 9:45:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | Tuesday 7 Jun 2016 | Alison Lynch
    How do you improve on a juicy Whopper? You wrap it up in a delicious soft tortilla and turn it into a burrito, of course. Just chuck in some fries and it’s the drunk food of your dreams. Introducing Burger King’s newest menu item, the Whopperrito, a heady combination of a classic flame-grilled Whopper and burrito. The ultimate fast food mashup sees ground flame-grilled beef, melting American cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, mayo, onions and pickles wrapped into a snug flour tortilla. According to US website GrubGrade, which first broke the news that Burger King were toying with a burrito-burger lovechild, the...
  • Researchers develop method to produce sweeter, well-growing tomatoes

    06/07/2016 11:47:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    6-7-2016 | Provided by: Tohoku University Japan
    The researchers think it is likely that most flowering plants, or angiosperms, contain similar sucrose-susceptible genes, making their “sweetening technology” widely applicable. Credit: Cienpies Design ================================================================================================= Previous research has shown that the sugar sucrose plays a role in controlling key fruit genes involved in sugar metabolism. Efforts to control these genes succeeded in increasing the sugar content in fruit but also resulted in stunted growth. Researchers from Tohoku University in Japan used a bioinformatics search tool to find nucleotide sequences in the tomato genome similar to a known tobacco gene sequence that can be repressed by sucrose. When a special...
  • Ramadan 2016: 9 Questions About the Muslim Holy Month You Were Too Embarrassed to Ask

    06/06/2016 6:09:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Vox ^ | June 6, 2016 | Jennifer Williams
    The Muslim holy month of Ramadan starts this week, and most of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims will be observing. This means there's a good chance you might encounter someone — a friend, a co-worker, the barista making your latte at Starbucks, your child's teacher — who is celebrating Ramadan. But what is Ramadan, exactly? And how can I make sure I don't accidentally offend my Muslim friends and acquaintances during Ramadan? We've got you covered: Here are the most basic answers to the most basic questions about Ramadan. 1) What is Ramadan actually about? Ramadan is the most sacred...
  • General Mills has huge hopes for Tiny Toast

    06/06/2016 5:23:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 6, 2016 | Jonathan Berr
    Tiny Toast is designed to appeal to younger, health-conscious consumers because it's one of the few breakfast cereal on the market flavored with real fruit and has no high-fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors or colors. It will join the Minnesota-based company's already formidable lineup of cereals that have been part of American breakfasts for decades such as Cheerios, Trix and Lucky Charms.
  • Ferguson Burger Bar closes 'until further notice'

    06/06/2016 8:38:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 06/06/2016 | Ashley Jost
    A Ferguson restaurant that opened shortly before protests shook the north St. Louis County city is closing, according to social media posts. The Ferguson Burger Bar and More, 9120 West Florissant Avenue, is closed “until further notice,” a Facebook post announced Sunday morning. An ad posted to Craigslist shows the restaurant is for sale, highlighting the burger joint’s rankings in a Post-Dispatch food critic’s top 100 list. …
  • Beer to Flow Through City as Belgium Pipe Dream Comes True

    06/04/2016 12:06:48 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 05 JUNE 2016 | AP
    BRUGES, Belgium -- The idea may have seemed mad, but after all, the beer is called the Madman of Bruges - or Brugse Zot in Dutch. And with the help of crowdfunding efforts among some 400 Madman fans, the dream of building a beer pipeline through the Belgian city of Bruges is becoming real. "You have to be a bit crazy - like the beer - to do such a project. I just had the money for that, and I liked it. So I went crazy and gave the money to the brewery," said local restaurant owner Philippe Le Loup,...
  • It's true: Wine ice cream now available

    06/03/2016 6:09:15 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 45 replies
    Have you ever thought of combining your two favorite things? Of course you have. We all have. Otherwise, ingenious foods such as root beer floats or deep fried Oreos wouldn’t exist. But, what about combining wine and ice cream? Sounds amazing. But it also seems downright difficult, come to think of it.
  • Wal-Mart Testing Uber, Lyft For Online Grocery Delivery

    06/03/2016 5:46:21 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 replies
    DFS CBS LOCAL ^ | 03 JUNE 2016 | AP
    BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will be testing its grocery delivery service with ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft in the next two weeks in Denver and Phoenix. That’s in addition to a quiet pilot program that started in March with Deliv for its Sam’s Club customers that involves delivery of general merchandise and grocery for business members in Miami. Customers pay Wal-Mart the regular $7 to $10 delivery charge online and make no payments to the driver.

    06/03/2016 3:07:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    VINEPAIR ^ | Emily Bell
    Who doesn’t love a good baseball fight? Fans of the sport get to see their favorite teams pile up like a Twister game gone horribly wrong, and non-fans get to see something actually happen during a baseball game. (Guess which one I am…) Seriously, pending no major injury or suspensions, baseball fights can be kind of exciting. Especially since, unlike football or hockey where fighting is basically (dangerously) woven into the fabric of the sport itself, anger in baseball tends more toward dirt-kicking than ass kicking. And there have been a few epic fights in the history of the game—but...
  • Where to Eat for Free on National Doughnut Day

    06/03/2016 2:16:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Fortune ^ | 6/3
    A great excuse to find some free food – and wear your loose pants. Whether you take them jelly-filled, chocolate coated or just plain glazed, doughnuts are an important part of America’s food pyramid. They’re the go-to snack for cops, the nightmare of dieticians and the breakfast food most of us can agree upon. Every year, the first Friday of June marks the celebration of this most wonderful of pastries. Started in 1938 by The Salvation Army, National Doughnut Day started as a fundraiser to help the needy and to honor the women who served doughnuts to the soldiers during...
  • Man Charged With Tainting Beer Throughout San Diego

    06/03/2016 2:02:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jun 2, 2016
    A man has been charged with 32 counts alleging he tainted beer at stores throughout San Diego County. Eduardo DeJesus Cossio, 31, is charged with numerous counts of poisoning food or drink, adulteration of food and sale of adulterated items. He pleaded not guilty to the charges on Thursday afternoon. The charging document alleges that between December 2014 and October 2015, Cossio tainted beer at numerous stores, including several Target stores throughout San Diego County and three separate Walmart stores in Chula Vista, Logan Heights and San Ysidro. In court on Thursday, a deputy district attorney was mum on providing...
  • Women Hailed For Stopping Alleged Date Rape

    06/02/2016 2:02:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | May 30, 2016
    "I see something drop into the glass, and I think, 'Did that really just happen?'"Three women went viral on social media and are being called "heroes" after stopping an attempted date rape drugging at a high-end Santa Monica restaurant, they said Sunday. The three women depicted in a meme that reads, "Don't roofie someone on our watch!" as they pose like Charlie's Angels began to take social media by storm after they recounted what could have been a disastrous date. It was shared more than 100,000 times by Sunday. The three friends were kicking back during happy hour at Fig...
  • Austin’s Ninth Annual Bug (Eating) Festival

    06/02/2016 11:28:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Austin Chronicle ^ | WED. JUN. 1, 2016 | WAYNE ALAN BRENNER
    Two legs good, six legs tasty!Some people like to eat their crickets plain. Some people like to eat them after the crickets have been dipped in dark, luscious chocolate. Some people, it seems, prefer to never eat crickets at all – but those people are fewer and fewer, which is why it might be a little crowded, at times, during the ninth annual Bug (Eating) Festival at in.gredients on Saturday, June 4, 4-8pm. Because crickets, yes: Plain and chocolate-covered – or completely indistinguishable in fluffy, protein-rich flour. Because mealworms, spiced and baked. And who knows what other manner of crunchy,...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    06/01/2016 4:45:27 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 77 replies
    My husband and I live in a delivery food 'desert'. All around us are areas where almost any kind of food can be ordered; but it seems all we can have delivered are mediocre Chinese restaurant food, and Pizza. We're generally tired of both; and I think our Friday nights are going to start including a stop for carryout from someplace interesting. BUT: I never tire of the *soups* from Chinese restaurants, and decided to try making my own egg-drop soup. This is a very simple recipe, and you can add things to it - I usually add a little...
  • Scientists crack mystery of shrimp packing such a punch it can split your thumb

    06/01/2016 7:20:55 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    washington post ^ | 1 June 2016 | Ben Guarino
    Fishermen call the animals “thumb-splitters” — at least one man has had a finger amputated after a mantis shrimp strike — and a blow from the crustacean’s truncheon can crack a pane of stock aquarium glass... The mantis shrimp, only distantly related to the species you would find covered in tempura batter, come in two types, which marine biologists divide into “spearers” or “smashers.” The spearers impale prey with a javelin strike of a pointed claw, whereas the smashers use their fist-like appendages to pop the shells of their food. Smashers, and their shrimply hammers — technically known as dactyl...
  • FDA issues new guidelines on salt, pressuring food industry

    06/01/2016 6:43:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 1, 2016 9:15 AM EDT | Mary Clare Jalonick
    The Obama administration is pressuring the food industry to make foods from breads to sliced turkey less salty, proposing long-awaited sodium guidelines in an effort to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke. The proposed guidelines released Wednesday are voluntary, so food companies won’t be required to comply. But the idea is to persuade companies and restaurants — many of which have already lowered sodium levels in their products — to take a more consistent approach. […] Some companies have worried that though the limits will be voluntary, the FDA is at heart a regulatory agency,...
  • Sausage-wielding gang attacks vegan cafe

    05/31/2016 6:15:00 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 69 replies
    FOX5NY ^ | 05/31/2016 | FOX5staff
    The owners of a vegan cafe in the country of Georgia say group of neo-Nazis started throwing grilled meat at patrons. It happened over the weekend at the Kiwi Cafe in the capital city of Tbilisi. The cafe was holding an English-language movie screening when the group came in and started the violence. They pulled out grilled meat, sausages, fish and started eating them and throwing them at customers before starting to smoke, which is forbidden at the cafe. When the owners tried to get them to leave a fight started and spilled into the street. The cafe owners say...
  • Recommendations Canadian Whisky

    05/30/2016 8:45:59 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 57 replies
    May 30, 2016 | Self
    Next week my wife and I are going to Canada for a few days and I would like to buy some Canadian whisky. My price range would be in the area of Johnnie Walker Black Label and below. Any ideas?
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 5-30-16)

    05/30/2016 6:48:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies ^ | 5-30-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • beer: the fight over where you buy it in pennsylvania

    05/30/2016 8:50:52 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 replies
    6ABC.COM ^ | 30 MAY 2016 | AP
    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Beer-buying Pennsylvanians are seeing a growing number of options where they can pick up a six-pack or two, though Pennsylvania still remains home to some of the nation's most restrictive beer sales laws. This week, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board licensed nine more convenience stores that sell gas to carry takeout six-packs, despite a pending state Supreme Court case that could theoretically invalidate those licenses. In the meantime, it was another step toward loosening the control over takeout beer sales that, for decades, has been largely the province of bars and larger-quantity beer distributors.
  • Coke Debuts ‘proud to be an American’ Cans

    05/29/2016 7:34:48 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 35 replies ^ | 5/28/16 | CNN
    NEW YORK — Coke has caught the patriotic fever. The soda company’s new “I’m proud to be an American” limited edition red, white and blue cans honor members of the military and feature the American flag in their design. Coca-Cola is rolling out the new cans to celebrate its 75-year partnership with the United Service Organizations. The cans and packs will be in stores through July 4th. The song lyric and patriotic design will be on 16-ounce cans as well as 12-ounce cans that come in 20, 24 and 35-packs.
  • Italian Court Allows Man to Pay Ex-Wife’s Alimony With Pizza

    05/28/2016 6:01:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    RT ^ | 28 May, 2016
    In a tasty settlement, an Italian court has ruled in favor of a divorced father to make alimony payments to his ex-partner in the form of €300 ($333) worth of pizza every month. Ex-wife Nicoletta Zuin, who took the case to court was more than unhappy with the final verdict, according to local newspaper Il Gazzettino. The 50-year-old father, Nicola Toso, was accused of failing to make his monthly child support payments, when showing up with pizza instead of payments. His ex-wife eventually had enough of seeing ham and mushroom toppings and took Toso to court in the city of...
  • Losing Their Bottle? 22,000 Alcoholic Drinks Seized From Saudi Dealers

    05/28/2016 4:34:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 25 May 2016 | Mishal Al-Otaibi
    Over 22,000 bottles of alcohol were seized from a drug dealer and later during a raid on a Saudi-owned warehouse in Riyadh on Tuesday, the General Directorate of Narcotics Control said. The directorate’s spokesman, Col. Abdulaziz Kadasah, said the Saudi owner was apprehended following leads from the arrest of a drug dealer who was caught in possession of 2,735 alcohol bottles. Another Saudi and two Pakistanis were arrested during the warehouse raid wherein 19,600 bottles of alcohol were seized. Penalties for the possession of, or trade in alcohol are severe in Saudi Arabia. Both result in prison sentences.
  • Four Recipes to Help You Celebrate National Hamburger Day

    05/28/2016 4:04:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC4 ^ | May 28, 2016 | Kandee Ferrell, Mike Jackson, Olivia Fecteau, Jerod Smalley and Marcus Thorpe
    Happy National Hamburger Day! What a perfect weekend to celebrate with a juicy burger? Grab some buns and ground chuck, we’ve got burger recipes from our NBC4 Grill Masters to make this holiday sizzle. Our very own Mike Jackson, Jerod Smalley, Olivia Fecteau and Marcus Thorpe are releasing, for the first time, their very own burger secrets. (Okay they’re not secrets per say, but they will make your hamburgers taste great). Mike’s ‘Buffalo Burger’I like bison because it’s lean and a little healthier than beef, plus I like eating things that are ‘exotic.’ Start with the right ingredients. Put one...