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  • $1 steak at the dollar store? We taste test it

    07/17/2016 5:46:15 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 78 replies
    10NEWS.COM ^ | 11:20 AM, July 11, 201617 JULY 2016 | KGTV
    With good steak now costing more than $20 a pound, a grill out can bust the budget. So we decided to try out some new dollar store steaks that cost just $1 each, to see if they are the real thing or a case of "don't waste your money." What's a Dollar Store Cut of Steak?
  • Everything We Love to Eat Is a Scam

    07/16/2016 11:41:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 96 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 10, 2016 | Maureen Callahan
    Among the many things New Yorkers pride ourselves on is food: making it, selling it and consuming only the best, from single-slice pizza to four-star sushi. We have fish markets, Shake Shacks and, as of this year, 74 Michelin-starred restaurants. Yet most everything we eat is fraudulent. In his new book, “Real Food Fake Food,” author Larry Olmsted exposes the breadth of counterfeit foods we’re unknowingly eating. After reading it, you’ll want to be fed intravenously for the rest of your life.
  • What your smartphone says about your waistline Nicholas Wells

    06/25/2015 5:08:42 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 25, 2015 | Nicholas Wells
    If you're sipping your lunch, you probably have an iPhone. If you're enjoying pizza from Little Caesars, you're probably on Android. Consumer choices have always been about picking this or that, and the current either/or decision is between smartphone operating systems. Your choice when it comes to operating systems says a lot about you, including what you like to eat, according to data provided to CNBC by NPD Group's Checkout Tracking. IPhone users were much more likely to go for a liquid lunch, with soup and smoothies taking the top spots for iOS choices. Soup had an iPhone-to-Android index of...
  • The Silicon Valley Race to Build a Fake-Meat Burger That Just Might Save the World

    06/02/2015 6:50:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/2 | Daniel Fromson
    In Romania, they have a saying: “The best vegetable is meat.” Actually, it might be an “old Alsatian saying,” or from some other primeval region, depending on how you Google. But joke like that at a dinner in Brooklyn — or anyplace, really, where identifying with the progressive vanguard has made eating a serious form of self-definition — and someone just might denounce you between forkfuls of heirloom greens. Mealtime, in these rooftop-gardened corners of the world, has become a theater for a kind of culture war. And that evangelist with the fork is hungry for combat, no matter which...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

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

    12/28/2014 3:02:28 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 33 replies
    Power Line ^ | 12-27-2014 | John Hinderaker
    December 27, 2014 KNEEPAD ALERT: FOODIE OBAMA IS HIPPEST PRESIDENT EVER! By John Hinderaker By any reasonable standard, the Obama administration has been a train wreck. But that doesn’t prevent our state media from fawning over him as though he were the reincarnation of George Washington. Here, it is CBS, telling us that Obama is a “foodie” who eats at the trendiest restaurants, is “far hipper” than other presidents; in particular, “so much cooler than President Bush.” Actually, if you watch to the end you will get a clue as to why President Bush generally chose not to dine out...
  • No Slice for You: How Rockaway Beach Got Its Very Own Pizza Nazi

    02/11/2014 9:36:46 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    <p>Slices aren't an option at Whitney Aycock's Rockaway Beach pizza shop, as he will happily explain to anyone who orders one: “If you want a slice, go to Elegante’s. I don’t give a fig,” he told one customer late on a recent Friday night. Next in line was a pair of teenagers. One was eager to sample Aycock's handcrafted creations. The other was scared to try something new. She asked for plain. “Plain pizza?” Aycock asked, sounding offended. “What is ‘plain’ pizza?” After a playful yet testy exchange, both kids turned around without making an order and fled out the door. Aycock was fine with losing the sale if it helped him make his point.</p>
  • Bathroom-themed restaurant in LA serves ‘golden poop’ rice

    10/19/2013 4:40:38 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 36 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | October 16 | LISA GUTIERREZ
    It’s called the Magic Restroom Cafe, but there is really no mystery here in what is being called America’s first bathroom-themed restaurant where patrons sit on toilets to dine... The Los Angeles Times reports that YoYo Li, a first-time restaurant owner from China, borrowed the idea from the Modern Toilet chain of eateries in China and Taiwan. Everything in the restaurant has a potty theme – the dishes, the menu items, the seating...
  • Laugh if You Like, Texas, but New York is Now a BBQ Capital

    03/13/2013 5:17:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 112 replies
    Village Voice ^ | Wednesday, Mar 13 2013 | Robert Sietsema
    When I wrote in January that New York 'cue is now among the best in the country, I meant it. But the backlash was swift. And harsh. @Underexposure tweeted: ". . . pit masters and BBQ devotees across Texas, North Carolina, Kansas City & Memphis all roll their eyes in unison." Barbecue blogger Daniel Vaughn groused to the Houston Press, "They get a few joints with a decent brisket, and now NYC is a BBQ capital?" Even New Yorkers didn't believe me. Meat man Josh Ozersky snorted on Twitter, "What that dope doesn't know about barbecue could fill volumes." Ever...
  • IDDBA's Dairy-Deli-Bake 2012 Program Announced (Paula Deen, Sarah Palin, Terry Bradshaw, others)

    02/18/2012 7:50:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Perishable News ^ | February 17, 2012 | The International Dairy·Deli·Bakery Association
    Madison, WI — The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association™ (IDDBA) has announced the speaker lineup for Dairy-Deli-Bake 2012. The event will be held June 10-12 in New Orleans, LA at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. This year’s speakers include: Sarah Palin, Paula Deen, Terry Bradshaw, John Pinette, Jeremy Gutsche, Adrian Slywotzky, Jim Carroll, Jane Buckingham, Harold Lloyd, Steve Beekhuizen, Jack Li, and Carol Christison. The Heart of a Rogue Trailblazer In 2006, Sarah Palin became the youngest person and the first female to be elected as governor of Alaska. A short two years later, she was tapped to be the vice-presidential...
  • Antioxidant spices reduce negative effects of high-fat meal

    08/10/2011 8:01:44 AM PDT · by decimon · 9 replies
    Penn State ^ | August 10, 2011 | Unknown
    Eating a diet rich in spices, like turmeric and cinnamon, reduces the body's negative responses to eating high-fat meals, according to Penn State researchers. "Normally, when you eat a high-fat meal, you end up with high levels of triglycerides, a type of fat, in your blood," said Sheila West, associate professor of biobehavioral health, Penn State, who led the study. "If this happens too frequently, or if triglyceride levels are raised too much, your risk of heart disease is increased. We found that adding spices to a high-fat meal reduced triglyceride response by about 30 percent, compared to a similar...
  • It's Official -- -- National Chain Burger Stores Suck

    10/09/2010 8:18:48 AM PDT · by big black dog · 218 replies · 1+ views
    Maybe a couple of years ago, I gave up on ever expecting any quality product from the big 3 pizza stores. Without exaggeration, I could get a much, much better product by simply picking up a frozen Tombstone pizza and baking it. (Pizza Inn is great though. They don't deliver here, but I gladly go and pick it up rather than order the crap the big 3 serves.) On to burgers. I used to love McDonalds and Burger King hamburgers. However, for some time, when I would eat them, they just didn't taste right. Especially McDonalds -- It's like I...
  • Nationwide Saturday Cookout Recipes in Honor of 9/11

    09/09/2010 2:59:49 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 92 replies
    Self | 9/9/10 | Self
    I am looking for recipes for a good cookout meat this Saturday. Anyone?
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Are You A Good Cook? ~ 12 May 10

    05/11/2010 5:59:59 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 417 replies · 2,939+ views
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Today We Want To Know... Are You A Good Cook? Click here and take the quiz! To share your results, click "Get HTML", then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • Complaint Box | Picky Eaters

    11/23/2009 3:41:30 PM PST · by dynachrome · 24 replies · 891+ views
    NYT ^ | 11-20-09 | SUSAN GOLDBERG
    Having friends over for dinner used to involve a minimal and fairly unremarkable to-do list: There were groceries to buy, along with flowers and a couple of bottles of semi-respectable wine. I would put out some guest towels and a collection of fancy soaps that were off limits to blood relatives, and then — voilà! — dinner was served. Preparing for a dinner party these days is far more complex, thanks to a vast and bewildering array of dietary needs that seem to have suddenly overtaken everyone I know. Complaint Box Steamed? Dish out the peeves. Send your essays —...
  • Thanksgiving Recipes

    11/14/2009 1:34:58 PM PST · by tsmith130 · 252 replies · 5,532+ views
    11/14/2009 | me
    I did this last year and a lot of good recipes were posted so I thought I'd try it again. Take one and/or leave one!
  • The Omnivore's delusion: Against the Agri-Intellectuals

    08/06/2009 9:22:05 AM PDT · by curiosity · 26 replies · 764+ views
    The American ^ | Blake Hurst
    I’m dozing, as I often do on airplanes, but the guy behind me has been broadcasting nonstop for nearly three hours. I finally admit defeat and start some serious eavesdropping. He’s talking about food, damning farming, particularly livestock farming, compensating for his lack of knowledge with volume.I’m so tired of people who wouldn’t visit a doctor who used a stethoscope instead of an MRI demanding that farmers like me use 1930s technology to raise food. Farming has always been messy and painful, and bloody and dirty. It still is.But now we have to listen to self-appointed experts on airplanes frightening...
  • Getting the skills — with good taste (Culinary Arts Training)

    06/06/2009 2:21:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 932+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 2, 2009 | Michael M. Gleeson
    The rise of the Food Network from an obscure channel to cultural phenomenon and the explosion of celebrity chefs changed people’s perceptions about the culinary industry. Today, cooking and the culinary arts have become hip and sexy. The explosion in popularity has reached beyond television. Today, more and more people are seeking careers in the culinary arts. “Over the past three or so years, the number of people enrolling in culinary training programs grown tremendously,” said Shelly Ford, director of communication for The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Washington, located in Arlington, Va. The Art Institute launched...
  • Post Your Special Thanksgiving Recipes!

    11/24/2008 7:41:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 84 replies · 1,807+ views
    11/24/2008 | Red Badger & All Freepers
    Post your favorite recipes for Thanksgiving Here for ALL FReepers to share! Pies, Gravies, Stuffings........Squirrel?.....
  • Graduation Open House Ideas Needed (Vanity)

    04/15/2007 4:43:53 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 15 replies · 3,681+ views
    me ^ | 04/15/2007 | Self
    My oldest niece is graduating from high school next month and we are trying to come up with cool and different things to serve and other ideas for her open house. We'd appreciate any recipes, hints, what not to do, etc. etc..
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Football Facts ~ 8 November 2007

    11/07/2007 5:56:01 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 731 replies · 461+ views
    November 7, 2007 | The Coach
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. FOOTBALL FACTS Thanks for joining us once again as we look at some football facts. This time we’ll look at "From a regional to a National sport. From 1930-1958" In the early 1930s, the college game continued to grow, particularly in the south, bolstered by fierce rivalries such as the "Third Saturday in October"—a rivalry between Alabama and Tennessee. While prior to the mid-1920s most national powers came from...
  • Mmmmmmmm: Fizzy, bottled ham

    11/10/2007 5:17:58 AM PST · by Daffynition · 31 replies · 100+ views
    YahooNews ^ | November 9, 2007 | staff reporter
    SEATTLE - Coming soon next to the Coke and Pepsi in a store near you: ham-and latke-flavored soda to make your holiday feast complete. It even will be kosher, the company making it says — including the ham. Jones Soda Co., the Seattle-based purveyor of offbeat fizzy water, is selling holiday-themed limited-edition packs of flavored sodas. The Christmas pack will feature such flavors as Sugar Plum, Christmas Tree, Egg Nog and Christmas Ham. The Hanukkah pack will have Jelly Doughnut, Apple Sauce, Chocolate Coins and Latkes sodas. "As always, both packs are kosher and contain zero caffeine," Jones said in...
  • Freeper Kitchen: Old Fashioned Recipes

    08/09/2007 8:07:14 AM PDT · by HungarianGypsy · 35 replies · 686+ views
    It's fun to repeat things. I posted a food memories thread last year. Let's revise it and talk about old-fashioned recipes.
  • The 11 Commandments of a THANKSGIVING DINNER ..Food, Fun, and recipes!

    11/06/2003 12:08:33 PM PST · by carlo3b · 100 replies · 5,193+ views ^ | Nov 5 2003 | A Dad, Chef, Author, Freeper
      The 11 Commandments of a THANKSGIVING DINNER ..Food, Fun, and recipes!To-Do's, to make your Holiday brighter..1) Make a list and check it twice.. Plan your menu in advance, and for heaven sakes write it down.. Pull out the recipes and jot down the ingredients and check to see if you have everything on hand to complete the meal without having to run to the store at the last minute.. Be sure to check the expiration date on spices and milks and dated stuff.. There isn't a good time on the day of a big dinner to run to any...
  • Strictly for the birds ....for your Happy Thanksgiving

    10/28/2001 8:40:57 PM PST · by carlo3b · 259 replies · 4,449+ views
    Your Right Wing Chef | Oct. 29 2001 | Carlo3b
    Strictly for the birds ....for your Happy Thanksgiving Every year I get dozens of inquires about what to do to get a moist, delicious turkey, ..well in case you were going to ask... A Perfectly Roasted Turkey As Thanksgiving approaches, cooking the traditional turkey dinner gives rise to questions on the best way to roast a turkey and how to tell for sure when its done. Check these answers to serve a "perfectly roasted turkey". What's the best way to roast a turkey? This traditional method consistently creates a juicy, tender, golden brown turkey! Set the oven temperature no ...
  • Happy Thanksgiving! Got Leftovers???

    11/28/2002 6:38:22 PM PST · by carlo3b · 123 replies · 2,017+ views
    A Dad, Chef, Freeper ^ | Nov 28 2002 | Carlo3b
    God Bless America!Only in a great country like ours can we enjoy the blessings of freedom, prosperity, abundance, and still have leftovers... LOLIf your home is anything like ours, can you eat all day, and into the night, leave a tidy some of food, (like that G'dawful gooey cranberry stuff) and still have more food than what you had before you started. Look at your refrigerator, is it any room left... well is there??? LOL Here are some suggestions for that Turkey and trimmings that are still around!.....
  • Another of those dreaded Thanksgiving Recipe Threads

    11/11/2004 8:00:23 PM PST · by carlo3b · 455 replies · 15,880+ views ^ | 11/11/2004 | Carlo3b, A PROUD AMERICAN
    Well, it's that time again, when we old timers dust off the holiday recipes. For you newcomers, just bear with us, it won't take long, and you could just move on if this is too corny for you to handle. Otherwise, cut and paste, and have a great Thanksgiving.. This is a bit early because I will once again be on the great oceans this years cookin and spinnin my tales of the kitchen.. ENJOY..God bless you and your family!.. Chef Remembering Our first recorded Thanksgiving DayThe Mayflower 1620- 2002 The voyage of the Mayflower in 1620 from Plymouth England,...
  • Thanksgiving Recipes

    11/15/2008 7:45:57 AM PST · by tsmith130 · 241 replies · 5,762+ views
    11/14/2008 | me
    Thanksgiving is just around the corner so I thought it would be fun for people to share their favorite recipes. Take one and/or leave one. ;o)
  • Bun appetit! The best, and worst, fast food values

    11/20/2008 5:10:10 PM PST · by Coleus · 38 replies · 3,413+ views
    nydailynews ^ | 11.16.08 | ELOISE PARKER
    Steak or salmon? Try Big Mac or Gordita. The high-end restaurant business is bracing itself for a slowdown as customers opt to save instead of spend. That’s good news for fast-food chains like McDonald’s. In October, sales at the Golden Arches jumped 8.2% globally, thanks in part to their budget-friendly dollar menu. But how far can your dollar go when it comes to taste? We asked Zach Brooks, editor of and founder of, to taste-test the best deals at five fast-food chains with outlets throughout the five boroughs, and dish on his findings. KFC“I love fried chicken. The...
  • Fast Food Chain Enlists More Mothers To Explain Nutritional Value Of Its Meals

    11/20/2008 4:28:27 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 25 replies · 704+ views
    All Headline News ^ | November 20, 2008 | AHN Staff
    Chicago, IL (AHN) - To battle the growing public perception that McDonald's offerings are not healthy, the fast food chain is tapping more mothers as its frontline warriors under the firm's Quality Correspondents program. McDonald's launched the program in 2007 and recently tapped five mothers in the Washington region to be part of the program. The five are among the thousands who responded to a TV ad seeking volunteers to help explain the nutritional value of McDonald meals to the public. "What to Eat" author Marion Nestle, a nutritionist at the New York University, said because of McDonald's size as...
  • Home gardening offers ways to trim grocery costs [Survival Today, an on going thread]

    03/23/2008 11:36:40 PM PDT · by nw_arizona_granny · 10,035 replies · 73,160+ views
    Dallas ^ | March 14th, 2008 | DEAN FOSDICK
    Americans finding soaring food prices hard to stomach can battle back by growing their own food. [Click image for a larger version] Dean Fosdick Dean Fosdick Home vegetable gardens appear to be booming as a result of the twin movements to eat local and pinch pennies. At the Southeastern Flower Show in Atlanta this winter, D. Landreth Seed Co. of New Freedom, Pa., sold three to four times more seed packets than last year, says Barb Melera, president. "This is the first time I've ever heard people say, 'I can grow this more cheaply than I can buy it in...
  • Old Fashion Gingerbread Recipe(Christmas recipies)

    11/09/2008 3:47:22 PM PST · by restornu · 24 replies · 1,118+ views
    [Archived Chef's Tables Recipes] Back in the ‘50’s when I was growing up no Christmas was complete without the sweet and spicy smell of gingerbread. An almost intoxicating aroma filled the house and you knew, even as a small child, that it wasn’t long before Christmas eve. If you ever dined in our Main Dining Room you probably noticed the full sized figures of colonial looking men & women and decorative large wooden planks that appear to have the same figures carved in them. What most of our guest don’t realize is that these boards are actual hundred and forty...
  • FReeper Canteen~A Most Wondermous Seafood Thread~ 21 Aug 08

    08/20/2008 6:02:01 PM PDT · by MS.BEHAVIN · 516 replies · 967+ views
    Serving the best troops in the world | Ms.Behavin
    The FReeper Canteen Presents A most wondermous Seafood Cookin' Thread! A little something different for your summertime get togethers! Lets start off with a New England Clambake! Recipe from 3 dozen steamer clams (more if you’d like) 3 dozen fresh mussels 6 live lobsters 18 small red or white potatoes 6 ears of corn (in the husk) 6 medium onions 3 lemons (cut into wedges) One or two sticks (quarter pound) of melted butter If you live near the beach some seaweed or rockweed 12 pieces of 18” x 36” cheesecloth 12 pieces of heavy duty aluminum foil...
  • I need help and advice for a celebrity chef ping list

    08/13/2008 7:06:42 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 191 replies · 785+ views
    Myself | 08/13/08 | Myself
    I need advice in establishing a Celebrity chef or television chef ping list. There is an existing food ping list though I'm not sure how active it is. This would not be a place for the exchange of recipes though if that were to happen I wouldn't have an issue with it. The main purpose would be the diversion from more serious matters to discuss television food personalities and news of interest to "foodies": Rachel Ray, Anthony Bourdain, Bobby Flay, Mario Batali, Jacques Pépin, Paula Deen and so on.
  • Chicago Overturns Foie Gras Ban

    05/14/2008 2:53:26 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 2 replies · 45+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5-14-08 | Nick Fox
    Chicagoans can feast on foie gras once more. The Chicago City Council just repealed the ban on its sale that it put in place two years ago. Monica Davey, the Times’s Chicago bureau chief, says the ban has been a source of embarrassment for the city and the repeal comes as residents have accused officials of trying to micromanage people’s lives, with talk of prohibiting smoking even outside along the lakefront and eliminating transfats from restaurants. No other American city has prohibited foie gras’ sale, but California has passed a law banning it as of 2012.
  • Picky eaters of the world unite

    01/13/2008 1:33:14 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 293 replies · 124+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | January 13, 2008 | Carrie Mackmillan
    A few weeks ago, I shared my dirtiest picky-eating secrets and listed the foods I refuse to try — from grapefruit to beans. I asked readers to tell me about their finicky ways. It turns out I'm not the only one out there. Read what they said. Mushrooms? No way. Kevin McDermott, Waterbury I wouldn't eat a banana on a dare. In the late '60s, one of our neighbors had visitors from Delaware and they introduced all the kids to baked bananas. Yum! You cannot even imagine the smell of oozing nanner guts in the oven. I can actually get...