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  • "The Maduro Diet": A Photo Essay from Venezuela

    04/19/2017 3:36:21 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies
    AMERICA'S QUARTERLY ^ | 18 APRIL 2017 | RACHELLE KRYGIER
    Venezuela's political and economic crisis has done deep and lasting damage to its population’s health. In the past year, 74.3 percent of the population has lost weight -- an average of 8.7 kilograms (19 pounds) per person – because of food scarcity, according to a recent study by three of Caracas' largest universities (UCAB, USB and UCV) and the nonprofit Bengoa Foundation.
  • Maine lobster catch tipped the scale at a record 130 million pounds in 2016

    The Maine lobster industry is bigger and more lucrative than ever, with fishermen landing more than 130 million pounds of lobster valued at $533.1 million in 2016. That is a record for both landings and industry value, according to Commissioner Patrick Keliher of the Department of Marine Resources, who announced the results Friday at the annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum. Related Headlines Chinese appetite for lobster helps prices climb as catch drops Global demand for lobster keeps surging despite record-high prices photo-store Search photos available for purchase: Photo Store → “This is a critical industry for Maine, so these record highs...
  • America is running low on bacon

    02/01/2017 3:29:18 PM PST · by digger48 · 104 replies
    WISH ^ | February 1, 2017 | WTEN Staff Reports
    WASHINGTON (NEWS10) – The country’s bacon reserves are at the lowest level in half a century. The demand for bacon is outpacing the supply and pig farmers just can’t keep up with the world’s appetite for it. Right now, the U.S. inventory is 7.8 million pounds, the lowest since 1957. They’re not going to run out but expected to be paying more for bacon.
  • RUSSIAN POLICEWOMEN TO BE DISCIPLINED FOR WEARING SHORT SKIRTS

    12/20/2016 8:31:02 AM PST · by freedomlover · 114 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 2016-12-20
    The Interior Ministry has launched a crackdown to combat the trend toward shrinking hemlines witnessed among Russia's female police officers, Izvestia reported Monday. The ministry imposed a ban against all uniform modifications in response to the growing number of shortened skirts worn by women, and the tendency of their male counterparts to hack off their shirt sleeves. ... As for the problem of female officers shortening their skirts, Pashkin said he did not see any reason to complain. "Perhaps the girls want to get married. Incidentally, they are thinking about the demographic situation," Pashkin said.
  • Chick-fil-A just fixed one of customers' top complaints

    06/01/2016 6:45:34 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 72 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/1/2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Chick-fil-A is rolling out a new app that will let customers avoid waiting in line at the register. The app, called Chick-fil-A One, will allow customers to order and pay for their food in advance, then pick it up at a counter designated for online orders. That's big news for fans of Chick-fil-A, which is typically slammed with customers during regular meal times, making long lines inevitable. The app will also allow users to customize and save their favorite orders. Michael Lage, a veteran of Facebook and Google who helped develop the app, says it will change how customers, particularly...
  • Chick-Fil-A Thrives in NYC Despite Mayor DeBlasio's Intolerance

    05/10/2016 12:43:46 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 48 replies
    A few days ago, the Chick-Fil-A restaurant chain came under attack from the hateful and intolerant mayor of the city - Bill DeBlasio. The fact that this chain was founded by and is operated by church-going people who have strong family values and who actually close their restaurants on Sundays evidently irks the mayor to the point that he has made it clear that this restaurant chain is not welcome in "his" city. Evidently it rubs the mayor the wrong way that some executives in this company espouse political and social opinions that are not lock-step with his own views....
  • New chief of WH cupcakes, pastries

    11/23/2014 11:29:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | November 21, 2014 | Lesley Clark
    The White House announced Friday that Susan E. “Susie” Morrison will serve as the next White House Executive Pastry Chef. Morrison is the seventh person and first woman to serve in the role and begins “just in time to spearhead the always highly anticipated Holiday Gingerbread House,” the White House said. The position was most recently held by William Yosses, who departed earlier this year to create the “Kitchen Garden Laboratory,” a wellness through cooking advocacy group.
  • Arby’s creates $10 mega meat sandwich

    08/26/2014 4:56:57 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    Drovers Cattle Network ^ | August 25, 2014 | Chelsea Mies
    After realizing that people thought Arby’s mainly served roast beef, the company made a poster showcasing a large stack of all the meats on the menu, which includes bacon and brisket, according to The Washington Post. It worked. “People started coming in and asking, ‘Can I have that?’” Arby’s vice president of brand and corporate communications Christopher Fuller said. Arby’s decided to go with it, and the “Meat Mountain” was born. It will not be listed on the menu, but store associates will make it for the customers who request it. At $10, the sandwich includes (from the bottom up)...
  • Pizza cake takes fast food dining to new levels with 6 tiers and 5,000 calories

    04/26/2014 3:09:51 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 15 replies
    Daily Record (UK) ^ | Apr 21, 2014 | Ian Hughes
    You've heard of a pizza pie - it is only logical that the next step would be pizza cake. Canadian pizza chain Boston Pizza has created this six-tier, cheese-laden, 5,000 calorie behemoth as part of its series 'pizza game changers'. Customers are invited to vote on which outlandish pizza mutation or accessory they would like to see the company make - other inventions include a gas-powered pizza cutter, a lockable pizza protector and a handy pair of pizza cheese clippers. Standing at just under six inches high, Pizza cake has been a runaway success, receiving over 15,000 votes - beating...
  • Japan Held a Speed-Eating Contest for Their Grossest Food

    04/04/2014 3:14:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Travel Yahoo ^ | March 25, 2014
    Japan’s latest eating contest puts Coney Island’s famous hot dog-eating contest to shame. At least most people like hot dogs. The city of Mito in Japan recently held a speed-eating contest to see which contestant could eat the most natto: a slimy, fermented bean paste that, according to the Japanese blog Kotaku, “smells like dirty socks.” Natto has been dubbed by foreigners (and some Japanese), as the nation’s most disgusting food. It may well be Japan’s vegemite. Natto is made from fermented soybeans, and looks like its held together by sticky strings. In Eastern Japan it’s known as a delicacy,...
  • Can This Taco Save America? (Doritos Locos Tacos)

    03/15/2013 7:37:44 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 3/12/2013 | by Daniel Gross
    For much of the past year, analysts have claimed that a host of political factors are inhibiting hiring—regulation, the fiscal cliff, the sequester, the debt ceiling, the reelection of a socialist. Powerful forces, indeed. But there’s another force at work—more powerful, more ubiquitous, and arguably more delicious: Doritos Locos Tacos. The neon-orange, meat-filled miracle taco, wrapped in a Nacho Cheese Dorito shell, was Taco Bell’s biggest hit of 2012, with 375 million sold, or roughly one million a day. It was largely responsible for the chain’s incredible growth, outpacing not just KFC and Pizza Hut, but even McDonald’s. “It has...
  • Birds Eye and Taco Bell beef meals contained horse

    03/01/2013 10:55:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    The SUN - UK ^ | 03-01-13 | By STEVE HAWKES, Business Editor, and HARRY HAWKINS
    FOOD giants Birds Eye, Taco Bell and caterers Brakes all confirmed today that horsemeat has been found in their beef products. BIRDS EYE confirmed two products withdrawn as a precaution last week have tested positive: a spaghetti bolognese and beef lasagne all made in Belgium. US-owned TACO BELL has had to withdraw ground beef from its three Mexican-themed diners in the UK and nine in Spain. The meat was used in its tacos, burritos, gorditas, chalupas and Nachos. A spokesman admitted the chain knew LAST WEEK that there was a problem and withdrew the meat. But it only decided to...
  • Yum Cuts Off Some China Suppliers

    02/26/2013 11:12:02 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 9 replies
    wsj ^ | 2;25 | LAURIE BURKITT
    BEIJING—The head of Yum Brands Inc.'s China operations made a rare appearance to take aim at the country's food-safety issues and win back customers after allegations of quality oversights at the company's KFC restaurants caused consumer confidence and sales to tumble in its largest market. Yum is aiming to prevent food-safety problems by cutting its ties with suppliers that source their chicken from small farms that are hard to regulate, said Sam Su, the chairman and chief executive of Yum's China division, in a press briefing Monday. But the fundamental problems that sparked consumer concern over the quality of the...
  • Bacon Enthusiasts Converge in Iowa for Festival.

    02/09/2013 9:09:55 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 64 replies
    ABCNews ^ | DES MOINES, Iowa February 10, 2013 (AP) | By BARBARA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press
    The smell of bacon was in the air Saturday as thousands converged on Iowa's capital city for an increasingly popular festival celebrating all things connected with the meat. Some people wore Viking hats and others walked around with makeshift snouts for the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. The annual event featured more than 10,000 pounds of bacon served in unusual ways, such as chocolate-dipped bacon and bacon-flavored cupcakes and gelato. "I love bacon more than I love my job," said Katie Nordquist, who was dressed in a tuxedo T-shirt that looked like bacon Saturday for her first time at the festival.
  • Bacon Challenge!

    08/09/2012 12:42:52 PM PDT · by Old Sarge · 238 replies
    Das Interwebs | 8/9/2012 | Unknown
    HERE'S THE CHALLENGE!
  • Groundhog a Bizarre Food

    02/27/2012 5:16:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Record Delta ^ | Sunday, Feb 26th, 2012 | Amanda Haye
    The Rock Cave IGA’s ground hog sausage has a regional following come the two weeks surrounding Groundhog Day every year. Now, it is making an appearance on national television along with Rock Cave IGA owners Glen and JoAnn Hawkins, their son Dale Hawkins and Café Cimino owner and chef Tim Urbanic of Sutton. The escapades will be shown on the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” show in which the host, Andrew Zimmern, is on a quest to find the world’s most unique tastes, according to www.travelchannel.com. Dale Hawkins said that West Virginia Living Magazine contacted him about the “Bizarre Foods” request...
  • San Antonio schools will be counting calories[Calorie Cameras]

    05/11/2011 3:06:56 PM PDT · by Palter · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 11 May 2011 | AP
    Smile, Texas schoolchildren. You’re on calorie camera. That’s the idea behind a $2 million project being unveiled Wednesday in the lunchroom of a San Antonio elementary school, where high-tech cameras installed in the cafeteria will begin photographing what foods children pile onto their trays — and later capture what they don’t finish eating. Digital imaging analysis of the snapshots will then calculate how many calories each student scarfed down. Local health officials said the program, funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, is the first of its kind in a U.S. school, and will be so precise that the...
  • 5 Worst Drive-Thru Foods(suggestions for Dinner)

    04/13/2011 7:19:05 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 60 replies
    Yahoo "Health" ^ | Apr 08, 2011 | By David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding
    How much time did you spend in your car last week? Ten hours? Fifteen maybe? Wow, that sounds like a lot. But it's still probably an underestimate: As it turns out, the average American now spends 21 hours per week stuck inside a mobile metal box.
  • Schmidt's Sausage Haus

    12/14/2010 8:30:34 AM PST · by combat_boots · 20 replies
    Schmidt's Sausage Haus ^ | Ongoing | Unknown
    Many of the following recipes have been developed by the Schmidt family over the past 120 years. These items are unique to Schmidt's and can be found only in our restaurant. On behalf of the fifth generation of the Schmidt family. We welcome you and bid you "Guten Essen!"
  • Are Food Bloggers Qualified to Write About Food?

    11/01/2010 7:29:45 PM PDT · by ocean · 10 replies
    fromaway.com ^ | October 25, 2010 | Malcolm
    Recently, in our review of Otto Pizzeria, a commenter noted that pizza was a sacred beast, and that “acting like we [knew] better” was unacceptable. It’s a refrain you sometimes hear repeated among local chefs and the owners of local food-oriented businesses (even though such comments alienate what I would think to be a fairly important demographic for their business); that food bloggers are self-important idiots, with no training or education, spouting off on the Internet about food, without the needed qualifications and background, be it in the food service industry, a professional career in print media food reviewing, or...