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  • Obama Is Eating At The Legendary 'Jiro Dreams Of Sushi' Restaurant

    04/23/2014 9:40:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/23/14 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    [Obama] and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dined at a legendary sushi restaurant... Chef Jiro Ono, 87, is considered to be one of the top sushi chefs in the world. Ono prepares the sushi himself. His recommended special course ó which features a rare, endangered species of bluefin tuna ó starts at about $300. It includes more than a dozen courses served in about 20 minutes.
  • The Tuesday List: Each State's Signature Food, Ranked

    04/22/2014 7:05:03 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 109 replies
    What are the United States' best regional foodstuffs? Its worst? [W]e have ranked them. Rigorously scientific (not), ardently researched (nope), and scrupulously fair (not even a little bit): this is the Great American Menu! The Greats1. Chicago-style deep-dish pizza (Illinois)"Man is mortal. He frolics upon the grass of life for but a short season, and then is snatched back to the inanimate dirt of his origin. The Chicago-style deep-dish pizza, America's greatest regional foodstuffóall those toppings, so much cheese and meat, I can hear my heartbeat, this can't be right, it sounds like a chainsaw, can that be right?ówill greatly...
  • Iconic South Beach Davidís Cafe To Close Sunday [2 locations victims of Obamanomics]

    04/21/2014 4:46:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 4/20/14
    Less than two years after closing its Lincoln Road location, Davidís Cafe on Collins Avenue stopped brewing Cuban cafecito for good. The South Beach staple closed its doors for the final time at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 20th.
  • Ready For The Price Of Food To More Than Double By The End Of This Decade?

    04/20/2014 12:17:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/20/14 | Tyler Durden
    It's not just beef, pork, shrimp, eggs, and orange juice... Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog, Do you think that the price of food is high now? Just wait. If current trends continue, many of the most common food items that Americans buy will cost more than twice as much by the end of this decade. Global demand for food continues to rise steadily as crippling droughts ravage key agricultural regions all over the planet. You see, it isn't just the multi-year California drought that is affecting food prices. Down in Brazil (one of the leading exporters...
  • Behind the cornucopia of higher food prices

    04/20/2014 9:50:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 19, 2014 | John W. Schoen
    Alert shoppers are accustomed to watching food prices go up and down. But a string of forcesófrom droughts to diseasesóis raising the cost of a trip to the grocery store at a rapid clip. And it looks like it will be a while before the price pressure eases. Some of that pressure is coming from Californiaóthe source of roughly half the nation's fruits and vegetablesówhere a long-running drought is forcing farmers and ranchers to cut production. After the driest year on record, large sections of farmland are expected to lay fallow this year as the Golden State copes with an...
  • Powdered alcohol is a thing, promises to make game day better

    04/18/2014 10:15:49 PM PDT · by eldoradude · 26 replies
    SB Nation ^ | April 18, 2014 | James Dator
    This is a product where absolutely nothing will go wrong, we're sure. Trying to sneak booze is an American past time. Well, not THE American past time -- but now there's a way for you to sneak alcohol easily into your favorite sporting event! Heck, you don't even need to use a syrup bottle. Meet "Palcohol"
  • Journey to Easter: Pretzels

    04/18/2014 2:42:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Arizona Star ^ | Ann Brown
    That pretzel you're munching is not only an ideal accompaniment to a beer, it has a connection with Lent that dates back to the fourth century. In the Roman Empire, the faithful kept a strict fast all through Lent: no milk, no butter, no cheese, no eggs, no cream and no meat, according to CatholicCulture.com Ancient Romans made small breads of water, flour and salt, as a reminder that Lent was a time of prayer. The breads ó the first pretzel-like breads ó were shaped to form crossed arms to symbolize prayer, as praying was done with arms crossed their...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 16 APRIL 18, 2014

    04/18/2014 12:29:02 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 210 replies
    Free Republic | 4/18/2014 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
  • New Americans turn to goats to address food demand

    04/18/2014 9:52:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) -- A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock. The half dozen kids - that is, baby goats - that arrived last week at Pine Island Farm were the latest additions to the Vermont Goat Collaborative, a project that brings together new Americans hungry for goat meat with dairy goat farmers who have no need for young male animals. Some dairy farmers who otherwise would discard bucklings at birth or spend valuable time finding homes...
  • Scramble Eggs Like This, Change The Way You View the Morning

    04/16/2014 5:54:51 PM PDT · by kingattax · 65 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4-9-14 | ADAM RAPOPORT
    Eggs and butter. Thatís all you need for truly amazing scrambled eggs. Unfortunately, eggs and butter are also the key ingredients in really bad scrambled eggs, the rubbery, flavorless kind you find too often in diners and restaurants. The fact is, your eggs will always live and die by how theyíre handled on the stovetop. Cook them too long and you extract the moisture and, with it, the flavor. But if you cook them gently and slowly, over low heat, youíll have the best eggs youíve ever tasted. Crack them directly into the pan and, instead of scrambling them, slowly...
  • The 10 Fastest Rising Food Prices

    04/17/2014 10:58:45 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 35 replies
    24/7 Wall Street ^ | April 17, 2014 | Alexander E.M. Hess and Thomas C. Frohlich
    Food prices at the grocery store are up, following an increase in production costs and wholesale prices. In March, retail food prices rose 0.4% from the preceding month, matching Februaryís increase. These marked the largest monthly gains in food prices since September 2011, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Food prices are often volatile and are affected by a number of factors. While certain factors reflect human decision ó such as the changing tastes of consumers and farmersí planting choices ó others are forces over which farmers have very little control. Issues such as weather conditions and...
  • Soaring Food Inflation Full Frontal: Beef, Pork And Shrimp Prices Soar To Record Highs

    04/17/2014 6:29:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    We previously noted that both beef and pork (courtesy of the affectionately named Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus) prices have been reaching new all time highs on an almost daily basis. It is time to update the chart. Below we show what a world in which the Fed is constantly lamenting the lack of inflation looks like for beef prices...
  • Sticker shock at the steak house; beef prices highest in 27 years

    04/15/2014 3:08:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Edd Hendee reached into the chilled glass case containing cold cuts of steak, the classic Texas entrťe upon which he built his restaurant and his fortune, proudly showing off his merchandise like a jeweler displaying his diamonds. ďThis is a center cut filet,Ē he said. ďItís the very best filet you can possibly buy. And thatís why itís expensive.Ē And lately, at the Taste of Texas restaurant in west Houston, itís become even more expensive. ďWhen the price goes from just under $20 a pound to us wholesale to almost $25 a pound, thatís almost a $5 increase in this...
  • 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 ďwill make your dateís eyes light up and her mouth water.Ē Only 100 chicken corsages are available and the store has already sold 15 of them, according to the New York Daily News. ďJust like the last piece of chicken in the bucket, when theyíre gone, theyíre gone.Ē
  • SIMMONS: Food police are leaving your school kids unfed

    04/15/2014 2:05:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/14/14 | Deborah Simmons
    **SNIP** So instead of serving foods they do like, including french fries, some school authorities participating in the taxpayer-funded National School Lunch Program have decided to make smart choices on their own ó and that No. 1 choice is to opt out of the program. One Illinois superintendent, of the Monticello School District, recently lamented to The News-Gazette that ďThe guidelines require us to serve items like three orange vegetables a week. Can you name three orange vegetables?Ē said Vic Zimmerman. ďSquash, sweet potatoes, they wouldnít eat them. Kids like carrots but not three times a week. Youíve got to...
  • 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.
  • WEEKLY GARDENING THREAD VOLUME 15 APRIL 11, 2014

    04/11/2014 12:34:19 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 348 replies
    Free Republic | 4/11/2014 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
  • ObamaCare coming to vending machines, next to the chips and nuts

    04/11/2014 11:58:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 11, 2014 | Maggie Thurber (watchdog.org)
    Candy, chips and a helping of ObamaCare. It's already disrupted the health-care marketplace. Now, the Affordable Care Act is infiltrating vending machines. Yep, a provision in the Affordable Care Act requires vending machines to display the calorie content of all food items. The FDA finalized the regulations April 3. If you know the calorie content of an item, you might make a more healthy choice. Or so the thinking goes.
  • Alarming News From Restaurants Pushing Unhealthy Meals to Public Housing

    04/10/2014 3:30:44 PM PDT · by Armen Hareyan · 52 replies
    EmaxHealth ^ | 2014-04-10 | Dr. Harold Mandell
    Findings that unhealthy meals are being pushed by restaurants in public housing developments are disturbing. Clearly, good nutrition is the single most important initial factor for good health in body and mind. The finding that there are not as many healthy meals served in restaurants in public housing developments as elsewhere implies the health and lives of poor people in such instances are being sacrificed for quick profits by such unscrupulous businesses. Restaurants in public housing development neighborhoods offer less healthy entrťesResearchers decided to compare restaurant marketing by restaurant and neighborhood type, reports the American Journal of Health Behavior. In...
  • Bill would have FDA decide on labeling genetically modified food

    04/10/2014 12:52:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    McClatchyDC.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | Chris Adams
    <p>WASHINGTON ó Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo is pushing a bill in Congress that would shift responsibility for any labeling of genetically modified foods to the hands of the federal government, potentially stopping the efforts underway in many states to mandate labels on such foods.</p>
  • 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, itís 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 Moreyís version stands out. Cooked in a cast iron skillet with vermicelli instead of macaroni, Carolineís Macaroni Pie combines the lightness of a soufflť with the ease of a casseroleĖwhich is just the way Morey, founder of Callieís Charleston Biscuits, likes it. ďItís the first thing I mastered cooking at age nine, and itís the only macaroni and cheese Iíve ever known,Ē she says....
  • Why Doesn't China Have Famines Anymore? Two explanations for end of 2,000 years of starvation

    04/08/2014 7:43:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Slate ^ | April 2, 2014 | Brian Palmer
    Essayist Gerald Early said that the history of the United States will one day be reduced to the Constitution, jazz, and baseball. If someone had made the same summary of Chinese history 30 years ago, the trio would likely have been the Great Wall, Maoism, and famine. Over the past 2,000 years, China has suffered almost one famine per year. Severe drought killed as many as 13 million Chinese in the two-year famine beginning in 1876. The 1927 famine killed as many as 6 million. There were significant famines in 1929, 1939, and 1942. The Great Famine, which began in...
  • 'I'll never forgive Michelle Obama for this school lunch': Students sick of smaller, healthier..

    04/07/2014 5:53:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 7, 2014 | Staff
    American public school students sick of the smaller portions and healthier offerings they get at lunch thanks to Michelle Obama's anti-obesity initiatives are sounding off on social media. Just a month after school lunch participation saw the steepest drop on record following the implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, students tired of going home hungry are making sure the first lady knows why. 'I'll never forgive Michelle Obama for this school lunch,' tweeted one angry student.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 14 APRIL 4, 2014

    04/04/2014 12:54:31 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 305 replies
    Free Republic | April 4, 2014 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
  • MILLIONAIRES NEED YOUR HELP!... Ann Coulter

    04/03/2014 12:01:16 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 34 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 2 Apr 2014 | Ann Coulter
    Last Sunday, The New York Times published a front-page article about the heartfelt need of California farmers for more illegal aliens. The first tip-off that heinous public policy ideas were coming was that the Times introduced farmer Chuck Herrin, owner of a farm-labor contracting company, as a "lifelong Republican." That's Times-speak for "liberal." Herrin admitted that he employs a lot of illegal aliens and bitterly complained that they lived in fear of "Border Patrol and deportations." (But, apparently, he doesn't live in fear of admitting he's violating our immigration laws.) Sorry that running a country inconveniences you, Chuck. He said...
  • 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 Ė a target endorsed by the international community and the United States Ė 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>
  • Report: New Yorkers Forced to Choose Between Groceries and Obamacare

    04/01/2014 7:10:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 1, 2014 | Rusty Weiss
    A new report from WHEC in Rochester is painting a very bleak scenario for New Yorkers, some forced to choose between buying groceries or purchasing Obamacare plans, some concerned about going bankrupt after falling ill. So why are New Yorkers concerned about going bankrupt due to Obamacare? Especially when the President has continually made such statements as, ďI am as proud as Iíve ever been by the work we did to make sure that in this country, if you get sick you donít go bankrupt and that you can get the health care that you needĒ? And why are they...
  • Corn Prices Are Popping

    03/31/2014 11:49:53 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    BI ^ | 3-31-2014 | Rob Wile
    Corn Prices Are Popping Rob WileMar. 31, 2014, 12:15 PM ÔÄÉ Ôāô ÔÉē Corn prices are surging after U.S. farmers said they expect to plant the lowest corn acreage since 2010. That's because inventories in the world¬ís biggest grower and exporter jumped 30 percent from a year earlier. Acreage is estimated to hit 91.691 million, down from 95.365 million a year earlier, according to a survey of more than 84,000 growers released today in Washington, Bloomberg said. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg estimated 93.014 million, on average. Here's how corn reacted to the news:
  • Flu-like hog virus sweeping Indiana, U.S.

    03/28/2014 1:26:21 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.cbsnews.com ^ | March 24, 2014, 8:23 AM | Staff
    LOGANSPORT, Ind. - A fast-moving virus that has infected hogs across half of the nation since it was first detected in the U.S. less than a year ago has become rampant in Indiana, agriculture officials say. Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PED, has infected farms in 43 of Indiana's 92 counties, according to March 14 data from the Indiana State Board of Animal Health. Twenty-six other states have reported cases of the virus as of March 12, the National Animal Health Laboratory Network indicates. While the flu-like sickness doesn't affect people and is not a food safety concern, it can...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 13 MARCH 28,2014

    03/28/2014 12:39:07 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 432 replies
    Free Republic | March 28, 2014 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
  • Ukraine Asks Obama for Military Assistance Ė Instead He Offers Food Rations

    03/27/2014 11:12:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/27/14 | John Hoft
    21st Century AllegianceĖThe Ukraine asked Barack Obama for military assistance.†Instead, he sent them food rations.†
  • Lime Prices Are Surging (Citrus)

    03/27/2014 10:45:08 AM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    BI/Reuters ^ | Jim Forsyth, Reuters
    Lime Prices Are Surging Jim Forsyth, Reuters Mar. 27, 2014, 1:16 PM SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Mexican restaurants in the United States are being squeezed by a sudden jump in the price of limes, an essential ingredient, which has led managers in places like San Antonio that are a hotbed for the cuisine to alter recipes. "Mexico received some heavy rains that destroyed a large amount of the lime crop, so with limited supplies we are seeing lime prices skyrocket," Bryan Black, director of communications for the Texas Department of Agriculture, said on Thursday. Texas like most U.S. states receives...
  • Man Arrested for Public Consumption of Iced Tea Urged to Take a ďDealĒ from Prosecutors

    03/27/2014 5:22:39 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 104 replies
    D.C. Clothesline ^ | 03-27-2014 | Kimberly Paxton
    So, itís a warm day, and youíre standing in a parking lot, drinking a refreshing can of iced tea. Suddenly, a random dude walks up and demands your beverage. You show him that it is in fact iced tea and that you arenít publicly intoxicated. He tells you to give him the can and you say no, figuring this stranger can get his own iced tea. This is exactly what happened to rapper Christopher ďXstravĒ Beatty, who was handcuffed and arrested by Officer Rick Libero of the Cumberland County Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Enforcement for drinking a can of Arizona...
  • The Real Inflation Fear - US Food Prices Are Up 19% In 2014

    03/26/2014 10:40:32 AM PDT · by blam · 63 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3-26-2014 | Tyler Durden
    The Real Inflation Fear - US Food Prices Are Up 19% In 2014 Tyler Durden 03/26/2014 10:20 -0400We are sure the weather is to blame but what happens when pent-up demand (from a frosty east coast emerging from its hibernation) bumps up against a drought-stricken west coast unable to plant to meet that demand? The spot price (not futures speculation-driven) of US Foodstuffs is the best performing asset in 2014 - up a staggering 19%...(snip)We're not allowed to post charts from Bloomberg so you'll have to click to the site to see the chart.
  • Why Food Prices Are Surging

    03/25/2014 9:38:15 AM PDT · by blam · 52 replies
    BI ^ | 3-25-2014 | Matthew Boesler
    Why Food Prices Are Surging Matthew Boesler Mar. 25, 2014, 12:06 PM Since the beginning of the year, food prices have been on a tear. In a new report, Morgan Stanley commodities analysts led by Adam Longson attribute the surge in prices to a number of factors, "from weather (in the case of sugar, soybeans and coffee) to disease (in the case of hogs) to geopolitics (wheat and corn)." The Morgan Stanley analysts don't believe this will continue. "To date, weather concerns in South America have proven overstated, as evidenced in the recent declines in sugar prices," they say. "Tensions...
  • Wal-Mart makes official its reliance on food-stamp recipients for profits

    03/25/2014 8:48:26 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 103 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | March 24, 2014 | Steve Goldstein
    <p>Wal-Mart Stores WMT -0.15% filed its 10-K late on Friday after the market closed, and the worldís largest retailer added some new language to the list of factors that could hurt the company.</p>
  • Weekly Garden Thread Volume 12 March 21, 2014

    03/21/2014 12:44:59 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 325 replies
    Free Republic | March 21, 2014 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
  • Johnny Manziel, LeBron James in new McDonald's commercial

    03/21/2014 6:18:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    nfl.com ^ | 3/18/14 | Bryan Fischer
    Once former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel started hanging out with LeBron James and texting him for advice, it was only a matter of time before the two ended up doing something big together. That time is, apparently, here. The world's best basketball player is the subject of a new television campaign by McDonald's in which he, not surprisingly, ends up running into Manziel hanging out in an exclusive spot.
  • Saturated fat does not cause heart disease: Study

    03/19/2014 9:51:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Times of India ^ | Mar 20, 2014 | Kounteya Sinha
    Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the British Heart Foundation have found there is actually no evidence that confirms changing the type of fat you eat from "bad" saturated to "healthier" polyunsaturated cuts heart risk. The researchers analysed data from 72 unique studies with over 600,000 participants from 18 nations and found total saturated fatty acid, whether measured in the diet or in the bloodstream as a biomarker, was not associated with coronary disease risk in the observational studies.
  • First Lady's Food Dictates Force Gay White House Pastry Chef Out of a Job

    03/19/2014 1:59:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 3/19/14 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The White House pastry chef has been forced out. The White House pastry chef! This is an outrage. The White House pastry chef has resigned. He was forced out, and he's doing it because he needs to defend cream, butter, sugar, and eggs, because nobody else will. He is gay...and Michelle Obama still told him: I don't care what you're good at. You're not gonna use butter in the White House, and you're not gonna use cream, and you're not gonna use sugar, and you're not gonna use eggs. So this guy had to come up with fruit puree...
  • 21 of the Best BBQ Sandwiches

    03/17/2014 6:11:03 PM PDT · by kingattax · 135 replies
    Yahoo/Garden and Gun ^ | Mar 17, 2014 | Hanna Raskin
    From classic pulled pork in North Carolina to traditional Texas brisket to Kentucky mutton, here are twenty-one of the best barbecue sandwiches youíll ever eat.
  • Hunger crisis: Charities are strained as nearly 1 in 5 New Yorkers depend on aid for food

    03/16/2014 11:12:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/16/14 | Barry Paddock and Ginger Adams Otis
    Itīs a quiet crisis. In a city of plenty, a staggering number of people are struggling to feed themselves and their families. Nearly one in five New Yorkers, 1.4 million people, now rely on a patchwork network of 1,000 food pantries and soup kitchens across the city to eat. That represents an increase of 200,000 people in five years ó straining the charities that are trying to help. The two biggest, City Harvest and the Food Bank for New York City, now provide nearly 110 million pounds of food to soup kitchens and food pantries a year. Yet those working
  • Is the mythical "five-second rule" actually real?

    03/15/2014 6:16:17 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 41 replies
    cbsnews ^ | March 14, 2014, | Aliah Git
    New research finds that there is some truth to the so-called "five-second rule" -- the belief that food is safe to eat if picked up from the floor in under five seconds. Researchers at Aston University in Birmingham, U.K. studied the rate of bacteria transfer in food items dropped on the floor and picked up within three to 30 seconds. They found that the amount of time an item spent on the floor was directly related to bacteria levels. "Time is a significant factor in the transfer of bacteria from a floor surface to a piece of food," read the...
  • The National Hot Dog Council Says Never Use Ketchup On Hot Dogs

    03/14/2014 6:52:54 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 155 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 03-14-2014 | Jen Carlson
    Today the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council launched a bracket to determine the Official Hot Dog Condiment Champion. Their bracket separates wet and dry condiments, but in the end there will only be one winner of these 16 competitors: sauerkraut, ketchup, mustard, cole slaw, chili, BBQ sauce, mayonnaise, onions, cheese, tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot peppers, bacon, pickles and pulled pork. John Del Signore refuses to even dignify this "competition" with a comment, but has firmly declared his anti-ketchup stance during some casual office talk. Yakas took his silence as an opportunity to take one last swing for ketchup, however:...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 11 MARCH 14, 2014

    03/14/2014 12:57:29 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 256 replies
    Free Republic | March 14, 2014 | greeneyes
    Posted on Friday, March 07, 2014 2:18:07 PM by greeneyes The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread....
  • Food Price Inflation Scares The Fed

    03/14/2014 6:42:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/14/2014 | Chriss Street
    Stock markets around the world fell today, led by the 246 point dive, or 1.5%, for the U.S. Dow Jones Industrial Average and the 1.9% drop for German stock market index.¬† Analysts generally pointed to worries about a shrinking Chinese lending and the potential trade war between Russia and the West, but I am more concerned that since the beginning of 2014 food prices have skyrocketed.¬† The Federal Reserve must be concerned that their international support for ‚Äúcheap money policies‚ÄĚ to stimulate economic growth may be funding commodity speculation that is driving prices higher and creating wide spread misery. If...
  • Climate Extremists Will Help Write the New Food Nutrition Guidelines

    03/11/2014 8:41:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Independent Sentinel ^ | March 10, 2014 | Sara Noble
    There is no area of our lives over which the government will not seek control. Take the latest example. Obama is reaching far beyond publishing new food nutrition guidelines or insisting on calorie counts in fast food restaurants, he is intent on allowing global warming alarmists and other extremist groups to co-opt them as well. In an article entitled, ďObama administration pollutes guidelines for healthy eating with unhealthy ideologies,Ē published Sunday by the Washington Examiner, National Center Senior Fellow and Risk Analysis Division Director Jeff Stier says environmental activists within the U.S. government plan to change the nationís dietary guidelines...
  • 31 Percent Of All Food In America Is Wasted Ė And Why That Is About To End

    03/09/2014 6:28:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    TEC ^ | 02/26/2014 | Michael Snyder
    According to a stunning new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly a third of all food produced in the United States gets wasted. We are probably the most wasteful society in the history of the planet, and we are also one of the most gluttonous. More than 35 percent of all Americans are considered to be officially "obese" by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately, this era of gluttony and taking food for granted will soon be coming to an end. Thanks to crippling drought in key growing areas and other extremely bizarre weather patterns, a...
  • How California Voters Raised the Price of Eggs Across America

    03/08/2014 11:22:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 274 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/08/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    In 2008, California voters endorsed Proposition 2 which banned the confinement of animals. California egg producers had to ensure that chickens had enough room to move around which negated so-called ‚Äúfactory farming‚ÄĚ and would end up raising the price of eggs by 20%.Obviously this was a problem for California agriculture which would have trouble competing on price with free agriculture. And there‚Äôs only so much of a market for fair-trade free-range organic chickens lovingly raised in a Quaker school by social justice experts on a strict diet of granola and NPR broadcasts.And so California‚Äôs reds decided to instead raise the...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 10 MARCH 7, 2014

    03/07/2014 12:18:07 PM PST · by greeneyes · 270 replies
    Free Republic | March 7, 2014 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. There is no telling where it will go and... that...